Happening this week
Have you ever wondered where Buddhism and neuroscience meet? This Saturday, Corey Jackson will lead an afternoon workshop on the Buddhist Approach to Mental Health, combining the very best of the ancient wisdom of the Buddha and new discoveries and techniques of neuroscience. We also have a slightly shorter ‘epic’ Guru Puja this Sunday night (only two hours!), to complete the week! And if you haven’t found it already – the December calendar is out, chock-full of celebratory goodness! (Details for all classes below).
What we do at the Centre
Langri Tangpa Centre offers classes in meditation, yoga, emotional balance, mindfulness basics, Buddhist thought and practice, and regular teachings with touring Tibetan lamas. The regular weekly program of 3 day and 3-4 evening classes per week continues as usual (see below for details). All classes are by donation.
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.
About us and our lineage
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.
Corey has a unique perspective from the intersection of modern research methods and traditional Buddhist training. He is a Tibetan-English translator and currently researching mindfulness and emotion regulation as part of a PhD. Presenting workshops like this perfectly supports his passion for combining modern and ancient approaches for well-being.
More than 2500 years ago, a wandering Indian yogi achieved the pinnacle of mental health – full enlightenment. Yet in the modern world our mental health is at an all-time low and slipping from one year to the next. How is the Buddhist approach relevant in the modern world?
Over an afternoon we will combine the practical methods and meditation techniques with discoveries from neuroscience and psychology to attain optimal human flourishing.
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.