Gen Rabten recently gave a series of public talks in Adelaide..

A small group has also started in a town outside Adelaide

Back in Melbourne, Gen Rabten gave a series of public talks in the city

This month we hosted our first open day

Wangden explained the shrine to people and led a number of meditations during the day

The garage sale raised lots of money… and helped clean out our garage!

A vegetarian take on the traditional Ozzie Sausage Sizzle was very popular

… as were our delicious cakes

The kids enjoyed listening to Buddha’s stories

as well as playing dress ups,

having their faces painted,

playing with the balloon animals,

and just enjoying the day

The hoola hoops were popular with children…

.. and adults alike!

The local fire brigade brought the truck for the kids ! to climb on

And many people left with information about our courses

The following weekend Gen Rabten taught ‘A Truth in Every Moment’

We all listened keenly to this valuable advice about developing humility

And between sessions, we enjoyed each others company in the beautiful sunshine

We were delighted to welcome an unexpected tour bus into our beautiful temple

And meanwhile, back in the bathrooms, Phil’s still working away… nearly there!