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WELCOME TO 2018, 6th ANNUAL
BUDDHIST SUMMER SCHOOL
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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BUDDHIST SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

21st February – 25th February 2018, Auckland

We warmly invite you to mark your calendars, and to bring your inquiring minds to the 6th Annual Buddhist Summer School, to be hosted at Nyima Tashi, Auckland between 21st February to 25th February 2018.

In disseminating Buddhist teachings in the West, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche actively engaged in integrative dialogue with scientists, psychologists, artists and philosophers. Rinpoche was known for his remarkable ability to preserve the heart and profundity of Buddhist teachings, while opening minds to the ways Dharma can bring illumination and wisdom to the nuances of modern knowledge, dispositions and lifestyles.

In continuing Rinpoche’s commitment to vibrant teachings for our times, this 6th Annual Buddhist Summer School brings together distinguished Buddhist scholars, teachers and philosophers from the traditions of Theravada, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Below you will find a downloadable Summer School brochure containing the course information and timetable. Once you have selected the courses use the links below to book your place.

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
OUR PANEL OF TEACHERS

Ekai Korematsu Osho

Ekai Korematsu Osho is the Abbot and resident teacher of the Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community in Melbourne. Born in Japan in 1948, he studied humanities and Buddhism in Denmark and USA. He was ordained as a monk by Kobun Chino Otogawa at Haiku Zendo, Los Altos, USA in 1976. He received dharma transmission from Ikko Naraskai Roshi at Zuioji Monastery in Japan in 1986. His formal Buddhist training encompassed twelve years at three Japanese Monasteries, Eiheiji, Zuioji and Shogoji. In 1999 he established the Jikishoan Zen Buddhist community in Melbourne, a Soto Zen Buddhist centre for Zen practice and community. Ekai Osho is also director and main teacher of Jikishoan’s Zen and Integrated Buddhist Studies Program (IBS).
www.jikishoan.org.au

Ekai Korematsu Osho will be teaching  a 4 session course on Your Very Mind is Buddha (Soku Shin Ze Butsu) from Shobogennzo by Zen Master Dogen.

 

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Elizabeth Mattis Namgye

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for thirty years under the guidance of her teacher and husband Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Elizabeth is known for her willingness to question the entire path in order to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. She asks audience to engage in the practice of open questioning with her while she takes a fresh look at all the assumptions and beliefs we have about spirituality. Audiences repeatedly comment on how this approach has reinvigorated their meditation practice and the way they relate to their lives as a whole. She is the author of, The Power of an Open Question and her forthcoming book, The Logic of Faith.

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel will be teaching  a 6 session course long each, a 6 session course called The Liberating Practice of Looking and Not Finding
The problem with Perception

 

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Jakob Leschly

Jakob Leschly has been appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as his resident teacher in Australia. He began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984 and has since worked as a translator and interpreter as well as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has completed a BA in Tibetan Studies, and now lives with his family in New South Wales, teaching in Australia and New Zealand.

Jakob Leschly will be teaching 3 courses:

Truth, Beauty and Goodness – a Buddhist unified theory consisting of 1 session.

The Bodhisattva’s Love – developing unconditional caring for all life consisting of 2 session.

The Vajra Verses of Padmasambhava – seven lines illuminating the Vajrayana path consisting of 1 session.

 

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Hannah Forsyth

Shudo Hannah Forsyth has been a student of Ekai Korematus Osho’s since 1999. She took Lay ordination with him in 2003 and has been his Attendant (Jisha) since 2004. She was Jikishoan’s Head Student (Shuso) in their first Practice Period in 2003 and she is completing a three year Assistant Teacher training with Ekai Osho in the Soto Zen tradition.

Shudo Hannah Forsyth will be teaching a 3 session course on Basic Postures of Zen Practice

 

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 INFORMATION

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Opening Forum

The Opening Forum provides a platform where differing views are welcomed and expressed, as panel and participants engage, challenge, and learn from each other. We invite you to come and see how the pure water of Dharma manifests and mixes within these various containers. This year’s forum will consist of Ekai Korematsu Osho, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel and Jakob Leschly. 

Forum is free to attend. For exact times please check the brochure.

Calling the Guru From Afar

In the Tibetan tradition it is held that the enlightened minds of great Bodhisattva’s and Buddha’s take birth again and again, for the benefit of all beings. Therefore, Rinpoche’s students join in this aspirational prayer for the long life of their beloved teacher, the 10th Traleg Yangsi Rinpoche.

In a very practical way, one’s relationship to the Guru is of primary importance, as it is the Guru who holds the profound knowledge of the Dharma, who comes to know our mind, and is capable of guiding us with care and precision upon the spiritual path. It is taught that the ultimate Guru is the enlightened nature of one’s own mind, whereas the outer Guru, our teacher, is the one who assists us to realise that nature. If we have not yet met our spiritual teacher, the prayer of Calling the Guru From Afar represents the acknowledgement of our need and our heartfelt longing to experience such a relationship.

Calling the Guru from Afar will follow the last session of the Summer school – please check event brochure for exact times.

 

Registration

All course offerings may be subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Summer School organisers.

Session times are mornings: 9:00am to 10:30 am and 11:00 am to 12:30pm, and afternoons 1:30pm to 3:00pm, 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
It is possible to attend individual sessions at proportionate costs.

To register offline call or email our office on:
Phone: +64 9 376 6113
Email: nyimatashi.nz@gmail.com

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Online summer school

This year Auckland Buddhist Summer School is once again available for online viewing as we are live streaming all lectures. If one is unable to view the live feeds at the appointed time, which take place according to New Zealand time, we are also able to offer a link to the Teachings which will be available for viewing two weeks after Summer School has concluded. These links are kept on file for 3 months, allowing the purchaser to recapture the experience of the Teachings at a more leisurely and opportune time.

We offer a 15% reduction on all live feeds, with a 25% reduction on feeds produced 2 weeks after summer school has concluded.
Please note – all the bookings for live-streaming need to be in by 5th of February 2018. Contact our office to book your link.

Nyima Tashi Kagyu Centre Expresso Bar

Nyima Tashi has a new addition to the centre in the form of an Expresso Bar/Deli/Take out.

The café will open between the hours of 7:00 am – 2:00pm throughout Summer school.

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