ACI 11 - ongoing!

Perfection of Patience

Perfection of Joy

Perfection of Meditation

ACI 11 - Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Part II

will commence on Monday, 12 November 2007.

Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: 10 Genting Lane, Jay Gee Melwani House, Training Room on Level 9.
Course leader: Yat Peng ( or 9046 0959)

No charge for the classes. All are welcomed, whether or not you have taken ACI 10, which is Part I of the course.

Classes will be held weekly on consecutive Mondays.
There is a break over Christmas-New Year. ACI 11 Class 5 will be held on 17 Dec 2007 and Class 6 on 7 Jan 2008. ACI 11 classes will end either 3 or 10 March 2008.

For more information on the ACI Course 11, please see the ACI website
Click on "Course 11" under "Formal Study Courses" under "Classes Online" to assess the study materials.

Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 1 to 4 in Singapore 07/08

More Tibetan Heart Yoga classes will be conducted in Singapore from July 07 to Apr 08.

For details, please visit this post on dakinidance and for updates, please check recent posts on this blog.

About the Instructor
Yat Peng started learning yoga in 1996 in London. She came back to Singapore in 1999 and started taking yoga classes with Mr Jason Lim Heng Moh, a renowned yoga teacher and Buddhist practitioner in Singapore. At his encouragement, she took up a course in Singapore that allows her to teach yoga in Singapore - the International Certificate in Yoga Instructor by the Institute of Vedic Studies, Yoga Education & Research, India (2004).

Her main passion is Tibetan Heart Yoga, as it combines both inner and outer methods to reach the goal of yoga. So far, she has completed the Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 1 to 6 Teachers' Training Workshop
in Tucson, Arizona (2004-2007), directly taught by Geshe Michael and Lama Christie and organised by the Yoga Studies Institute.

She further received training called the
Asana Yoga Teachers' Training Series,
from an amazing dakini, Ms Mira Shani, a devoted student of Geshe Michael and Lama Chrisite, over three semesters at Diamond Mountain University, Arizona (2005-2006). Recently she organised teachings on Master Patanjali's Yoga Sutra in Singapore and was taught the First Chapter on Meditation or the Samadhi Pada by Venerable Nyingpo. She is now accreditated to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 1 by the Yoga Studies Institute (YSI Teacher Directory).

GMC's Talks in China!!!

This is unbelieveable!!! If I'm not mistaken, there are 8000 to 9000 hits to the videos already!

Wow, Jin, thanks for the link!

You are an amazing being! I bow down to you!

Venerables in Singapore

Venerable Lobsang Chukyi

Guide to A Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Master Shantideva
at Jay Gee (Melwani Building), Singapore
12 July 2007

Venerable Lobsang Nyingpo

First Cornerstone of Master Patanjali's Yoga Sutra
at Gaia Yoga, Singapore
13 July 2007

Creating Beautiful Relationships

This is the most recent public teachings by Geshe Michael and Lama Christie on "Creating Beautiful Relationships" in Taipei, Taiwan.

The talk is also translated live into Chinese by our local Taiwan translator Kay.

Yoga of Relationship

For those who missed the Yoga of Relationship talk by Ven. Nyingpo at Gaia Yoga, Singapore, it's now available on Google!!!

Sacred Dance Workshop - Completed

Dance in Tibetan Buddhism is considered a very high and powerful practice. The 1st Panchen Lama wrote a whole text on its benefits and even Je Tsongkapa himself is said to have practised sacred dance.

So what is sacred dance ?

Why is it so powerful ?

And can anyone practise it, even someone who believes they have 2 left feet ?

We believe the only thing you do need to be a sacred dancer is the right intention and the willingness to open your heart and mind. So, just bring those along and come for an afternoon of movement, discussion and perhaps even transformation :)

Jaki has been studying and teaching dance at Diamond Mountain University, as her 'major', and is very excited to lead this workshop.

When : Saturday 11 August
Where: JayGee Building (TBC)
Time: 2 - 5pm

This workshop is free.
Please email us to register by 1 August.

Tibetan Heart Yoga - Series 1 &2 - Completed

If you tried Tibetan Heart Yoga over the past few weeks, or if you have tried it in the past but need a refresher, Jaki will be leading classes in the 1st and 2nd series of Tibetan Heart Yoga.

