Teachings with Tibetan Buddhist Lama Choedak 05 – 07 May 2017. Plse note date change.

Lama Choedak Rinpoche, will present Teachings in Townsville  05 – 07 May 2017.

PublicTalk 7.00pm Friday 5 May 2017
 How to Live Mindfully

Public Talk 7.30pm Saturday 6 May 2017

Emotional Healing Through Sacred Mantra

 The Heart Sutra. Saturday 6 th May  9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

and Sunday 7th May 2017 9am – 4:30 pm.

Heart Sutra: The Heart of Buddhism Wisdom
The Buddhist world relies on the teachings of the Buddha. Among the many Buddhist texts, there is a short and succinct text known as ‘Heart Sutra’. It is like the bread and butter of Zen Buddhism and all Tibetan Buddhist scholarship is based on it. Heart Sutra is the synthesis of 21 volumes of Perfection of Wisdom, used by millions of Buddhist around the world as daily reading and subject of meditation. They draw all the wisdom from this text. It is presented as a short dialogue between two disciples of the Buddha, largely orchestrated by the by the Buddha through the power of his meditation. Lama Choedak Rinpoche will offer an enjoyable, practical and insightful commentary on the Heart Sutra that everyone will greatly benefit. One will also receive the oral transmission of the text and instructions how to employ it to allay and resolve many problems in life.
7.30pm Saturday 6 May 2017
Emotional Healing Through Sacred Mantra

Venue:  Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr Diprose & Albury Sts. Pimlico, Townsville 4812.


Friday evening $15/10 concession.

Saturday Evening  $15/10 concession.

Saturday $80/70 concession.

Sunday $80/70 concession.

Full weekend $160/140 concession.


People of all faiths welcome.



Introduction to Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation, Tuesday 7th March 2017

An eight week course, ‘Introduction to Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation’

will commence on Tuesday  7th March 2017 at JCU Chaplaincy Building 131 on campus map.

The course is run by Phil Heang who has been teaching Calm Abiding Meditation for over 10 years.

Each lesson consists of short guided meditations.

You’ll learn sitting posture, various types of  meditation breathing and mindfulness of feeling and thought.

The course is practical in that it’s designed to be used in daily life to help maintain calmness and deal with the challenges of modern living.

Calm abiding meditation’s not just about de-stressing at the end of a hard day, it’s about understanding what causes stress and how to change and deal calmly with situations.

Date Starting Tuesday 7th March 2017

Time 6 pm. each tuesday.

Venue JCU Chaplaincy Building (131 ) room DE 001 at end of building near daycare.Chaplaincy is between St Marks College and Uni Halls of Residence.If you enter JCU through main entrance and continue straight ahead till you see St Marks college on Right, do a u turn and take the first turn to the left, into Monkhouse Road.

Chaplaincy is a ground level brick building about 50 m. on the left.

Cost $10 per lesson.

Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Cushions or chairs provided, it’s not necessary to sit on the floor to do the meditation.

The lessons are based on Buddhist style of meditation, but you don’t have to be Buddhist to attend. People of all faiths welcome.

mob. 0448 401 066

Calm Abiding Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat,(three Days) with Tibetan Lama Choedak Rinpoche.

Three Day Calm Abiding Meditation retreat, Friday 1st -Monday  4th  September 2017,

with Tibetan Lama Choedak, Rinpoche.

Lama will also give Teachings on a topic to be announced. Lama Choedak is  Tibetan born and has been teaching in Australia for over 25 years.

He has excellent English, speaking with great clarity, insight and compassion.

Private interviews will be available with Lama Choedak.


Paluma, 80 K from Townsville, North Queensland.

The retreat is a residential one with accommodation in cottages at Paluma.

Paluma is a quiet village set in the Mt Spec National Park Rain forest (plse. note no pets allowed.)

Teachings will be in the Paluma Community Hall.


Vegetarian food, for  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Please bring your own morning and afternoon tea for each day, there is a fridge in each cottage. (Milk, tea coffee supplied.)


$395 includes Accommodation, vegetarian  food and Teachings.

Please book early as there is limited accommodation and the nearest camping is 26 k away over a dirt road.

The road to Paluma is bitumen.

Please contact through email :   pheang@bigpond.net.au

OR PHONE 0448401066




Introduction To Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation Begins Tuesday 17 May

Introduction To Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation Begins Tuesday 17 May, 6 pm – 7:10 pm

Learn mindfulness of body, feeling and thought.

Suitable for beginner meditators.

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


Wear loose, comfortable, clothing.

People of all faiths welcome.

Venue: Chaplaincy Building 131 James Cook University.

Cost per lesson: $10 /pensioners $5.  ex Yabulu  workers and family, free.

Contact Phil.

Ph 0448 401 066

email pheang@bigpond.net.au




As a former monk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a scholar and a great thinker. He is one of the most

prominent Tibetan Buddhist masters living and teaching in Australia, sometimes assisting HH Dalai Lama in panel discussions and translating for HH Sakya Trizin. As the most successful teacher, Rinpoche has founded 20 Buddhist centres, institutions and retreat centres in Australia. His 27 years of teaching experience brings the best Buddhist wisdom has to offer to everyone’s lives.

  • Friday 29th April 7:30 pm Public Talk: How to Deal with Uncertainty

 Saturday 30 April 9.00am – 5.00pm  and   Sunday 1st May 9.00am – 4.00pm

Buddhist Teachings: 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas

The Thirty Seven Practices of the Bodhisattva is an excellent master piece composed by Gyalsay Ngulchu Thokme (1295-1369). It is a versified text that His Holiness Dalai Lama teaches at the beginning of most Kalachakra teachings. His Holiness says ‘this text contains the whole Buddhist path in a nutshell’. Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who heard the teaching from HH Dalai Lama in 1971 still carries with him a calligraphed copy of the text. Rinpoche will offer elucidating commentary relevant to the contemporary world on this 15th century Buddhist poetry. This poetry is often on the lips of Lamas and adepts. You will learn profound and practical living skills through compassion and wisdom.

 Saturday 30 April 7.30pm

Healing and Herbal Goddess Parnashavari Empowerment and teaching
Parnashavari practice will complement and induce the effectiveness of any medications. 

Venue:  Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr Diprose & Albury Sts. Pimlico, Townsville 4812.

Costs:    Saturday Evening  $15/10 concession.

Saturday $80/70 concession.

Sunday $80/70 concession.

Full weekend $160/140 concession.


Please register  by contacting Phil :
email: tharlam@bigpond.com         Phone 0448 401 066