Rigpa Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

Introduction to Buddhism

In Buddhism, Wisdom and Compassion are considered as being inseparable, and it is how we work with this view in our daily interactions that is the real power and proof point of the truth of the teachings of the Buddha. Through this course we will explore the ancient teachings of this unbroken lineage, experiencing their wisdom directly through the application of authentic methods that help us to develop confidence, capacity and compassion in the way we are – with ourselves, with others, within our environment. Module 1 focuses on Wisdom. Module 2 focuses on Loving Kindness. Module 3 focuses on Compassion. New students can enrol in any module, though many students choose to begin with module 1 and continue with modules 2 and 3, deepening their study further with each module

Module 1: Buddhist Wisdom

This is an introductory course on Buddhist Wisdom, covering the fundamental principles of Tibetan Buddhism. The course includes time to learn and practise meditation, watch short teachings, and discuss in a small group setting. The course covers:

  • The nectar of contentment
  • Essence of the Buddha’s teachings
  • Buddha nature – Our fundamental goodness
  • Basic principles – the view of interdependency
  • Impermanence
  • The view of shunyata.

This course is part of the Introduction to Buddhism series (module 1) with the option of leading into two further modules (Loving Kindness and Compassion) for those interested in further study. No prerequisites are required for this Buddhist Wisdom module.

Please note that the pricelessness of the teachings is not reflected in the course fees. The fees have been set to make the teachings affordable and accessible to all. If you have any questions or concerns about affordability, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny on 0414 580 749 or by emailing Jenny at melbourne@rigpa.org.au.

7 Nights,
March 29th to May 10th, 2017
7 - 9pm

Course fees are $195 full/$90 concession, (free to Rigpa Melbourne subscribers).

Introduction to Buddhism - Wisdom

Module 2: Loving Kindness 

The course includes time to watch short teachings and discuss in a small group setting. Meditation is explored using physical sensations and thoughts. The course covers:

  • The action of altruism
  • Learning to love ourselves
  • The power of invocation
  • Compassion in working with ourselves
  • The radiance of love and compassion
  • Overcoming emotions
  • Overcoming indifference
  • Transforming hatred and resentment

This Loving Kindness course is part of the “Introduction to Buddhism” series (ITB module 2).  No pre-requisites are necessary.

Please note that the pricelessness of the teachings is not reflected in the course fees. The fees have been set to make the teachings affordable and accessible to all.   If you have any questions or concerns about affordability, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny on 0414 580 749 or by emailing Jenny at melbourne@rigpa.org.au

7 Nights,

May 24th to July 5th, 2017,  7 - 9pm

Course fees are $195 full/$90 concession, (free to Rigpa Melbourne subscribers).

 

 

Introduction to Buddhism - Loving Kindness