Offerings Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Prayer Wheel - TSL Monastery


In 2011, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche began a series of one-month teaching retreats, all to be presented at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion near Bendigo. The series of these teachings include Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara - A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life as well as preparation for the transmission of the rare Rinjung Gyatsa initiations.  The three host centres – Atisha Centre, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery and the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion – are pleased to welcome Lama Zopa back to Australia in 2014 to continue these teachings, instructions and transmissions.

The program for the second half of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Retreat will begin on Sunday the 12th October with a highest yoga tantra initiation followed by some of the Rinjung Gyatse initiations over the remaining period.

The highest yoga tantra initiation will take from 3 to 5 days to complete.
Participants must attend the entire initiation and cannot attend just a part of it.

A prerequisite for attending the initiation is to have taken refuge and have a good understanding of the Lam Rim.

The three host centres, operating together as Lama Zopa Australia Inc., are also pleased to be hosting the Council for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (CPMT) meeting during the fortnight prior to the 2014 retreat. Please click here for more information about the CPMT meeting.

These are two unique Australian events with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. If you are looking for a great opportunity to contribute to this amazing retreat and create mountains of merit, please considering making donations to help support Sangha, those with economic restrictions, to make offerings for the long life pujas, please click on the DONATIONS  link.

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2014 CPMT Meeting
  13-19 September 2014 (inclusive)
Location: Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Interlude 20-24 September 2014
Check our Interlude page for activities planned over this period

Retreat with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche 
25 September – 23 October 2014 (inclusive)
Teachings location: Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Also we are looking for keen volunteers to gain merit by helping us provide the best environment possible who can help with the lead up and post events clean up of these two auspicious events. 
Please contact if you are able to help in this way.

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