We warmly welcome new volunteers to join our friends, students, supporters and directors who help present our program of teachings, retreats, festivals, garden days, events and activities.
You can support the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s activities by becoming a member of our Supporters’ Association, or renewing your current or lapsed membership.
We invite members to three delicious dinners each year to celebrate Christmas, New Year and Vesak. You are welcome to borrow from our library of Dharma teachings and art books.
Membership ranges from $150 (family) to $100 (single) and $60 (concession). You can get a membership form from our temple foyer or by emailing email@example.com or calling 9333 1770.
Community food program
The community food charitable program established by our founder Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden provides nutritious food and support for people in our local areas of Broadmeadows and Craigieburn.
Our fortnightly free Sunday lunch program at the Banksia Gardens Community Services Centre in Broadmeadows has served more than 5,500 meals in a welcoming and friendly environment since it started in 2011 (www.banksiagardens.org.au/community-support-broadmeadows/community-lunch).
This is also a nice way to meet other volunteers and enjoy some time in a friendly community environment.
Our program also provides fruit and snacks for young students who attend the Banksia Gardens after school study group three afternoons each week.
We also deliver healthy non-perishable food and toiletries to Anglicare in Craigieburn to distribute to people in need.
You can get involved by
- Volunteering to help at the fortnightly Sunday lunches
- Helping to deliver food to the study group during the week
- Making one-off or regular donations to support the program – the Society carries all administrative costs
- Donating food and soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes for Anglicare
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the centre on 9333 1770 for more details.
Garden working bees/temple cleaning
Anyone who can spare a few hours on a Saturday morning will be welcomed warmly to join our regular efforts to keep the traditional Tibetan temple sparkling clean and maintain the beautiful Peaceful Land of Joy Gardens.
You won’t need special horticultural skills to take part in our garden working bees to be held in the first half of the year on 10 March, 19 May, 2l July, 11 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 and 27 Oct and 24 Nov 2018.
There’ll be weeding, preparing the rose beds for healthy blooms and sprucing up the garden for special events, along with friendly conversation and delicious food at lunchtime.
Our special monthly temple cleaning efforts will be held on 24 February, 28 April, 26 May, 30 June and 18 Aug, 8 Sept, 13 Oct, 24 Nov 2018.
The garden working bees and temple cleaning are all held on Saturdays between 10am and 12pm, interspersed with morning tea and followed by a memorable lunch. Please contact the centre on 9333 1770 if you can join us and talk to Jean, Anna or Wendy if you have any questions.