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January 2020

An Evening with Lama Pema Tsewang

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$17.50 – $25
Lama Pema Tsewang

Dungse Lama Pema Tsewang was born in 1972 in Tsum, in the Himalayan border region of Nepal. At the age of nine he entered Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, taking the novice vows of a monk in 1983 and the full ordination vows of a gelong in 1989. He completed a traditional three-year retreat under the guidance of Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche then returned to Tsum and received all the empowerments for his family lineage of Guru Chowang. After…

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Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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Free

The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. 9.30am-11am Saturday – Lecture Hall 1 All welcome, the forum is free of charge and open to the public. Join us for morning tea and coffee afterwards or stroll through the beautiful grounds and admire the scenic views. A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by Asian…

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Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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Free

37th Annual Buddhist Summer School Start your New Year by immersing yourself in teachings from Theravada, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism. Opening Forum 9:30am to 11am Saturday The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. The forum is free of charge and open to the public.     A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by…

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Dungse Lama Pema Tsewang

January 11 @ 9:30 am - January 12 @ 1:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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The Six Paramitas The six paramitas, or transcendent perfections, are an essential concept in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. They are translated as generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom. From the Buddhist point of view in general, and from the Mahayana point of view in particular, in order to progress properly on the path, we need to go beyond our conventional understanding of the self. Para in Sanskrit literally means the ‘other shore’ and here it means going…

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - January 14 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND with Teishin Shona Innes In these sessions, the three forms of Zen meditation – bowing, sitting and walking - will be introduced.  The classic text, ‘Zen Mind, Beginners Mind’ by Shunryu Suzuki, will be used to support this essential practice and understanding of the three forms. 2 units Monday & Tuesday afternoon – Lecture Hall 2 Teishin Shona has been a student of Ekai Korematsu Roshi, Abbot of Tokozan Jikishoan for the last 16 years.  Prior…

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February 2020

Urban Day Retreat for Under 35s

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$20 – $30

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on a Buddhist retreat? E-Vam Institute is offering a one day retreat in Princes Hill to give you a taste of what retreat is like.  The whole day program focuses on Tibetan yoga, meditation, Buddhist philosophy and ritual practice, incorporating aspects of retreat such as noble silence and adopting a mindful and positive attitude. We welcome anyone under the age of 35 with an interest in Buddhism. Sat 15th Feb 2020,…

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March 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation for U35s – Online

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 7:30 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$15 – $20

This course will provide an introduction to meditation. You will learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your body, thoughts, and emotions, and with others. Throughout the course you will be guided through practices of self-reflection and meditation-in-action, and learn about progressive stages of meditative practice All under 35 courses are delivered by experienced practitioners and students of Traleg Rinpoche engaged in long-term study of Buddhist philosophy. Session dates: Thursdays, March 12, 19 and 26 Session Times: 6.00pm to…

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April 2020

Easter Retreat 2020 – Online

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - April 13 @ 3:30 pm
Online – E-Vam Institute
Free

E-Vam Institute’s annual retreat is suitable for all levels of students and is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one’s practice. This year due to corona virus E-Vam will be running an online retreat where you can practice and participate in retreat from home. We will follow a retreat schedule and for the group practices, that normally take place in the gompa, we will gather together using video conferencing. For the teachings we will be watching recordings of Traleg Rinpoche teaching on…

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May 2020

Buddhist Philosophy Discussion Group for U35s – Online

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Online – E-Vam Institute
Free

Discussion Group for Under 35s: The Four Noble Truths “The Buddhist path begins with the recognition of suffering - not just the pointed suffering of sickness, aging, or death, but the vague feeling of anxiety and dissatisfaction that underlies every moment of our lives.  Buddhism calls this dukkah, and the bad news is that it’s all-pervasive and universal.  The good news is that this is where the genuine spiritual journey begins” - Traleg Rinpoche IX We hear a lot about Buddhism and…

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June 2020

ONLINE Urban Day Retreat for Under 35s

June 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$20 – $30

POSTPONED - NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY! Take the time out to learn and practice meditation and yoga, whilst learning about Buddhism during E-Vam Institute's Online One Day Urban Retreat. Open to newcomers and those who have an ongoing interest in Buddhism, E-Vam is offering the opportunity to participate in a one day online retreat, from the comfort of your own home. The whole day program focuses on Indo-Tibetan yoga, meditation, Buddhist philosophy and ritual practice, incorporating aspects of…

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