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Welcome to the HBC Blog. Scroll down to see what’s been happening at HBC over time. Posts are presented in reverse chronological order (most recent first). To view a post on its own, click on its title. To go back in time, click on Older posts at the bottom of the page.

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Bendigo Retreat, April and May 2018: Live Streaming

Bendigo Retreat, April and May 2018:
Live Streaming of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings during the retreat are being livestreamed. You can now watch, read and listen to all the teachings from Bendigo at any time (in different languages) read all the transcripts in English and in different languages https://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/

Or watch it live on Watch LIVE:
https://fpmt.org/media/streaming/lama-zopa-rinpoche-live/

Alternatively, there is now a link to the FPMT livestream and any time recordings and transcripts on FPMTA Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/FPMTA/

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H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Perth during Mar 2018 – Photos

Please note that there are many photos of H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s during his stay in Perth on his Facebook page. Below are some links to the posts. Click on any of the Facebook photos to launch the carousel viewer. You should not need a Facebook account to view these photos.

Facebook Posts you may want to view:
Arrival in Perth Mar 2018

Tour of Perth Mar 2018

Video of His Eminence driving the boat Mar 2018

Blessing of Hayagriva Buddhist Centre in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence giving Public Talk in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence giving teachings and a jenang in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence at animal liberation and visiting AQWA in Perth Mar 2018

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H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche Arrives in Perth 20 Mar 2018 – Images

Please note that there is a much bigger and better collection of photos of H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s arrival in Perth on his Facebook page. Follow this link to view those photos. Once on Facebook, click on any of the photos to launch the carousel viewer. You should not need a Facebook account to view these photos.

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Interfaith Visit Photos

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Interfaith Visit by Iona and CBC students – Early March 2018

Geshela spoke briefly in English to the Year 11 girls and boys from Iona and Christian Brothers Colleges. This was followed by John Waite who explained how Buddhism can help us handle our emotions better and that a scientific approach is encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of our experiences. The students then were given a taste of meditation and kindly gave us some gifts including a white lantern symbolising the practice of Christianity during difficult times.

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Day of Miracles Photos

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Young inspirations at Day of Miracles Chötrul Düchen – 1st March

Buddha performed 15 miracles over 15 days to inspire his followers. Start young and you can accumulate an amazing trove of merit like these young ones at the extensive water and light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha Puja.

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Holy Day of Miracles – Chötrul Düchen – 1 Mar 2018

The Fifteen Days of Miracles — from the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar on 16 February 2018) until the fifteenth, Chötrul Düchen (also called Day of Miracles on 1 March 2018) — commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue the Six Founders, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers. All fifteen days are merit-multiplying days, when the merit of virtuous actions performed on these days is multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Chötrul Düchen on Thu 1 Mar 2018:

  • 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 1pm Set up extensive water bowls and light offerings
  • 7.30pm Light Offering followed by a Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Offering of food, flowers are welcome at the puja.

By Donation

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Venerable Jampa Dekyi – Jan & Feb 2018

Meditations with Venerable Dekyi

• Thursday Morning – Meditation on the Path
Starts Thu 4 Jan 10.45am-11.45am

Each Thursday morning beginning on 4 January Venerable Dekyi will lead analytical meditations on different Buddhist topics such as compassion, loving kindnesss, precious human rebirth, impermanence and so forth.
By donation.
All welcome, suitable for new and experienced meditators

• Friday Night – Introductory Calm Abiding Meditation and Talk
Starts Fri 5 Jan 7-8:30pm
 Series of 3 Fridays (Please note the start time of 7pm)
Want to start a meditation practice? Venerable Dekyi will cover different postures, different traditions and establishing a daily practice. The focus is on being mindful of your breath and body. It is known as Shamatha or calm abiding meditation which serves to stabilise our mind by cultivating stillness.
By donation.
All welcome, suitable for new and experienced meditators


Tuesday Night Teachings by Venerable Dekyi

Living Mindfully
Tue 9, 16 and 23 Jan 7:30-9pm   
 Series of 3 Tuesdays 
Session 1: Refuge Commitments
Session 2: Individual Liberation Vows
Session 3: Discussion: Bodhisattva Vows (Primary)
Learn about guidelines to better equip us in responding to people and situations. Living in vows lessens and stops the creation of negative karma. It also purifies. It is very important to know what vows have been taken. Over the three weeks, Venerable Dekyi will introduce the Refuge, Laypersons and Bodhisattva Vows in a practical way.
Cost : 1 session $20 (Members $15), 3 sessions $55 (Members $40)
Open to all, whether you have or haven’t taken the Vows
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• Discussion: Secondary Bodhisattva Vows
Tue 30 Jan + 6 Feb 7:30-9pm   
 Over 2 Tuesdays 
The 46 Secondary vows will be introduced.
By Donation

 

• Meaning of ‘Teacher’
Tue 13 Feb 7:30-9pm   

Confusion can arise if we are not clear by the terms ‘Guru’, ‘Lama’ and ‘Teacher’. Ven Dekyi will explain the different types of teachers and their responsibilities and the importance of checking out a Teacher.
By Donation

 


Sunday Teachings by Venerable Dekyi

How Karma Works   Over 2 Sundays 
Sun 7 + 14 Jan 2.00-3.30pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Venerable Dekyi will introduce the workings of karma and how to change our responses to minimise negativity.
By donation


Sunday Workshops  3 Half-Day Workshops 

The Selfie Fixation
Sun 21 Jan 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Our sense of self pervades our every thought, action and words. Understanding this sense of “I” can free us from a lot of suffering.

