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Langri Tangpa Centre is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

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Curriculum Overview

Come to any class that interests you! Try a few different classes until you find the one that suits you best. You can join most of the beginners courses even if they are part way through, and many courses are ongoing so you can join at any time.

The classes are by donation. There is a suggested amount of $10/$5, but it whatever you are comfortable with on the day. Your donations help to keep the centre running. The suggested donation for our regular 1-day courses varies, depending on expenses, but is around $65. International tours and special events are usually ticketed, so there is a set cost. However, please do not let financial difficulty become a barrier to attending! We invite our members to sponsor people so they can attand the teachings, so please ask at reception.

Beginner's Welcome & Orientation Tuesday 2 February, 2016 (6.30 pm - 8 pm)

Click on the links below and discover our program!


Foundation Course

Key Buddhist topics to help us live with an open heart and a clear mind (how to meditate, our potential for buddhahood, faith based on logic and experience, death and reincarnation, karma and compassion) Includes hands-on practice in sitting comfortably, setting up an altar and a developing a daily practice.

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Beginner's 1-day course introducing key Buddhist philosophy and practice, focussing on the Four Noble Truths - why we have problems and what we can do about them! Lead by western nun Ven. Lozang Drolka, this course shows how the ancient wisdom and of Buddhism can apply in our modern everyday lives.

How Buddhism Helps

Explore essential aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, that guide our inner journey of both personal liberation and global harmony. Each class has a presentation on a key aspect of Buddhism, time for questions and a guided meditation to integrate the topic into daily life.

Mindful Living, Mindful Ageing

Ageing is inevitable, however our attitude can make all the difference. Research shows a positive attitude to ageing is the key to better health, life satisfaction and living longer. Join Venerable Drolkar, a grandmother and Buddhist nun to discover key principles on how to live a fully engaged life and age wisely, mindfully and gracefully.

Mindfulness Basics

You don't need any spiritual belief to practice and benefit from mindfulness. Living mindfully means we look at, and respond to life’s situations differently. By practicing purposeful self awareness we are less reactive to emotions such as anxiety and stress and we can find a calmer and more satisfying path through our daily life.

Meditation, Discussion & Chai

NEW Buddhist DVD's and NEW meditations on cleansing body, speech and mind! Join us for a relaxed, informal meeting every Sunday. Beginning with a 45 minute guided meditation on the Shakyamuni Buddha purification and blessing, then have an informal discussion and DVD on a Buddhist topic, and end with delicious chai tea and biscuits.

Learn to Meditate

A 4-week experiential course on the basics of meditation. Discover the benefits of meditation and practice a correct and comfortable posture. Investigate the different types of meditation and which methods suit you best, and learn how to overcome obstacles like drowsiness and distraction.

Habits for a Happy Life

Discover how to break negative habit patterns and cultivating lasting habits for happiness. Using both Buddhist psychology and western neuroscientific techniques, discover strategies to effectively break bad habit patterns, purify past behaviour, and encourage positive habits that bring peace and happiness.

Four Meditations for Happiness

Guided meditation on the four attitudes for happiness. Learn to relax, concentrate, practice mindfulness, and develop positive mental habits. We focus on a different topic each week to develop the heart-felt attitudes of compassion and kindness. Includes breathing and relaxation meditation and time for questions.

Four Meditations for Happiness

Daytime Classes

Develop the four immeasurable attitudes that foster our own happiness and support others as well. Guided meditations on kindness, compassion, joyous energy and equanimity. Learn to develop these attitudes so we don't burn out, but can stabilise and integrate them deeply. Learn to relax, practice mindfulness, and develop positive mental habits.

Healing Depression and Anxiety

Day classes

In Buddhist psychology, unhappiness is viewed as a symptom of the afflictive emotions, and the root of these is the distorted way we conceive of ourselves. By recognising and developing a realistic appreciation of our innate human qualities, we will naturally be able to overcome our fears and become happier.

Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun

with Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim

Teachings for learning how to work with difficult situations and people with compassion and wisdom. The mind training teachings are concerned with developing the altruistic mind of enlightenment, and deal with transforming our mental attitudes, especially with how to transform adversity into advantage. Not only do these instructions help us open our heart towards others, they also help us transform whatever difficulties come our way into something valuable.

Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun REVIEW

with Eddie Peet

A review of the teachings so far, as we will start a new section of the text with Geshe Tsultrim after Easter. Teachings for learning how to work with difficult situations and people with compassion and wisdom. If you haven't already, now is an ideal to join these teachings for the first time. Geshe-la's teachings are suitable for all levels, from beginners to long-term students. (NB note erlier start time of 7 pm)

Great Enlightenment - Three Kayas

with Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering

The first of a series of Sunday teachings on the profound and inspiring topic of the three bodies of a buddha - the ultimate nature, the emanating light body and the human form we can relate with. Included in this topic is going for refuge, and an investigation off the nature of the mind and our innate buddha potential. Everyone welcome, recommended for established students and the committed beginner.

