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Becoming Your Own Therapist Series - NOVEMBER

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BECOMING YOUR OWN THERAPIST Series : November 7 & 28 One day Workshops with RENATE OGILVIE

Please register asap via reply email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ` Bookings are essential as spaces are limited

Registration assists our preparations of seating and refreshments - Thank you in advance

[These are the last 2 workshops for 2015 ]

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP PRESENTER /TEACHER :

Renate Ogilvie currently leads a weekly study group and a monthly workshop schedule at Chag Tong Chen Tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in West Hobart and works as an Existential psychotherapist in private practice. Teaching at a variety of Buddhist centres  and associated groups around the world for over 20 years, Renate combines modern approaches to psychotherapy with Buddhist philosophy in order to help individuals deal with the varied challenges of everyday life.

  • BEFRIENDING YOUR DEMONS  - Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflicts

When :Sat, November 7, 10am – 4pm

Where:166 Warwick St, West Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (map)

Description:One day workshop with Renate Ogilvie

[ By popular demand - another presentation in 2015 of : Befriending Your Demons workshop ]

Discourse and interactive discussion - An accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns.

The practice to be explored takes one through the entire process of transforming 'demons' ( often things we wish not to engage with) into allies whereby the energy that is caught up in inner conflict becomes liberated and available to be used as a positive resource

Everyone welcomed - Suitable for all - Buddhist and Non Buddhist alike - Please register asap via reply email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

  • LIFES UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

When: Sat, November 28, 10am – 4pm

Where: 166 Warwick St, West Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (map)

Description: One Day Workshop with Renate Ogilvie

 

All of us suffer from a degree of procrastination, in small tasks as well as larger issues. This workshop will address the problem of the constant white noise of unfinished business that hampers our enjoyment of life, can turn into a drag on all our activities, and finally stops us from dying with a relaxed and easy mind.

The Buddha teaches us how to become a master of our mind, and this workshop will use his remedies to overcome procrastination, and tackle the monsters, large and small on our to-do-list.

Everyone welcomed - Suitable for all - Buddhist and Non Buddhist alike  Please register asap via reply email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note : Part day participation is not applicable for these workshops

 

  • INFORMATION APPLICABLE FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS :

 

10am - 4pm  Please arrive with time to settle your seat - Registration is open 30 mins prior to session start time.

BYO lunch

Morning and afternoon tea included

Course contribution $50  - Payable upon registration on the day ( please note -  we do not currently offer credit card or eftpos facility)


or via direct bank deposit ( 2 days prior to course date)

CBA

Chagtong Chentong Inc

BSB 067105 Acc 10221360  Ref : RO Wshop

 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015 04:01

All About Karma with Ven Michael Yeshe Oct 23-25

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CTCT is delighted to have this most fortunate opportunity to welcome Ven MICHAEL YESHE after a very long time since his previous visit.

Ven Michael will join us October 23 -25 offering a series of Discourse | Discussion & Meditations of the topic ALL ABOUT KARMA.

'Understanding the karmic connection between causes and effects will give us the energy to change ourselves. Nevertheless, it is essential to approach our practice with patience and wisdom. Changing our habitual behavior is not easy. It is not like making instant coffee; it takes time' Lama Yeshe

About Ven Michael Yeshe

Born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother, Venerable Michael Lobsang Yeshe was raised up in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Je Monastic University in Southern India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy.

( A very good friend  of recently visiting Geshe Zopa )

Ven Michael teaches in English

Since 1996, Ven Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centers in America, Singapore, Malaysia and Holland as a translator and teacher. He is currently residing at our sister FPMT Centre  Tara Institute in East Brighton Victoria where he serves as translator for the resident teacher Venerable Geshe Doga.

