We began our new year making homages to Arya Tara – with residents and visitors joyfully engaging

Then on 4th January we began a Lamrim retreat based on the presentation in Transform Your Life.

The retreat, which was guided by Gen Kelsang Rabten, was attended by 40 visitors.

Between sessions, visitors enjoyed discussing the teachings and making meaningful friendships.

It was also an opportunity to just relax, soak up the sun (it’s midsummer on this side of the world)

… and enjoy the stunning view.

During the week, visitors helped with a range of jobs like cooking….

and cleaning …

… and helping to prepare our publicity for the next big publicity run.

Meanwhile Phil, our Building Manager, continued working on building our new bathroom block which we plan to have ready in time for the Australian Dharma Celebration at Easter.