Cultivating a Virtuous Mind

Picture of Buddha overcoming Mara belongs to the Rubin Museum.

Course Description:  
In this course we will learn about our mind and how we can cultivate more happiness and meaning in our lives. We will look at how the mind works and the different types of mind we experience. Through changing our habitual ways of thinking we can create a deeper sense of ourself and the world we live in. We will cover the different types of consciousness, the different mental factors, the root mental afflictions and virtuous mental factors and working with destructive states of mind.

Who is this for

This course is for anyone who would like to develop a deeper understanding of life.

What will you learn

You will learn about why we are here, where have we come from and where are we going through the Buddhist teachings  of cause and effect.

Course Benefits

  1. A deeper understanding of the world
  2. New methods for creating direction in our lives
  3. Creating happiness for ourselves and others

6 week series that meets once a week on Sundays.
Starts February 21 
9:30 PM AEDT Melbourne
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Required Course Materials 
You will need a copy of the Unveiling Your Sacred Truth Book 1.  For those in Australia and Asia, you can purchase it on the Rimé Institute Website at  For those in the rest of the world please purchase it at

Dana and Course Offering

Donate at the amount you are able to offer. Please be mindful the sliding scale is specifically made to be inclusive to accommodate people in countries wealthy as well as less affluent countries. Our normal minimum class fee for this series is $60. No one with genuine interest to practice is turned away for lack of funds. Please write to

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Regular Class Donation $60
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Reduced Offering $30

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Offering $15

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Feb 21 2021


9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 21 2021
  • Time: 5:30 am - 7:00 am




Dzokden Learning Center


Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute


  • Julie O’Donnell
    Julie O’Donnell

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    At an early age, Julie searched for a deeper meaning to life until finally at the age of 22 found the precious Buddhist path of Dharma. She dedicated her life to the practice, living in temples and serving teachers from around the world practicing the Buddhist teachings and living according to its principles. Julie has spent the last 34 years practicing this ancient path and for the past twelve years has lived at the Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute in Tecoma helping the resident teacher Khentrul Rinpoche.

    Julie is now one of the senior teachers at the temple giving classes on meditation and basic Buddhist principals that can be applied to our everyday lives. Julie also manages the temple and arranges a program of courses, tours and fundraising activities to support the temple.

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