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Online: Vedic Astrology – Understand Your Karma 6 Week Course

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 10 am Melbourne time
Register at the Rime Institute 

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 Learn.dzokden.org

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.


Oct 22 2022


Melbourne, Australia
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 21 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute
61 3 9754 6212
[email protected]


  • Sherab Gyalmo
    Sherab Gyalmo

    Sherab Gyalmo found the precious dharma in her early 20’s and has had the great fortune of meeting her root lama Khentrul Rinpoche in 2004 and has studied under his guidance since then. She has attended several empowerments and retreats across the globe in India, Indonesia and Tibet and has had the great fortune to study and practice the completion practices of the 6 Vajra Yogas of Kalachakra. Sherab Gaylmo has a passion for astrology and is part of the Dzokden team looking to make Kalachakra astrology available to our International Community. She has been studying with Jose Garcia since 2018. Jose has studied and practiced Vedic and Kalachakra Astrology for 36 years. He is President of the International Research Center of Vedic Sciences. He is working with Universities in the USA and Puerto Rico to establish their Astrology post graduate programs. Sherab Gyalmo is teaching the introductory courses with the blessing of her teacher.

    Sherab Gyalmo has met and studied under the guidance of several great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Chogyi Trichen Rinpoche, HE Kathog Rigzin Chenpo, Khenpo Sherab, Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, Tulku Jamyang Zhinpa and Lama Nanthong. As a devoted volunteer of the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute, Sherab Gyalmo assists with many activities that support the temple including fundraising, communications, social media.

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