Face to face seminar series led by Jakob Leschley at the Sydney Practice Centre

Face to face seminar series led by Jakob Leschley at the Sydney Practice Centre

Study Buddhism

Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers a range of different opportunities to study Buddhism:

FACE-TO-FACE STUDY Program - We offer an extensive Australia-wide face-to-face seminar program:

ONLINE STUDY Program - SIA has a range of ongoing online study series:

  • Online Seminar Series - 6 week seminar series presenting various Buddhist texts. The upcomming series is on Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel's Logic of Faith 
  • Weekly Sunday evening webinar focuses on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa.
  • Weekly Monday evening webinars cover a wide range Buddhist themes and is combined with a meditation session.
  • Weekly Wednesday morning webinars focus on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Excellent Path to Englightenment

     See below for more information on each series.

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 Online Seminar Series 

Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers three 6-week Online Seminar Series throughout the year. Each Seminar is conducted as a series of 1 hour-weekly classes and held over a period of six weeks.

Upcoming Seminar:  
Logic of Faith (Click this link to register)

An Online Study of Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel's Logic of FaithThursdays, 27 June -  8 August, 2019
A series of 6 talks each Thursday evening 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEST 

Click here for more details.

Practical aspects of online courses:
Students are requested to read sections of the text prior to the scheduled class. During the session Jakob unpacks and summarizes the text using a live PowerPoint presentation which is visible on the participant's computer. This format enables anyone to participate regardless of location.
Participants also have an option to download both audio and video recordings of the lesson if they are unable to join in real-time.
Participants may review and download any session as often as required.

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 Weekly Sunday Buddhist Studies with Jakob Leschly

Every Sunday 5:30-6.30pm AEST

Study text:  Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa

The spotless dharmakāya, luminous and clear,
Is the buddha nature of all beings,
Yet through their ignorance and clinging,
They wander in the cycle of existence.
In the wilderness of karma and defilement
They stray in weariness.
Today I will bring rest to their exhausted minds.

"Rest is what we lack most. Even more agonizing is that we don't know how to do it; in fact, we don't even understand what it means to rest. Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure that we finally understand what rest is." Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

"This sacred volume embodies the entire Buddhist path - from how to inspire our wild mind toward the Dharma to how to fulfill the needs of all by awakening the nature of the mind, innate Buddhahood, as it is." Tulku Thondup.

This study presumes familiarity with classical Buddhist themes such as karma, rebirth, and the possibility of enlightenment through the practice of the path. The webinars are held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as instructor. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.

Text available from:

Registration:  This course is by donation. 

 Please register by clicking HERE.
Upon registration a link and further information will be forwarded to you in regard to the practicalities of setting up your computer in preparation for the webinar. 

Click to donate to support Siddhartha's Intent Australia activities

Recordings:
You can access the audio and video recordings of each webinar here.

 

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 Weekly Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly

EVERY monday 5:00-7.30PM AEST

SIA offers a weekly sangha gathering via webinar each MONDAY from 5 :00 pm to 7.30 pm AEST (+10:00 UTC)  (click here for other time zones)

The webinars are held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as instructor. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993. 

Jakob will give a Dharma talk at 5pm followed by Q & A and discussion. At 6 to 6.30pm there will be an introduction to the practice of meditation, and from approximately 6.30 on there will be a 50 minute session of meditation practice, alternating sitting and walking. The entire program will be broadcast as webinar for anyone wishing to join in Dharma study and the practice of meditation in a Sangha context.

 

 

JULY 2019 PROGRAM

  • July 1st - The Wisdom of Emptiness:
    Theory and Practice.The Prajnaparamita teachings on wisdom are intended to first be clearly understood, and following that, to be integrated through meditation and everyday life.

  • July 8th-The Dharma of Love and Compassion.
    The nature of enlightenment and the path to enlightenment is permeated by the concern for others' happiness and ultimate well-being.

  • July 15th-Songs from Shabkar's "White Foot".
    Writings by the great 19th-century yogi Shabkar, who like Milarepa, taught through his extraordinary example and his poignant songs.

  • July 22-Dependent Arising.
    The foundational and radical insight of all of the Buddhist teachings - that which addresses our confusion - can be verified through our own direct observation.

  • July 29-Perspectives on Consciousness and Rebirth.
    The Buddhist teaching on rebirth is founded on reasoning and empiricism, not cultural or religious beliefs. This talk will include a selection from the writings of Matthieu Ricard.
Registration for SIA Members:
This webinar program is complementary for all SIA financial Members. If you are unsure if your membership is up to date or for information on how to become a member please click here. If you are registering for the first time please contact Jakob jakob@si.org.au with your details. If registering for the first time you will be provided with log on information. 
 
Time: Mondays, 5-7.30 pm
Venue: Living Yoga Sangha (or Online) , 63 Stuart Street (1st floor),  Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW 
Click for location on Google Maps $5 donation at the door for evenings in Mullumbimby.
Wednesday Vajrayana Study with Jakob Leschly

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 Weekly Wednesday Vajrayana Study with Jakob Leschly

Every Wednesday 9-10 am AEST

Study Text: Excellent Path to Enlightenment, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Next Wednesday, May 15, we will begin a study of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's "Excellent Path to Enlightenment". This concise ngondro commentary is based on Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's short ngondro liturgy with the same name, but it applies equally to any ngondro. Coming from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, it possesses the warm flavour of profundity and his realisation and will be of great benefit for anyone practising the ngondro.

 These studies are relevant not only for Ngöndro Gar practitioners but also for all Vajrayana practitioners. All texts are studied in English translation.

Registration:  This course is by donation. If you would like to make a donation please click on this link.

To register for this program, click here.

Upon registration a link and further information will be forwarded to you in regard to the practicalities of setting up your computer in preparation for the webinar.