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 - A regular 6 week seminar series discussing a profound Buddhist text. The upcomming series is on Andy Karr's Contemplating Reality 
  • Weekly Sunday evening stream focuses on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa.
  • Weekly Monday evening stream covers a widerange of practical everyday concerns and is combined with a meditation session.
  • Weekly Wednesday morning sessions focus on Jigme Lingpa’s Steps Seven Mind-trainings according to the Great Perfection

     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:  
Contemplating Reality (Click link to register)

An Online Study of Andy Karr's Contemplating Reality. Thursdays, 7 Februray -  14 March, 2019
A series of 6 talks each Thursday evening 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEDT 

Jakob Leschley discusses Andy Karr guide to the important views of the Buddha’s science of enlightenment and, in clear and plain English, shows us their universal value and applicability.

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 AEDT

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. 

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

To make a donation please click on this link.

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 Weekly Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly

EVERY monday 5:00-7.30PM AEDT

SIA offers a weekly sangha gathering via webinar each MONDAY from 5 :00 pm to 7.30 pm AEDT (+11:00 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.

FEBRUARY 2019 PROGRAM

  • 4/2 Paltrul Rinpoche’s Advice
    Heart Advice from the great realised master, enlightened vagabond and author, whose life remains an inspiration to everyone on the path.

  • 11/2 The Nitty-Gritty of Meditation
    Working with our mind through meditation loosens the tight grip that thoughts, emotions, and ideas have on us.

  • 18/2 Buddhist Pride
    Practising the Dharma we needn't be afraid of being different and stepping outside conventional systems of narrow belief.

  • 25/2 The Prayer of the Vajra Knot
    A commentary on Rigzin Terdak Lingpa's famous aspiration prayer focussing on meeting with the Vajrayana in all one's lives and perfecting its vision and practice.
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 AEDT

Study Text: Steps to the Great Perfection, by Jigme Lingpa

We will begin study of Jigme Lingpa’s Steps to the Great Perfection which presents the Seven Mind-trainings according to the Great Perfection. Jigme Lingpa’s work is based on the Sole Offspring Tantra and the short commentaries by Garab Dorje and Longchen Rabjam. These seven ways of training the mind are part of the Chetsun Nyingtik ngöndro, but the content is basic to all the Dzogchen teachings, including the Longchen Nyingtik, as well as all the practice lineage traditions. You can find this work where these teachings are compiled and excellently translated into English by Cortland Dahl here.

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.

The Dropbox archive for our online studies is found 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.