Public Schedule

A Note from Tarchin
Due to a diagnosis of prostate cancer followed by sugery in mid-2015, and then radiation therapy in early 2017, I am living a life that continues to be tethered to medical tests and procedures. Recognising that what we call the future is unpredictable, especially with a medical situation called cancer, it will be best to view the following teaching calendar, not as a schedule set in stone, but as a “heart-felt aspiration list” and I will do all that I can to attend.  Meanwhile, in addition to any public teaching, there is the opportunity for people to come to Orgyen Hermitage and to have individual mentoring and more directly personal teaching.

May we all continue to flower in wisdom and compassion.
with love and good wishes
Tarchin

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Sunday’s at Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete,
Feb 3, March 3, April 7, and May 19, 2019

Explorations of Mind, Consciousness and
Compassionate Living

Feb 3, 2019
This Mystery of Love
All classes will begin at 10am and will be followed by a shared lunch. A reminder of the event will be sent out one week ahead and at that time we’d appreciate an RSVP.


Whispering Streams, Aongatete, March 3, 2019
Mind, Consciousness and Compassionate Living
“Expressions of Gratitude”

Class will begin at 10am and will be followed by a shared lunch. A reminder of the event will be sent out one week ahead and at that time we’d appreciate an RSVP.


Whispering Streams, Aongatete, March 2 – 3, 2019
Celebration of the completion of the Orgyen Care Project buildings and
Tarchin’s 70th birthday

Click here for further information.


Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, March 4 – 23, 2019
Heart Teachings of Mahayana
&
The Sadhana of Samantabhadra

During this 3 week retreat/exploration, Tarchin will guide participants deep into the Heart of Mahayana teachings through exploring his recently crafted “Sadhana of Samantabhadra”.

Stripped bare in the translucent gaze of love and wonderment,
we realise
the true nature of phenomena,
a union of complete ease and awake discerning engagement,
this immediately available
natural way of abiding.

For more detailed information about this retreat, click here.


Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, April 7, 2019
Mind, Consciousness and Compassionate Living
“The River of Awakening”
– explorations of bodhicitta and bodhisattva

Class will begin at 10am and will be followed by a shared lunch. A reminder of the event will be sent out one week ahead and at that time we’d appreciate an RSVP.


Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete
April 18 – 22, 2019 – (teachings will be at 9am and possibly in the afternoons)

The Vision of Namgyal:
Contemplative Explorations of the Way of the Bodhisattva

In Peru, 1974, the Ven Namgyal Rinpoche, outlined a path of awakening which integrated ancient and modern methods of Buddha Dharma in action.  During this short retreat, Tarchin will introduce this vision, blending classical meditation with natural science contemplations.  

Where do we humans come from?  What are we doing? How can we live well in this vast mystery of life in action – this ungraspable communion of communities?

The retreat is being given at the request of a group of Brazilian students who are visiting NZ with their teacher Jangchoub Reid. Please note that Tarchin’s teaching will be translated into Portuguese and so the flow of classes will be different from retreats he gives to English speakers. Because much of the accommodation in the immediate area is now taken by these visitors, if you would like to join us for the teaching you will need to find your own place to stay. For more information contact, Mary.


Open Path Meditation, Shoreham, Vic. Australia
April 27 – May 5, 2019

The Heart of Mahayana:
the union of love and skilled understanding

This nine day retreat in Shoreham, led by Tarchin, focuses on a foundational text of Mahayana Buddhism, the Avatamsaka Sutra. Often called the ‘Heart of Mahayana’, the sutra is famous for its detailed vision of practical awakening and radical inclusivity. Here the entire universe in all its manifestations is seen as worthy of investigation. In this sutra, bodhisattvas (themselves the union of love and skilled understanding arising as deep compassion) appear in myriad ways: artists, scientists, parents, business persons, healers, social workers, monks, yogis, scholars and contemplatives.

The union of love and skilled understanding is as necessary today as it was in the 6th century when the Avatamsaka was initially written down. With understanding, it can be a tremendous support for modern dharma paths of contemplative science, personal healing, and engaged ecological sanity.

While the traditional Avatamsaka Sutra itself is very, very long, detailed and exultant in a manner way outside current literary styles, Tarchin has composed a short Sadhana that captures its essence – The Sadhana of Samantabhadra. This is a beautiful prose poem of practices, prayers, affirmations and contemplations. Tarchin will guide participants through an exploration of the Heart of Mahayana and the Avatamsaka Sutra across the nine days using the pith teachings contained within The Sadhana of Samantabhadra.

Registration is essential:  Please e-mail
or ring Kathryn on (03) 5989 8179 or 0457 203 630.
or visit <Open Path Meditation>


Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, May 19, 2019
Mind, Consciousness and Compassionate Living
(details to be announced)

Class will begin at 10am and will be followed by a shared lunch. A reminder of the event will be sent out one week ahead and at that time we’d appreciate an RSVP.