2021 Calendar

Northern Rivers Seminar - Finding the Middle Way

2 - 4 April 2021
Northern Rivers

Finding the Middle Way (Madhyamaka Without Tears)

Believing things exist the way they appear to our confused mind is our downfall, leading to us misunderstanding reality, and leading to our suffering. Yet, this confusing condition is workable, and the Buddha encouraged us to critically investigate our assumptions which ultimately leads to a grand vista of openness, the middle way beyond our beliefs, dogmas, and doctrines. This insight is the foundation for the vision and path of the bodhisattva sages.

* Please be aware that due to the Covid pandemic the events below may change as restrictions change across the country. 

  • Friday 2 April Evening Talk:  6.30-8pm AEDT
    The Middle Way of Freedom from Dogma and Habit

  • Saturday 3 April Seminar: 10 am - 4 pm AEDT
    Easing Into the Middle Way - a Gentle Introduction to the Essential Perspective of Emptiness

  • Sunday 4 April Seminar: 10 am - 4 pm AEST *note change from AEDT to AEST today
    Madhyamaka as the Ground of the Great Perfection

    Jakob Leschly began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and is a student of several great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.Jakob has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as a resident instructor in Australia.


    - Evening talk: $20
    - Full day seminar: Non members $95/day - SI Australia financial members $75/day

    Venue: Pancha Sirsha (5 Peaks) - Mullumbimby

    Note: Our Covid compliance agreement requires you to register your intention to attend the face-to-face event in advance by email to Stephen Teather. Directions and venue details will be provided should you require.

    Contact: Stephen Teather - stephenteather@hotmail.com; Mobile - 0425 316 151

    Please do not attend if you are Covid symptomatic and/or in close contact with another who may be symptomatic, or if you have been in a Covid "hotspot" area in the last 14 days.


    Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au