2019 Calendar

Online: Contemplating Reality

14 February - 14 March 2019


Thursdays, February 7 to March 14
7.30pm - 8.30pm AEDT (utc+11:00)

NOTE: This teaching series has already commenced. If you choose to resister now, then you can participate in the live sessions from  14 Feb-14 March and you will be forwarded recordings of the 14 Feb session

To practice the Buddhist path we need to properly understand the Buddha's radical observations on the nature of reality, and we need to verify its validity in our own experience. Senior Buddhist teacher Andy Karr guides the reader through the important views of the Buddha’s science of enlightenment and, in clear and plain English, shows us their universal value and applicability.

“I can't emphasize enough during this transitional time as Buddhism is being established in the West that at least some of us focus on the Buddhist view. I welcome this book as a sign of the dawn of appreciation of Buddhist wisdom, not just for its exotic aspects but as a philosophy that is up-to-date and even more relevant now than ever.” —Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

"A jewel of a book, introducing contemplative meditation in a way that's both close to Tibetan tradition and accessible to a Western meditator. This guide provides the missing link that allows us to deeply personalize the Buddhist teachings." —Professor Judith Simmer-Brown

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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Contemplating Reality
By Andy Karr

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REGISTRATION: Click HERE or on the "Register Now" button, above (Note: Registration will open on 1 January 2019)

 SIA Members: $60
 Non-SIA members: $75

About Jakob Leschly:
Jakob Leschly has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as one of his resident teachers in Australia.


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