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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!


Everyday Dharma for Daily Life

Whether we are religious or not—we all want to make the most of our life and not be caught in wasting time on distractions! Discover how to make every moment of the day meaningful, regardless of work, and how to transform our mundane activities into the path to lasting happiness.

Mindful Parenting

Raising content, happy children

Learn simple ways to increase connection with your family for happier kids and more peaceful parents. Topics to be discussed include: What is mindfulness? What is mindful parenting? What are its benefits for children and parents/caregivers? Strategies to live a more mindful life. Simple ways to help children practice mindfulness.

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.

Cleansing Body, Speech and Mind

Meditations to cleanse one’s body, speech and mind to direct our day in a positive manner. Ensure that what we do becomes of benefit and doesn't harm, what we say is useful and people listen to us, and our positive attitudes become stronger and clearer.

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.

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.

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!

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!

2017 Open Day

SATURDAY 20 May (10 am - 3 pm) Bring your friends and family and discover your local Buddhist community. Highlights of the day include: public talk with the Tibetan Lama (11am); guided tours, free Buddhist books; mindfulness meditations; family activities and prayer flag making; question & answer session (2pm) and blessings with holy Buddhist relics. Our famous spicy chai tea will be served free all day.

Langri Tangpa Centre is a Buddhist teaching and meditation centre founded in 1982. The program includes both Buddhist teachings and non-religious classes on ethics, meditation and emotional balance.

 

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.

Death Over Dinner

The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation. Start the conversation about end of life care at the kitchen table rather than in the ICU! Join Ven. Lozang Trin-la in the international movement to encourage people to have an important and intimate discussion over a delicious dinner. Bookings essential for catering purposes (this will be a 3-course delicious dinner!)

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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Introduction to Tantra

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The Spiritual Teacher

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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)

Help Keep LTC Flourishing

Keep LTC Flourishing

...and create mountains of merit with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation!

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!

Go to our simple and secure online donation page to make regular donations (or a one-off contribution) and help LTC to flourish!

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