Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's visit to Chenrezig Institute

Chenrezig Institute is delighted to announce the visit of our Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in June 2018. Rinpoche's events have recently been updated, and new information and tickets are available below. We will continue to update this page. 

Updated Program of Events with Rinpoche

Tuesday 29 May Sakadawa Chenrezig Prayer Festival 

Friday 1 June  Change your Mind to Change your Life (evening talk)

Saturday 2 June to Monday 4 June* Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation

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Package details, costs and booking options are listed below (scroll down the page and all the details will be revealed!). Package types include:

Package A: Change your Mind to Change your Life and Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with accommodation, teaching program and meals - SOLD OUT

Package B: Change your Mind to Change your Life and Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with teaching program and meals - Currently selling see below

Package C: Change your Mind to Change your Life with teaching program and meals - Soon to be released

Package D: Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with teaching program and meals - Soon to be released


Rinpoche's Event Program

Celebrate Sakadawa and the arrival of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche with the Chenrezig Prayer Festival

 TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018

Tuesday 29 May

Sakadawa Chenrezig Prayer Festival

Free event - everyone welcome. Registration essential via our website www.chenrezig.com.au

Join us for this magical event as we make thousands of offerings to the Buddha of Great Compassion on one of the holiest days of the Buddhist calendar. On this day your karma is multiplied one hundred million times!

Look at what's in store:

Welcome Rinpoche with a procession and unfurling of our giant thangka of Chenrezig

Music and dance offerings from Tenzin Choegyal and the Tibetan community

Prayers for peace and mantra chanting from Sangha from around Australia

Hands-on activities for children and families  and shopping for unique gifts and delicious food and drinks.

The timing of this event is to be confirmed soon. Please register your interest to find out more.

 


Change your Mind to Change your Life: Lojong Teachings

FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018, from 7.00pm

Lama Zopa Rinpoche live in the gompa for an evening talk

Chenrezig Institute invites everyone to come and hear teachings from renowned spiritual master Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how you can change your life by changing your mind.

Sometimes we can feel trapped and overwhelmed by the weight of our responsibilities and the roles we play in other's lives; sometimes we drift, unsure how to make our lives feel meaningful and connected. Both extremes create stress and fatigue, causing repetition of unhelpful patterns, yet we still hope that "this time things will work out".

Using methods that go deeper than “looking on the bright side” and that are more powerful than positive thinking, Lama Zopa Rinpoche invites students to consider the true capacity everyone has for compassion, wisdom, and change. Based on the ancient Buddhist technique of mind training or thought transformation, these Lojong teachings invite us to stop waiting for the perfect time, perfect partner and perfect life and instead transform what we already have

Join us for these accessible teachings on changing adversity into a path of compassion and growth. Be inspired by this powerful and dynamic teaching in English by holy being Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 


Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation 

SATURDAY 2 JUNE TO MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018*

Great Protector, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offers the Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation opening the door of the lineage to eliminate obstacles and suffering.

Most Secret Hayagriva Practice is drawn from the lineage of both Buddha Amitabha and Guru Padmasambhava. Lama Tsongkhapa gave his blessing for Hayagriva to be adopted as the principal protector of Sera Je Monastery and to this day these practices continue there in an unbroken lineage. This deity is also very special for Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and has a powerful role within FPMT. Rinpoche strongly encourages those students connected to the organisation, particularly those who have responsibilities, to take this initiation.

This empowerment is especially beneficial as an antidote to obstacles and is a powerful protection from serious illness. This is a rare opportunity to receive a tantric empowerment from an outstanding spiritual master, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Your commitments for this Initiation are Refuge, Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows including six-session guru yoga daily and a mala of the deity mantra, daily for the rest of your life. Students will enter into a student-teacher relationship with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Please note that you cannot take this initiation if you are a Shugden practitioner.

Ideally, students will also undertake the Most Secret Hayagriva Retreat which Chenrezig Institute is planning for 2019. The 2019 Most Secret Hayagriva Retreat will be complemented by a program of teachings and meditation from other qualified teachers, creating an ideal environment for practice.

*Please be prepared that the teachings and initiation are likely to take place in the evenings, with the potential to run until late at night. The schedule of the teachings and other sessions will be held flexible and may change at very short notice at Rinpoche's instruction. It is highly likely that this Initiation will finish Tuesday morning.

Tickets will be available from Thursday 19 April via our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to meet Rinpoches requests!.


Booking Your Package

Please be prepared that the teaching and initiation will take place in the evenings, with the potential to run until late at night. The schedule of the teachings and other sessions will be held flexible and may change at very short notice at Rinpoche's instruction.

Further information about parking, disability access and logistics will be emailed to ticket holders closer to the event once all details are confirmed.

If you are having any difficulties with your bookings please email us at info@chenrezig.com.au so we can assist.


