In-Depth Buddhism

Discover more about Buddhism with these in-depth study classes at the Surry Hills Temple.

Buddhist Wisdom & Practice

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm · $15

These weekly classes offer an opportunity to explore Buddhist wisdom and practice in depth. Classes are suitable for beginners interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy as well as people wanting to deepen their experience of the Buddhist path. Drop in any week. Everybody welcome.

Atisha’s beautiful Advice, first written in the 11th Century, is still powerful and inspiring today. Its short, simple lines set out clear directions to enjoying a life of purity and sincerity – just as the early Kadampa Buddhists lived. On this course, Gen Kelsang Lhachog will explain how we can put Atisha’s Advice into practice, and develop pure and happy minds within the context of busy modern life.

The great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 AD) was responsible for reintroducing pure Buddhism into Tibet.

Although Buddhism had been introduced into Tibet some two hundred years earlier by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita, Buddhist practice in the country had largely been destroyed during the anti-Buddhist purges of the Tibetan king, Lang Darma (circa 836 AD), a follower of Bön, the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet.

Invited by Jangchub Ö, a ruler of Ngari in western Tibet, Atisha was asked to present a Dharma that everybody could follow and that would show how all the paths of Sutra and Tantra could be practiced together.

Read Advice from Atisha’s Heart

In response, Atisha wrote Lamp for the Path, the original Lamrim text that served as the basis for all subsequent Lamrim instructions. The revival of pure Buddhist practice in Tibet at this time was largely due to Atisha.

Buddhist Wisdom & Practice

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm · $15
Classes recommence Wed Jan 30

These weekly classes offer an opportunity to explore Buddhist wisdom and practice in depth. Classes are suitable for beginners interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy as well as people wanting to deepen their experience of the Buddhist path. Drop in any week. Everybody welcome.

Atisha’s beautiful Advice, first written in the 11th Century, is still powerful and inspiring today. Its short, simple lines set out clear directions to enjoying a life of purity and sincerity – just as the early Kadampa Buddhists lived. On this course, Gen Kelsang Lhachog will explain how we can put Atisha’s Advice into practice, and develop pure and happy minds within the context of busy modern life.

The great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 AD) was responsible for reintroducing pure Buddhism into Tibet.

Although Buddhism had been introduced into Tibet some two hundred years earlier by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita, Buddhist practice in the country had largely been destroyed during the anti-Buddhist purges of the Tibetan king, Lang Darma (circa 836 AD), a follower of Bön, the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet.

Invited by Jangchub Ö, a ruler of Ngari in western Tibet, Atisha was asked to present a Dharma that everybody could follow and that would show how all the paths of Sutra and Tantra could be practiced together.

Read Advice from Atisha’s Heart

In response, Atisha wrote Lamp for the Path, the original Lamrim text that served as the basis for all subsequent Lamrim instructions. The revival of pure Buddhist practice in Tibet at this time was largely due to Atisha.

Foundation Program

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Sundays 4.30-8.30pm

Do you love Buddha’s teachings and would like to understand them in greater depth? Joining Foundation Program (FP) is a great way to take the next step in your spiritual development. Taught by our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog, joining Foundation Program will enable you to study Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s books systematically, gain personal experience of these teachings and become a part of our spiritual community. For more information about joining Foundation Program or to receive an info pack, please e-mail education@meditateinsydney.org

Teacher Training Program

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Thursdays & Fridays 5.30-9.30pm

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers 12 of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. Each class, taught by Gen Kelsang Lhachog, consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. For further information please contact us.

Teacher Training Program

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Thursdays & Fridays 5.30-9.30pm

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers 12 of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. Each class, taught by Gen Kelsang Lhachog, consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. For further information please contact us.