Special events coming up…
We invite you to our Starting Point beginner’s welcome on Saturday 7 December (2 pm) for an ideal introduction to the centre, a guided tour, and a welcome gift of a free book.
We have two pujas, or chanting ceremonies, coming up: Tara Puja to dispel obstacles on Wednesday 4 December (7 pm) and an epic version of Guru Puja on Friday 6 December (7 pm). These ceremonies by donation, or bring an offering of food or flowers.
The Annual Refuge Ceremony with Geshe Tsultrim will be held on Sunday 8 December (1.30 pm). This is a ceremony to officially become a Buddhist, and Geshe-la will be giving a teaching beforehand to explain the commitments and answer questions. Bookings are essential if this is you first time!
Open to all and for all skill-levels, regular yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays (9.30 am and 6.30 pm). The yoga classes are lead by qualified yoga instructors, and are a flat fee of $15 per session (cash only please). Enter through the doors at the street. All equipment supplied, but BYO water bottle.
Langri Tangpa Centre…
We are 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. We have a regular weekly classes are held in both the day and evening. Please feel free to come along, even if the course is part way through!
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.
Draw closer to the extensive qualities of the great scholar and yogi, Lama Tsong Khapa, with a simple yet profound practice to develop wisdom and clarity. We focus on the seven wisdoms that cut through confusion to increase clarity and wisdom, and promote memory, understanding, and reasoning. The meditation on Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga is enjoyable to do, and has an immediate clarifying effect on the mind. Two sessions (9 am and 10.30 am) with a chai tea break.
By donation (suggested $20), but there is no set amount.
Continuing the Lama Tsong Khapa Day celebrations, we spend a relaxing afternoon painting the small flat-backed statues of Lama Tsong Khapa. We will also enjoy listening to many of the stories and praises of Lama Tsong Khapa, read by the students whilst we paint. This painting helps to calm the mind, develop concentration, and begin to relate to the enlightened qualities of Lama Tsong Khapa.
By donation (suggested $10), but there is no set amount. All paints are supplies, and yes you can take yours home!
A special version of this puja to celebrate that includes the bath offering to cleanse broken samaya with the guru, and chanting the traditional Tibetan tunes that are said to come from the dakinis and bless one’s mind-stream. This offering ceremony is rich in symbolism. Everyone is welcome at this epic version (around 3 hours) of the Guru Puja – it is a profound yet joyous spiritual celebration!
By donation (suggested $10), or bring an offering of flowers or food.
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.