TIBETAN Buddhist teacher Lama Choedak Rinpoche will be visiting Milton in coming weeks at the request of Manjushri Buddhist Centre.
Rinpoche is an experienced master, having spent 12 years in vigorous monastic training in Nepal followed by a traditional three-year solitary meditation retreat, and has been teaching in the west for more than 25 years.
The program starts Friday, May 23, at 4.45-5.30pm with a special session for families and children titled Living in peace and harmony.
This will be followed by a public talk at 7pm titled Think of dying and get a new life – which will incorporate the words of Lao Tzu who said, “If you realise that all things change, there is nothing that you will try to hold onto. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing that you cannot achieve.”
Both talks are by donation, no booking is needed, and all are welcome.
Over the weekend of May 24-25 Rinpoche will conduct a workshop on the White Tara Meditation.
This practice gives a precious opportunity to bring about increased health, healing and longevity, as well as developing wisdom and compassion, overcoming fears and increasing spiritual vitality.
During the weekend teachings Rinpoche will give the Uncommon White Tara empowerment and led meditation sessions.
Participants will also receive a traditional practice manual known as a pecha.
The Saturday will run from 9am to 6pm and the Sunday will run from 9am to 5pm.
Bookings for the weekend are essential and can be made by contacting Alison on 0411 085 971 (ah) or email mbcmilton @gmail.com. All sessions will be held at 40 Wason Street, Milton.