Victoria: New Year Meditation Festival 2020

Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Yuroke, VictoriaThe Tibetan Buddhist Society will present one New Year Meditation Festival 2020 at the Yuroke Temple (north of Melbourne) on the weekend of 29 Feb – 1 March, 2020. This 2020 New Year Meditation Festival combines a wonderful celebration of Tibetan New Year, centred around the magnificent, traditional Tibetan temple and 10 acres of beautiful and colourful gardens, with a focus on meditation.

Gate entry provides access to talks, tours, guided meditations for adults and children, Saturday’s New Year Blessing Ceremony, Sunday’s Q&A and children’s crafts. Plenty more including Tibetan momos (dumplings) available for your lunch and other activities listed below.

New Year Blessing Ceremony

Hear Dr James Godfrey, Spiritual Care Coordinator of the Thomas Embling Hospital, and other guest speakers at the New Year Blessing Ceremony, at 12 noon Saturday, explore how meditation, combined with love and compassion, are powerful tools that transform our lives.

Dr Godfrey says, “We shouldn’t be frightened of the value and benefit of love and compassion in our lives, or the value of service to the community. Faiths like Buddhism have so much more to offer beyond meditation and mindfulness. They offer treasures that people need in this modern world – a banquet of ways to live better.” The Ceremony also includes prayers and meditation for peace and harmony in the world.

At 11am Saturday, 10.30 am Sunday and 3.30 pm Sunday you are welcome to join free half hour guided meditations in the temple with both experienced and a new generation of teachers.

The Sunday afternoon meditation session will focus on Meditation for Happiness. Join one of our younger generation of students, Tara Sleeman, for meditation to help increase your happiness and enjoyment of life. Tara has been a student of Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden her whole life. She has received initiations and teachings from Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, and is a student of Les Sheehy (TBS Perth). On the advice of Geshe Loden, Tara is studying Information Technology (Bachelor of Design User-Experience) at Swinburne University, with the intention to make Dharma more accessible in this digital age.

A number of events are occurring at the Yuroke Tibetan Buddhist Temple on the weekend. A full program – along with maps to access the location – is available for download.

When:         Saturday 29 February 2020      12 noon
Where:       20 Cookes Road, Yuroke, Vic 3063 (access from Mickleham Rd) 
RSVP:        Please RSVP by Monday 24 February (for catering) click here


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