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You don't need to practice Buddhism to find wisdom of mind
Buddhism is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. Its philosophy of nontheistic religion and peaceful practice nestles neatly into society's search for harmony and answers to the big questions.
The Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre at Camp Hill was founded in 1982 and follows the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The centre offers classes in meditation, yoga, courses on mindfulness, stress and anxiety, as well as an in-depth Buddhism course.
The centre has regular visiting Lamas and Western teachers. On Friday 26th February 2016 Tibetan Buddhist Lama Geshe Thubten Sherab returns to Brisbane on his current international tour. He will be teaching Buddhist techniques at the Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre from 7pm on the Friday night. Topics covered are What makes you a Buddhist? How to be a better what ever you want to be and How to use the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to find peace in your own mind rather than outside yourself.
In addition to this there will be two 1 day courses on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th Feburary on the topics 'Walking the Wire: Balancing wisdom and compassion'; and '8 Verses that can change your life'.
Lama Geshe Thubten Sherab is a fluent English speaker and renowned for connecting with the modern world. Born in Nepal he studied from a young age at the renowned Kopan Monastery. He has been called the Master for the new generation due to his intelligent way of connecting with Westerners.
His teachings over this weekend will be enlightening and a delight for any Buddhist or non-Buddhist seeking clarity and peace of mind.
The teachings are held at Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre, 535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill. See the website for further details. Teachings are not paid events but a suggested donation of $20/$10 for Friday night and $110/$80 for the full day courses is appreciated.