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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
E-Vam Institute, Melbourne





Dee Collings

9 - 10 March

A fundamental idea in all Buddhist schools of thought is the “selflessness of persons”; a rejection of the idea that we have any kind of permanent, unchanging self at the core of our identity. However, the schools often disagree

on what it means to be a person. Even the Buddha’s own words carry a certain ambiguity on this point. In this weekend series, we will look at these Buddhist theories, why they have arisen and delve into questions such as ‘how can we be responsible for past actions if we have no real continuity?’, ‘how do we understand rebirth if we have no substantiality?’ and ‘who or what attains nirvana?’

Dee Collings has been a student of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche for over 30 years. She completed a postgraduate degree in Buddhist philosophy, edited several of Rinpoche’s books and E-Vam Institute’s Ordinary Mind Magazine and taught at Traleg Rinpoche’s retreat centre in upstate New York for six years. She also spent 18 months living at KTD, His Holiness Karmapa’s seat in Woodstock, NY, studying with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and many other luminaries of the Karma Kagyu tradition. 






19 – 23 April

On this retreat we will watch DVD’s of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s teachings on Nagarjuna’s Classic Text, Letter to a Friend. The retreat is suitable for all levels of students and is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one’s practice in the tranquil setting at Maitripa Centre, Healesville. The program will include yoga and pranayama sessions, shamatha and walking meditation and traditional ritual puja (chanting & singing) practices of Green Tara and Chenrezig. 





24 – 25 May

Dungse Jampal Namgyel, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche's son and Dharma Heir, sees Buddhism as a practical set of skills that contribute greatly to our ability to live a full and compassionate life. His humor, insight, and experience as a modern Western person allow him to pinpoint the relevance of the Buddhist teachings to the range of life's experiences. Dungse-la teachers in the US, New Zealand and Australia. This course is for 3 sessions Friday through Saturday. 





Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche encouraged people under the age of 35 to attend Buddhist discussion groups and retreats. In 2019, the program for U35’s will include a Buddhist Study Group, facilitated by young trained members of the E-Vam Institute sangha.

This study group will cover foundational Buddhist topics. Sessions will include meditation and discussion of foundational Buddhist topics. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s Essence of Buddhism will be used as a reference text.

Suitable for newcomers as well as those who have studied Buddhism, this is a great opportunity for young people with an interest in Buddhism to deepen their knowledge and understanding of important Buddhist concepts.

For more information on the Buddhism for U35’s program please contact info@evaminstitute.org 

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