The PROGRAM :

A Series of discourses and discussion ALL ABOUT KARMA - watching our every action of body ,speech and mind - What does this mean in everyday life , in every exchange ...in every moment ...? and why is it so important to understand for the development of mindfulness which in turn is the foundation of developing loving kindness and great compassion

" Karma is the Buddhas' explanation of ..'Why'....a simple technical explanation of why we get harm, we get love , we get indifference, we get comfort,we get hardship........which is very empowering...because we can change it..." Ven Robina Courtin.

A relaxed presentation encouraging questions and interactive discussion - please prepare all the queries you've ever wished to ask in relation to this vast and pivotal topic of KARMA – Cause and Effect.

Suitable for all levels of interest

  • Everyone is most welcome - bookings not essential  however an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm your intention to attend any or all sessions within the program schedule ASAP will greatly assist our preparations for seating and refreshments  - thank you in advance.

FRIDAY 23 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm Welcome - shared supper ( please bring along a plate to share)  and introduction to KARMA - and an "Ask the Sangha" session...all queries and general discussion welcomed

SATURDAY 24 - 2.30 pm - 5 pm pm Discourse | Discussion | Guided meditations Karma - Mindfulness - Compassion

PLUS 6 pm-7.30 pm Q&A The  daily commitment of 6 Session Guru Yoga practice - and Sadhana practices - this session is strictly only for students whom have received Highest Yoga Tantra initiations previously.

SUNDAY 25 2 pm - 4 pm - Discourse | Discussion | Guided meditations  Karma - Mindfulness - Compassion continued


EVERYONE IS WELCOMED - an exceptionally beneficial opportunity to ornament our practice and understanding for everyday life

Facility fee - $ 15 each session or by donation suitable for you

WHERE: Main Gompa - 166 Warwick St West Hobart

WHEN: Registration open 30 mins prior to all session start times


A teaching by LAMA YESHE........................on Karma

Every single action performed by body, speech, or mind eventually produces a specific reaction. For example, an unwholesome attitude will definitely culminate in problems and suffering, while a wholesome, clean, clear mind always brings happiness. We have all noticed that when our mind is full of confusion everything we say comes out in a confused way. This illustrates the evolutionary link existing between all actions and their consequences. Although this link seems obvious when analyzed, it is not always apparent. When we catch ourselves saying something senseless or nasty we are apt to say, “Oh, I don’t know why I said that; it just came out that way.” To assume that there is no particular reason for our uncontrolled actions is a mistake. Not one word has ever been uttered that was not motivated by either a positive or a negative attitude.

Throughout your Dharma practice you must never push yourself, but on the contrary you should try to be at ease and to do only what is possible at the moment. If you push yourself beyond your capacity you may shock your entire nervous system, thus producing an extremely negative reaction; you may even give up trying to deal with your delusions altogether.

One reason for stressing the value of watching our karma is that westerners are always so interested in meditation. They love meditation, but are not so happy when they are offered teachings on karma. They complain that karma is too heavy. But we must not give way to anxiety. Our body, speech, and mind are already heavy; it does not take teachings to make them heavy; we are heavy.

I am not implying that meditation is unimportant, but even if we have trouble doing formal meditation, we can still practice Dharma perfectly well. Meditation then means always being watchful of our actions and cultivating an attitude of loving-kindness rather than one of exploitation. This is meditation. In fact, in view of our present level of spiritual development, this sort of approach to our practice can be even more precise and realistic than meditation on profound tantric subjects.

 

Understanding the karmic connection between causes and effects will give us the energy to change ourselves. Nevertheless, it is essential to approach our practice with patience and wisdom. Changing our habitual behavior is not easy. It is not like making instant coffee; it takes time.

 

BYOT Series - Reconstructing Life after Loss

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With RENATE OGILVIE - One Day Experiential Workshop

September 26 th  10am - 4pm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 01:46

Healing Joyful Relationships- an indepth workshop

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Healing Joyful Relationships with Renate Ogilvie

 

This course is an excellent opportunity to discover how to make your relationships flourish!

