Teachings in Indonesia

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  • Poster for teachings in Medan.

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    The teachings and retreats in Medan, Indonesia are organized by Vihara Borobudur Medan and Majelis Buddhayana Indonesia-Sumut. Contact Finny Owen (+62852 6166 5053) or Melda Lie (+6281 2603 4272) for information and registration.

    Medan: The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas Retreat

    June 12-15, 2015
    Lotus Village Sibolangit

    Learn about how bodhisattvas act with their body, speech and mind at this weekend retreat on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas, a beautiful 14th century poem by Tibetan monk Gyelsay Togme Zangpo.

    This is a residential retreat that begins on the evening of Friday June 12 and ends on the afternoon of Monday June 15.


    Medan: Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

    June 16, 2015 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Vihara Borobodur Medan
    Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 21
    Medan, Indonesia
    061 4528515

    Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to forest kutis to Chinese temples. Even for practicing Buddhists, it might be difficult to see what the different traditions all have in common. Venerable Thubten Chodron explores the two major strains of Buddhism—the Sanskrit tradition of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali tradition of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia—illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.


    Medan: An Open-Hearted Life

    June 17, 2015 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Vihara Borobodur Medan
    Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 21
    Medan, Indonesia
    061 4528515

    A life overflowing with compassion. It sounds wonderful in theory, but how do you do it? Venerable Thubten Chodron will guide us through Buddhist techniques to cultivate compassion, providing fuel for contemplation and inspiring us to put these skills into practice in our daily lives.


    Flyer for Ven. Chodron's 2015 teachings in Indonesia.

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    Jakarta: Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions Retreat

    June 18-21, 2015

    Amitayus Retreat Centre
    Desa Lewimalang, Cipayung, Kabupaten Bogor
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to forest kutis to Chinese temples. Even for practicing Buddhists, it might be difficult to see what the different traditions all have in common. Venerable Thubten Chodron explores the two major strains of Buddhism—the Sanskrit tradition of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali tradition of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia—illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals. Organized by Ekayana Buddhist Center.

    This is a residential retreat that begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday June 18 and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 21. Contact Elliana (+6281 867 8800) or Anita (+6281 786 0544) for information and registration.


    Jakarta: Talk on Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

    June 21, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Ekayana Buddhist Centre
    Jalan Mangga II no. 8
    Duri Kepa
    Jakarta, 11510, Indonesia
    +62 21 5687921


    Yogyakarta: 14th Sakyadhita International Conference

    June 23-30, 2015

    Venerable Thubten Chodron will be giving a Dharma talk and leading a meditation workshop at the 14th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Yogyakarta, Indonesia alongside other speakers. Visit the conference website for more details.

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