Study Buddhism

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

  • We offer an extensive Australia-wide seminar program: 2021 SIA Teaching ProgramClick the link to go to the SIA seminar event calendar

In addition we have a range on-going online weekly webinar series:  

     See below for more information on each series.


     Weekly Sunday Buddhist Studies with Jakob Leschly

Every Sunday 5:30-6.30pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time)
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Rigzin Jigme Lingpa’s 
Treasury of Precious Qualities With commentary by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche. 
Beginning November 28

The Omniscient Jigme Lingpa’s great work on the stages of the Buddhist path. Jigme Lingpa’s own root text is poetic and rich in metaphor and is beautifully clarified by Kangyur Rinpoche in his commentary.

The class with Jakob Leschly will run as a webinar every Sunday 5.30-6.30 pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time)


Registration:  Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1092168408449169424

 This course is by donation. If you would like to make a donation please click here 

 Recordings: click here
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.


     Weekly Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly

    Every Monday: Teaching on Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness 5-6 pm AEST followed by Meditation Practice 6-7:30 pm AEST 

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    Beginning Monday 27 September 2021.

    Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

    The teachings on emptiness enable us to break through our patterns of confusion, opening up a grand vista of luminous insight and freedom. From the Buddha onwards, great compassionate sages have passed on this message of how to cultivate insight and navigate the path to enlightenment.

    Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness is a guide for practitioners who wish to understand and practice the path of awakening. In clear language, it clarifies how to identify and eliminate confusion, and how to understand the nature of insight. This text is based on the teachings of the great master Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso (b. 1934), one of the true yogi-scholars in the lineage of the outstanding 19th-century master Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrötaye.

    About the Author:
    An ascetic and wandering yogi in his early adult life in Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, Khenpo Tsultim Gyamtso began teaching after leaving Tibet in 1959. He was appointed Khenpo by the 16th Karmapa, and Geshe Lharampa by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He served as principal for the monastic college at Rumtek, the Karmapa’s seat, for many years and also established nunneries in Bhutan and Nepal. Since the late 1970s, Khenpo has taught and trained western students, and Progressive Stages emerged in the course of presenting the view of Buddhist meditation to these students.

     At 6 pm the program will continue as usual with meditation instructions and meditation practice.

     *Note: We will be changing from AEST to AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) on Monday the 4th of October.

    Cost: By Donation - use this link to donate 

    You can register here.

    You can access the recordings here.


     Weekly Wednesday Study with Jakob Leschly

    EVERY WEDNESDAY 9-10 AM AEST (Sydney, Australia time)

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    We commence on 14 July 2021.

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

    Bodhicitta is the wish to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. It is the heart, head, eyes, blood, and spine of the Mahayana path and an absolutely indispensable practice.” – Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. The author, the siddha-pandita Shantideva, known for his sharp and profound wisdom, offers in this great classic a timeless pith-instruction and guidance in the vast and profound bodhisattva path. The commentary was offered by His Holiness in Dordogne, France in August 1991, and was translated by the Padmakara Translation Group. 

    First published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, then later as For the Benefit of All Beings, it is now published as The Bodhisattva Guide, and is available both in print and electronically.

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    You can access the online archive by clicking here.

    Cost by Donation: click here to donate

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    For general enquiries, contact Ari: office@si.org.au.



     Approaching Vajrayana Practice: Vajra Wisdom (Restricted)

    Bi Monthly ....  Mar 27, Jun 5, Aug 28, Oct 9, Dec 4

    A two-hour session from 10 am to 12 pm on a Saturday morning where we will study two manuals on Vajrayana development stage practice, one by Shechen Gyaltsap, and one by Dodrup III, Tenpey Nyima. Restricted to persons who have received Vajrayana empowerment.

     We want to be clear on how Vajrayana fits in with our own journey to enlightenment, and how exactly Vajrayana enables integrating the truth and power of Dharma within our psychology and everyday life. The discussion will cover the ground of Vajrayana and nature of its path, its relationship to the general logic of the Buddhist path, and the difference between the gradual and resultant vehicles. We will allocate plenty of time to questions and answers.