The Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in an accessible modern manner. Buddhism has useful viewpoints to offer on: developing greater wellbeing and inner peace, coping with life’s difficulties and challenges, managing negative emotions & cultivating positive emotions, living a meaningful values based life, compassion, altruisim and secular ethics, meditation and mindfulness practice, understanding the nature of mind.
The centre's teacher is Sandup Tsering who was born in Tibet, grew up in exile in India, then he trained for 7 years as a monk at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India before coming to Melbourne in 1984 where he served as Geshe Doga's translator for 16 years at Tara Institute.
The Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre gratefully acknowledges His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the inspiration for the establishment of this centre. Our aim is to assist in fulfilling his vision of promoting the values of peace, compassion, non-violence and secular ethics.
The group meets regularly on most Sundays during school term throughout the year 6.00pm-7.30pm at a private venue in Carnegie 3163 (for address information please ring 9576 7792 or email email@example.com). The Sunday night classes are drop-in Introduction to Buddhism classes suitable for anyone who is interested to learn more about Buddhism and meditation and suitable for ongoing students - all welcome, no need to book, by donation.
All the classes are open to members of the general public as well and go ahead independent of the numbers attending from this Meetup.
You can check the dates for the forthcoming Sunday classes through this meetup page or go directly to the Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre website http://www.melbournetibetanbuddhistcentre.org for details. The website also has information on several of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's key research initiatives, as well as a Resources Page and Video links to other famous Buddhist Masters.