Hayagriva Buddhist Centre is a Mahayana Tibetan Buddhist centre in Perth, Western Australia, affiliated with FPMT.
Visit the centre during office hours 10am – 2pm Mon to Sat*
*Centre opening hours are subject to volunteer availability. Please phone to confirm.
Sunday 20 May at 2pm
Geshe Sonam will use Atisha’s famous text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, as the basis for his Sunday teaching. All are welcome.
Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
Atisha, the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wo, and his nephew, Jangchub Wo. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Atisha’s most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha’s text thus became the source of the Lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Saka Dawa – Tue 29 May 2018
Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana. Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study.
Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Saka Dawa on Tue 29 May 2018:
- 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
- 12noon Set-up of tables and water bowls and purification of the bowls
- 1pm Filling of water bowls
- 7.30pm Light Offering followed by a Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
Offering of food, flowers are welcome at the puja.
Lam Rim Middle Length – Audio Recording
Venerable Robina Courtin will teach in Western Australia 16-29 July 2018.
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