Most of us turn to our families and friends for help and protection when things go wrong. But since our own minds are the source of most of our troubles, there is no way those close to us can really provide a lasting solution to all of our problems. For this reason, Buddhists rely on a teacher who has achieved a complete understanding of his mind.
We rely on his teachings on the nature of reality and we rely on others who can show us how to use those teachings to work out our own happiness. These are the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Understanding refuge is a key aspect of Buddhism, because it is the entrance to the path. Join us for this weekend course to find out more about what it means to take refuge.
Learn about the essential practices of refuge and the role of refuge in enhancing our spiritual growth. Discovering Buddhism is an ongoing program covering the essential points of Buddhist philosophy. You do not have to have attended previous modules.
Saturday 9 April 9.00 am - Sunday 10 April 3.30 pm, held in the Gompa, Chenrezig Institute Facility fee $150. 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10 am on the day of the event.
Venerable Namgyel has been been studying Tibetan Buddhism for more than 29 years with such masters as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Denma Locho Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche and Geshe Sonam Rinchen, and is an accredited teacher with the FPMT. He has completed four years of lam-rim retreats as well as many other tantric retreats.
His main teachers are His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Venerable Namgyel has taught at various Buddhist centers around the world and is an integral part of The Song River Dharma Ashram in India. He had the honour of being the attendant and tutor to Osel in 1990.
Refuge in the Three Jewels - Discovering Buddhism 7 with Venerable Namgyel
Saturday 9 April - 9:00am | Sunday 10 April - 3:30pm
Gompa, Chenrezig Institute
Facility fee $150. 10% discount for members and concession card holders.
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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