This day is a special day,
SHEPPARTON DISTRICT BUDDHIST GROUP
Turning the Wheel of Dharma in the Goulburn Valley
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.
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.
It is not necessary to be a Buddhist or a member to attend teachings....all are welcome.
Last update 4 November 2005.