Workshops and Retreats

Tara and Mind, Mental Factors Retreat with Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley


Date: 
Labour Weekend 24th, 25th & 26th October 2020
Where: Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Buddhist Centre, Whangarei.
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm daily

Mind and Mental Factors:
This weekend retreat is your invitation to gain a deeper understanding of how our minds work in order to develop a more peaceful, harmonious and happy life.
The study of our mind and mental factors is important, as all of our actions – positive, negative or neutral, are always motivated by our Mind which ultimately affects our experiences in life.
If we are able to develop our mind in a positive way, we will gain positive results.  Understanding this and the connection between our mind, mental factors and experiences will help us gain more stability and joy, not only for us but also for all of those who surround us.

About Green Tara
Green Tara is one of the most beloved figures in Tibetan Buddhism.
As a Bodhisattva she helps people pass beyond the troubles of earthly existence and move toward enlightenment.  She also protects people from numerous worldly dangers. The loving expression on the sculpture’s face embodies Tara’s maternal compassion.
‘Tara’ means ‘Rescuer’. She is so-called because she rescues us from the eight outer fears, the fears of lions, elephants, fire, snakes, thieves, water, bondage, and evil spirits, and from the eight inner fears, the fears of pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness, and deluded doubts.

Geshe-la will teach in Tibetan and his teachings will be translated from Tibetan into English by Matt Whiston.

ALL WELCOME   Registration is essential. Please email dharmanewzealand(at)gmail.com for registration from.

Attending the weekend classes:
It’s most beneficial to attend the whole weekend.

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday 24thof October 2020
*   9:00 am: Grounding Meditation
* 10:00 am: Teachings about Tara by Geshe-la
* 12:00 pm: Shared lunch (bring a vegetarian dish to share)
*   1:30 pm: Discussion group led by Paul and Kaari
*   3:00 pm: Teaching about Tara by Geshe-la
*   5:30 pm: Gratitude Meditation

Sunday 25thof October 2020
*   9:00 am: Grounding Meditation in Stupa
* 10:00 am: Tara Empowerment or Blessing by Geshe-la
* 12:00 pm: Shared lunch (bring a vegetarian dish to share)
*   1:30 pm: Discussion group led by Paul and Kaari
*   3:00 pm: Teachings on Mind & Mental Factors by Geshe-la
*   5:30 pm: Gratitude Meditation

Monday 26thof October 2020
*   9:00 am: Grounding Meditation in Stupa
* 10:00 am: Teachings on Mind & Mental Factors by Geshe-la
* 12:00 pm: Shared lunch (bring a vegetarian dish to share)
*   1:30 pm: Discussion group led by Paul and Kaari
*   3:00 pm: Teachings on Mind & Mental Factors by Geshe-la
*   5:30 pm: Gratitude Meditation

Who can attend:
The teachings are open to anyone to attend, one does not have to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from these teachings.

Costs & Contributions:
Dharma teachings are always offered with love and are free of charge.
We do however need financial support from our friends and members to be able to continue to look after our wonderful Sangha, the Centre facilities, provision of retreat materials and English translation of the teachings.  There is a suggest donation of around $70 to $100 per person for the retreat, however – anything you are able to offer will be gratefully accepted. If you would like to sponsor the retreat / the Sangha or someone attending – please simply add this contribution to your donation.   If you are unable to contribute financially – you may be able to volunteer some help in other ways.  Please do not let the lack of finances prevent you from coming – all warmly welcome.

LUNCHES – Please bring a Vegetarian Dish to Share

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling for this auspicious time!

Register by emailing us at dharmanewzealand(at)gmail.com