Green-Double-Vajra_75Welcome 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 Venerable 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 move towards forgiveness. It is one of the most essential skills we can learn to help us lead a happier, drama-free life.

Saturday 2 September 9.00am to 4.00pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $ now

Venerable Lhagsam has over 15 years experience working in palliative care. She combines her insight into Buddhist teachings with her experience of modern medicine


Buddhism in a Nutshell with Venerable Damchoe

This course presents an introduction to the core principles and philosophy of Buddhism from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective. If you want a gentle introduction to Buddhist teachings, or have wondered about Buddhist beliefs, this course is a great start!
In one day you will be introduced to the Buddha’s life and teachings. The course will explore what it means to be a Buddhist today and how this ancient philosophy can help you lead a happier, more peaceful life in modern times.

Saturday 30 September 9.00am to 4.30pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. book now
Facility fee $55

Venerable Damchoe enjoys welcoming new students with her trademark warmth and humour. She assures us there are no silly questions.



Giving and Receiving Meditation with Ven Palyon

Giving and Taking meditation or Tong Len is one of the richest and bravest practices we can do. It is described as one of the great meditation jewels that offers a way for us to cultivate our natural compassion towards ourselves and others. Use your own challenging personal experiences to propel yourself along the spiritual path and develop your compassionate heart. Ven Palyon will create a warm and supportive environment for this uplifting practice.

Saturday 14 October 9.00 am to 3.30 pm held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $45

Venerable Palyon is the head of the Chenrezig Nuns community. Her kindness makes her a natural choice for sharing this beautiful now




Calm Abiding Practice Day with Peter Shepherd

Shamatha, or Calm Abiding meditation, is designed to help you build a stable, calm base of relaxation. This soothing place is one you can return to when you need to recharge and regroup. The practices are designed to create the mental space you need to make sound judgements and wise and compassionate decisions for yourself and others. Join this friendly group of meditators to help sustain your regular practice.

Sunday 15 October 9.00am to 3.30pm held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $25

Peter Shepherd is a senior student of Chenrezig Institute’s Advanced Studies Program. He is committed to sharing the benefits of meditation in a caring and supportive now