QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY ON-SITE RETREAT

JOYFUL DHARMA: MEDITATION WEEKEND Saturday 12 – Monday 14 June Welcome back to this year’s first live-in, on-site, face to face retreat opportunity at the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s Peaceful Land of Joy! We encourage you to unplug, unwind, relax and enjoy a weekend of Dharma meditation. All meditations will be...

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Volunteer experience!

Hi. My name’s Deb Di Meo. You may see me on Saturday mornings pruning the garden or pushing a wheelbarrow around.  I don’t know much about gardening but I figure, if it looks dead, pull it out.  If it looks like a weed, dig it out at the root. (There’s...

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Peaceful Land of Joy gardens

The gardens at the Peaceful Land of Joy are looking magnificent, and are benefitting from all the care they are getting from the resident and volunteer gardeners. Last month, the gardening team gathered in the East Courtyard to do a much-needed makeover of the beds after the lockdown. In a...

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Positive transmissions during COVID-19

There’s a bright spot in every unfortunate event. Accompanying each is an array of positive activity — brought about through good heart, positive thought, and perseverance. Particularly in recent years, the internet has been a conduit of destructive communications. But because of COVID-19, it’s also proliferated positive connections. As Melbourne...

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New Year event at the Tibetan Buddhist Society

In previous years, members of the Tibetan Buddhist Society have gathered on December 31st to celebrate the New Year over an evening meal together. However, 2020 saw a departure from the usual tradition. After a year of considerable challenges – lockdowns and social restrictions, navigating the rapid transition to all things...

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Tushita Publications update

Geshe Loden’s books are renowned for being authoritative presentations of Tibetan Buddhism that are clear, accessible and relevant to a Western audience. People from all over the world appreciate the special qualities of his books and the impact they have on their lives.  While we have many readers in Australia,...

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Buddha Nature – remembering who we are

In Venerable Geshe Loden’s remarkable text, The Fundamental Potential for Enlightenment, he explains to us, by way of sound scriptural references, that our true nature is pure and undefiled. This is one of the most important and inspirational understandings within Tibetan Buddhism, symbolised by the beautiful lotus flower which emerges...

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