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.
Starting 25th April 2018. 2-year-online-course with monthly evening lectures. Can be joined anytime!
Lam Rim, or the “graduated path,” condenses the essence of the entirety of Buddha Shakyamuni’s dharma and presents this essence in a system that is both complete and coherent. Continue reading Lam Rim. The Stages on the Path to Enlightenment (2-year-course)
Part 1 – Lamrim: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. to Friday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m.
Part 2 – Vajrasattva: Friday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m.
Our annual winter retreat is aimed primarily at practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, but is also open to all those interested. Continue reading Winter Retreat. Lamrim & Vajrasattva
8 – 9 May 2020 | Fri, 10am – Sat, 4pm
The nine stages of meditation – introduction and exercises. First, we introduce the basic meditative practice common to many Buddhist traditions—often translated as “calm abiding” in English (Skt. śamatha). Continue reading Attain a peaceful and happy mind
30 – 31 May 2020 | Sat, 10am – Sun, 1pm
To recognize and transform disturbing emotions. Continue reading Finding inner balance
13 June 2020 | Sat, 10am – 6pm
Explanations on the Heart-Sutra @ TDC-Vienna 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
This seminar takes a closer look at the Tibetan Buddhist explanations for these complex topics, and allows for plenty of opportunities for open discussion, and question-and-answer, with a Buddhist scholar. Continue reading The Art of Dying – understanding Impermanence