 

When                                    Saturday, July 25, 2015 10 am - 4pm

Where                                  166 Warwick St, West Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (map)

Description                        An in depth one day workshop

Facility Fee                          $40 – Refreshments included – BYO Lunch

 

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for confirmation or Ph: 03 62679203

Limited spaces available

 

Relationships - whether with our partners, parents, children, friends or colleagues - make up a large part of our lives and can be a wonderful source of happiness and strength. But they can also turn into a source of difficulty and pain. What are the ingredients of happy and healthy relationships? How can we foster them?

 

What can we do when things go wrong?

In this weekend workshop led by renowned psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, Renate Ogilvie, we will explore the patterns in our relationships with other people. We will look at how we can keep our relationships rewarding and vibrant and how we can make them blossom.

 

We will learn what we can do to overcome difficult or challenging situations.

Drawing on Buddhist teachings and Western psychology, the workshop will explain effective, practical methods of transforming our attitudes and expectations in relationships to help us maintain stable, positive and satisfying connections with the people we care for. This course is an excellent opportunity to discover how to make your relationships flourish

 

 

About  the teacher

Renate Ogilvie M.A. ANZAP AABCAP PACFA currently teaches at Chagtong Chentong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in West Hobart and works as a Buddhist and Existential psychotherapist in private practice. Teaching at Buddhist centres around the world for over 20 years, Renate combines modern approaches to psychotherapy with Buddhist philosophy in order to help individuals deal with the varied challenges of everyday life.

 

Renate was born in Germany and educated in both East and West. She holds Masters Degrees from Frankfurt University and Antioch University (Regent's College) London, and studied Western Philosophy at Birkbeck College London. She worked in London as a literary agent and commissioning editor before training as an existential psychotherapist and counsellor.After migrating to Australia, Renate was founding director of Shakyamuni Buddha Hospice Sydney, and served on the International Board of Directors of FPMT Inc. (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) www.fpmt.org. She was a director of WHF (World Happiness Forum) www.happinessanditscauses.com.au. She has been teaching Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years at many Buddhists centres in Australia and abroad, as well as at hospices and community centres.

Ven ROBINA COURTIN PROGRAM JULY 8-12

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CTCT WARMLY WELCOMES THE RETURN OF VEN ROBINA COURTIN TO HOBART 2015

Soon Ven Robina will join us once again ( her 7th visit to CTCT) offering us an extraordinary opportunity to hear the teachings in a most vibrant, dynamic way full of great wisdom and compassion and kindness. She will keep us on our toes every moment - sometimes really pushing us to a personal limit we didnt know existed ! This visit we have the added advantage of attending the teaching in a non-residential Retreat style presentation - including discourse, discussion and guided meditation sessions.

 

  • All visit | program | registration details can be found in the Calendar HERE
  • plus the opportunity to support the visit by the  generosity of Financial Sponsorship ...please see below

 

She will be with us for just a few short days, July 8-12 , but the program planned is packed full of wonderfully relevant, interesting and for some - surprisingly life changing - content - things that will support and benefit our everyday practice - the quest for developing the good heart - the very foundation of a meaningful life.

Ven Robina comes to us as a visiting registered FPMT teacher [on behalf of Lama Zopa Rinpoche]

Unfortunately we cannot use our beautiful new Centre venue for all events as we envision the size will be limiting and so we will be at Kickstart Art Centre again.

We sincerely hope you will become involved in this community event - support CTCT in our efforts to be of benefit and seize the opportunity to take advantage of a well qualified teacher and Sangha member who is coming here just for YOU

UPDATE TO VENUE - ALL EVENTS WILL NOW BE HOSTED AT THE CENTRE 166 Warwick St West Hobart

Centre welcome plus...

REFUGE - the path to inner freedom - teachings with Ven Robina

When : Wednesday July 8th 7pm - 8.30pm

Where: CTCT CENTRE VENUE  166 Warwick St West Hobart

By Donation - suitable for all levels of interest

Description: We will also include on this evening our welcome to CTCT from the community to Ven Robina  and we encourage everyone to attend to make the welcome warm and vigorous !! Because we are sooo fortunate to have qualified and valid teachers support CTCT Program in this way..travelling to us ..offering their time to us.

