Saturday Program

Saturday Morning (Online)

Dharma Discourses and Meditation
By Donation 10:00am – 2:00pm



Please Note: Nalandrs is closed during stage 4 Covid-19 restrictions. The Saturday Program is being broadcast live on Zoom. Registrations are online (please see details below). 


10:00 am     Dharma Discourses

12:30pm      Refreshment Break

1:00pm        Meditation

About Dharma Discourses:

Dharma Discourses is a unique class where students take turns speaking on a Dharma topic for eight minutes. We are currently working our way through Shantideva’s text “the Way of the Bodhisattva”. Each week students study and prepare to speak on 3 verses. We have found this class to be a highly effective way to learn about the Dharma. Students are therefore encouraged to participate, though newcomers are welcome to observe.

Verses for week 36 (Saturday 5 September 2020)

Chapter 7: Diligence 11-13

Verse 11

And if you are so scared while still alive,

Like fishes writhing on the open ground,

What need to speak of pain unbearable

In hells created by past evil deeds?

Verse 12

The hells in which the boiling molten bronze

Will burn your body, tender like a baby’s flesh –

All is now prepared, your former deeds have done it!

How can you lie back, so free of care?

Verse 13

Much harm will come to those with small forbearance,

Who wish to have the fruit without endeavor.

Seized by death, they’ll cry out like the gods.

“Alas I fall, by pain and sorrow crushed.”

Transcribing Rinpoche’s talks and meditations:

Rinpoche’s talk on Shantideva’s verses usually extends for an hour or more and students are invited to transcribe the talk. Also, we are compiling transcripts of Rinpoche’s 45-minute meditations and students are asked to help with this. Transcripts can be typed, or hand-written and scanned.


To register, please email us a receipt of your payment to before 10:00pm Friday. (see bank details below). The zoom link will be emailed to you prior to 10:00am Saturday.

Discounts for the Saturday Program and teachings apply for Mandala Members as follows:

Diamond Mandala Members: $10

Gold Mandala Members: $15

Silver Mandala Members: $18

Non-Mandala Members: $20

Bank Details:

Name: AIVBI  BSB: 633 000  Account number: 120 528 641

Please use your name and DD as the reference.

Please note:
As a courtesy, we ask that you please do not share the link with anyone.

If you register and are then unable to join on Saturday your fee will be a donation towards Nalandra’s future.

Please contact us to find out more about the program.