2019 Calendar

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

On:
20 - 22 September 2019
At:
Sydney

Friday 20 September 6.30-8 pm   EVENING TALK: Why Buddhism?WEEKEND

The Buddha’s teaching on the nature and potential of our existence, and how we practically improve the quality of our life, draws on the nature of 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.

21-22 SEPTEMBER (SAT & SUN) 9 AM - 4 PM Ngöndro urban retreat

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. 

***New Information***

We will be referring to the following Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro text. Please bring a printed copy.

COST 

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

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:  Esther Ang  esther.ang2019@gmail.com  041 213 8819

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For more information please contact Ari at office@si.org.au