Here is a link to A Beginners Guide to "Which Vows are which"

A formal Refuge ceremony will be offered after the introductory teachings on the importance of and what it means to take Refuge - what is the purpose - for us in the context of our everyday lives and how our lifestyle,our mindset may change as a result of this commitment...towards a  happier ,most meaningful  life

HERE is an extraordinarily beautiful and concise teaching by Lama Yeshe ABOUT : what it signifies in our lives to take Refuge in the Buddha Dharma &Sangha - highly recommended reading for all

People whom already have taken Refuge are warmly invited to attend to refresh , renew their refuge vows and or add extra vows not included previously  or just enjoy the evenings teachings on a most poignant timeless topic supporting likeminded friends.

Previously in mid-2000 Ven Robina held an Urban Residential Retreat in Hobart and offered a Refuge Ceremony there with approx. 50 participants!!! and since then also another visit when 13 people also took Refuge formally with Ven Robina  .....in 2006 Lama Zopa Rinpoche offerered Refuge to approx 20 peopel...if that was you ...and you are still on our mailing list...please join us - we would love to see you again  !

If you hold Bodhisattva Vows, Tantric Vows and commitments and have queries about the practices and requirments  please bring them along to the evenings presentation to be addressed also.

Everyone is welcomed

Those that are planning to take Refuge for the first time formally with Ven Robina MUST reply email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register for this event asap please

All those participating will receive a Refuge Booklet outlining your vows and responsibilities and also you will receive a new Refuge name.

All inquiries are welcomed via reply email or phone 62679203

 


A WISH TO CHANGE - a chat with Ven Robina Courtin

When: Thursday, July 9, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: 166 Warwick St West Hobart

Description: A relaxed welcome and shared supper and “Chat with Ven Robina - Finding the Real Wish to Change -

The wish to make changes for the better is often very strong…but often remaining only on an intellectual level… with difficulties arising when we try to relate our spiritual practice , studies and realizations into all the activities of our everyday life, keeping the two disengaged , separate. Ven Robina will chat with us about the underlying causes for this circumstance and clarify what we can do to fully encompass our heartfelt wish to make a change in this life – clarifying our motivation, transforming the mind and developing the good heart in the service of others.

By donation - Suitable for all levels of interest   - Everyone welcomed

 

LIVING HAPPILY ~ DYING PEACEFULLY  MEDICINE BUDDHA RETREAT

When:  Sat July 11 -9.30 am - 4.30pm Sun July12 -10am - 3pm

Where: 166 Warwick St West Hobart

Description: This weekend non-residential retreat will be Medicine Buddha Practice combined with teachings from Venerable Robina on how to help your loved ones enjoy death and go happily to their next rebirth.


According to Buddhism, this life we have now is just one of countless lives we have lived in a continuum going off immeasurably into the past and indefinitely into the future. What kind of life we get and what happens to us throughout our life is coming from our karma, which is coming from our mind – our thoughts and attitudes.

Learning how to develop positive and realistic attitudes helps us have more happiness right now. It also helps us go through the dying process in the most skillful way, bringing our good karma to the front of the queue so that we can have the most favorable rebirth – a fortunate human rebirth in which we will be able to continue our spiritual evolution.

" How to help your loved ones die peacefully and go happily to their next rebirth "

This new Handbook by Lama Zopa Rinpoche - compiled and edited by Ven Robina Courtin will be the reference  for this series of teachings:

HERE is free  download link to this PDF file (417 page) for your reference

Suitable for all levels of interest

REGISTRATION  OPEN NOW

Please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve your place ASAP

Please include your preferred payment option with your registration to confirm your place.

