2011 Australian Visit, 9th to 20th June 2011
A Man of Compassion & Wisdom.
The Dalai Lama’s Journey
His Holiness Dalai Lama’s 2011 visit will commence in Melbourne, where the Teachings, A Bodhisattva Way of Life by Shantideva will be held over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.
His Holiness Dalai Lama’s 2011 Workshop
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre – South Wharf, VIC
Facilitators: Dalai Lama
Telephone: 02 9575 4888
In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Bodhisattva’s way of Life by Shantideva. It is revered in Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner.
“As long as space endures, as long as sentient beings remain, may I likewise remain to dispel the sorrows of the world.” Shantideva
Over the course of the weekend, His Holiness will explore the six perfections that provide the basis for the Bodhisattva way of life -generosity,ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration and wisdom.
His Holiness has stated, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it”.
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The world’s foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.