Like a gentle river

Geshe Loden would often advise his students that their approach to Dharma practice should be like a gentle river. A gentle river flows continuously, smoothly and without stopping. In the same way, your practice should be gentle so that you don’t get exhausted, burn out, or abandon your practice. A...

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Marvellous fundraisers

Supporting Tibetans in India Marking the tenth Anniversary of Geshe Loden’s passing, the Tibetan Buddhist Society (TBS) recently held a very special fundraiser to support Tibetans in India who are struggling during this difficult COVID period.  On 28 August and 4 Sept TBS YouTube broadcast two recordings of Geshe-la’s marvellous...

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Staying connected during lockdown

The COVID pandemic is causing suffering for so many of us in Australia and around the world. For communities in extended lockdowns, the separation from friends and family can be isolating and difficult. Unable to attend classes in person, we encourage our Tibetan Buddhist Society (TBS) community to keep connected with...

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Freedom from lockdown

The Queen’s Birthday retreat was a wonderful opportunity to connect with a small but friendly group of Dharma students. It’s amazing how effective just some simple breathing meditation can be to relax after a busy week! This was my first online retreat and though it felt a bit strange to...

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News from Tushita Publications

During his lifetime Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden wrote nine exceptional Dharma books through Tushita Publications. The Tibetan Buddhist Society in Melbourne continues to distribute many Tushita books to people in Australia and overseas.  Along with distribution to individuals and groups in every Australian state, we appreciate the contribution of the...

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Cutting through the appearance of a rose

The rose pruning this year was an especially wonderful team effort! Rose pruning is a yearly garden event. This year a larger than normal number of volunteers were involved with this activity. Each volunteer brought new light and dimension to the team and the completion of the rose pruning was...

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New Festival team members welcome

The new Festival team has kicked off and is now regularly meeting online. The team welcomes new members or volunteers who would like to contribute to the festival in other ways. With the easing of COVID restrictions uncertain, the Buddhist Spring Festival on the weekend of 6-7 November will be...

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New teams

Bringing innovation and change Innovation and change continue at the Tibetan Buddhist Society.  With the introduction of teams, the tasks involved in organising retreats, classes, festivals, garden open days, and working bees are shared.   The teams provide a forum for sharing ideas, introducing new ways of doing things, listening to...

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