When: every sunday starting from 15 July
Where: Oasis Holistic
10 Selegie Rd, #01-50, Selegie House
ph: 6442 2881

Time 4-6pm

This is a map link for Oasis Holistic,194

Fee for the class is by donation and all funds collected will go to Karuna Home, a children's home for disabled Tibetan kids in India.

ACI COURSE 10: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Part I - Completed

Ven Chukyi has just finished an overview of this crucial text and we will now go through the formal ACI courses for this subject in depth.

These courses were created by Geshe Michael Roach based on what he learned in his 20 year Geshe degree at a Tibetan monastery.

AND - If you are at all interested in pursuing the higher teachings in our lineage, you need to complete these fundamental courses (with homeworks/quizzes/finals also completed).

Part 1 is the first in the three course series based Master Shantideva's work, which is considered the best book ever written to learn how to live as a bodhisattva.

Topics include: the benefits of being a bodhisattva, the preliminaries you must undertake to become a bodhisattva, how to remove existing obstacles and how to collect the causes for Bodhicitta, a description of the six perfections, the order in which to undertake practice of the six perfections, how to treat your mental afflictions, and an explanation of the perfection of giving and the perfection of an ethical way of life.

Yat Peng & Jaki will lead this course. Auditing the course is permitted.

When: Monday nights Starting on 16 July, 7.30- 9.30pm
At: JayGee Building, 10 Genting Lane, #09-00
(off Macpherson Rd)
All classes are free and all are welcome.

Please email Jaki at if you're coming by Saturday 14 July so that we can print readings for you. Please also let us know if you will be taking the course for credit or auditing it.

Weekend Tibetan Heart Yoga by Ven. Nyingpo - Completed

Healing the Inner and Outer Body

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 30 Jun and 1 July 2007

Time: 2.00 to 4.00pm for both days.

Fees: No charge
(if you can give some donations, it would help pay for the rental of venue and any excess goes to Ven. Nyingpo as an appreciation for coming to Singapore and teaching us)

Suitable for: all levels of practitioners
(You can come for one session or both sessions, and if you are keen to continue, you can do so at Gaia Yoga during lunch time the following week)
Venue: Yoga room, Ground floor of NUS Staff Club, next to the NUS swimming pool .
There is room for 20 people comfortably, and we can squeeze to 25 people if necessary. On a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please register your name with Robin by 16 Jun 2007 at

There are yoga mats in the room, but please bring your own if you have one.

For more information on the Healing series and Ven. Nyingpo, please visit

How to get there:

NUS Staff Club
30 Lower Kent Ridge Road.
Singapore 119260.

By car: you can park at the car park next to NUS swimming pool

By MRT/bus: From Buona Vista MRT station, take bus 95 (bus will stop in front of the NUS Staff Club)

Map can also be viewed at

How to Perfect Your Life - Completed

Selections from

Master Shantideva’s

Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Becoming perfect. Something we all long for but perhaps just an impossible dream. Not according to a wise teacher from the 8th century– who wrote a step by step roadmap for getting rid of all our bad habits and creating new and perfect ones based on giving, ethical living, patience, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom.

Come and join Ven Lobsang Chukyi, an American nun, ordained in the Tibetan tradition for this lively, heartfelt and practical series of teachings and find out how a text written 1200 years ago is totally relevant to anyone in modern Singapore who wants to live a happier and more meaningful life.

Click here to see a picture of Ven. Chukyi in her pink hat working at Diamond Mountain, building part of our temple.

Dates: 27 Jun - 12 Jul 2007

Time: Evenings (tbc)
Venue: tbc

GMC Asia Tour 2007 - Completed

Do you have friends living in these parts of Asia?

Please let them know if you think these teachings will benefit them!

