Learn more about Buddhism at Chenrezig Institute's
Open Day celebrating Tibetan Buddhist Culture
9.30am - 5.00pm, 4 November 2007
One of Queensland's oldest Tibetan Buddhist centres is today welcoming families of all ages to celebrate Tibetan Buddhism and culture.
"Chenrezig Institute's goal is to benefit as many people as possible and to help them realise ultimate happiness," Director Anni Mountjoy said.
"This special day is open to people from all walks of life, age, cultural background or religious affiliation. It's a great opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity and to learn how Buddhism can benefit your life."
Up to 1000 visitors are expected to take part in the event, proudly sponsored by the Queensland Government through Multicultural Affairs Queensland.
The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Lindy Nelson-Carr, said multicultural projects such as the Tibetan Buddhism Cultural festival and Chenrezig Institute Open Day play an important role in helping to create an environment of mutual understanding and harmony.
"Cultural diversity is one of the great strengths of the Smart State - culturally, socially and economically," Ms Nelson-Carr said. "I congratulate the Chenrezig Buddhist Institute for your contribution to multiculturalism in Queensland."
Event highlights include:
• Public talk with resident Tibetan Lama, Geshe Lobsang Jamyang - "What's In It For Me?" The Relevance of Buddhism to Your Life
• Beginners guided meditation sessions led by Western Buddhist nuns
• Guided tours of the temple and Buddhist holy objects
• Tibetan painting workshop with resident Tibetan monk
• Information displays and cultural market stalls
• Delicious vegetarian food, Tibetan momos, homemade cakes, coffee & chai
• Dharma Activities tent with prayer flag making, yoga and meditation for kids
• Photographic slideshow of Tibet
• Tibetan film presentations
• Traditional music by Baatarsukh Batsukh - Horsehead fiddle and traditional throat singing
About Chenrezig Institute:
Chenrezig Institute was one of the first centres of Tibetan Buddhism to be established in the western world. The Institute is home to two Tibetan Geshes (teachers), a large community of ordained nuns and monks, residents, volunteers and guests. The Institute also provides a unique teaching centre offering a comprehensive Tibetan Buddhist studies program from beginner to advanced level.
Chenrezig Institute is named after the Buddha of Compassion, and the centre's goal is to benefit as many people as possible, helping them to transform their lives so that they can benefit others and realise ultimate happiness.
Chenrezig Institute is located at 33 Johnson's Rd, Eudlo in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Approximately 25 mins from Maroochydore and 1.5 hours from Brisbane. UBD Sunshine Coast Refidex map no: 74