For the Christmas season…
The final public event for the year is our Christmas Eve Community Puja, an inspiring event where we make lots of offerings, end-of-year dedications, and bathe the Buddha as a way of cleansing our own mind. We also offer all the Christmas lights in the world! There is a talk on How to Do Christmas for Buddhists, (on Thursday morning 13 December and repeated on Wednesday evening 19 December). We also have three guided Vajrasattva Cleansing Meditations, as a way of purifying any negative actions of the past year (7, 13 & 20 December). There are two Saturday night pujas; Tara Puja on 15 December, and Medicine Buddha Puja on 22 December, where we will make special dedications for wise and compassionate world leaders, for the sick and vulnerable, and for healing the climate. We hope to see you at one of these events!
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.
From nine until nine we invite you to create mountains of merit, purify negativities, and enjoy the celebrations together on Lama Tsong Khapa Day! Come to any session, or BYO meals and stay for the whole day.
A simple yet profound meditation practice to develop wisdom and clarity, increase memory, and generate realisations.
A relaxing afternoon painting the flat-backed statues (tsa-tsas), and strengthening our connection with Lama Tsong Khapa. All materials supplied.
With tunes that are said to come from the dakinis and bless one’s mind-stream, we integrate theory and practice in a richly symbolic offering ceremony.
By donation (suggested $10 for each event, but please offer what you are comfortable with).
Bookings appreciated, but you can also just come along on the day.
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.