Khenpo Chöying Dorjee

Khenpo Chöying Dorjee

Khenpo Choying Dorjee: Teaching Program, May-June, 2019

Sydney, May 23- June 7 
Northern Rivers,  June 10 - 23

Khenpo Chöying Dorjee is a warm, engaging and distinguished Tibetan Buddhist scholar. He received his degree as Khenpo, roughly equivalent to a Western Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, in 2004. Since then, he has held several leadership positions at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in India. At the request of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo has in recent years toured and taught throughout Asia, Europe, and the US, recently teaching at the University of Berkeley in California and The University of British Columbia, Canada.

SYDNEY TEACHING PROGRAM

 

Thursday May 23 - Sun May 26: The Heart Sutra 

Confusion clouds our wisdom, and the Heart Sutra is the great medicine that eliminates our confused assumptions about reality. This concise sutra presents the core of the Mahayana vision.

 · Thu May 23, 7-9 pm

 · Fri May 24, 7-9 pm

 · Sat May 25, 10 am-4.30 pm 

 · Sun May 26, 10 am-4.30 pm

 

Friday May 31, 7-9 pm: Evening Talk: Proactive Measures of Happiness 

Lasting happiness is not random; it comes from us engaging in constructive attitudes that are not only about our well-being, but also more compassionate perspectives on ourselves and our world.


Saturday June 1 - Sunday June 2: The Nectar of Mind 

Lojong is the art of opening up to our world, laying down the burden of our insecurity, and providing a practical tool to generate genuine kindness and compassion. This short text by the great Khyentse Wangpo beautifully summarises the essential points of this indispensable practice.

 · Sat Jun 1, 10 am-4.30 pm 

 · Sun Jun 2, 10 am-4.30 pm 

 

Friday June 7, 7-9 pm: Evening Talk: Why We Never Give Up

On the Buddhist path, we have good reasons to never give up compassion for everyone - from animals to people to governments, and we have reasons to never give up on the future of our world.


Venue for all Sydney events:  Sydney Practice Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. 

 

Cost

Evening Talks  $30, $25 concession & members, $20 member concession.
Webinar $15.

Full day Teachings  $75, $60 concession & members, $50 member concession per day
Webinar $35 per day 

Registration: At the door.   Registration for webinars will be through the SIA website.

Further Information:

Ari (Secretary) at office@si.or.au

Tshering (Bhutanese cultural liaison) tsheringdorji@gmail.com

 

NORTHERN RIVERS TEACHING PROGRAM

 

Monday June 10, 5-7.30 pm Evening Talk: The Value of the Buddhist Teachings   

The path of Dharma is aligning ourselves with the truth of who we are and is the foundation for happiness, complete bliss, and enlightenment, for ourselves and for others. 

Venue: Living Yoga Sangha, 1st Floor, 63 Stuart St, Mullumbimby. 

 

Thurday June 13, 5-7.30 pm Evening Talk: Is a Science of Wisdom Possible?  

The Buddhist path offers pro-active measures that work with the psychological causes of human well-being and qualities without mystery or metaphysics. Tibetan Buddhist scholar Choying Dorje will speak on the epistemic foundations of Buddhist theory and practice. 

Venue: SCU Japan Gallery, Southern Cross University, Lismore. 

 

Friday June 14 - Sunday June 16: The Wisdom Chapter 

The Wisdom Chapter from Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the most treasured Buddhist Texts that clarifies the view of emptiness and compassion. Written with Shantideva's keen ability to cut through the games of deception, it is the foundation for understanding the Buddhist view of reality. 

 · Fri Jun 14, 10 am-4.30 pm 

 · Sat Jun 15, 10 am-4.30 pm   

 · Sun Jun 16, 10 am-4.30 pm 

Venue: 'Pancha Sirsha', 140 Yankee Creek Rd. Mullumbimby. 

 

Monday June 17, 5-7.30 pm Evening Talk: Invoking Wisdom: The Practice of Manjushri  

With the understanding that wisdom is the heart of our being, we can engage this through the practice of devoted invocation of the universal embodiment of wisdom, Manjushri. 

Venue: Living Yoga Sangha, 1st Floor, 63 Stuart St, Mullumbimby. 


Friday June 21 - Sunday June 23: Parting from the Four Attachments 

Essential heart advice that came from Manjushri in a vision to the 12-year-old Kunga Nyingpo 900 years ago and has ever since been one of the spiritual jewels of Tibetan Buddhism.   

· Fri 21 Jun, 6.30 pm-8 pm

· Sat 22 Jun 10 am-4.30 pm 

· Sun 23 Jun 10 am-4.30 pm 

Venue: Newrybar Hall, 13-15 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar NSW 2477. 