Your Course Contribution includes  SAT & SUN  Vegetarian Lunch and refreshments and assists towards all the costs of hosting the event

All ordained Sangha are welcomed free of course contribution  - please register as usual to assist our preparations

10% discount for "Friend of CTCT Annual Supporters"

 

Weekend Course Contribution:

$100 full attendance - or by donation suitable for you

$50 Part attendance [ one day or less ]


Payment options:

AT DOOR (cash only)

or

Direct Bank transfer:

CBA

Chagtong Chentong Inc.

BSB: 067105

ACC : 10221360

Ref. VR [and your name]

 

FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP of the visit

We would welcome sincerely your generosity

[maybe you are unable to attend the teachings due to other committments  but would like to support others that may have financial hardship]

All our kind sponsors will have an opportunity to meet personally with Ven Robina for tea and ackowledgment of our appreciation.

Heartfelt thanks in advance - your goodwill will be of immeasurable benefit for you ...for the Centre ...for all those that have the opportunity to attend


Visit Costs: [$2,400]

  • Airfare-domestic and interantional share -$500
  • Teacher offering-$500
  • Venue Hire - $300 TBC
  • Catering ( lunches and refreshments ) $150
  • Flowers - $100
  • Course Materials print - $150
  • Marketing /Advertising - $350
  • Accom/food - $200 ( for host)
  • Misc/personal - $150

 

We welcome with great thanks your  contribution of any amount towards any area of the hosting costs of this visit

Please make a direct bank transfer to:

Chagtong Chentong Inc.

CBA

BSB : 067105

ACC:10221360

REF: VR Sponsor

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 23:02

Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflicts

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ONE DAY WORKSHOP with Renate Ogilvie - MAY 9th 9.30am - 4.30pm - 166 Warwick St West Hobart

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflicts

Full Day Workshop with Renate Ogilvie  ~ Befriending your Demons

An introduction to the monthly group workshop to be scheduled on wednesday evenings - see calenda for dates An accessible and effective approach for dealing with depression,negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns.
The practice to be explored takes one through the entire process of transforming 'demons' ( often things we wish not to engage with) into allies whereby the energy that is caught up in inner conflict becomes liberated and available to be used as a positive resource

Inspired by the work of Tsultrim Alione - Feeding Your Demons - Renate has developed a most beneficial and successfully presented one day course of discussion, discourse and personal inquiry.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Renate Ogilvie M.A. UKCP ANZAP AABCAP PACFA

Renate was born in Germany and educated in both East and West. She holds Masters degrees from Frankfurt University and Antioch University (Regent's College) London, and studied Western Philosophy at Birkbeck College London. She worked in London as a literary agent and commissioning editor before training as an existential psychotherapist and counsellor.

After migrating to Australia, Renate was founding director of Shakyamuni Budda Hospice Sydney, and served on the International Board of Directors of FPMT Inc. (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) www.fpmt.org. She was a director of WHF (World Happiness Forum) www.happinessanditscauses.com.au. She has been teaching Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years at many Buddhists centres in Australia and abroad, as well as at hospices and community centres. She is an occasional speaker at the Mind and Its Potential and Happiness conferences in Sydney and has appeared on radio and TV.

Renate lives  in Hobart, teaches at Chagtong Chentong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, and works as a Buddhist and Existential psychotherapist in private practice.




EVERYONE is WELCOMED - Buddhist and Non Buddhist alike - new or seasoned students and general interest
Participants of this workshop will then form the ongoing monthly practice group presented on Wednesday evenings

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL - Places are limited

WHERE: 166 Warwick St West Hobart
WHEN: SATURDAY MAY 9th 9.30 am - 4.30pm

Refreshments provided - BYO (prepared) lunch (microwave available)

Full Day Course contribution : $35 'Friend of CTCT 'discount $25 (Payment at the door - no credit card facility)
plus 'Dana' ( offerings to teacher/facilitator )

A very brief explanation of the Pali word 'Dana'
Dana (generosity) Practice
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice and creates the causes and conditions for you to have the fortune to be in touch with the Dharma and like minded friends ongoing
(Offering container and envelopes wil be available at the Centre during the Course)
Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 06:01

EXTENDED 2015 SUMMER BREAK

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2015 Program will resume end of March due to renovations in progress of our new venue at 166 Warwick St West Hobart.

