August 10th 2011
Tibetan meditation master returns to give free public talk
Tibetan-born meditation master, Lama Choedak Rinpoche, is returning to Magnetic Island for a public talk, titled, perhaps appropriately for our cyclone prone location: "Dealing with fear of natural disasters: A Buddhist perspective" on Thursday August 18 at 7.30pm.
Lama Choedak Rinpoche has lived in Australia since 1985. As a former monk, he completed a traditional three and a half solitary meditation retreat sponsored by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Helene Rankin from Magnetic Buddha Dharma said, "Everyone is welcome to meet Lama Choedak Rinpoche on Thursday night at Magnetic Buddha Dharma. 7.30pm 27 Wansfell St Picnic Bay. This talk is FREE. Any queries call me on 47581730."
According to information supplied by Magnetic Island's Buddha Dharma, Lama Choedak will also be taking a retreat at Paluma from August 19 to 21 in Calm Abiding Meditation. During the retreat, "Lama Choedak offers tried techniques that have been passed on in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition for hundreds of years. Lama Choedak will carefully guide you into each meditation session, teaching the fundamentals of Calm Abiding Meditation, so that complete beginners, as well as experienced meditators will go home with a set of self-transformative tools."
VENUE & COST
Gumburu Environment Education Center ~ Paluma, Mt Spec
Fully catered ~ Vegetarian ~ Heated dormitory accommodation $330 Regular or $300 Concession
Early bird discount of $20 if paid by 21 July 2011
Free admission to the Sunday evening talk
Lama Cheodak will also be conducting two other public talks in Townsville during his visit.
Friday 19 August – 2 pm
James Cook University
“Forgiveness: The Art of Letting Go”
Sunday 21 August – 7.30 pm
Old Magistrate Court House – Cnr Sturt and Strokes St. Townsville
“Dealing with Fear of Natural Disasters: A Buddhist Perspective”
Admission: $15 or $10 concession
Phone or email Phil: 4773 4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org