Package A: Change your Mind to Change your Life and Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with accommodation, teaching program and meals. - SOLD OUT

Come for all of Rinpoche's events at Chenrezig Institute, stay on site and enjoy all meals for a full immersion experience. Please note this does not include the Chenrezig Prayer Festival. Package includes:

Friday 1 June:

  • Dinner in The Big Love Cafe: A Thai inspired delicious vegetarian supper to help you stay warm and focused throughout the evenings' teachings. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options
  • Teaching: Change your Mind to Change your Life with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Accommodation* See options and pricing below

Saturday 2 June, Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June

  • Breakfast in The Big Love Cafe: A selection of healthy warm and fresh options including Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options
  • Tutorial and Mediation teacher to be announced
  • Lunch in The Big Love Cafe: A healthy and hearty home cooked Vegetarian with Gluten Free and Dairy Free options.
  • Initiation: The Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Dinner: A Thai feast to keep your tummy full and warm throughout the evening. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options
  • Accommodation* See options and pricing below

Tuesday 5 June:

  • Veggie Breakfast in The Big Love Cafe: A selection of healthy warm and fresh delights including Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options. Join us for a warming late breakfast and comforting coffee with your community before you head home.

Meals: All meals are vegetarian with Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options available. Meals will be served from two serving stations reducing wait times and queuing. In addition to meals, there will be a variety of cakes and snacks available for purchase throughout the visit. Please note there will be no access to a guest fridge to store food throughout this event. 

*Accommodation Options: Please note so as many people as possible can access these teachings most accommodation across our property will be shared. All accommodation is for four nights as Rinpoche is expected to teach late into the evening on all days. Please enjoy our hospitality and ensure our property is safe and comfortable for everyone by traveling during daylight hours rather than during the small hours of the morning.

Accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis and needs to be paid in full to reserve.There are no discounts available.

Package A - Retreat Huts (Shared)          $626pp with shared bathroom or $666pp with ensuite -3 x Ensuite available contact reception 54532108

Package A - Lotus House                    $594pp single or $546pp twin -1 x shared available  contact reception 54532108

Package A - Dormitories Female   $494pp Koala         $466pp Wallaby -2 x shared (female only) contact reception 54532108

 

 

Package A - Dormitories Male        $494pp Rainforest-SOLD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Package B: Change your Mind to Change your Life and Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with teaching program and meals - Currently selling

Join us each day for wonderful meals and inspiring teachings. Please note this does not include he Chenrezig Prayer Festival. Package includes:

Friday 1 June:

  • Dinner in The Big Love Cafe: A Thai inspired delicious vegetarian supper to help you stay warm and focused throughout the evenings' teachings. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options
  • Teaching: Change your Mind to Change your Life with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Saturday 2 June, Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June

  • Tutorial and Mediation teacher to be announced
  • Lunch in The Big Love Cafe: A healthy and hearty home cooked Vegetarian with Gluten Free and Dairy Free options.
  • Initiation: The Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Dinner: A Thai feast to keep your tummy full and warm throughout the evening. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options

Meals: All meals are vegetarian with Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options available. Meals will be served from two serving stations reducing wait times and queuing. In addition to meals, there will be a variety of cakes and snacks available for purchase throughout the visit. Please note there will be no access to a guest fridge to store food throughout this event. 

Package B costs:

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Package C: Change your Mind to Change your Life with teaching program and meals - Releasing Soon

Friday 1 June:

  • Dinner in The Big Love Cafe: A Thai inspired delicious vegetarian supper to help you stay warm and focused throughout the evenings' teachings. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options
  • Teaching: Change your Mind to Change your Life with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Package C - $60 per person


Package D: Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation package with teaching program and meals - Releasing Soon

 Saturday 2 June, Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June

  • Tutorial and Mediation teacher to be announced
  • Lunch in The Big Love Cafe: A healthy and hearty home cooked Vegetarian with Gluten Free and Dairy Free options.
  • Initiation: The Most Secret Hayagriva Initiation with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Dinner: A Thai feast to keep your tummy full and warm throughout the evening. Gluten Free and Dairy Free and Vegan options

Package D -$283.50 per person


Information for Ordained Sangha

Sangha are invited to attend Rinpoche's Teaching and Initiation at no cost. However, all sangha are required to register for each teaching.

We have limited accommodation for Sangha onsite. All accommodation is shared for the duration of Rinpoche's visit.  Visiting Sangha can apply for spaces within this accommodation. Apply here. Chenrezig Institute is attempting to sponsor the cost of all Sangha Meals, Accommodation and Texts, however, we rely on the generosity of our community to be able to cover these costs. We greatly appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Opportunities to Practice Generosity and Joyous Effort

To make Rinpoche’s visit a reflection of the light he shines on all of us we are requesting our community to make offerings of both generosity and joyous effort. May we create the positive Karma to have Rinpoche visit us long into the future.

Click on the images below to find out about the many ways you can create merit through sponsoring Rinpoche's visit.

Create the Tsa Tsa's for Rinpoches Long Life Offering Project. Fully Sponsored Thank you

Take a piece of Chenrezig Institute home and help us welcome Rinpoche. Make a $5 donation and receive a raffle ticket for this amazing prize.

Sponsor the Sangha Jewel. When the Sangha can flourish the Dharma can flourish too.

Sponsor the Dharma Jewel.  Sponsor texts and practice materials.

Sow the Seeds of Tantric Teachings for the Future. Sponsor Initiation materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offering an Ocean of Nectar. Sponsor tea offerings to Rinpoche, our sangha, and community.

Offerings of Light.  Fully Sponsored     Thank you

An Offering for Rinpoche's Long Life. Sponsor an exquisite gift of Golden Tsa Tsa's dedicated to Rinpoche's long and stable life.

Offerings of Flowers.  Become like a flower in the world! Sponsor flower offerings.