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This day is a special day,
It is yours.
Yesterday slipped away
It cannot be filled with more meaning.
About tomorrow nothing is known.
But this day, today, is yours,
Make use of it.
Today you can make someone happy.
Today you can help another.
This day is a special day,
This day is yours.

Indian poem



Turning the Wheel of Dharma in the Goulburn Valley

The wheel of dharma is an ancient symbol of creation, sovereignty and protection which represents motion and change. Buddhism adopted the wheel to symbolise the Buddhas teachings, the wheel being identifies as "dharmachakra" or wheel of law. In Tibetan this means the "wheel of transformation" or spiritual change, and can represent the overcoming of all obstacles and illusions.

Tashi delek and welcome to this webpage,

The Shepparton District Buddhist Group began in July 2001 following a visit to Shepparton by the Gyuto Monks. Four or five people decided that a dharma group is needed in Shepparton and it's grown from there. It's still a small group - but growing - who meet on most Thursdays at 7.30pm at the "Sacred Space", Uniting Church, Maude Street, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
Although small in number, all are committed to Buddhist philosophy and visitors are always welcome to attend the teachings.

Study groups are generally led by Venerable Tony Beaumont. Tony spent several years as director of the Thubren Shedrup Ling Monastery (Atisha Centre) in Bendigo before travelling to India and Nepal for twelve months to further his studies. He returned to Bendigo in December 2003 and has again taken residence at the monastery. Tony has been a monk for over eleven years and began studying Buddhism in the early 1980's. He has a very sound knowledge of the Buddhist teachings and a very humble and gentle nature, and teaches in a down-to-earth and approachable manner.

There are special teachings by Geshe Konchog Tsering, spiritual head of Thubren Shedrup Ling Monastery at Bendigo, Victoria. Geshe La studied at Gyuto Tantric Monastry from the age of twelve and later at Sera Je monastry where he was ordained as a monk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sixteen years of study led to Geshe la being awarded his Geshe Degree from Sera Je in 1995. He now resides at Thubren Shedrup Ling Monastery and there are occasional teachings by visiting Nuns, Monks and Lamas.

MEMBERSHIPMembership of the group has its advantages and is a tiny amount. For this, one gets the newsletter "Dharmachakra" , discount on dharma items and books, free use of library and most importantly your contribution will help keep the wheel of dharma turning in the Goulburn Valley.

It is not necessary to be a Buddhist or a member to attend teachings....all are welcome.
A donation helps to pay costs and is appreciated.

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The Sera Ja monks playing traditional instruments
whilst Geshe Sonam Thargye pours mandala sand into the Lake at Shepparton.


Geshe Konchok Tsering.


Refuge 2004.


Last update 4 November 2005.

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