Welcome to our Beginning Buddhism course schedule
If you would like to know a little about Buddhism and how it relates to our daily lives, these courses offer a gentle introduction. They include workshops on meditation, dealing with disturbing emotions, and courses on basic Buddhist ideas. They are suitable for everyone.
Anger, Patience, and Forgiveness with Ven. Lhagsam
‘Ksanti’, which is translated as both ‘patience’ and ‘tolerance’, is the Buddhist art of being able to maintain a positive approach when things go wrong.
It gives us the opportunity to choose beneficial reactions that are not driven by our usual compulsive mental habits of anger and jealousy and helps us to move towards forgiveness. It is one of the most essential skills we can learn to help us lead a happier, drama-free life. Everyone welcome.
Ven. Lhagsam is a registered FPMT teacher and a graduate of the Advanced Study Program. She has 20 years experience in palliative care and has been a Buddhist nun since 2000. She brings the insight and experience of both the Dharma and the modern medical field.
Everyday Dharma with Ven. Dekyi
Each new day is full of possibilities. Join Ven. Dekyi for a joyful day of discovery as she shares stories and answers questions about how the Buddha’s teachings or dharma can be a part of everyday life. Perfect for beginners, this day will leave you with practical strategies to deal with life’s ups and downs so that you have an overall sense of contentment even when things don’t turn out as you planned.
Ven. Jampa Dekyi is a registered FPMT teacher and a graduate of the Advanced Study Program. She became a nun in 1993. Since then has lived and taught at Chenrezig Institute, Vajrayana Institute in Sydney and at Tushita Meditation Centre in India. She is known for her relaxed and down to earth approach making everyone welcome.
Understanding and Enjoying Prayers in Tibetan with Corey Jackson
The Tibetan language has an ability to pour depth of meaning into a single word that is not possible in English. These layers of complexity add a richness that we can regain by returning to the source language.
In this workshop, we will examine prayers we commonly recite in Tibetan and uncover their hidden meaning. We’ll chant and meditate on the beauty of this sophisticated language and the gifts it holds.
Corey Jackson trained in India as a meditation teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy. He has a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit and a unique passion for combining the best of ancient wisdom and modern research. He was certified by B. Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman as a Cultivating Emotional Balance trainer in 2011.