2019 Calendar

Bellingen seminars: Delusion of Ego; Nature of Reality

31 May - 1 June 2019

Seminars with Jakob Leschly

Friday 31 May 6.30-8pm

  • Seeing Through the Delusion of Ego (Public talk)
    It is an open secret that we are happier when we are less self-centred and unhappier the more we are self-centred. But if we look closely, our "self" is a really not something solid at all; it changes all the time. It is essentially our confused assumptions and habits that drive centring around a mistaken view of the self and ego. The Buddhist teaching provides a clear map and path out of this confusion. 

Saturday 1 June 10am-4pm

  • Seeing the Nature of Reality (Seminar)
    In approaching enlightenment, our perspective needs to be free from acquired bias and dogmas, as well the habitual ignorance that drives our confusion and suffering. Based on a short text by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo that brilliantly sums up the Middle Way or Madhyamaka teachings. For anyone wishing to understand the radical view of Buddhism, and essential for any practicing the path.

Jakob Leschly has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as a resident teacher in Australia. Most of Siddhartha's Intent Australia’s workshops, retreats and study groups are conducted by him. He began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984. Since then he has worked as a translator, interpreter and as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has completed a BA in Tibetan Studies and lives NSW.

   - Evening talk:  Suggested donation - $10. Half price for people 25 years and under.  Tea and bikkies provided.
   - Full day seminar: Suggested donation - $150 both days, $85 one day. Lunch, teas, snacks included. TBA - Concession rate for students, unemployed and pensioners

  - Evening talk:  CWA Rooms, Church Street, Bellingen
  - Full day seminar: 
256 Martells Road, Brierfield via Bellingen

Contact:  Tricia and Stephen Abell at for further information


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