Discovering Buddhism: Introduction to Buddhist Tantra

Buddhist tantra

About the Module
Learn what Buddhist tantra is, how it works, and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple kriya tantric methods. Learn how to integrate tantra with Lam Rim meditation to obtain the best results.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend! But you’ll get the most benefit if you have a basic knowledge of Buddhism, or if you have attended previous Discovering Buddhism modules, or if you have completed Buddhist Meditation 101 or Buddhism in a Nutshell.

What can I expect?
A combination of teaching, meditation and Q&A.

Schedule

    • Saturday 17 July

    • 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 1
    • 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 2
    • 14:30 – 15:30 | Session 3

Sunday 18 July

  • 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 4
  • 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 5

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About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

About the course
Discovering Buddhism is a three-year programme in entry-level Buddhist philosophy and practice, with certification. It was specifically created to reflect FPMT wisdom culture and as such is considered a key FPMT program for preserving the teaching and practice lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Participants will experience a taste of the Buddha’s teachings, get acquainted with some meditation practices, and gain the skills they need to make their lives more meaningful.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Vajrayogini Short Sadhana and Tsog

About the practice
Buddhist Tantra is a category of sophisticated meditations and practices derived from the Indo-Tibetan tradition. This session will be on the specific practice of Vajrayogini.

Is this for me?
Attendance is restricted to those who have received the relevant tantric initiation.

What can I expect?
Diana Caroll will lead a short sadhana, or sequence of meditations, and tsog, which refers to practitioners gathering together to make offerings to the practice deity, Vajrayogini.

How to join
The practice will take place over Zoom. Please contact Geoff if you’d like to join the practice group.

Vajrayogini Long Sadhana

About the practice
Buddhist Tantra is a category of sophisticated meditations and practices derived from the Indo-Tibetan tradition. This session will be on the specific practice of Vajrayogini.

Is this for me?
Attendance is restricted to those who have received the relevant tantric initiation.

What can I expect?
Jay Simpson will lead a long sadhana, or sequence of meditations, based on the practice of Vajrayogini.

How to join
The practice will take place over Zoom. Please contact Geoff if you’d like to join the practice group.