Lama Rigzin visit 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014

Dear Friends

Lama Rigzin is visiting in July 2014.

Program :Friday 18th July Public talk Letting go of Attachment at Armidale Buddhist Centre above Mandarin Restaurant starts 7pm. Recommended donation $10

Saturday 19th July 10am to 4pm Bodhissatva’s Way of Life teaching at Vajraling Rocky River
Sunday 20th July 10am to 3pm Parting from the four Attachment teaching at Vajraling

Recommended donation for day teachings $50.00 per day.

For more details about the teaching or Lama Rigzin please contact Maxine 0423224324

Hope to see you there Maxine

Lama Rigzin visiting 11th – 13th November 2011

Dear FriendsLama Rigzin
Lama Rigzin is coming back to complete the 9th Chapter on Wisdom from Shantidevas text ‘Boddhisatvas Way of Life. He will also be teaching Compassion and Loving Kindness meditation. Schedule will be:

Friday 11th November Public talk at ACBC above Mandarin restaurant Beardy st. -starts at 7pm Topic: Compassion in Action
Lama Rigzin Public Talk 11th November at Armidale Community Buddhist Centre starts 7pm donation $10.00
Saturday 12th November
Compassion and Loving Kindness meditation and teaching
10am –4pm at Vajraling Gompa Rocky River

Sunday 13th November
Wisdom chapter
10am –4pm at Vajraling.
Please bring plate to share for lunch.
donation for Lama Rigzin $50.00 per day concession available.

For  more  info or bookings contact

Armidale Community Buddhist Centre Program for 2011

211 Beardy St, Armidale (white door near Mandarin Restaurant, upstairs)

All classes are weekly unless otherwise noted.

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PLEASE NOTE: All classes are free and we invite you to leave a small donation to help with rent and electricity costs. If you cannot afford anything then please feel free to come anyway.

Monday night 6 – 7pm ONGOING – Meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition –  Good for Beginners

This led session is divided into two short sits and walking meditation. It is aimed at people beginning a practice as well working towards the integration of mindfulness into daily life. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Maxine 6778 5038 or

Tuesdays – 7pm – 8.30pm ONGOING – Union of Sutra and Tantra Course Year 5 – Madhyamakavatara by Chandrakirti.

The Madhyamak?vat?ra relates the M?dhyamaka doctrine of ’emptiness’ (Sanskrit: ??nyat?) to the ‘spiritual discipline’ (Sanskrit: sadhana) of a Bodhisattva. The Madhyamak?vat?ra contains eleven chapters, where each addresses one of the ‘ten perfections’ (Sanskrit: p?ramit?) fulfilled by Bodhisattvas as they traverse the ‘ten stages’ (Sanskrit: bh?mi) to Buddhahood, which is the final chapter.

Wednesdays – 5.30 – 6.30pm – ONGOINGZen Meditation led by Jennifer Gentle

FORTNIGHTLY Wednesdays – 7pm – 8pm –  ONGOING –   – Buddhism for Beginners – covering the basics of Buddhism, practical topics and some short meditations and discussion to give you a taste of Buddhism.

Friday 1st April7-  8.30pmMONTHLY – first Friday of the monthJe Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga – some time to do the practice, emphasise certain visualisations, and short discussion afterwards so we can learn from each other. Depending on group preference we may alternate with practice of Black Manjushri or White Mahakala

VAJRA LING – Rocky River -SUNDAY Meditation 10am -12.30pm

The regular Sunday calm-abiding meditation programme is ONGOING. The meditations are led by experienced meditators and start at 10.00am and go to about 12.30pm.
We start with some preliminary prayers and mantra recitations and then do 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation, and continue like that until 12.30pm. Sometimes we finish with loving kindness meditation, followed by a short discussion. We then have some lunch to share for those who wish to stay on.

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Visits Armidale and Rocky River – January 2011

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Thurs 13th January
Public Talk – Mindfulness Meditation – A discourse by the Buddha
7pm for 7.30pm start
Legacy House – 89 Faulkner St.
Donation: $10 or $5 concession

VAJRA LING, Rocky River
Fri 14th to Thurs 20th January – Lama Je Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Initiation and Retreat – $350 or $50 per day
Fri 21st January –
Black Manjushri Initiation – $50
Sat 22nd January –
White Mahakala Initiation – $50

CONTACT: for bookings or more information
Maxine Ross – (02) 6778 5038
Pedro Sousa – (02) 6771 3016 or 0438 249 493 or email:

Lama Je Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga – This is a practice to increase wisdom, memory, compassion, patience and to ward off negative energies and utilise the power of the Buddhas to further your practice. With this practice, one makes a connection to Maitreya Buddha. It is simple, complete and effective for today’s modern individual.

White Mahakala

The White Mahakala deity is the wrathful aspect of both the Four Armed Chenrezig and the Thousand Armed Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the bodhisattva of Compassion. The main role of the White Mahakala is to help people overcome diffculties and hardship (particularly in this degenerated time) so as to assist them to attain enlightenment within a short period of time. !is is important for those sentient beings facing short life spans. The White Mahakala protects one from fear of death and from pain and fear at the time of death and in the bardo state. He can magnetize wealth to those in need, provide assistance to the helpless and food to those who suffer in hunger.
He can eliminate all obstacles in our lives and all enemies to the development of our spirituality. The White Mahakala is the most widely revered of all wealth deities for its effectiveness and blessings.

Black Manjushri is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri that helps us to heal our deep inner negative emotions and mental suffering that arise due to sickness or problems; it is also a powerful antidote against the harm and disturbances caused by negative astrological influences.It helps us to confront and deal with the negative emotions, such as anger, depression, fear and denial, which arise when we are challenged by such diseases or when we are confronted with problems in our daily life.

Ngakpa Karma Lhundup Rinpoche 2010

Friday 30th July
Public Talk – ‘Compassion in changing times’
Time – 7pm
Venue – Armidale Community Buddhist Centre
Location – Above Mandarin Restaurant on Beardy St (enter through door next to Mandarin Restaurant)
Cost – $10
Please bring a plate of supper to share – tea/coffee provided

Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August
Weekend Teaching – Mahamudra/Dzogchen
Time – 9.30 to 4.30 daily
Venue – Vajra Ling
Location – 33 Rowbottoms Road, Rocky River
Cost – $50 per day
Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch

For both events please contact either Ruth Bohill on 6687 9627 or Maxine Ross on 6778 5038.