Top Tibetan lama tells us how to let go of the past

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A senior Tibetan lama is coming to Melbourne to tell local people how to let go of the past and be happy.

His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says past regrets and hurt can often be the cause of on-going stress and unhappiness – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Melbourne on Thursday 24th September at Hawthorn Arts Centre (360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn) to give a public talk entitled ‘Letting Go of the Past’.

His Eminence says: “Past hurts and difficult experiences in our childhood or later life can be the cause for overwhelming emotions, stress, and unhealthy habits.

“We try to come to terms with the past but the methods we often apply such as brooding, trying to ignore the experience, suppressing our emotions or feeling guilty are hardly helping.

“From the Buddhist point of view we can understand the cause of our difficult experiences and what we can learn from them. Seeing our hard times in this light can transform the problems that give us so much misery into a solution, resulting in less obstacles and giving us more confidence and strength.”

During the talk His Eminence will provide practical methods that can help us to heal and overcome blockages from the past. Being introduced to the Dzogchen view of who we really are, we discover that our true nature is pure from the beginning and unaffected by any experience, allowing us to naturally let go and move on with a happy and fulfilled life.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 concession) and can be purchased online at For further information call 0416 404 826 or email

The talk will be followed by a teaching on ‘Living In The Present Moment ‘on Saturday 26th September at Hawthorn Arts Centre (360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn) and a residential retreat from Thursday 5th November to Thursday 12th November in Central Victoria.

These events are part of a worldwide tour, which covers France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia and finally India.

The tour will consist of public talks, empowerments and teachings and residential retreats in most countries.

Dzogchen Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is the authentic Dzogchen lineage holder and head of Dzogchen Monastery in South India with more than 280 branch monasteries in Asia mainly in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan and in the West.

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