Australian Teachings

Wangdrak Rinpoche Returns to Australia in 2017

We are most happy to welcome Wangdrak Rinpoche back to Australia in November 2017, where he will give talks and teachings in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and the NSW Blue Mountains. Rinpoche will lead extended meditation sessions as an opportunity to deepen the connection and meditation experience of students from his last visit.

Rinpoche will also lead two retreats in NSW’s Blue Mountains.
See the Retreats page.

Wangdrak Rinpoche’s teachings address the people and needs of our time. Coming from pure experience rather than from scriptural tradition, Rinpoche will give discussion-style talks and teachings on the wisdom that pervades our Buddhist practice at all levels. The talks will be open to all and the teachings will have a large meditation component.

Wangdrak Rinpoche was officially recognised by Sakya Trizin as the third incarnation of Wangdrak Dorje, one of the early lamas of Gebchak Gonpa who saw the need to provide women with the same opportunity as men to train in the Buddhist path. At the age of nine Rinpoche begain his monastic education in the Kagyu, Sakya and Nyingma traditions, receiving the Khenpo degree in Buddhist philosophy at Dzongsar College in Tibet. As a Lama of Gebchak Gonpa, Wangdrak Rinpoche is committed to the spiritual and material welfare of 350 nuns who are renowned for their devotion and profound practice of their unique female lineage.

Ani Tenzin Chozom, Rinpoche’s translator, is a Canadian nun who has lived in India and Tibet for 18 years and has been Wangdrak Rinpoche’s translator for 11 years. She is now a PhD candidate at Sydney University.

CANBERRA

Meditation – Experiential Instruction

Sunday, 22 October 2017
When: 9.15am – 12noon; 2pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Nichols, ACT
Booking & Information: Luiz 0404028357
Donation at the door: $65 (ordained sangha free)

Winter 2012MELBOURNE

Mind Training and Buddha Nature

Monday, 30 October 2017
When: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Brighton, VIC
Booking & Information: Sarah 03 95964909
Donation: At the door. (ordained sangha free)
Please bring a cushion to sit on the floor.

Meditation – Experiential Instruction

Thursday, 2 November 2017
When: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Brighton, VIC
Booking & Information: Sarah 03 95964909
Donation: At the door. (ordained sangha free)
Please bring a cushion to sit on the floor. Chairs available.

BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW

Discovering the Value of a Human Life

Friday, 3 November 2017
When: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Bates Hall, Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath, NSW
Information: Margaret or Norbert 043285139
or 02 47823159 No bookings required
Donation $15/10 concession.

Meditation – Experiential Instruction

Sunday, 5 November 2017
When: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Karuna Sanctuary, Saywell Rd., Katoomba, NSW
Information: Margaret or Norbert 043285139 or 02 47823159 No bookings required
Donation $50/35 concession. Please bring a cushion and your own lunch. Chairs available.

SYDNEY

Mind Training and Buddha Nature

Friday, 10 November 2017
When: 7 – 9pm
Venue: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown, NSW
Information: monicajoyce@hotmail.com No booking required.
Donation at the door: $20 or $15 concession (ordained sangha free)

Meditation – Experiential Instruction

Sunday, 12 November 2017
When: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown, NSW
Information: monicajoyce@hotmail.com No booking required.
Donation at the door: $60 or $45 concession (ordained sangha free)

RETREATS

Rinpoche will be leading two retreats this year. The first will be a general retreat of 3 days for experienced as well as new students. The second will be a 7-day retreat for his senior students who have previously attended one of his 7-day retreats and have committed to his practice path.

Cultivating Shamatha together with Bodhicitta

16 November – 20 November 2017
Venue: Karuna Sanctuary, Saywell Rd, Katoomba
Booking & Information: Please see the Retreats  page.

The Seven Vajra Points of the Uttaratantra Shastra

21 November – 29 November 2017
Venue: Karuna Sanctuary, Saywell Rd, Katoomba
Booking & Information: Please see the Retreats page.

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CONTACT

NSW Leona 0408 448 739
ACT Peter 0417 031 223 or Luiz 0404 028 357
VIC Sarah 03 9596 4909
EMAIL gebchakaustralia@gmail.com, gebchakretreats@gmail.com