Calendar will be updated as soon  as dates are confirmed

Renate Ogilivie~ Meeting with remarkable beings

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~ Meeting with remarkable beings ~

About the teacher HERE

WhenSat, & Sun August 23 -24 10am -  4pm
WhereMultifaith Centre TUU Building Churchill Ave UTAS Sandy Bay (map)
DescriptionHow would your life be different had you met Milarepa, Tilopa or Yeshe Tsogyal?What were the main realisations and teachings of these and other great Mahasiddhas, and how did their lives embody their teachings? Over the 2 day workshop , Renate Ogilvie discusses some of the most inspirational beings in Buddhist history — Naropa, Milarepa, Atisha, Machig Labdron, Yeshe Tsogyal, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Explore how and why the examples of these great beings are still critically relevant in our lives today Renate will also show us how we can apply their lessons in a very practical way to transform our daily experience. Course contribution by donation suitable for you
Registrations would be MOST appreciated so we can make the best preparations for all attendees please email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lunch( Hot Vegetarian Soup & crusty loaf) ~ Course materials and all refreshments included - Please bring a plate to add to the morning /afternoon tea table if you wish Suitable for all levels of interest Everyone welcomed

Would you like to be a benefactor of this visit supporting CTCT to be able to offer participation free for all ?
It is greatly appreciated and a wonderful opportunity to practice generosity to benefit others

Any donation towards the collective visit costs or individual components required, is most welcomed

VIA Direct bank deposit to the following details : or can be offered on the weekend - thank you very much in advance
CBA Chagtong Chentong Inc.
BSB 067105 ACC 10221360
Description: RO Sponsorship
VISIT COSTS as follows:
Airfare & Travel $550
Accommodation Sponsored
Pers.& Misc $100
Offerings $400
Setup/refreshments $100
"The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.  It is the ultimate source of success in life."HH Dalai Lama

 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 01:09

VEN ROBINA COURTIN ~ THE ART OF HAPPINESS

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CTCT is very happy to welcome Ven Robina Courtins' return visit to Hobart July 28 - August 4             http://www.robinacourtin.com/

.......Ven Robina is tireless and true... your heart is sure to be moved ..........

Offering The ART OF HAPPINESS ~ 2 evening talks and a non residential weekend retreat

 


About the teacher ~ Ven Robina Courtin Biography in full HERE

Ven Robina became a student of Lama Yeshe and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1978. She has worked full-time for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in several roles; editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of the magazine, Mandala and director of the Liberation Prison Project. Since 1987 Ven. Robina has taught Buddhist courses and retreats at FPMT centres worldwide. Well-known for her intense energy and no-nonsense manner of expressing her profound understanding of Buddhist philosophy, Ven Robina is the subject of an award-winning documentary,"Chasing Buddha and a film by Christien Lumberg called "On the Road Home".

Ven Robina travels endlessly around the globe teaching at many FPMT Centres and other Organisations...tireless in her wish to benefit

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VENUE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM : All events to be hosted at KICKSTARTARTS Centre Building 1831 South. St Johns Ave St Johns Park New Town

When: Wednesday July 30 7.30pm - 9pm  ~ LIVING A LIFE TRUE TO YOURSELF

One of the most common misconceptions is that it’s selfish not to fulfill other people’s expectations. We can spend our lives acting like nice, kind individuals, helping others, and being good mothers, partners and friends, but this behavior, which is good in itself, is often propelled by the fear of upsetting others, and our need to be seen as  a nice person.Buddhist psychology refers to this as‘ attachment to reputation’.It’s probably more powerful than our need for security, food, power, money, sex and the rest. It’s so pervasive, we rarely notice it. Yet it underlies most of our actions. It’s almost as if we have no other way to define ourselves except in terms of how we’re seen by others

When : Thursday July 31 7.30pm-9pm ~ BOUNCING BACK

A common-sense way about dealing with hardships by changing one's mind through mind training.
When we are not able to change the outer situation in life for the better, through taking wise and compassionate action we can change our own minds to overcome the difficulties of life.