• Healthy Self Esteem
Sun 28 Jan 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Examine why having a “chip on the shoulder” or being proud robs us of true happiness. Find out ways to minimise these and other afflictive emotions and desires.

• Dying Skilfully
Sun 11 Feb 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Venerable Dekyi will explain what happens when one dies and how we can have less fear if we are prepared.

Workshop Cost: 1 workshop $37 (Members $28), 3 workshops $100 (Members $80)
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H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche – in Perth during March 2018

H.E. 7th Kyabje Ling Rinpoche

His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche is the reincarnation of one of the greatest masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In his last life he was the senior tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

English speaking and a 32-year-old Buddhist monk, Rinpoche presents the 2,500 year-old wisdom of the Buddha in a way that can help today’s busy people lead a more relaxed, meaningful life by better understanding themselves and the way they relate to others. In 2016, H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche was awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India. He continues to be guided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Rinpoche has taught in Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel and the USA as well as in many Tibetan settlements throughout India, Nepal and the Himalayan regions.

Read more about Ling Rinpoche on his website at http://lingrinpoche.info/ and
on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LingRinpoche/

PROGRAMME IN PERTH DURING MARCH 2018

Fri 23 Mar 2018 7-9pm PUBLIC TALK: Buddhist Science of Happiness
New Reduced Price: $28
Venue:
The Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA
Bookings: Must be made online at ticketsWA.com
     
Sat 24 Mar 2018
 
Sun 25 Mar 2018
10am – 12noon
+ 2 – 4pm
10am – 12noon
TEACHINGS: The Foundation of All Good Qualities
3 Sessions: Sat 24 Mar 10am-12noon + 2-4pm, Sun 25 Mar 10am-12noon

His Eminence, the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche will teach on the 14 verses by Lama Tsongkhapa which outlines the path to enlightenment. This short text covers the importance of seeking a qualified teacher, developing mindfulness so we better relate to others, using our precious human life to maximise our potential for enlightenment, and aspiring to benefit all beings.
Cost: See below
Venue: Metro Hotel 61 Canning Hwy South Perth WA
Bookings: Click here to book online
     
Sun 25 Mar 2018 3 – 5pm JENANG: Je Rig Sum Chig Thus
His Eminence Kyabje Ling Rinpoche will give the Je Rig Sum Chig Thus Jenang which brings blessings of Manjushri, Chenrezig and Vajrapani. They represent the enlightened qualities of Manjushri manifesting the Buddha’s innate wisdom, Chenrezig manifesting the Buddha’s great compassion and Vajrapani manifesting the Buddha’s power. The same qualities manifested in Lama Tsong Khapa, the great 14th century yogi and scholar. There is no ongoing commitment with this Jenang.
Cost: See below
Venue: Metro Hotel 61 Canning Hwy South Perth WA
Bookings: Click here to book online
     
Cost for Events at Metro Hotel: 4 Sessions: $90 Non-member / $70 Member
1 Session: $25 Non-member / $19 Member
Member pricing is for current members of the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre and for current members of any other FPMT centre
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Merit Boxes on Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Merit Boxes on Lama Tsongkhapa Day: The International Merit Box Project was created by the FPMT to help cultivate generosity as part of a daily practice. You are encouraged to take home a small metal box in which to put your donations each day, for example, coins in your purse or pocket. The boxes and your offerings are collected once a year on Lama Tsongkhapa Day (12 Dec 2017). This permits the donations to be combined and on-sent to the FPMT International Office where this project is managed. Follow the link above to read more about it and to see lists of the many beneficiaries of your generosity during the past 15 years.
Please return your Merit Boxes to HBC by 12 December.

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Account of High Tea Fund Raiser held on 18 November 2017

High Tea Fundraiser was held at HBC on 18 Nov 2017

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We were blessed with perfect weather on November 18 for our High Tea Event.

The afternoon started off with a powerful teaching from Geshela on Mind Training. Geshela spoke on the importance of harmony in everything we do, in our relationships at work, with our family, loved ones and friends and the people we cross path with, each day. “Harmony is the key to Happiness,” Geshela said and the way to go about achieving this is to examine our own minds and our perceptions of the external world and our own internal responses.

After the teachings we were all treated to an afternoon of tea served in fine china and a marvellous selection of scrumptious cakes and savouries, all lovingly made by our kind volunteers. Our resident violinist, Susan Di Bona entertained us with exquisite music from the classics, ranging from Vivaldi, Kreistler and Mozart and some jazz. Then some lovely Bhutanese lasses in their gorgeous national dress made a dance offering to Geshela. This was enthusiastically joined in by Matt Whiston, our resident translator and member Poh Choo to the delight and appreciation of the crowd. In between entertainment we had a silent auction and a raffle draw. Fong our green thumbed member provided plants for sale which were eagerly snapped up.

It was a most satisfying afternoon and most evident was a spirit of generosity, kindness and good will.

We raised $4043 which will go towards Geshela’s current (in December) and future travel next year and HBC’s expenses.

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