Each week Chenrezig Institute offers a range of teachings, meditations, discussion groups and offering practices for everyone.
These sessions are by donation and no booking is required.
For more information on the topics, date, time and location of our weekly classes please see the calendar.
At Chenrezig Institute
Teachings with Venerable Tony –
This February and March read along and study two amazing texts by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ven. Tony will be sharing teachings and mediations from these two beautifully inspiring books and looking at how we can invite more joy and peace into our lives.
These teachings are suitable for everyone and are offered to our community by donation. Everyone is welcome.
An Open Heart
The challenge of compassion-keeping an open heart in dealing with others-is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. The Dalai Lama’s teachings on this essential subject, form the basis of this universally appealing book.
AN OPEN HEART is a clear and simple introduction to the core of Buddhism, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The book lays out a course of meditations, from the simplest to the most challenging, that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts. At the same time, it introduces the basic philosophy of Buddhism and its core concepts.
Thursday Evenings 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. By donation.
The Book of Joy
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships or, as they would say, because of them they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In this book, they address the question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?
Friday mornings 10:30am to 12 noon. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. By donation.
Finding Balance In A Busy World – Maroochydore Outreach Series with Corey Jackson
Stress, anxiety, and depression have become a common part of our modern lifestyle, yet mental well-being is reachable. When we understand how our emotions work, we can use simple tools to prevent being hijacked by them. Further fine tuning can see our emotional reactions working for us and leading to better relationships, resilience and overall well-being. It’s a balancing act that is surprisingly simple and delivers ever-increasing positive results.
This series of four Wednesday evening talks throughout March will be held in Maroochydore. Corey explores the unique synthesis of traditional Buddhist and modern psychological approaches. Each class will include both practical techniques and meditation.
6:00pm – 7:45pm Every Wednesday in March (7,14, 21,28) at Share Space 22 Beach Road, Maroochydore. $12 per session or $40 for the four-part series including tea and coffee.
Teachings with Geshe Tsultrim
From March 22nd Geshe Tsultrim returns from India to continue sharing two important Buddhist texts for our ongoing students. Both of these teachings are offered to our community by donation.
On Thursday evenings Geshela is teaching Lorig or Mind and Cognition. This is a perfect class for those who have already have some previous understanding of Buddhist concepts and want a deeper understanding of Buddhist Psychology. Geshela invites students questions and there are friendly group discussions and debate.
On Friday mornings Geshela is teaching from Aryadeva’s 400 Verses. This is an excellent place to get to know Geshe-la’s warm and encouraging teaching style and become familiar with this very helpful text. Everyone is welcome.
Mind and Cognition (Lorig)
Understand the Buddhist view of the mind and discover how Buddhism explains the connection between thought and reality. This is an introduction to Buddhist psychology and includes an exploration of positive and negative emotions, and cognitive states. Suitable for students with some previous experience.
Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. By donation.
Four Hundred Verses by Aryadeva
Aryadeva shares a series of memorable stories and anecdotes that illustrate how our own misconceptions and misunderstandings can prevent us from moving forward on the yogic path. Suitable for everyone.
Fridays, 10:30am to 12 noon. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. By donation.
Relax and Take Control – Maroochydore Outreach Series with Corey Jackson
Modern technology has improved our quality of life in ways not thought possible a generation ago. Even so, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues have skyrocketed and are still on the rise.
The good news is that we can take back control of our lives with mindfulness based practices and psychological understanding. This four part series will present a modern understanding of mood disorders combined with ancient Buddhist wisdom to overcome their root causes. We will learn attitudes and techniques for dealing with adversity and how to get our emotions working for us.
6:15pm – 7:45pm Every Wednesday in May (2,9, 23,30) at Share Space 22 Beach Road, Maroochydore. Package Price: $50 (incl. all four sessions) series including tea and coffee.
Meditation with CI Sangha –
Join one of our experienced Sangha members as they lead you through a reflective meditation. This is a perfect way to try out Buddhist meditation and experience how a short, peaceful experience can invite more peace into your everyday life. Suitable for everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike join us for this perfect after lunch experience. Please check our calendar as retreats and teachings may affect these sessions.
Fridays, 1:15pm to 1:45pm. By donation in the Gompa.
Taste of Tibetan Buddhism with CI Sangha
This introductory course covers topics such as mind and its potential, how to meditate, establishing a daily practice, karma, and transforming problems. A new topic is explored each week, making it an excellent opportunity to get an overview of core Buddhist teachings in the Tibetan tradition. You are also welcome to drop in and attend on a casual basis.
Thursdays 1:15pm to 2:30pm. By donation. In the Tara room under the Gompa.