 

Cost

Evening Talks  $30, $25 concession & members, $20 member concession.
Webinar $15.

Full day Teachings  $75, $60 concession & members, $50 member concession per day
Webinar $35 per day 

Registration: At the door.   Registration for webinars will be through the SIA website.

Further information: Kamala Kennedy at kamalakennedy@gmail.com

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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

 

Khenpo Chöying Dorjee is a warm, engaging and distinguished Tibetan Buddhist scholar. He received his degree as Khenpo, roughly equivalent to a Western Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, in 2004. Since then, he has held several leadership positions at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in India. At the request of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo has in recent years toured and taught throughout Asia, Europe, and the US, recently teaching at the University of Berkeley in California and The University of British Columbia, Canada.

 

PROGRAM IN SYDNEY

Thursday May 23 - Sun May 26: The Heart Sutra

∙ Thu 23 May, 7-9 pm; ∙ Fri 24 May, 7-9 pm; ∙ Sat 25 May, 10-4.30pm; ∙ Sun 26 May, 10-4.30pm 

Confusion clouds our wisdom, and the Heart Sutra is the great medicine that eliminates our confused assumptions about reality. This concise sutra presents the core of the Mahayana vision.

 

Thursday May 30, 7-9 pm: Evening Talk: How To Keep Positive and Not Give Up Hope For Humanity

In the face of climate change, increasing political instability and wealth inequality in the world, how to not feel anxious and despairing about the future of the planet. And how to generate compassion toward those who act  selfishly, ignorantly towards other beings.


 

Saturday June 1 - Sunday June 2: The Nectar of Mind

∙  Sat 1 Jun,  10-4.30pm; ∙ Sun 2nd Jun, 10-4.30pm

Lojong is the art of opening up to our world, laying down the burden of our insecurity, and providing a practical tool to generate genuine kindness and compassion. This short text by the great Khyentse Wangpo beautifully summarises the essential points of this indispensable practice.

 

Venue for all Sydney events: Sydney Practise Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills.

Cost?

 

Contact

 

 

PROGRAM IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS

Mon June 10: Evening Talk: The Value of the Buddhist Teachings  5-7.30 pm

The path of Dharma is aligning ourselves with the truth of who we are and is the foundation for happiness, complete bliss, and enlightenment, for ourselves and for others.

Venue: Living Yoga Sangha, 1st Floor, 63 Stuart St, Mullumbimby.

 

Thu June 13: Evening Talk: Is a Science of Wisdom Possible? 5-7.30 pm

The Buddhist path offers pro-active measures that work with the psychological causes of human well-being and qualities without mystery or metaphysics. Tibetan Buddhist scholar Choying Dorje will speak on the epistemic foundations of Buddhist theory and practice.

Venue: SCU Japan Gallery, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

Directions: The SCU Japan Gallery is located between the new Library Learning Centre and the International Office

 

Fri June 14 - Sun June 16: The Wisdom Chapter

∙  Fri 14 Jun 10 - 4.30 pm;  ∙ Sat 15 Jun 10-4.30 pm, ∙  Sun 16 Jun 10-4.30pm

The Wisdom Chapter from Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the most treasured Buddhist Texts that clarifies the view of emptiness and compassion. Written with Shantideva's keen ability to cut through the games of deception, it is the foundation for understanding the Buddhist view of reality.

Venue 'Pancha Sirsha', 140 Yankee Creek Rd. Mullumbimby

 

Directions: 'Pancha Sirsha' is 7km out of Mullumbimby. Take Jubilee St out of Mullumbimby past the high school. Turn right onto Azalea St, go over the bridge and immediately turn left onto Left Bank Rd. Follow this until you pass Shearwater High School and then take the first left onto Yankee Creek Rd. Continue along this for about 1km, until the road ends, becoming our drive way, which will be marked.

 

Mon June 17: Evening Talk: Invoking Wisdom: The Practice of Manjushri 5-7.30pm

With the understanding that wisdom is the heart of our being, we can engage this through the practice of devoted invocation of the universal embodiment of wisdom, Manjushri.

Venue: Living Yoga Sangha, 1st Floor, 63 Stuart St, Mullumbimby.

 

Fri June 21 - Sun June 23: Parting from the Four Attachments

∙  Fri 21 Jun 10-4.30 pm; ∙  Sat 22 June 10-4.30 pm; ∙ Sun 23 June 10-4.30 pm

Essential heart advice that came from Manjushri in a vision to the 12-year-old Kunga Nyingpo 900 years ago and has ever since been one of the spiritual jewels of Tibetan Buddhism.  

Venue: Newrybar Hall, 13-15 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar NSW 2477

 

Cost?

 

Contact