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Tibetan New Year Festival and New Year Blessing Ceremony

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
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Polish your spiritual side at the Tibetan Buddhist Society
The Tibetan Buddhist Society is holding a Tibetan New Year Festival at its beautiful grounds located at 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke, on the weekend of 5th-6th March 2016.

Tibetan New Year Festival
Amble around the beautiful 10-acre grounds


There are many activities to enjoy during the festival. These include:

New Year Blessing Ceremony featuring Father Bob Maguire

High profile social commentator and advocate for Melbourne's people in need, Father Bob Maguire, is the keynote speaker at the New Year Blessing Ceremony at 12 noon on Saturday 5th March. Guest speakers at the ceremony will explore the topic of Finding Happiness in a Material World followed by prayers for a world of peace, harmony and happiness for all living beings.

Tibetan New Year Festival
There will be a range of speakers over the weekend


The opportunity to learn about Buddhist philosophy and meditation

Learn how a daily meditation practice and a deeper understanding of love and compassion can help give a different perspective on life's challenges. There will be talks and guided meditations by teachers from various traditions. There will be free half-hour guided meditation sessions for both adults and children.

Temple and garden tours and festival market

Throughout the festival weekend, visitors can enjoy tours of the traditional Tibetan temple and gardens. The festival market has crafts and wares from around the world, including Tibetan handicrafts, jewellery, clothing, wall hangings, mala beads, blankets, books and CDs on Buddhism and meditation.

There will also be a second hand book stall and a plant stall, proceeds from which will go to the Tibetan Buddhist Society's program for people facing homelessness and disadvantage in the Broadmeadows area.

The festival is being held on the Tibetan Buddhist Society's ten-acre property with a garden of beautiful roses, native plants, ornamental trees, bird life and sweeping lawn. Visitors can stroll around the lake, lie on a rug under the weeping willows or enjoy delicious food at the café.

Tibetan New Year Festival
Proceeds support the upkeep of the temple


Entry is a modest $5, or $10 for a family (parents with school aged or younger children). There is an additional charge to attend the talks on meditation and Buddhist philosophy - $10 for one talk, $15 for two and $20 for three or four. Temple tours are $5. All proceeds support the upkeep of the temple.

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Why? Learn more about Buddhist philosophy - or just have a pleasant day out.
When: Saturday & Sunday 5th-6th March 2016
Phone: (03) 9333 1770
Where: 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke
Cost: $5 entry, $10 family entry
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For people without cars is there a bus arrangement to Yuroke please? M. Vida
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