First Visit Plan
We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call on (07) 3398 3310 and we will get back to you.
When you arrive, introduce yourself to the volunteer at reception and they will point out where everything is, and if it’s not busy they will show you around. Once you arrive:
- QR code and show the green tick vaccination status
- Put your details on the day’s roll
- Make a donation (whatever you are comfortable with)
- Sanitise your hands and get settled!
Pick up a monthly calendar and a free book from the sign-in area. There are also LTC Welcome Brochures and postcards for you to take.
In the time before class you can relax in reception or go straight into the meditation hall and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Dharma bell rings for class a few minutes before we start.
If you happen to get here late, please join us anyway! After all the effort of travelling, we would much rather you come in! A volunteer will help you register and find you a seat.
Reception opens half an hour before class. Feel free to browse in the gift shop, chat with fellow students, or have a look at our library. Now that you’ve attended a class, you might want to ask the teacher further questions, or ask a volunteer at reception about anything regarding the program or the centre.
What to Expect
Where Do I Start?
If you’re interested in attending courses at Langri Tangpa Centre but are unsure where to begin, Starting Point is your first step.
During our time together, you’ll meet our volunteers, have a short guided tour, learn how to get involved, and be introduced to key concepts of Buddhist thought and practice.
It’s a conversational environment where you can discover a little about Buddhism, what our centre has to offer, and which program areas will best suit you.
This beginner’s welcome is held every few months on a weekend afternoon. It includes a guided tour, short meditation, a the presentation in the gompa.
Visitors receive a welcome pack with a free book, and we enjoy delicious chai tea together afterwards. The event is freely offered.
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…Or You Could Start Here
There are many types of classes to get started with at Langri Tangpa Centre. Here are four of them.
1) Come to the Meditations to Calm, Cleanse, and Inspire held on Sunday mornings (10.30 am). Led by the monks and nuns, with guided mindfulness and visualisation, informal discussion, and delicious chai tea afterwards.
3) Come to a chanting ceremony (puja) and make special prayers and dedications for loved ones. Medicine Buddha Puja is particularly good to start with, as it is held in English and very inspiring.
2) Drop in on a beginner’s class on Introduction to Buddhism or Balancing Emotions on Tuesday evenings, (6.30 pm). You are welcome to join at any time, even if the course is part-way through.
4) Relax at a Buddhist Art Workshop, a low-key yet engrossing afternoon spent painting the small statues of the Buddha called tsa-tsas, many of which decorate our library.