Ven Robina teaches us about 'liking problems like you like ice-cream' as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says,  transforming problems into happiness. When problems are unavoidable, this is the moment to practice mind training

When: Sat & Sun August 2-3 10am - 4pm ~ CULTIVATING COURAGEOUS COMPASSION

It's easy to become overwhelmed by the suffering of the world, to despair that there is little we can do to help. But it's possible to develop the huge compassion of the bodhisattva: the enthusiasm and confidence to never give up working to help others.

The key is to develop wisdom: to understand our own suffering and how to overcome it. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "Compassion on its own is not enough: we need wisdom." This gives strength and power to our compassion, our empathy, and we can expand it to include all suffering beings, not just those we're close to. Venerable Robina will explain the means of cultivating such courageous compassion and inspire you to take this path of the bodhisattva.

Course contribution ~ BY DONATION ~ for all events

We trust your generosity will reflect the  benefit of your personal experience of attending this series of teachings with Ven Robina at CTCT and your kindness will directly contribute to assisting the Centre to facilitate these teachings with out a set charge for all - so many can also benefit

Refreshments will be provided for all events. BYO LUNCH for Weekend Retreat ( Limited kitchen facilities prevent us offering a shared lunch table) Inside and outside areas for relaxation will be available for all break times.

 

  • REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND THE WEEKEND RETREAT AUG 2-3 ~ Cultivating Courageous Compassion

 

Your place at  this Retreat  cannot be confirmed unless a registration email is received by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note your name, contact and your preference for full or partial attendance ( 2 full days or 1 full day ) in your booking email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and fwd ASAP to secure your place.Please note in your email if you require any special assistance or seating (chairs and floor cushions provided- BYO kneeling stool if you prefer to use )

  • All Public Events require arrangements by the host to ensure appropriate preparations are in place for all participants
  • This Dharma teaching program is  no different.
  • This weekend course also requires course materials to be prepared|printed for each participant.

Your consideration and swift REGISTRATION for this event  is greatly appreciated and will prevent us potentially wasting our limited resources and enable us to provide adequately for everyone - thank you very much in advance.

 

ALL  DONATIONS - for all events are welcomed on the day or you can also choose to direct deposit your donation prior to attendance via the following details:

CBA Chagtong Chentong Inc.

BSB 06 7105 Acc# 10221360

Description : RC Event [ plus your initials ]

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OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSOR 2014 TEACHINGS BY VEN ROBINA COURTIN AT CTCT ~ with a wish to benefit others ~

Financial Sponsorship of this visit is sincerely appreciated .Your generosity will bring much benefit and assist CTCT to enable  many to attend the teachings

All sponsors will receive an invitation to a personal meeting with Ven Robina to offer our heartfelt thanks

You are invited to sponsor any area you wish in full or part - thank you (via  Direct Deposit [using the bank detail above] Description: RC Sponsorship)

Sponsorship opportunities as follows:

  1. International and domestic airfare and travel $700   (fully sponsored)
  2. Accommodation (fully sponsored )
  3. Venue hire & Refreshments $400      (fully sponsored)
  4. Advertising /marketing $250( $150  part sponsored ) $100
  5. Set up/ Gompa/Alter & Flowers $250 ( fully sponsored )
  6. Offerings $500 ( fully sponsored)
  7. Printing $200-$250      ( $100 part sponsored ) $150
  8. Food, personal misc (fully sponsored)

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to advise of your deposit if you wish to nominate a specific area of sponsorship ~ thank you very much

DEDICATION OF YOUR SPONSORSHIP of Ven Robinas' 2014 Visit

Please let us know if you'd like to dedicate your generosity of offering financial sponsorship for this visit on behalf of a loved one in need of support in challenging times, one whom may have passed away, for health and well being , for success, for a beloved pet or a specific cause you support...we will add your name to our dedication list  at every PUJA performed at CTCT until Ven Robinas next visit [hopefully] in 2015 .

