Spring Festival 5-6 November

Festival time at the Peaceful Land of Joy Each year we hold the Buddhist Spring Festival in November to celebrate the rich Buddhist culture, share meditation classes with the community and open the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre temple and gardens for people to enjoy. This year the Festival is

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Rose Garden Open Days Autumn 2018

Weekend of 7 and 8 April from 11 am to 4 pm The weekend provides an opportunity for families and people of every age to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of gardens and lawns surrounding the traditional Tibetan temple. During the open days at the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation

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New work on the golden roof project

The glorious vision of a golden roof to complete the temple by our founder and spiritual guide, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, has come a long way since many of us wondered how we might ever achieve such a major undertaking. This offering to all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas and

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Learn to meditate – New course 26 March

Find your inner state of peace within For many centuries the Western world has made rapid material progress. In this 21st century increasingly we have learned that material prosperity alone is no guarantee of happiness, contentment or peace. And so we have begun to look inwards – drawing on humanity’s

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Sunday community lunch program

The Sunday community lunch and weekly afternoon tea supplies for the Homework Club at Banksia Gardens Community Centre are part of the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s fundraising program to support people in need in our local community, founded by Geshe Loden in 2009. Geshe Loden said: I live on Australian land, eat Australian food,

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Garden working bees

Special garden working bees will be held on Saturdays 24 October and 21 November from 10 am to 12 noon to prepare for our festival and Rose Garden Open Days. The gardens are already looking beautiful but many beds need sprucing up to help support the vision of peace and

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Medicine Buddha Retreat – January 2016

This seven day New Year Retreat will be held from 3 to 9 January 2016. The Medicine Buddha practice is specially for healing and helpful for treating outer and inner illnesses. Outer illnesses are those we are familiar with. Inner illnesses are the afflictions of negative karma and the delusions, which

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Gold Roof Project

Not long before he passed away in 2011 Geshe-la established a project to complete the ornamentation of the temple by gold leafing the roof. Geshe-la said that the temple would be his repayment for his life on this earth, repaying the kindness shown to him especially by Australian people.  The work commenced in

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Tibetan Buddhist Society

The Tibetan Buddhist Society aims to make the methods taught by Tibetan Buddhism available in the West and to create greater harmony by encouraging meditation practice. The great Tibetan Buddhist master and scholar Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden founded the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Australia in 1979. After more than

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