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All Ven Robina's Talks

Monday, 3 September 2018 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Vajrayana Institute, Ashfield, Australia

Ticket Information

Type Price Quantity
Radical Compassion (Non member) $30.00
Radical Compassion (Member) $27.00
Radical Compassion & Compassionate Activism (Non member) $55.00
Radical Compassion & Compassionate Activism (Member) $50.00
Compassionate Activism (Non members) $30.00
Compassionate Activism (Members) $27.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality (Non-members) $100.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality (Members) $85.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality FRIDAY ONLY (Non-members) $30.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality FRIDAY ONLY (Members) $27.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality SATURDAY ONLY (Non-members) $70.00
Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality SATURDAY ONLY (Members) $60.00
 

Event Details

Radical Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that Compassion is the practice most needed at this time in the world. Charles Darwin said as humans we are hardwired for compassion. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises us to 'Live with compassion; Die with Compassion; Work with Compassion; Meditate with
Compassion; and when problems come, embrace them with compassion- towards ourselves and others.  Learn how we can practice compassion in our daily lives.

 

Date & Time: Monday 3rd September 7 - 8.30pm

Cost: $30 / $27 for VI members

 

Package Monday and Wednesday teachings (Compassionate Activism)

Cost: $55 / $50 for VI members

Location: 9 Victoria Square Ashfield 2131

 

Compassionate Activism

It's a commonly held misconception that spiritual practice and activism conflict. In fact, the logical consequence of successful practice is action for the sake of others; it just naturally follows.
But our actions - helping our next door neighbour or helping stop the  destruction of the planet – Need to be grounded in wisdom. This brings optimism and confidence that every small action counts and the courage never to give up.

 

Date & Time: Wednesday 5th September 7 - 8.30pm

Cost: $30 / $27 for VI members

 

Package Monday and Wednesday teachings (Radical Compassion)

Cost: $55 / $50 for VI members

 

Karma: How We Create Our Own Reality

We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing
utterly that happiness and suffering come from "out there". Even more
fundamentally, we assume that we are the handiwork of someone else;
that we're innocent victims who didn't ask to get born and that
there's no logic for why things happen. The experiential implications
of this are fear, blame, anger, and guilt, bringing ever-deepening
levels of suffering and hopelessness.

Buddha's view of reality is that we come into this life at the first
moment of conception in our mother's womb fully programmed with our
own tendencies and the seeds of our experiences in this life. As the
Dalai Lama says, the view of karma is one of "self-creation." We are,
literally, the creators of our lives, our happiness, and our
suffering. We are the boss.

With this view we realize that everything we experience is our own
"karmic appearance", as Lama Zopa Rinpoche puts it. Everything is made
by our own minds, in the past and in the present. And because of this
there is no karma that we can't change.

The experiential implication of this view is empowerment,
accountability, and the courage to change and, combining it with an
understanding of the Buddha's model of the mind, we gradually loosen
the grip of ego-grasping and the other neuroses, thus developing our
marvelous potential for clarity, self-confidence, empathy and the
other qualities that Buddha says are at the core of our being.

 

Date & Time: Friday 7th September 7 - 8.30pm & Saturday 8th September 10am - 4.30pm

Cost: $100 / $85 for VI members

 

When

3rd
Sep2018
 

Where

Vajrayana Institute 9 Victoria Square
Ashfield New South Wales
Australia 2131