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Relax & Enjoy the New Year Meditation Festival - 29 Feb & 1 Mar

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Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre

20 Cookes Road

Yuroke, VIC 3063

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Feast of happenings: talks, meditation all ages, Tibetan temple, serene 10acre garden, children's crafts, books & gifts, Terrace Cafe, tours

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"Many people... are looking for a kinder, more compassionate world that values our common humanity ....... Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Society.

Join us for a special New Year Meditation Festival on 29 February and 1 March from 10.30am to 4.00pm each day, to explore how meditation, combined with love and compassion, are powerful tools to transform our lives.

Our festival combines a wonderful celebration of the Tibetan New Year centred around the beautiful traditional Tibetan temple and surrounding gardens, with a strong focus on meditation and also free guided meditations each day.

At the festival, you can also enjoy:

Two featured talks each day with some of Melbourne's most experienced teachers exploring meditation and Buddhist philosophy

Daily children's meditation and activity session under the trees

Craft activities for children

New Year Blessing Ceremony 12 noon Saturday - with inspiring speakers, like James Godfrey, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Thomas Embling Hospital, and prayers and meditation for peace and harmony

Q & A session on the 'Art of Meditation' on Sunday at 1pm

Guided tours of the magnificent traditional Tibetan temple and the serene 10-acre gardens

The temple 'Enjoyment Shop' with a huge selection of beautifully selected products and gifts

Tibetan crafts and gift stalls, also featuring books on meditation and Buddhist philosophy

Second-hand bookstall to support our local community food program

Coffee, delicious home-made chai tea and cakes

Delicious vegetarian food served at the rear Terrace Temple Café

Your own picnics on the temple lawn and garden wanders amongst 100s of trees and beautiful flowers and lakes and wildlife

For more details please visit tibetanbuddhistsociety.org

Festival daily entry $5. Family rate $10 - two adults and school age children or younger. Daily entry includes admission to all lectures, meditations for adults and children, children's craft activities, Saturday's New Year Blessing Ceremony, garden and temple tours and Sundays Q&A session.

All proceeds support the maintenance of the temple and gardens. We are pleased to acknowledge the Victorian Multicultural Commission's support of this event.

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