Community ActivitiesForm supportive and HarmoniouS friendships
Our temple garden has been lovingly planted, landscape and maintained by volunteers. Our garden is your garden. We welcome everyone to help maintain a beautiful temple environment as an offering to all the Buddhas. Gardening is beneficial for grounding, relaxing the mind and releasing stress. We have working bees and are grateful to the volunteers who help year round.
Our community has taken on a large project to build a farm full of healing medicinal herbs and a retreat center in Thornton, Victoria. A good way to get to know more people is to volunteer, whether it's building a fence, painting walls or landscaping, there is plenty to do. You can share a skill and acquire new ones.
Community is an important part of our spiritual practice. It's what helps us stick to the process of transformation. Working to create new habits through meditation and Buddhist practice are much easier in a supportive environment of friends all moving in the same direction. We practicing loving kindness and gratitude for each other.
Come for the classes. Stay for the community. The community is where we can put our study and practice into action. Throughout the year we host a variety of community gatherings such as our monthly Kalachackra feast offering to movie nights and volunteer days so that we can get to know each other better.
The importance of the spiritual community
Upcoming community events
Land of Shambhala, 837 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Thornton, Victoria
Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute, 1584 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, Victoria 3160