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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
E-vam Institute, Melbourne





Sam Bercholz ~ May 2017 ~ Teaching Events

Sam Bercholz is a senior teacher in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and has been teaching Buddhist meditation and philosophy for over forty years.  He holds the lineages of both Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Thinley Norbu Rinpoche who both empowered him to teach dharma. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche continuously invited him to to teach at his centers in Australasia and America.


Traleg Rinpoche Stupa

May 20-21


Weekend Retreat @ Maitripa Centre

The practice of guru yoga, merging with the mind of the master, lies at the very heart of Vajrayana Buddhism.  Why is it so important?  Because, with the help of the outer teacher, we can discover the inner teacher, the true nature of our own mind. Through the power of devotion and the blessing of the master, a moment will come when a transformation takes place, in which the student recognizes the wisdom mind of the guru to be no different from her or his own mind, and boundless realization is born.

The weekend will include practice of The Shower of Blessings sadhana.

Retreatant arrival: Friday 19 May 6pm - Departure: Sunday 21 May 3:30pm.

Fully catered event.  Bookings are essential & close Friday 12 May 5pm.
Bookings & Information (03) 9387 0422 or



May 16-18

Invocations and Rituals to further bring the energy and teachings of Padmasambhava to Australia and Memorial Guru Yoga practice dedicated to Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. 

*This event is only open to those attending the Guru Yoga Retreat at Maitripa Centre, May 20-21. One must attend the Guru Yoga Retreat to be able to participate in this event.

More information on this event will be provided, upon request, for those booking into the Guru Yoga Retreat. There will be compulsory ritual instruction sessions in the lead up to the event, in addition to detail on the practice of Riwo Sangchö.

Bookings & Information (03) 9387 0422 or info@evaminstitute.org



Wheel of Life and Rebirth Sam May 2017

Friday May 26- Sunday 28

The Wheel of Life and Rebirth
The Experience of Nowness

E-Vam Institute, Carlton Nth

To celebrate the release of Sam’s new book ‘A Guided Tour of Hell’, on Friday 26 May we will have a book signing at E-Vam Institute, followed by a weekend of teachings.

According the the Buddhist view, nothing—including the state of being alive—is permanent or fixed. The entire world of our experience is constantly appearing and disappearing at every moment.  Sam will guide the participants through the Buddhist cosmology represented in the Wheel of Life and Rebirth, discussing each of the realms as both “actual places” and “psychological states”.  As he states in his recently published book, A Guided Tour of Hell, “How we live is how we die and are reborn”.

In addition to the six realms, the relationship of the bardos of experience made famous in the Tibetan Book of the Dead will also be explored.

Session Times
Friday 26 May 7:30pm
Saturday 27 May 10:30am - noon and 2pm - 3:30pm
Sunday 28 May 10:30am - noon

Bookings & Information (03) 9387 0422 or info@evaminstitute.org



Ekai Korematsu Osho


Friday Evenings in July 2017
E-Vam Institute, Nth Carlton

Further information on these precious teachings from Zen Master, Ekai Osho, will be released shortly.



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.