Three Principles of the Path Teachings – Sunday 10.30am 11.30 am (in English and is a basic class to help Geshela learn English).
Lam Rim Teachings – Wednesday 7.00 – 8.30pm (suitable for all)
Philosophical Teachings – Tuesday 7.00 – 8.30pm (Advanced Class)
(check calendar for dates)
THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE PATH Teachings
Sundays 10.30am – 11.30am click calendar for dates
Our dear teacher Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen has kindly agreed to teach Je Tsong kha pa’s the Three Principles of the Path on Sunday mornings. Geshe la has been studying English and Sunday gives him an opportunity to teach in English. This course is ideal for new students as it presents one of the most profound texts in a very simple and easy to understand way. Teaching in English allows Geshe la’s kindness and humour to shine through and these classes are always a lot of fun, as well as creating the causes for Geshe la to be able to teach fluently in English in the future.
The Three Principles of the Path presents the important topics of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the View of emptiness, in a very succinct and clear way and is a foundational text of Tibetan Buddhism. These teachings are preceded by Sunday Lam Rim analytical meditations, a wonderful way to prepare the mind for the blessing of the Dharma. Facility Fee: Non-Members $10.00 Members and Concession $5.00
THE HEART SUTRA Teachings
Tuesday 7 – 8.30 pm click calendar for dates
During the Tuesday, advanced class in Buddhist Philosophy, Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen, will be teaching, in depth, the Prāsaṇgika Madhyamaka view relying on the Heart Sūtra, one of the most concise and central Sūtras of the Second Turning of the Wheel of the Law.
The Heart Sūtra belongs to a family of Sūtras known as the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras in which Buddha Śākyamuni, 2500 years ago on Vulture Peak, expounded elaborately the view of emptiness, which is the uncommon defining characteristic of Buddhism.
As it encapsulates the innermost essence of Buddha Śākyamuni’s teachings on emptiness, it is recited daily in almost all the great Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Vietnamese monasteries.
Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen will also use this opportunity to expand on the 10 days of teachings he gave on the Prāsaṇgika Madhyamaka view during the Long October Retreat in the Adelaide Hills in 2018.
As a fully-trained Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je monastery and former disciplinarian of Tehor Khangtsen. Geshe-la is highly qualified to teach such profound topics.
We hope that all the sincere students who are interested in the Buddhist view of emptiness will avail themselves of this marvelous opportunity!
Advanced Teachings on Buddhist Philosophy – Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara
Wednesday 7 – 8.30 pm click calendar for date
When Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen was firs invited to teach at TBI by our Teacher, the late Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, he expressed the wish to teach Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra (“Engaging in the Behavior of the Bodhisattvas”) which he had memorised when he was a young monk and which was very close to his heart. Khensur Rinpoche agreed but he suggested, however, that as a prelude he should teach the Lam Rim in detail, which he has done for almost 10 years.
The time has come, at last, for Geshe-la to teach the totality of Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra which he will do during the Wednesday class dedicated to general Buddhist teachings.
The Bodhicaryāvatāra is the main text H.H. the Dalai Lama relies upon when teaching general audiences. This marvelous work describes the practice of Bodhisattvas from both the method and wisdom aspect of the path: each stanza provides both short-term solace and lasting spiritual sustenance.
It is not easy to receive a complete transmission and teachings on this great work by a Lharampa Geshe who has made it the center of his personal practice and we hope many Australian students will attend!
These teachings are suitable for beginners and experienced students alike and present a road map to happiness, so we can awaken our hearts and minds to the joy and peace within. All are welcome to come to the teachings and afterwards join together for a chat and cup of chai and biscuits (and cake if we are lucky!). Facility Fee: Non-Members $10.00 Members and Concession $5.00