Oct 22 2022


11:00 am – 12:30 pm




Dzokden Learning Center

If you have never studied Vedic Astrology before, it is recommended that you take the Intro to Vedic Astrology course first.
6 Week Course on Saturdays at 11 am Melbourne time

The play of Karma and how to respond to it.
We all take birth in this life due to previous unfulfilled karmas. The ancient science of Astrology can illuminate the particular karmas that are set to play out for you in this lifetime and the opportunities you have to clear them. In this course you will learn the elements of Vedic astrology and the framework for reading an astrology chart.

The Benefits of this Course
Cultivating a clearer understanding of yourself, motivations, opportunities and limitation can lead to a deep sense of self-acceptance. Understanding your karmic life circumstances and your part in it will allow you to proactively take steps to head in the best direction for you.

How does an Online Course Work?
The course will be held through “Zoom“. In order to access the sessions, you need to download the Zoom App onto the device through which you want to join. We will provide you with the Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) created by Dzokden. You will need this link (or alternatively Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) to access the online sessions.

The Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) will be provided at the latest two days before the online event in your email as well as in the Dzokden learning center. You will need an account on

Access to Video Materials Afterwards
The course and all the materials will be provided for you in Dzokden’s online learning center. We encourage everyone to connect to the live-streamed retreat in real-time but if that is not possible, you can still log in to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content. This retreat material will be put up in the learning center as soon possible after each class.

Why is the Tibetan Rime Buddhist Institute teaching Vedic Astrology?

There are two reasons we have decided to offer this course.

  1. Vedic astrology can deepen the appreciation and awareness of karma and impermanence and virtue in anyone no matter where they are at on their spiritual journey.

2. We aspire to have the most complete Kalachakra astrology information. Our group of astrologers are looking through the Kalachakra astrology text to best understand it and learn how to present it. They feel Vedic astrology is a strong foundation for our community as a base for the future study and implimention of Kalachakra Astrology.

What does Astrology have to do with Buddhism?

Tibetan Buddhism uses both Tibetan Astrology and Kalachakra astrology. It is one of the 5 minor sciences a Bodhisattva should know to help them gain pristine wisdom and guide sentient beings onto the path. Kalachakra astrology is the most extensive and exact system of astrology. It relates specifically to timing practices of the tantra to clear karma rapidly. It can be understood with a base in Tibetan, Vedic and Chinese astrologies. We are starting with Vedic. Even if someone does not plan to further study astrology, having a basic overview can help one appreciate the karma they have come into this life with, cause and condition, interdependence and various remedies and offerings that can be done to clear karma. For instance in Tibetan medicine the diseases can be understood by their relationship to constitution and karmic reasons for the disease. If you take it even further, astrology can help explain why people will have certain body structures and facial features. This information can help one to appreciate why mastery of various virtues create the 32 major marks and signs of a Buddha’s body.

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. No one with genuine interest to practice is turned away for lack of funds. Please write to [email protected]