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Diamond Cutter – Sutra & Verse

(Both visa applications for Geshe Sherab were denied, so it is with great sadness that we have been forced to CANCEL this tour). REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: Eddie Peet will give a short explanation of the evocative analogies in the verse at the end of the Diamond Cutter Sutra:
“So you should view this fleeting world —
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”
After the break we will recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra together as a group, so we can create the much needed merit for future tours and visits from our precious Geshes.

Diamond Cutter – Sutra & Story

(Both visa applications for Geshe Sherab were denied, so it is with great sadness that we have been forced to CANCEL this tour). REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: This evening we will recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra together as a group, so we can create the much needed merit for future tours and visits from our precious Geshes. Eddie Peet will also give a short talk on the extraordinary discovery of this sutra – the world’s first printed book – and how it was very nearly lost to us in several times over. The background and history of this short yet powerful sutra is fascinating and reads like a modern adventure or thriller.

Andy Weber – Prajnaparamita Workshop

World-renowned Tibetan thangka painter Andy Weber returns to Australia to lead a weekend on the art of Prajnaparamita, the Buddha of Wisdom. Hands-on-tuition will be given for drawing and painting techniques. Besides instructions like canvas making and natural colours, we will make colour charts with modern paints to simplify the painting process.

Symbolism of Prajnaparamita – Andy Weber

Discover the unique symbolism in the depictions of Prajnaparamita, the wisdom of all the buddhas personified in the form of a female deity. In her upper left hand she holds the heart sutra, her right hand holds a nine-pronged vajra, symbolic of the nine paths to enlightenment. Her middle hands are in the gesture of meditation indicating that only through meditation can the ultimate wisdom of reality be achieved. World-renowned Tibetan thangka painter Andy Weber returns to Australia to give an evening talk as the introduction to the weekend workshop.

Weekend Course GESHE TENZIN ZOPA Establishing a Tantric Practice

Open to anyone and everyone! Buddhist tantra is rich in symbolism, and unique to Tibetan Buddhism. Discover how it differs from Hindu Tantra, and the unique features of this lightening fast approach to enlightenment. Find out about the four different categories of Buddhist Tantra, who can practice them, and where the practices we are most familiar with, like Chenrezig and Manjushri, fit in.

BURLEIGH HEADS: Geshe Zopa Returns!

Excerpt: LTC Gold Coast Buddhist Group is proud to present internationally renowned teacher Geshe Tenzin Zopa to give a public talk entitled “Making Life Meaningful”. Geshe-la returns to Australia after a long teaching residency at Oxford University and will visit the Gold Coast as part of his tour for FPMT Australia. Join us for this golden opportunity to enjoy Geshe-la’s gentle, warm and precise delivery of Buddhist wisdom.

Andy Weber Art Workshop – Guru Rinpoche

World-renowned Tibetan thangka painter Andy Weber returns to Australia to lead a weekend on the art of Guru Rinpoche. Hands-on-tuition will be given for drawing and painting techniques. Besides instructions like canvas making and natural colours, we will make colour charts with modern paints to simplify the painting process.

The Art of Guru Rinpoche – Andy Weber

Discover the unique symbolism in the depictions of the remarkable mahasiddha Padmasambhava (the lotus born), who stabilised the first wave of Dharma into Tibet in the 8th century. Known for his mystical and magical powers he laid the foundation for the old school Nying-ma. World-renowned Tibetan thangka painter Andy Weber returns to Australia to give an evening talk as the introduction to the weekend workshop.

Keeping Sanity in Difficult Times (Ven. Robina Courtin Tour)

How do we find peace when everything around us seems so crazy? Whether we are overwhelmed by troubled relationships, a stressful job, the hectic demands of family life or the uncertain state of global affairs; we can undo destructive habits of reacting to our external world. Discover Buddhist “mind-training” practices to help us transform problems into opportunities and maintain a positive and peaceful inner life in the face of life’s challenges.

Finding a Way Through Depression (Ven. Robina Courtin Tour)

We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing without question that happiness and suffering come from ‘out there.’ In reality, Buddhist teachings explain that they come from the way we perceive and interpret things, not the things themselves. It’s a question of knowing yourself well – taking responsibility, but on the basis of the fact that you can change.

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