Tibet Center Austria’s religious teachings are based on the authentic, unbroken lineage of sutra & tantra passed down through the generations by the great teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Our resident teacher is Ven. Lama Geshe Tenzin Dhargye, whose main teacher is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama—thus, these teachings primarily represent the Gelug school, along with other practices & teachings from the other Tibetan traditions. From time-to-time, TCA also invites special guest teachers that represent various lineages; these vary year-to-year. Please see the schedule below for more details.
8 – 9 May 2020 | Fri, 10am – Sat, 4pm
The attainment of “Calm Abiding” (Skt. śamatha) is described in Buddhism on the basis of the “Nine Levels of Meditative Concentration”. Continue reading Attain a peaceful and happy mind
30 – 31 May 2020 | Sat, 10am – Sun, 1pm
How to recognize and transform disturbing emotions.
True inner balance is achieved when we reduce and gradually overcome destructive emotions (especially anger and hatred). Continue reading Finding inner balance
13 June 2020 | Sat, 10am – 6pm
Explanations on the Heart-Sutra @ TDC-Vienna
Three times the Buddha turned the wheel of teaching. The second turn of the Dharma wheel is for featurelessness, also called emptiness: the essence of Buddhist teaching. Continue reading The Heart of Wisdom – Text Study
27 – 28 June 2020 | Sat, 10am – Sun, 4pm
Shantideva’s most famous work, “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Skt. bodhisattvacharyavatara), is traditionally considered the preeminent text on mind training (blo spyong). Continue reading Shantideva. The Way of the Bodhisattva 6
26 – 27 September 2020 | Sat, 10am – Sun, 4pm
Shantideva’s most famous work, “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Skt. bodhisattvacharyavatara), is traditionally considered the preeminent text on mind training (blo spyong). Continue reading Shantideva. The Way of the Bodhisattva 7
3 – 4 October 2020 | Sat, 10am – Sun, 2pm
To recite mantras can have a healing effect on the mind. Continue reading The Healing Power of Tibetan Mantras
30 – 31 October 2020 | Fri, 10am – Sat, 4pm
Knowledge of the transience of our lives is an important prerequisite for happiness and contentment. Death can surprise us any day, any time, any place. If we recognize this, we will give meaning to our life and can also die peacefully.
Continue reading The Art of Dying – Understanding Impermanence
4 – 8 November 2020 | Wed, 3pm – Sun, 1pm
The contents of this year’s winter retreat come from the highest yoga tantra, the cycle of the 13 deities Yamantaka. Therefore, participation is limited to those who have already received an empowerment of the 13-Deities-Yamantaka.
Continue reading Winter Retreat. Yamantaka