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June visiting teacher JAMPA JAFFE

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CTCT welcomes the return of Jampa Jaffe to Hobart June 5-8

A great opportunity to experience the teachings on a most profound and essential topic from a valid, qualified teacher whom shares his compassionate wisdom with us all in a relaxed and open style..enabling our engagement to follow easily within a group environment and on a personal level.

About the teacher

Jampa Jaffe, also known as Jampa Gendun, has been teaching Buddhism for over twenty years. American by birth, he was a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for seventeen years and studied for over fourteen years in India at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives and the Buddhist School of Dialectics. He has spent one year in Thailand, studying and meditating in the Theravada tradition and in 2005 completed a solitary one year retreat in Spain.

Jampa was assistant tutor for the FPMT  7year Masters Study  Program in Italy in early 2000  and currently  teaches regularly at Vajrayana Instiute in Sydney where he also resides. He is an accredited   FPMT teacher

We hope you will join us

Thursday JUNE 5th 7.30-9 pm  PUBLIC TALK

' FINDING OUR WAY '

The Buddha's teaching is most basically about change; changing how we both see and feel about ourselves and the world.

In this talk Jampa will offer  simple yet powerful pithy instructions on committing ourselves to and guiding ourselves along a course of daily change that empowers us and helps us to grow in love and wisdom:

Suitable for all levels of interest- everyone is welcomed

Where: Multifaith Centre TUU Building UTAS Churchill Ave Sandy Bay

Free Entry ~ please join us for supper afterwards

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Saturday & Sunday JUNE 7 - 8

Non residential Retreat weekend 9.30am-4.30pm

HEART OF WISDOM SUTRA Commentary

Discourse | Discussion | Meditations

From the Buddhist perspective, we suffer because we have a limited point of view that ignores levels of reality other than those we believe in or are presently capable of perceiving. We grow up with models of the world in which we put our trust but which are in countless ways false. Essentially, we continue to experience disappointment, frustration and dissatisfaction because our lives are lived on the basis of mistaken conceptions.

One of the optimistic aspects of Buddhism is that we do not have to weed out all of these mistakes one by one. Rather, if we are able to pull out the lynchpin—our mistaken conception regarding the nature of reality—ignorance—then the others will cease of themselves.

The Heart of Wisdom Sutra contains Buddhism’s most direct and most succinct teaching about the nature of reality. These teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is necessary for attaining an un mistaken view of reality—a view that brings true liberation.

Suitable for all levels of interest

Where: Multifaith Centre TUU building UTAS Churchill Ave Sandy Bay

Course Contribution : Full attendance $70

[concession available if  applicable] day only attendance $35

Includes course materials and refreshments

BYO lunch

Course contributions can be made upon arrival at Venue [cash only]

or via direct deposit bank transfer into

CBA

Chagtong Chentong

BSB 067105 Acc#10221360

Description : JJ course

REGISTRATION : please email your intent to attend to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it confirming  your method of payment

Your consideration with this process will assist our preparations for the weekend (especially the production of course materials , set up and refreshments ) thank you very kindly  in advance

 

* The Dharma  - teachings are free

Requested / set Course Contributions assist the coverage of  facilitation and hosting costs of visiting teacher expenses such as  airfares, travel and accommodation, offerings ,venue and workshop organization, course materials  and public liability insurance coverage.

 

Teachings offered at Chagtong Chentong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation centre  are based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) was the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Chag-tong Chen-tong is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

What is Chagtong Chentong?

The development of the good heart, loving kindness, bodhichitta, caring for others more than ones self, is our primary job. Methods to transform the mind and develop these qualities, which is where all peace and happiness originates, is our core activity at the Centre.

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