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.
There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the courses on offer. We encourage questioning and open dialogue, and welcome everyone with an interest in making their life both happy and meaningful. Feel free to join a class, even if we are part way through the course.
We hold regular weekly classes in both the day and evening. There are several in-person meditation classes during the week, led by the western nuns. Our full teaching curriculum is offered online.
The virtual world has opened up to become the Langri Tangpa Centre mandala – a digital net of light to hold our community together. You can join a class for as little as $1, as all our events are by donation.
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.
Sundays 9 am – 1 pm
Stocked with books, malas, prayers flags, and incense (including smokeless), meditation cushions and stools, Tibetan ritual items, chai, and a wide range of thangkas and cards.
Tues-Thurs from 6 pm
Reception opens before class for you to purchase notes, renew memberships, browse the shop, or pick up a library book.
Langri Tangpa Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Jagera and Turrbal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre resides. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who visit our Centre, with respect and gratitude.
For those of you wishing to join us from overseas, the time differences can reflect differently in different calendars. Please register via our ONLINE Eventbrite page (rather than our calendar) to avoid confusion!
Please stay home if feeling unwell or with allergies
Wear a facemask if you wish, or when asked to by a class leader
Prayer hands greeting (don’t shake hands)
Stay 1.5 metres apart from others
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Wash your hands regularly
We secure your details to assist in contact tracing if needed
We monitor updates for recent covid hotspots
Gompa seating is arranged for social distancing
Visitor capacity limits apply in both gompa and reception
Hand sanitiser provided at all entrances
Frequent cleaning in progress
Using Buddhist psychology to cut through the root of sadness and fear, and reveal the innate goodness and peace at the heart of our being.
Depression and anxiety are the pain system of the mind. In this course we discover how to listen to what anxiety and depression are telling us, so we can remove their root causes, rather than just mask the symptoms. The root of these is our distorted and negative self-view. By developing a realistic appreciation of our innate human qualities, we will be able to naturally overcome our fears and become happier and kinder human beings. Topics include:
– Buddhist psychology as a science of the mind
– Nature of identity, natural confidence and self-worth
– Step-by-step methods to counter disturbing emotions
– Distinguish between attachment and love, craving and kindness
– Natural patience to overcome anger and frustration
– Listening to the wisdom in depression and anxiety
– Breaking the habit of worry and the toxic depression cycle
– Simple techniques to cultivate positive states of mind
Celebrate Saka Dawa (Buddha Birthday), purify aeons of negativities, and make mountains of merit, with offerings and verses sung in English.
The power of everything we do on this holy day is greatly magnified, so it is the perfect opportunity for spiritual activity, making offerings, and re-setting the course of your life. We will be hanging the large applique thangka, and everyone will have a chance to bath the buddha. We recite praises to the Buddha based on stories from the Jataka Tales, make copious offerings, personal dedications, and strew flowers to the ten directions!
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.