Discover the ancient secrets to a good night’s sleep in this special course with Lama Choedak Rinpoche.


Saturday 1st MAY 2021   &   Sunday 2nd MAY 2021

9am – 5pm

One third of our life is spent in sleep and yet many people cannot sleep very well. Some cannot switch off their mind – instead they may drink, stay up all night, watch movies and suffer from sleep deprivation. As a consequence, they feel tired, unable to perform their duties and have trouble responding to life’s inevitable issues. If we know how to sleep, we can restore our body and mind during the night, and wake up re-energised and well rested.

In Tibetan Buddhism, sleeping Yoga meditation is one of the eleven instructions so that no time is wasted due to sleepless nights. With daily wholesome approaches to life and a good discipline to go to bed early as a conscious meditation practice, both body and mind can be restored and healed.

This special 2-day course is a must-do practice for all who are failing to sleep well. After this weekend of learning the practice of doing Amitabha Sleeping Yoga, you will wake up to a new way of sleeping and resolve many emotional and habitual problems.

This course is suitable for beginners and no prior experience or study of Buddhism or meditation is expected.


1. Zoom from your own venue/home via ZOOM videoconferencing . Details of the ZOOM meeting/links for doing the course from your home, will be sent to you upon registration. 

COST: $108.00 for the weekend


2. Join with other participants and enjoy ZOOM projected onto a large screen at Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr. Diprose & Albury Streets, Pimlico, Townsville

COST:  $140.00 for the weekend

Please bring:

  1. your own lunch (morning/afternoon tea and text for course are provided)
  2. yoga mat/blanket and cushion

TO BOOK email Phil on or CALL 0448 401 066

These teachings are also being offered on the following dates:

  • 24-25 APRIL 2021though the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (both in-person and via zoom)

10th Anniversary Mini Retreat Celebration – 13 February 2021

You are invited to join us for a mini retreat, to celebrate our 10th anniversary as an incorporated group.

Date: Saturday 13 February 2021

Time: Between 10am – 2pm

Location: Act for Kids Building (JCU Western Campus)

The retreat program will include:

  • Sitting and walking meditations
  • Learning Buddhist Secrets of Health and Healing
  • Listening to Dharma (Buddhist Teachings) CD’s and Dharma discussion
  • Brief explanations of Buddhist beliefs


  • BYO lunch
  • BYO mat (cushions provided)
  • Bring a warm jacket as air conditioner is cold


  • $5 members
  • $30 non-members / family

You are most welcome to invite your friends or anybody you think might be interested in learning more about Buddhist Teachings, but please book early so you don’t miss out!

TO BOOK – email Phil

Weekly – Calm Abiding Meditation

Everyone is welcome!

  • Every Tuesday 7pm to 8pm
  • Venue: JCU

Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness can provide you with the means to smooth out the everyday bumps encountered on life’s road.

It’s about changing the way you think about things, cultivating a positive mind and recognizing if negative thoughts start creeping into your thought stream.

Calm Abiding Meditation isn’t just about relaxation and de-stressing, it’s about using techniques in real time to avoid stress.

Calm Abiding Meditation can change your perception of the world and the people around you.

Please bring a mat or cushion to sit on and a jacket for the air-conditioning.


  • $10 general
  • $5 concession

Facilitated by Phil Heang

To REGISTER >> contact or 0448 401 066

4-Week Guided Meditation Course

Too many items on your to-do list?
Need a moment to calm your mind and refocus?
How about a guided meditation and mindfulness course presented by Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre via Zoom?
This four-week guided meditation course can help to calm your mind, refocus, and develop mindfulness from the comfort of your own home.
Starts Tuesday 11th August, at 7pm for only 40 minutes.
Runs over four Tuesdays and costs only $40 for the full four weeks (or $30 for members).
  • Tuesday 11 August – 7pm
  • Tuesday 18 August – 7pm
  • Tuesday 25 August – 7pm
  • Tuesday 1 September – 7pm
For further details or to receive your Zoom link contact Phil on 0448 401 066 or email

Calm Abiding Meditation 4 Week Course.7 -8 pm Each Tuesday

Topic: THARLAM LING BUDDHIST CENTRE – 4 Week Calm Abiding Meditation Course
Time: Jun 2, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

Every week on Tue, until Jun 23, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
Jun 2, 2020 07:00 PM
Jun 9, 2020 07:00 PM
Jun 16, 2020 07:00 PM
Jun 23, 2020 07:00 PM

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Health and Healing Through Seven Medicine Buddhas May 2nd 2020 (via Zoom) Four Seals Of Dharma 3rd May.

