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June 2017

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with Geshe Thubten Sherab

June 10 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An introductory level course exploring the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism. We ask for a donation of RS 750 to help cover our costs for this course.

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Weekend Retreat at Chandra Ban Resort – Tibetan Buddhism: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World with Ven. Joan

June 23 at 5:00 pm - June 25 at 2:00 pm

  Perfect for beginners,  this special weekend retreat will explore what makes our lives more meaningful, what are the root causes of our unhappiness and dissatisfaction, and how the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism can be applied in our daily lives leading to a happier, less stressful life. This retreat will explore the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with an explanation of basic Buddhist philosophy, principles, practice and meditation instruction. Teachings will be alternated with guided meditation, discussion group and yoga. Our…

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September 2017

Guided Meditation

September 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a few moments of stillness in our busy lives. Our guided meditations are focused on calming the mind using simple breath techniques and visualisation. By donation, 6-7 pm.

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The Healing Power of Medicine Buddha with Ven. Lobsang Namgyel

September 16 at 10:00 am - September 17 at 4:00 pm

This two-day course will focus on the profound and powerful practice of the Medicine Buddha, used to help heal disease and destructive states of mind in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Venerable Namgyel will teach on the connection between mind and body, and how destructive emotions create the cause for sickness and unhappiness. This is a practice suitable for anyone, regardless of faith; an inquiring mind is the only prerequisite. The course will include guided meditations, group discussions and philosophical…

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REIKI course level 1 for beginners with Venerable Lobsang Namgyel

September 19 at 10:00 am - September 20 at 5:00 pm

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage therapy is used—to relieve stress and pain, and…

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Weekend Retreat at Chandra Ban Resort with Ven. Lobsang Namgyel

September 22 at 4:00 pm - September 24 at 2:00 pm

PEACEFUL LIVING, PEACEFUL DYING will explore the qualities needed to live and die peacefully: loving kindness, compassion and wisdom. When we meditate and think about death, our understanding about the preciousness of life becomes clearer and sharper. We have more energy for life and for helping others. This retreat will explore the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with an explanation of basic Buddhist philosophy, principles, practice and meditation instruction. Teachings will be alternated with guided meditation, discussion group and hatha yoga.…

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WHAT IS HAPPINESS? (and how to find it) with Ven. Robina Courtin

September 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How do we shed our habitual anxiety, stress, blame, guilt and depression? Through this dynamic talk and Q&A, Ven. Robina will explain how we can learn to find more happiness and peace of mind in the craziness of this world. This talk is a precursor to the one day workshop that Ven Robina will teach on Sunday, November 12th. We ask for a donation of Rs 750 to help cover our costs for this program.

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October 2017

Guided Meditation

October 7 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A simple guided meditation using mindfulness as a base, alternated with visualisation or with focus on a particular subject. Led by an experienced Western student. By donation.

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Tibetan Buddhism: A Practical Approach with Geshe Sherab

October 7 at 1:00 pm

Tibetan Buddhism: A Practical Approach is a beginners exploration of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with an explanation of basic Buddhist philosophy and principles, and simple meditation instruction. HBMC is delighted that Geshe Sherab will be teaching again this fall at HBMC. Geshe-la is the Headmaster of the Kopan Monastery school, and brings with him a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. We ask for a donation of 750 rupees to help cover our costs for this course.

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Practicing Dharma in Daily Life with Geshe Jinpa

October 14 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many wonder how to apply the Buddha’s profound teachings on ideas such as universal love, karma, and wisdom in our daily lives. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, first we need to develop a clear understanding of the teachings, and next we need to make a difference by applying them to our personal circumstances. The Buddha’s teachings are intended to be practical guidance for living — they are the means by which we free ourselves from suffering and…

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