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.

 


Enlightenment: A Buddhist Approach to Mental Health with Corey Jackson

More than 2500 years ago, a wandering Indian yogi achieved the pinnacle of mental health – full enlightenment. Yet in the modern world our mental health is at an
all-time low and slipping from one year to the next.

Does a Buddhist search for enlightenment lead to better mental health? How could it be relevant in the modern world? Do I need to shave my head to be happy? These questions and more will be answered in Chenrezig Institute’s contribution to Queensland Mental Health Week.

 

Sunday 30th Sept 9:00am – 3:30pm, book now
held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. 
Facility fee $55. 

 


Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental Health with Corey Jackson

Join us for an informal discussion about mental health and find out how a little understanding and some simple techniques can help us take control of our own wellbeing. Learn how a blend of modern psychology and traditional practices can take us beyond managing symptoms to high levels of mental health.

Saturday 6th October 9:00am – 3:30pm,
held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.book now
Facility fee $55

 

 

 

 

 


Free Your Mind with Karl Gratton

With the heavy weight of social expectations, life can feel like a series of tests we need to pass to fit in. But what if we could think outside the boxes we’re squeezed into and connect with the very core of our own experience – our minds?

In this introductory course, Karl will share some simple meditations to calm and stabilize our busy “Monkey Mind” so that we can make clear choices and have a positive effect on ourselves and others. There’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Saturday 20th Oct 9:00am – 3:30pm,

held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.book now

Facility fee $55

 

 

 


Buddhist Beliefs: The Meaning of Life with Ven. Tony Beaumont

Join us for a morning of conversation, questions and meditation as Ven. Tony shares key concepts and beliefs that inform a Buddhist approach to life. Everyone is welcome.
In today’s sessions we’ll explore the big question of the meaning of life and what that means at a day to day level for most Buddhists. The session will end with a guided mediation as a way of exploring this concept.

Sunday 21st Oct 9:30am – 12:00pm,

held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.book now

Facility fee $20

 

 


Buddhist Beliefs: The Middle Way Between Religion and Science with Ven. Tony Beaumont

Join us for a morning of conversation, questions and meditation as Ven. Tony shares key concepts and beliefs that inform a Buddhist approach to life. Everyone is welcome. In today’s sessions we’ll explore how Buddhism fits between religious doctrine and scientific theory and what that means at a day to day level for most Buddhists. The session will end with a guided meditation as a way of exploring this concept.

Saturday 17th Nov 9:30am – 12:00pm,book now

held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.

Facility fee $20

 

 

 


Living and Dying Well with Ven. Lhagsam

Death comes to all living beings and at that crucial time of transition from one life to the next, we may not know how to best help our loved ones or ourselves. This course gives practical advice on preparing for death and assisting others through this time. We investigate how the awareness of our mortality can help us resolve conflicts, experience greater degrees of emotional freedom and live life to the fullest! The course also provides practices to do at the time of death, advice for the ‘non-religious’ and prayers for funerals of all types. This course has been developed for Buddhists and non-Buddhists and is suitable for students of all levels.

 

 

Sunday 18th Nov 9:00am – 4:30pm,book now

held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.

Facility fee $55