Tharlam Ling is pleased to announce May Teachings with Tibetan Lama Choedak will go ahead via Zoom (similar to Skype)

Current program of Teachings and costs follow:

Friday night May 1st
Talk 6-7pm ‘How to Develop Emotional Literacy’ $10 General

.Pensioners/ unemployed free

Saturday May 2nd 9am-5pm
‘Health and Healing Through Seven Medicine Buddhas’

$45 General


$25 (Tharlam Ling MEMBER)

Sunday May 3rd
9am-5pm ‘Four Seals of Buddhist Wisdom’

$45 General

$30 Concession unemployed

$25 (Tharlam Ling Member)
NB. Payment for the Sat and/or Sun entitles you to the Friday night talk, Free
You may also choose to join Tharlam Ling with the reduced membership of $25 (current through until March 31st 2021) to access Membership prices on this and upcoming events.

Please book and pay by 3pm Thursday 30th April  to enable:
a) The PDF of the booklet for the Saturday Teachings to be sent to you.
b) Direct Debit : Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc.
BSB: 633 000
A/c: 167 780 642
Reference: your name (NB. Pls email/notify as soon as you have paid.

Lama has stipulated that participants must have audio and video to participate. Inexpensive USB camera can be purchased online. Information on Zoom follows.To Register
Contact Phil:
Make a payment to (Bendigo Bank):
Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre
BSB 633 000
ACC 167 780 642




6PM -7 PM



BREAK  10:30AM

RESUME 11:am

Lunch    12:30 pm

RESUME  1:30pm



More Info
Health and Healing Through Seven Medicine Buddhas
Ill health generated by one’s unwholesome attitude cannot be cured by conventional medicine alone. One has to understand how specific mind states can contribute to ill health, and to learn to remedy them. By becoming conscious of the effects of negative attitudes, conduct and speech on one’s health informs, reforms and empowers the person to restrain them.
The empowerment of Healing Medicine Buddha, transmission of the healing mantra and meditation passed down through an unbroken lineage from a qualified Lama is of paramount importance.
This will include a training session on how to do the Healing Buddha meditation. You will also learn how to use it to assist friends and relatives who may be ill or dying. This healing meditation technique will compliment any form of medical treatment. This practice can reduce the side effects and increase the effectiveness of any medication.
It is especially recommended for health professionals, people with medical conditions and those who are interested in learning self-healing.
Four Seals of Buddhist Wisdom
Buddhism teaches the reality of all things ‘as they appear’ and ‘as they are’ on the basis of four principals known as ‘Four Seals’ which if accepted makes oneself as a signatory to live a compassionate, selfless and forgiving way of life.
Many people in the West have embraced Buddhism as a non-violent and peaceful approach to life without needing to see it as a religion. One is encouraged to investigate and reject it if it does not suit one’s life.
Most people have difficulty in dealing with ‘the way life presents itself’ without accepting it with understanding, but Rinpoche says the difficulties in life are the catalyst and opportunities to put an unbreakable seal of right understanding and growth.
To register or enquire, contact Phil >>
See you on the weekend of 1-3 May 2020!

Phil Heang
Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc

Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness

Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre is happy to announce:

Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness via Zoom

ZOOM is a program something like Skype, u have video and audio and are able to speak with the presenter.

7  pm – 8:15 pm Tuesday 7/04/20 and each Tuesday for the following 6 weeks.

Free if you are a student, unemployed or pensioner.

If you are working a donation would be appreciated.

Please register by sending an email to: .

and  I’ll send the meeting link.

Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness can help to deal with  stresses of every day life, certainly needed in these times!