Wisdom of Emptiness

The wisdom realising emptiness is the crucial tool that will take us to enlightenment. Without it we cannot cut the root cause of the disturbing emotions or become liberated from cyclic existence. Learn to develop the reasoning that underpins this precise and complex skill, and how to apply it in daily life for immediate results.

Presenting the Path

Get an overview of the entire Buddhist path to awakening. Hear about the life story of the Buddha and study the basic teachings of Buddhism. Discover the unique system for putting Buddhist philosophy into practice contained in the Lam Rim, or "graduated path to enlightenment".

Coffee & Catch-up

Join us for a relaxed Dharma get-together before class. Get to know your fellow class-mates, discover similarities in your practice and application of the class material, and take the time to discover the wonderful LTC community - all with a selection of free coffee and tea, of course!

Introduction to Tantra

Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam rim for optimal results.

Lamrim Chenmo

An in-depth study of Lama Tsong Khapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. The Lam Rim is the collected teachings and practices of the Buddha presented in methodical way, in the order we are to practice them if we want to reach enlightenment for the benefit of others. Now is the time for NEW PEOPLE interested in joining the group, as we are about to begin a new section! Speak with Miffi or Eddie for details.

The Spiritual Teacher

Investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher and the qualities to look for, the responsiblities of a student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit. Skilfully overcome the challenges we face when entering into a "guru-disciple" relationship.

From Afflictions to Perfections

This is a board game with a difference - and invented right here at Langri Tangpa Centre! From Afflictions to Perfections is loosely based on Monopoly, is played with unique Buddhist cards, and demonstrates how we can overcome the negative mental factors, and how tenacious we have to be to develop our positive qualities!

Easter Nyung-Ne Retreat

Our annual Easter Retreat is a profound practice on Chenrezig the compassion buddha. This purification method involves keeping physical discipline, meditation and prostrations, and silence and fasting on alternate days. It is especially useful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term retreat. Can't attend this year? We invite you to sponsor a Nyung-Ne and help a fellow LTC member to attend!

Protector Prayers

Special chants and ritual praises to strengthen our connection to the Dharma and dispel interferences, distractions and obstacles. We chant the prayers in Tibetan, and practice using the traditional instruments as shown to us by Geshe Zopa. Suited for those with a a background in tantric practice.

Medicine Buddha Puja

Praises and offerings to Medicine Buddha, the Great physician who can liberate us from all the sufferings of cyclic existence. This popular puja is sung entirely in English, and enjoyed Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. If you have never been to a puja before, this is the one to start with!

Cittamani Tara Puja

Arya Tara is a manifestation of compassionate activity. She is known as the mother of all the buddhas, as she represents perfect, ultimate wisdom. This ceremony is particularly helpful in removing obstacles, help in emergencies, resolving conflicts and energising stagnation

Guru Puja

An offering ceremony to make the mountains of merit needed to sustain a strong relationship with the guru. This is the special devotional practice of the Gelugpa tradition. Done mostly in English, with the usual chai offering and individual dedications.

Saka Dawa - Buddha's Birthday!

Join us for SAKA DAWA - celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and paranirvana. We will offer the Shakyamuni Buddha Puja (in English) that celebrates the life of the Buddha. View the life-size silk applique Buddha thangka that is hung on special occaisions. Make personal dedications and light offerings on this auspicious day of enlightenment!

Fire Purification Puja

Offer any mistakes of the year, all your problems, illnesses and regrets to the fire. A traditional Buddhist purification practice with a strong psychological basis, this is a powerful and liberating way to cleanse the old year, and enter the new year free of worry, clean and clear. Buddhists and non-Buddhists welcome!

Tsa-tsa Painting

A relaxing afternoon spent painting the small flat-backed statues of the buddhas (tsa-tsas). Just by painting these simple statues you can calm the mind, develop your concentration, and begin to relate to the enlightened qualities of the buddhas you are painting. We are trasnformaing the statues of Lama Tsong Khapa for our library wall.

Morning Yoga

Open yoga classes suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to more advanced, with variations offered to suit all levels. Opportunity to explore the more challenging poses and sequences in a safe and nurturing environment. Individual attention given to correct alignment and safety, supporting you physically, mentally and spiritually.

Evening Yoga

Yoga for all levels and age groups, including seniors and beginners. Relaxation, personal instruction and mmindful movement helps you unwind from workday stress, let go of tension and feel revitalised. A gentle blend of Asana [postures] Pranayama [breathwork] and Meditation.

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Opening Hours

Opening for Class

Reception and Meditation Hall opens half an hour before class and half an hour after class. The reception closes whilst class is on.

 

Shop Hours

Tue   9 am - 1 pm
Wed  5 pm - 9 pm
Sat    9 am - 5 pm
Sun   9 am - 1 pm

 

Front Hall Yoga Times

Mon   9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Wed  9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Fri      9.30 am

(opens 15 minutes early)

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Keep LTC Flourishing

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LTC is run by volunteers and we rely primarily on donations to keep the centre open. Donating to the GOMPA FUND is a fundamental way of supporting LTC, and the merit will last as long as the Dharma is taught at LTC - for generations to come!

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