Guru Bhumtsok 2019

A FEW PICTURES FROM THE GURU BHUMTSOK….more soon

The Geshes debate
Tara Hall with Geshe Tsundu and Ven. Lobsang
Sur offering
Sur offering

MESSAGE FROM GESHE ZOPA ABOUT THE FIRES RAGING IN AUSTRALIA

This past week has seen devestating fires rage across many states of Australia, killing people, many animals and millions of acres of bushland. These fires have burnt across Australia on a scale never before seen so early in the fire season – a fact attributed by many to the drought, warming temperatures and the effects of climate change.

Guru Bhumtsok puja leader, Geshe Tenzin Zopa, has this message regarding the Guru Bhumtsok.

We FPMT Australian centres, students and supporters gathering in FPMT centre in Adelaide, Buddha House, from Friday 15th November for the weekend to collectively conduct extensive Guru Bhumtsok prayers for full days, dedicate the prayers and merits to overcomes the bush fire crises that are happening in Australia, especially in NSW and Queensland. This gathering and prayers also will act as a moral support to all the effected victims and fire fighting teams and volunteers. And also to collectively create the meritorious conditional cause to prevent future fire and other elemental dangers in Australia and around the world. May Australia and the entire world be free from elemental distructions and able to enjoy peace and happiness by all beings.’ Geshe Tenzin Zopa, leader of the Guru Bhumtsok.

STILL TIME TO SPONSOR AND HAVE YOUR NAME PRESENTED TO HIS HOLINESS AND KYABJE LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE !

We rely on the generosity of sponsors to raise the funds of around $23,000 required for the sangha to attend and for the puja. You can still sponsor and have your name presented to His Holiness and to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Simply transfer your offering into the bank account below.

Bank Name:  CBA
Account Name: FPMTA
BSB No.: 063679
A/c No.: 10182748

(SWIFT code CTBAAU2S for overseas sponsors) Insert FPMTA when asked for name of account and if your bank asks for a Reference (Ref) it would be helpful to put in your name so that we can send a receipt.

 

Overseas benefactors may wish to use the Paypal button below when sponsoring to avoid International Monetary Transfer fees. Please note, however, that PayPal charge us a fee of around 3% on each transaction. So if the International Monetary Transfer (IMT) fee charged by your bank is less than 3% of your donation, please consider an IMT. Thank you. Don’t forget to email the amount you’ve sponsored and your dedication so we can send you a receipt to Stephanie@fpmta.org.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The esteemed international touring FPMT Geshe Tenzin Zopa is pictured above left making offering prayers with Chenrezig Institute’s Resident Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim at the inaugural Guru Bhumtsok. Above right are the sangha who attended. In 2019 more Geshes, nuns and monks than ever, will be participating in the Guru Bhumstok. We aim to raise sponsorship to cover the cost of accommodation, food, local  transport and flights for our precious sangha. Which is where we need your help. Geshe Tenzin Zopa will lead the puja again, with Geshes Samten, Rabten, Tsultrim and Tsundue supporting. We aim to have the Guru Bhumtsok be an event where our sangha are treated as the precious jewels that they are.

 

ART, CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND NEARBY NATURAL BEAUTY

Adelaide is a city renowned for its award-winning restaurants, fresh produce, stimulating cafe culture and art scene, and nearby beautiful crystaline coastline and historic towns. The villages of Aldgate, Stirling, Oakbank, Birdwood, Crafers, Mount Barker and Hahndorf are all within an hour’s drive away from Adelaide and are full of opportunities for wildlife encounters and cultural discoveries. There are restaurants serving South Australia’s best produce nestled in leafy groves.

Located forty minutes south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers some of South Australia’s finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences. The region is home to the world famous eateries of McLaren Vale and other award winning restaurants.

Whilst you’re visiting you might want to check out any of these. For more information and to keep up to date with Adelaide’s thriving arts scene – events and exhibitions Visit this link.  For more information on South Australia  Visit this link.

Restaurant at McLaren Vale

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All enquiries to Stephanie@fpmta.org.au