Welcome to our Community & Social schedule
Fun social events for our community with an emphasis on sharing and celebrating. Here you’ll find information about our children’s program and learn how everyone in your family (even your pets!) can be involved in the centre.
Dharma Club Children’s Program
December Dharma Club Day – A whole day of Dharma Club!
As the year draws to a close it’s time to celebrate our year together with a whole day of fun. Children over five and their families are invited to join us for a day of yoga, mediation, stories, treasure hunting and creative fun in a welcoming family environment. Enjoy some great family time and connect with other like-minded families to share the rewards and challenges of family life. This months program will take place in the Wellbeing Centre and it’s surrounds. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can create and have fun in.
Sunday 17th December, 10am – 3pm.
This event is by donation. Donations to Dharma club cover the cost of art materials, morning and afternoon tea for the children. Lunch is not included.
Lama Tsongkhapa Day
Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a Tibetan Buddhist master whose studies and meditations in all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism resulted in the founding of the Gelugpa lineage. It is traditionally celebrated with beautiful light offerings symbolising the light of wisdom dispelling the darkness of ignorance. Ignorance here means being unaware of our true inherent Buddha nature. Light is offered to the eyes of all the Enlightened ones who see with pristine clarity.
To make the most of this precious opportunity we have scheduled a Holy Objects Workshop, marathon sutra reading and we’ll be making 1000 offerings – including extensive light offerings. We’d love to have you join us for this very special day.
We will finish the day together with a beautiful Guru Puja and Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga. Donations of fairy lights for the day’s celebration are very welcome.
Tuesday 12th Dec – Everyone Welcome! Please see our website for the exact times of events. All activities today are freely offered, with the exception of Lunch in the Big Love Café which is $12.50pp. Please book your lunch by 10am on the day of the event so that we can prepare something delicious for you.
Lama Zopa offers lunch to anyone who works with holy objects today.
Working with Holy Objects 10 am to 3 pm in the Art Studio
Making Extensive Offerings including Light Offerings 10 am to 3 pm in the Gompa
Sutra Reading 10 am to 3 pm in the Gompa
Guru Puja 6:30 pm in the Gompa with extensive offerings.
For Tibet with Love: Dinner and Concert with special guest Tenzin Choegyal
Each year the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize shifts the worlds attention, to the ongoing need to work consciously to create peace in the world. It’s a time to celebrate the powerful impact of peacemakers in our world and to rejoice in their kindness and compassion. In 1989 this award gained special significance for the Tibetan people and Buddhists around the world as it was awarded to the 14th Dalai Lama.
This evening we invite you to join special guest Tenzin Choegyal for a unique and joyful celebration in recognition of peacemakers around the world. Tenzin is an internationally recognised musician, well known for his unique voice that has been described as powerfully evocative, healing and transcendent. His compositions uniquely express his cultural lineage and the contemporary challenges faced by his people.
Enjoy an evening of delicious food and be inspired by this beautiful and resilient culture as they celebrate with music and dance keeping dreams of peace and freedom alive.
Facility Fee $45 per person with children under 10 free.