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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.

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     Weekly Sunday Buddhist Studies with Jakob Leschly

    Every Sunday 5:30-6.30pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time)

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    We will recommence our study of Longchen Rabjam's Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind on Sunday, February 7th 2021

    Study text:  Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa. Text available from:

    Finding Rest offers the foundational vision of the actual practice of Dzogchen - the Great Perfection - with detailed practical teachings on working with our personal experience. These foundations are universal to all Buddhist vehicles and will be of interest to anyone engaged in the practice of the path. The "Great Omniscient" Longchenpa is known for his deep and vast realisation and his beautiful writings on the path of awakening.

    Registration:  Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8625272211838114060

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

    Link for the archived recordings of previous teachings: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/727ewxq3j8n6ilz/AADXcm_Z8KLgK0mtmNOk6qJxa?dl=0

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     Weekly Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly

    The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening and Meditation Practice
    EVERY monday 5:00-7.30PM AEDT (Sydney, Australia time)

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     We recommence on February 1st 2021.

    The abhidharma class (5-6 pm ) will focus on Steven Goodman's The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening,

     "Abhidharma holds the heart of early Buddhist wisdom. Goodman's gift is to bring this forward in friendly, everyday language that never loses touch with the original sources. As he says, the eightfold path is a journey into our own experience, a fresh way to see life and diminish its pain, and this is relevant to everyone."
    -Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma), author of Meeting the Great Bliss Queen.

    Click here for a brief (2 page) introduction by Jakob to Steven's Goodman's text.
    Each study session will be followed by instruction in meditation and practice in conjunction with Jamgon Mipam's Treasure of Blessings.

    To register for the webinar  click here. 

    - Complimentary for members: To become a member or check if your membership is up to date go to: Memberships
    - Alternatively, we encourage you to make a Donation

    To access the archived recordings click here.

    You can purchase The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening from Amazon as paperback or Kindle, or from outlets like Book Depository.

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     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.

    THE BODHISATTVA GUIDE
    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.

    To register and receive reminders for this program, click here.

    You can access the online archive by clicking here.

    Cost by Donation: click here to donate

    For "Go To Webinar" technical problems, there is a free helpline. In Australia, call 1800-091-811. Outside of Australia, click here.

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

     

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     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.