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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
E-Vam Institute, Melbourne






January 20- 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (with a break for lunch)

January 21- 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (with a break for lunch)

Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street, Nth Carlton. 

In this two-day urban retreat, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will share powerful ancient teachings, instructions, and Vajra songs from enlightened masters on how to transform human life during these turbulent modern times.

Currently people experience so much external and internal turmoil. Through teachings and guided meditation, Rinpoche will introduce methods for transforming stressful experiences into bliss, and bringing enlightened experiences into our lives.



2 - 4 MARCH 2018

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

In this weekend series, Elizabeth will teach on The Liberating Practice of Looking and Not Finding – a traditional Buddhist meditative practice of exploring mind and its world, often referred to as “analytical meditation”.

First introduced by Nagarjuna, these investigations serve to interrupt our misconception that things, from our thoughts and emotions to outer objects, intrinsically possess the characteristics we project on to them. This misconception is what fuels reactive mind, social discord, and mental anguish. The series will include guided meditations as well as lots of lively discussion.

Elizabeth has studied and practiced Mahayana Buddhism as well as the Vajrayana tradition of the Longchen Nyingthik, for over 30 years under the guidance of her teacher and husband, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She has been intimately involved with Rinpoche’s work in bringing Buddhist wisdom to the West, in particular the development of Mangala Shri Bhuti, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the Longchen Nyingthik lineage. She is a founding member and teacher of Wilderness Dharma Movement and on the advisory boards of Prison Mindfulness Network and the Buddhist Arts And Film Festival.

Elizabeth has an academic background in both Anthropology and Buddhist Studies, but her learning is also grounded in practice. She is Retreat Master at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling, Mangala Shri Bhuti’s retreat center in southern Colorado. She is known for her interest in the wisdom aspect of the teachings – the insight into dependent origination and emptiness – and her ability to clearly elucidate these teachings and their application using contemporary and fresh language, without watering down their meaning.


MARCH 2ND- 7:30 PM

To celebrate the release of Elizabeth’s new book, The Logic of Faith, a book signing will be held at E-Vam Institute followed by a short question and response with Elizabeth. Bookings are essential. Copies of the text available for purchase through Akshara Bookstore.




This retreat will introduce the Chod of the Dudjom Lineage. Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam will provide the history and background of this practice in addition to teachings and practice on Chod. The ngundro practice and feast practices will also be introduced. The retreat will conclude with a Ganachakra feast.

This retreat includes the Dudjom Troma Chod empowerment. A endees will be required to participate in the entire retreat and obtain the relevant ritual instruments and texts.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Evam Office at info@evaminstitute.org for more information and bookings.


In this weekend course, Lama Chonam will introduce the Pure Phenomena of Inner Wisdom, teaching vajrayana from the point of view of emphasizing generation stageand completion stage. The weekend will conclude with a question and answer session with Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro.

Sangye Khandro has been a Buddhist since 1971 and a translator of the Dharma since 1976 and has served as translator for many prominent masters over the years: Dudjom Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, and has been Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s translator for twenty years. Sangye co-founded the Light of Berotsana Translation Group in 1999 and resides at Tashi Choling retreat center in Ashland Oregon where together with Lama Chonam she continues to engage in translation work as well as teaching and leading retreats in the US and abroad.

Lama Chonam, Choying Namgyal, was born in the Golog area of eastern Tibet in 1964. His root teacher, Khenpo Munsel, was a direct disciple of one of the great Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century, Khenpo Ngagchung. Lama Chonam escaped Tibet in 1992 and later came to the US where he met and studied under the close guidance of his primary teacher, Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. In 1999 Lama Chonam helped establish the Light of Berotsana Translation Group. Over the past two decades, in addition to teaching Buddhist view, meditation and the Tibetan language, Lama Chonam co- translates and publishes books and assists in providing oral translation for Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s Dzogchen teachings in the US and abroad.


Shogam Vidhalaya 
(Closed Group)
at E-Vam Institute Melbourne

The Shogam Vidhalaya students, having commenced their studies under the tutelage of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, with Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge, continue their studies under the tutelage of Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol. The majority of the works of the main Indian and Tibetan masters will be studied. This is a closed group. Opportunity may become available in future years for new students to join a Shedra Course.