WORKSHOPS & Courses

Jalü offers workshops and courses in meditation, mindfulness and foundational Buddhism live online, face to face and in recorded courses you can complete "at your own pace". The workshops and courses offered live online and face to face for 2020are listed below. The workshops and courses offered at your own pace (pre-recorded videos and audio) are listed HERE

All Year

Weekly Meditation Group

Contact us to join the free live online meditation classes, which are held using Zoom every Monday at 10am (Australian Eastern Standard Time). After meditation there is a question and answer session .

January

Compassion

Live Online - 10am - 11:30am
Wednesday 29 January 2020

The Buddha taught that to attain enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. Wisdom and compassion are sometimes referred to as the two wings of the bird of awakening, that work together to enable flight. Wisdom and compassion should be seen as inseparable. In practice, this means that compassionate intention is the foundation for everything we do as Buddhists. But what is compassion, exactly, and how can we give rise to it?

The Study Group is led by Pema Düddul who has decades of experience as a Buddhist practitioner. Pema is Co-Director of Jalü Buddhist Meditation Centre and Buddhist Chaplain at the University of Southern Queensland.

This event is FREE but please contact us to register.

February

Heart of Buddhism

Live Online
Sunday 23 February 2020
Time: 6:30pm Brisbane; 7:30pm Sydney & Melbourne
A Talk for Tibetan Buddhist New Year

This talk will outline the essential components of Buddhist practice according to the tradition and style practised at Jalü Buddhist Meditation Centre.

This talk is a fundraiser to sponsor long-term meditators living in poverty.

Register

$ 20 AUD

After payment we will email you the information on how to join and materials.

March

AWAKEN

Transforming Disturbing Emotions into Ease and Joy

A Mindfulness Workshop

10:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday March 7th 2020

 Toowoomba - USQ Campus

(QLD Time)

Learn how to relate to disturbing emotions in more beneficial ways, transforming negative emotions into joy for more meaningful relationships, stronger artistic practice, more productive work, better parenting and a joyful daily life. Stress and anxiety have widespread negative impacts, on health and well-being, on creativity and also on productivity. Thankfully, they can be managed if not completely overcome.

The facilitator (Pema Düddul) has decades of experience as a Buddhist practitioner and has taught mindfulness in Buddhist and corporate settings since 2007. Once a sufferer of severe anxiety himself, he overcame anxiety using the ancient yet simple Buddhist techniques he will share in this workshop. All funds go to supporting Jalü to provide meditation and mindfulness training to those in need.

Register

$ 45.00 AUD

After payment we will email you the venue location and other information.

June

Buddhist Reading Retreat

Our reading retreats bring those curious about Buddhism together to read and discuss the same book. The reading retreat is an opportunity to have a proper break from routine to read, relax, focus and reflect in a comfortable and welcoming environment. We offer guided online retreats that you can do in your own home as well as occasional residential retreats.

Our next reading retreat will be online, running from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2020. The book selected for this retreat is:
Resting in Stillness
by Martin Jamyang Tenphel and Pema Düddul.

October

Annual Weekend Retreat

Toowoomba - Venue TBA
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th October 2020

In this retreat we will engage with Jigme Lingpa's teachings on the seven contemplations, an ancient system of mind-training teachings that has been preserved as part of a rare set of instructions on Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection. We will go through Jigme Lingpa's text, The Steps to Liberation: Essential Instructions on the Common Preliminary Practice of the Sevenfold Mind Training, and undertake the contemplations as a group. These contemplations are considered preliminary or foundational and so are appropriate for practitioners of all levels.

The retreat will be led by Pema Düddul based on instructions by Ngakpa Karma Lhundup Rinpoche.

PRICE YET TO BE SET

Please contact us for more information.

December

Bodhichitta

The Importance of True Compassion to the Buddhist Path

An Online Talk

6:30pm – 8:00pm (QLD time)

Friday 11 December 2020

Live Online on Zoom

We might reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion. —His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Compassion has been taught and practised for millennia in all Buddhist traditions. These approaches to the alleviation of suffering are more akin to psychology and philosophy than religion in that they do not require belief in a higher power to gain their benefits. According to the deepest Buddhist teachings, compassion is the pure expression of the awakened or enlightened mind (Bodhichitta). In this talk, Pema Düddul will outline the importance of compassion to the Buddhist path to awakening.

This event is FREE

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