2018 Siddhartha's Intent Australia Program

Sydney: Friday Talk - Why Buddhism? & Weekend - Ngondro Urban Retreat

Date:
1 - 2 September 2018
Time:
See details below
Location:
SIA Sydney Practice Room.

Public Talk: Why Buddhism?
   Friday 31 August, 7 pm

The Buddha’s teaching addresses the nature of consciousness and our lived experience systematically, logically, and rationally. For these reasons a modern, analytically trained person will resonate with what the Buddha taught. An evening with informal discussion about Buddhism for non-Buddhists or anyone curious about Buddhism. Note: If you are attending just the 'Why Buddhism' talk there is no need to register.

Ngöndro Weekend
   1-2 September (Sat & Sun), 9 am - 4 pm

Ngöndro Gar is an international community of students practicing Ngöndro following the teachings of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. The Vajrayana foundations (Ngöndro) provide the conditions for approaching the Vajrayana path and particularly for apprenticing under an authentic Vajrayana master. 
Jakob Leschly will be leading a two day ngöndro program at the Sydney practice centre. The emphasis will predominantly be on the practice. There will be time to explore in depth the practical aspects and the logic and theory basic to ngöndro and Vajrayana practice. 
We will practice the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro, but practitioners of other ngöndros are also welcome. There will be the opportunity to clarify all aspects of practice. This weekend is open to anyone interested in Ngöndro. 

In addition, Jakob will do the Riwo Sangchoe offering-ritual of purifying smoke in the mornings, beginning at 9am. Attendance is optional. Jakob will explain the elements of the practice and present hands-on instructions on how to do the ritual.

This ngöndro program is held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and Jakob has served Rinpoche and Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.

COST 

- Friday night Public Talk $20.
- Saturday Members $30/Non-Members $40
- Sunday Members $30/ Non-Members $40

REGISTRATION
* FRIDAY nightJust turn up and pay at the door (Exact cash will assist the organisers)
* SATURDAY and SUNDAY:  
Please register and pay ONLINE prior to attending the weekend Ngöndro practice. To Register either click the "Register Now" button and the the top of this page, or click this link ... REGISTER NOW

Venue: SIA Sydney Practice Room, Unit 22/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills.
Directions: 450 Elizabeth St is a 5-10 minute walk from Central Station. Turn right from Devonshire St onto Elizabeth St (away from the city). The centre is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby Streets. Use the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have passed through the second door please take the lift to level oneStreet parking can be found on side streets off to the right of Elizabeth St or past Cleveland St.​

This program is held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob 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 served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.

Contact: Elaine Kelly  elaine@elainekelly.id.au

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