Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness

Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre is happy to announce:

Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation and Mindfulness.

TIME: 6 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday 22/03/22 and same time each Tuesday for the following 7 weeks.

VENUE: ACT FOR KIDS BUILDING, JCU WESTERN CAMPUS (Directions below.)

MANDATORY: That all people using ACT FOR KIDS BUILDING are double vaxed.

COST: $10 PER LESSON

           $5 STUDENT/PENSIONER/UNEMPLOYED

PAYMENT IN CASH OR DIRECT DEPOSIT, DETAILS BELOW

PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME IN REFERENCE SECTION IF TRANSFERING FUNDS.

Bank account Bendigo Bank

BSB 633 000

 Account 167780642

THARLAM LING

BRING: YOGA MAT/ BLANKET AND CUSHION,

 WARM JACKET AS A/C IS COLD.

REGISTER: Please register by sending an email to: 

tharlam@bigpond.com

Ph 0448 401 066

DIRECTIONS and WHAT TO BRING


Act for Kids Building, 1Endeavour Road ,JCU Western Campus. 

BUILDING 245 ON MAP.  https://maps.jcu.edu.au/campus/townsville/?location=500

 Enter JCU through the MAIN ENTRANCE from Angus Smith Drive

Turn  right at BUCHAN ROAD. (about 100m from main entrance)

(See Football field on right, then swimming pool on right.)
 Follow this till you get to a ‘Give Way’ sign at intersection of
 Buchan Rd and  Endeavour Road.
 At GIVE Way sign Continue straight ahead across Endeavour Road and the Act for Kids
 building is immediately on the left. BUILDING 245 ON MAP.
 Car park is directly outside the building.

 https://maps.jcu.edu.au/campus/townsville/?location=500

 BRING:

 A WARM JACKET AS AIR CON IS COLD!

Yoga mat/blanket and cushion

   

 DUE TO COVID

 REGULATIONS.WE ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN ON ENTRY, WITH NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ,

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.

It 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 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

WEEKEND OF TEACHINGS ~ MAY 2022

Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Please join Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre and Lama Choedak Rinpoche for a weekend of Teachings in May 2022.

FRIDAY NIGHT PUBLIC TALK: THE SKILL TO USE RIGHT SPEECH

  • Date: Friday 13 May 2022
  • Time: 7pm to 830pm (AEST)
  • Venue: In-person at Carville Seniors Hall, Corner of Diprose & Albury Streets, Pimlico, Townsville

OR online via Zoom

  • COST: $15

To REGISTER >> contact tharlam@bigpond.com


SATURDAY & SUNDAY TEACHINGS

Date: 14-15 May 2022

Time: 9am to 5pm (AEST)

THE THIRTY-SEVEN PRACTICES

Gyalsay Thokme Sangpo (1297-1371) is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monk, who wrote a succinct Mahayana Buddhist teaching in a short text known as Thirty Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas

He was known as a living Bodhisattva, hence he earned the title “Gyalsay” and he had numerous visions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Dalai Lama praised this work publicly and HH would always teach a few sessions on this text before giving any Kalachakra empowerment.  HH has given over 30 Kalachakra empowerments around the world. 

In 1975, Lama Choedak Rinpoche first received teachings and oral transmission on this text from HH the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya. Rinpoche has rendered his own translation on this text. Receiving teaching on this text over the weekend will be a great gift you will treasure for the rest of your life.

  • Venue: In-person at Carville Seniors Hall, Corner of Diprose & Albury Streets, Pimlico, Townsville

OR online via Zoom

Attending at the Venue – please bring:

  • your own lunch (morning/afternoon tea and text for the course are provided)
  • your own yoga mat/blanket and cushion

Attending Online via Zoom:

  • After registration is complete, Zoom links and prayers will be sent once they are finalised


SUNDAY EVENING TEACHING

Date: 15 May 2022

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

AVALOKITESHVARA SOOR PRACTICE FOR THOSE KILLED IN THE WAR

Our world is full of suffering and often we become overwhelmed and distraught. Especially we witness every day many signs of degeneration.  Our beautiful world which took so many centuries to build is being destroyed by flood, fire, pandemics, drugs, disease,  violence, and war. So many sentient beings die due to these calamities every day.

Millions of innocent people are displaced by senseless war and fighting. Many are distressed and do not know how to cope with such calamities, one after another. The practice of Avalokiteshvara and recitation of the sacred six-syllable Mantra can heal and calm the mind and heart of all beings, living and deceased. All are welcome to join in the prayers.

COST:

  • Early bird ~ Full weekend (Fri night, Sat, Sun & Sun night)*
  • $140

*pay by 13 April 2022 (11:59pm AEST)

  • Full weekend (Fri night, Sat, Sun & Sun night)
  • $160

To REGISTER >> contact Phil via email, tharlam@bigpond.com

Make a payment to (Bendigo Bank):
– Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre
– BSB 633 000
– ACC 167 780 642

WEEKEND OF TEACHINGS ~ SEPTEMBER 2021

Please join Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre and Lama Choedak Rinpoche for a weekend of Teachings in September 2021.

