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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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Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11 - January 14
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by Asian cultures around the essence of the teachings of the Buddha, who lived 2500 years ago. The enduring nature of Buddhism is symptomatic of its integrity as a spiritual discipline. Over the past several decades Westerners have begun to learn from and participate in the diversity and essence of Buddhism. The Summer School offers courses on Buddhist philosophy and meditation within various traditions, as well as courses on comparative philosophy and…

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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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Acceptance, Non-self, Idiosyncrasy, Non-conflict

January 11 @ 9:30 am - January 14 @ 1:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

Venerable Hasapanna will teach on the following topics Self Acceptance You search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your Love & Affection than yourself, but that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love & affection. Saturday morning – Lecture Hall 2 The Key to Freedom The Greater Discourse on the Full-Moon Night Mahāpuṇṇama Sutta - Majjhima Nikaya 109 From the Middle Length Discourse (Majjhima Nikaya)…

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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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Psychology of the Yogas with Dr Gidi Ifergan

January 11 @ 2:30 pm - January 14 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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In this series, Dr Gidi Ifergan will explore how yogic methods can be harnessed to heal negative tendencies, promote psychological healing and encourage awareness of natural clear mind.

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Fukan Zazen Gi

January 11 @ 2:30 pm - January 12 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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Fukan Zazen Gi  On Universal Recommendation for Meditation and Buddhism With Ekai Korematsu Roshi  (2:30pm to 6pm, Sat 11 & Sun 12 Jan, Lecture Hall 2) Fukan Zazen Gi, (Principle of Universally Recommended Seated Meditation) was written by Zen Master Dogen in 1227.  It was declaration of his dharma/conviction arising from his own experience that Zazen and Buddha Dharma/Enlightenment is One and the same. Zazen is Seated Meditation that traces its origin to the Yogic culture of the Indus Valley…

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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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