Centre News

23 October 2010
By Dagri Rinpoche
This is the first time I have come to Australia and it is very good because it has coincided with the occasion of this particular FPMTA meeting. I am very happy to be here and have enjoyed the visit. I would like to thank everyone who organized and has taken part in that – so thank you very much.

Dear Merit Box participants & Holy Object News
If you have  already forwarded the contents of your 2010 Merit Box collection for inclusion of donation from CTCT  to the Merit Box Project , THANK YOU SO MUCH ....if not ,please can you do this asap .The collective deposit from CTCT will be made on February 1st.
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by Ven. Antonio Satta
Although we are quite selfish we are incapable of helping ourselves, and although we are not so altruistic we are very capable of helping others. Of course not in terms of leading them to complete liberation or buddhahood but to some extent we can very effectively help others. Whenever we are presented with other people’s problems, because that problem is not mine, there is some space for us to see the problem for what it is, so we can give good advice, we can find the solution. When the same problem strikes us we find ourselves incapable of helping ourselves and unable to step back. This brings the problem so close to us that the problem becomes "mine" with no space to see what really is.
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Insight Meditation 10 Day Vipassana Retreat with a Drop of Mahamudra
with Ven. Antonio Satta Oct 26th – Nov 4th 2011 Blackmans Bay Tasmania