We have three new courses beginning this week, all very relevant in the often hectic lead-up to the Christmas season! Tuesday nights have a beginner’s short course on How Buddhism helps, while Thursday mornings have a balancing emotions course that has not been led at LTC before, Becoming Your Best Self. The wonderful Ven. Drolkar will lead meditations on mindfulness and purification on Thursday evenings, with both a secular and religious approach. Geshe Tsultrim will give a teaching on what it means to become a Buddhist, with teachings on Refuge in preparation for the Annual Refuge Ceremony next week. We end the week with Tara Puja on Sunday night.
Langri Tangpa Centre offers classes in meditation, yoga, emotional balance, mindfulness basics, Buddhist thought and practice, and regular teachings with touring Tibetan Lamas. Our centre is open to everyone with an interest in making their life happy and meaningful. There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the courses on offer, and we encourage questioning and open dialogue.
Langri Tangpa Centre is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1982, and run entirely by volunteers. We are a teaching and meditation centre in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and provide a friendly and supportive environment for learning and putting into practice the teachings of the Buddha.
Langri Tangpa Centre is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an organisation of over 140 centres throughout the world, founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. We seek to reflect their teachings throughout our extensive program, and to support our principal inspiration, HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Check out our calendar and see what’s happening in the days and months ahead.
Taking Refuge in the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community. Geshe Tsultrim will bestow the ceremony in an unbroken lineage from the time of the Buddha. New students can take refuge for the first time, and established students have the opportunity renew or strengthen their vows.
What does becoming a Buddhist mean? In the week before the actual ceremony, Geshe-la will explain the meaning of refuge and the vows. Everyone is welcome to this introductory teaching.
We invite you to browse our catalogue and discover a wealth of Dharma! Our extensive library has grown thanks to the generous donations of LTC members and friends. It is also funded from proceeds from book sales in our Dharma shop. This means we can maintain an extensive collection and invest in rare or highly specialised texts.
Although only members of LTC can borrow from the library, visitors are welcome to browse before class or any time on a weekend when the shop is open. The catalogue is hosted by the amazing LibraryThing community.