PUBLIC TALK: Imagining Non Violence in Communication

  • Date: Friday 10 September 2021
  • Time: 7pm to 830pm (AEST)
  • Venue: In-person at Carville Seniors Hall, Corner of Diprose & Albury Streets, Pimlico, Townsville

OR online via Zoom

  • COST: $15

To REGISTER >> contact tharlam@bigpond.com

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY TEACHINGS

Date: 11-12 September 2021

Time: 9am to 5pm (AEST)

THE POWER OF CONFESSION WITH 35 BUDDHAS

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HOW TO EMPOWER ONESELF THROUGH VAJRAPANI PRACTICE

In this very special teaching, one will learn how to do a genuine and powerful confession and forgiveness practice taught by the Buddha in the Sutra of Three Heaps and 35 Buddhas. When a person has missed his mark in life, he loathes with guilt, anger and resentment and suffers severe anxiety and depression. To remedy it, the Buddha taught a discourse on  how to pay homage, do confession and dedication to remedy the dread. Rinpoche will give two teaching sessions on the topic on Saturday morning.

To participate in Sunday’s teachings you will need to receive the empowerment on Saturday afternoon

Vajrapani Bhutadamara, Subduer of Demons empowerment will be conducted on Saturday afternoon followed by  teaching, practice and instruction on Sunday. We all face outer, inner and secret obstacles and challenges. Unresolved obstacles have a debilitating affect if they are not remedied. Vajrapani is the resistance and subduer of outer, inner and secret demons caused by malice and ill-will of others which can hinder our growth and success. In 1980, Lama Choedak Rinpoche completed his meditation retreat on Vajrapani Bhutadamara with profound experience. His activities have touched many people’s lives and given him the power to hoist the banner of Dharma in Australia. You too have the opportunity to receive the transmission of this spiritual power.

  • Venue: In-person at Carville Seniors Hall, Corner of Diprose & Albury Streets, Pimlico, Townsville

OR online via Zoom

Please bring:

  • your own lunch (morning/afternoon tea and text for the course are provided)
  • your own yoga mat/blanket and cushion

COST:

  • Early bird ~ Full weekend (Fri night, Sat & Sun)*
  • $120 ($100 members)*

*pay by 20 August (11:59 AEST)

  • Full weekend (Fri night, Sat & Sun)
  • $140 ($120 members)

To REGISTER >> contact Phil, tharlam@bigpond.com

Make a payment to (Bendigo Bank):
– Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre
– BSB 633 000
– ACC 167 780 642

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of THARLAM LING BUDDHIST CENTRE INC.

Dear Members and Friends,
Please be advised:
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THARLAM LING BUDDHIST CENTRE INC. WILL BE HELDTIME   

 Time 7pm

DATE     TUESDAY 8TH JUNE

VENUE  ACT FOR KIDS BUILDING   

            1 ENDEAVOUR ROAD WESTERN CAMPUS

               JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY 

              TOWNSVILLE.


PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A FINANCIAL MEMBER TO VOTE

Nominations are called for the positions of:

President

Secretary

Treasurer

DIRECTIONS TO ACT FOR KIDS BUILDING.

(See Football field on right, then swimming pool on right.)
> Follow this till you get to a ‘Give Way’ sign at intersection of
> Buchan Rd and  Endeavour Road.
> At GIVE Way sign Continue straight ahead across Endeavour Road and the Act for Kids
> building is immediately on the left. BUILDING 245 ON MAP.
> Car park is directly outside the building.

> https://maps.jcu.edu.au/campus/townsville/?location=500
> BRING A WARM JACKET AS AIR CON IS COLD! 

> DUE TO COVID REGULATIONS.WE ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN ON ENTRY, WITH NAME AND PHONE NUMBER , >

AMITABHA SLEEPING YOGA COURSE

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

ZOOM PRESENTION by THARLAM LING BUDDHIST CENTRE INC

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.

WHERE

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

OR 

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 tharlam@bigpond.com 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

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED DUE TO COVID-19 RULES – Book ASAP!

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

Cost:

  • $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 tharlam@bigpond.com

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.

Cost:

  • $10 general
  • $5 concession

Facilitated by Phil Heang

To REGISTER >> contact tharlam@bigpond.com or 0448 401 066

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:

When
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

$30.  (CONCESSION, UNEMPLOYED)

$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: pheang@bigpond.net.au
Make a payment to (Bendigo Bank):
Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre
BSB 633 000
ACC 167 780 642

PROGRAM :

NB AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

FRIDAY NIGHT TALK 1 ST MAY

6PM -7 PM

SATURDAY 2ND MAY/ SUNDAY 3RD MAY

START    9 AM

BREAK  10:30AM

RESUME 11:am

Lunch    12:30 pm

RESUME  1:30pm

BREAK     3PM

FINISH     5PM

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 >> pheang@bigpond.net.au
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: .

pheang@bigpond.net.au

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