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BUDDHISM FOR BEGINNERS

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Buddhism made simple.

Weekly classes and 1-day courses on practical Buddhist practices and concepts. Useful whether you are religious or not, with an emphasis on apply ancient wisdom to modern life.



LEARN TO MEDITATE

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Yes! You can meditate.

Guided Meditation and short courses on different practices. Meditation means becoming familiar with the causes of happiness, and includes practices such as mindfulness, visualisation, and cultivating positive inner qualities.



BALANCING EMOTIONS

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Buddhist psychology for balancing emotions.

Overcome stress, anxiety and depression and learn how to cultivate positive habits and inner happiness. Incorporating Buddhist wisdom, western psychology and the latest findings from neuroscience.



2016 Reasons to Rejoice!

7800
People through the door
74
Sutras of Golden Light recited
$8340
Donations made to charities & projects
22
Hours to prepare each new class
1482
Cups of chai served

IN-DEPTH BUDDHISM

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Diving in deep: longer courses to discover Buddhism.

Best suited for established students and as well as the committed beginner. Regular weekly courses running year-round, advanced study groups and weekend intensives.



VISITING TEACHERS

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Masters in our midst – international tours and teachers.

Tibetan lamas and international guest speakers are the heart of our program. Authentic Buddhist teachers share their vast knowledge, personal insight and genuine warmth of a qualified Buddhist teacher.



PUJAS & CEREMONIES

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Discover the rich inner world of Tibetan ritual.

Pujas  are special offering ceremonies that protect from obstacles and help to magnetise positive energy to help our Dharma practice flourish. They include annual events and monthly  practices recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.



COMMUNITY

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Enjoy social events with universal meaning.

Film nights, animal blessings, vegetarian cooking classes, family Dharma for parents and children, art workshops and sutra road-trip picnics. Buddhist board-games like Rebirth Tibetan Game of Liberation and From Afflictions to Perfections. Enjoy a tea or coffee before class and catch-up with Dharma buddies.



YOGA

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Healthy body, happy mind.

To best apply the Buddha’s teachings you need a strong mind and a healthy body. We offer regular yoga classes that run three mornings and two evenings a week. Classes are open to all levels, including seniors and complete beginners.



Outreach Activities

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Courses and study groups in the hinterland.

If it’s just too far to come to LTC, our nuns offer short courses in libraries and for university student unions. We have a fledgling study group on the Gold Coast, and we hold Buddhism at the beach afternoons!