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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