The course is based on Buddhist principles of meditation and mindfulness, but is open to people of all faiths or no faith.

The course is suitable for beginner meditators or those  more experienced .

Sitting posture, various breathing techniques and mind control will be covered.

I have been facilitating Meditation classes at JCU Chaplaincy since 2006.

This meditation course is designed by Tibetan born, Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who has been teaching in the West for over 30 years.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Phil Heang

JCU Buddhist Chaplain



Weekly – Calm Abiding Meditation


Everyone is welcome!

  • Every Tuesday 7pm to 8pm
  • Venue: JCU Chaplaincy Building (near child care centre)

Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness can provide you with the means to smooth out the everyday bumps encountered on life’s road.

It’s about changing the way you think about things, cultivating a positive mind and recognizing if negative thoughts start creeping into your thought stream.

Calm Abiding Meditation isn’t just about relaxation and de-stressing, it’s about using techniques in real time to avoid stress.

Calm Abiding Meditation can change your perception of the world and the people around you.

Meditation mats and chairs provided.

Cost by donation according to your means.

Facilitated by Phil Heang

To REGISTER >> contact Phil or 0448 401 066

Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation, Eight Week Course Change Start date to 23 July.




Introduction To Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation Begins Tuesday 16 July 6 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn mindfulness of body, feeling and thought.

Suitable for beginner meditators or advanced.

Learn to deal with the ups and downs of daily life and remain calm!


Phil Heang has been teaching Calm Abiding Meditation since completing Train the Trainer Course, run by Lama Choedak Rinpoche in 2006.

Many students have found the course to be of practical help in dealing with life’s problems.

The course is designed by Tibetan Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who spent three and a half years in solitary retreat.

After studying many complex Buddhist Teachings on meditation, Lama Cheodak, designed this course with Westerners in mind.

Once the course is completed, participants can attend weekly meditation on Tuesday evenings at the same venue at  7;10 pm til 8 pm.


Wear loose, comfortable, clothing.

People of all faiths welcome.

Venue: Chaplaincy Building 131 James Cook University.

Cost per lesson: $10 /pensioners, students. $5.

All monies go to Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc. to help run the Centre and its community work.

Contact Phil.

Ph 0448 401 066


Teachings May 24 – 26 Townsville, Tibetan Lama Choedak

Teachings with Tibetan Lama Choedak Rinpoche.

Vajrasattva Empowerment with Creative Cleansing Meditation

With In-Depth Teachings on Four Noble Truths

9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Lama Choedak has been teaching in Australia for 31 years.

He speaks fluent English (and some Aussie slang!)

Lama interprets for Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, at times doing simultaneous translation.

His teaching is delivered with great humour and insight.

Vajrasattva Practice

Buddha’s entire teaching is panacea to all problems in life. It is based on Four Noble Truths. Knowing this is highest cognitive therapy one can have and gain emotional literacy. Only thing that differs between Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana is methodology in self discipline, meditation and wisdom. Karma and afflictive emotions cause suffering in form of ill health, negative energy and addictive behavioural pattern. Vajrasattva is the primordial Buddha of purity and it has a profound sevenfold creative meditation practice which can cleanse and all gross negativities. One is only allowed to learn this practice from a qualified Tibetan Buddhist Lama by receiving an empowerment and oral transmission. On this weekend one will receive in depth teaching on the Four Noble Truths and learn to do Vajrasattva cleansing practice. Vajrasattva empowerment will be given at 11.00am on Saturday.

Fri 24 May – Sunday 26 May.
7 – Friday and Saturday night
9am  – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Free Public Talk Friday Night:

Acceptance of Natural Disasters.

Saturday Night Talk $15 / $10: OR  is free to those attending either day session.

‘How to Deal with Loss of Loved ones.’.

Main Topic
Buddhist practice, Vajrasattva and Four Noble truths.

Cost is $80/$70concession  Saturday
$80/70concession Sunday
$150/$130 concession for Full Weekend.


Carville Seniors Hall

Cnr Albury and Diprose Sts. Pimlico, T’ville 4812

BYO Lunch.

Morning /a/noon tea provided.

BYO Jacket as A/C is cold.