SCHEDULE: (for updates, please go directly to World View website)


June 01 - 4 The Essential Yoga Sutra - Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga Asia Yoga Conference


June 07 - 11 Tibetan Heart Yoga Teacher Training at TRUE YOGA

June 08 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally yoga talk at TRUE YOGA

June 11 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally - Business talk –
How to be Outrageously Profitable in Business and in Life

(National Tsing-Hua Uni)

June 12th Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally public talk

(NTUH Intern’lConvention Center)

June 13th Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally - The Goddess Code

(Taipei Family Theater)


June 15 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally - The Goddess Code

June 16
Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally – Business talk at
Beijing University - How to be Outrageously Profitable in Business and in Life


June 18-22 Yoga Studies Institute at Y+ Yoga Studio

June 19 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally – Business talk - How to be Outrageously Profitable in Business and in Life

June 20 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally – The Goddess Code


June 22 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally - Business talk How to be Outrageously Profitable in Business and in Life

June 23 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally – The Goddess Code

June 24 Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally business talk How to be Outrageously Profitable in Business and in Life

Talk - The Yoga of Relationships - Completed

Don't miss out the FREE TALK
~ The Yoga of Relationships ~

Learn techniques from ancient teachings on
how to find and keep your perfect partner and
cultivate real love!

by Venerable Lobsang Nyingpo

Date: Friday, 29 Jun 2007
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Gaia Yoga

Other teachings by Ven. Nyingpo:

Yoga classes: Tibetan Heart Yoga classes - Healing the Inner and Outer Body. 2-6 July
Click here for details.
Workshop: The First Cornerstone of the Yoga Sutra by Master Patanjali. 9-13 July
Click here for details.

Details are also available at Gaia Yoga website!

More about Ven. Nyingpo:
Venerable Lobsang Nyingpo (Eric Brinkman) is an ordained Buddhist monk and an accredited staff instructor with the Yoga Studies Institute .He travels extensively to study and teach; he has recently taught classes in Tibetan Heart Yoga in New York City, Indianapolis, Houston, Detroit, Arizona, Shanghai, and Taiwan. A dedicated martial artist, he began studying Shuai Chiao, a Chinese Kung fu wrestling style, and Tai Chi 16 years ago while a student at The Ohio State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in honors with distinction.After graduation, he worked for the two largest computer book publishers in the world before moving to Ithaca, NY to study at Namgyal Institute, the North American branch of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's personal monastery. While there he worked as an Advisor- Consultant for the Cornell University Computer Science department. Currently, he is the Direcctor of the Tibetan Language Hypertext Project at Diamond Mountain University and regularly teaches Tibetan Heart Yoga and Tibetan Language and Debate at in southeast Arizona.

Teachings by Ms Jaki Fisher - Completed

1. Talk: Why Do I need a Lama ?
In Tibetan Buddhism, the importance of the Lama, or Teacher is always stressed as the first step on the Buddhist path, and as the root of all spiritual realisations. The whole idea of the Lama can be weird and jarring to us in the modern world and in this session, we will use Geshe Michael's Roach's presentation on the Magic of Empty Teachers as the basis for a discussion and sharing on this crucial topic. We may not find any definitive answers, but all questions will be considered.
Date: Sat 17 march
Time: 3-5pm
Mr Benny Ong's premises
(60 Robertson Quay, The Quayside, #04-06)

2. Dance Workshop: Sacred Dance for all - even those with 3 left feet
This workshop will consider how dance can be a spiritual practice as vaild and as powerful as meditating on your cushion. We will use ideas from a newly discovered Tibetan sacred dance text written by the first Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chukyi Gyeltsen as the basis for this class and yes, we will get up and experience sacred dance for ourselves. So please bring something comfortable and cool to move in. No dance experience at all is required, just a willingness to try and the motivation to help all beings and ourselves get fully enlightened as fast as possible.
Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: 3-5.30pm

Venue: Cecilia's home (38b Jalan Mat Jambol 02#19 Island View)
Tel 647 555 71

Any enquiries for the above two events, please contact Ms Jaki Fisher directly at

Instructor: Ms Jaki Fisher
Jaki, a native of Australia, has completed 18 ACI Formal Study Courses and is currently attending the Tantric courses and doing retreats at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona, USA. She studies closely under Geshe Michael and Christie McNally, and well-known Orissa dancer Asako Takami. Jaki has been teaching yoga, ballet and ACI courses in Singapore and Diamond Mountain University.