sat05oct(oct 5)8:00 AMmon07(oct 7)5:00 PMThe 9th Kagyu Monlam Australia 20198:00 AM - 5:00 PM (7) Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown Library & Knowledge Center, 80 Richard Rd Bankstown NSW 2200 Event Organized By: Kagyu Monlam Event Type :Chanting/Recitation/Prayers,Courses/Teachings on Buddhism
The Kagyu Monlam Organizing Committee, under the titulage of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has requested Barom Kagyu Chodrak Drupju Chuling to organize the 9th Kagyu Monlam
The Kagyu Monlam Organizing Committee, under the titulage of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has requested Barom Kagyu Chodrak Drupju Chuling to organize the 9th Kagyu Monlam Australia 2019 to be held in Sydney.
Barom Kagyu Chodrak Drupju Chuling, under the spiritual guidance of the Venerable Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche, are extremely excited to announce that His Eminence Aten Phuntsok Rinpoche, the Abbot of Chodrak Khangnay Monastery Tibet, has accepted to preside over this 9th Kagyu Monlam Australia 2019.
Date and time: 5th, 6th and 7th (Labour Day) October, 2019
Location: Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown Library & Knowledge Center, 80 Richard Rd Bankstown NSW 2200
Programme: Aten Phuntsok Rinpoche will teach “Lojong” (Seven-Point Mind Training) during the 3 days of Kagyu Monlam. The teachings will be extended after the completion of Kagyu Monlam and will take place at Barom Kagyu Chodrak Drupju Chuling Centre in Sefton, Sydney.
In addition, we are requesting Aten Rinpoche to give teachings on Mahamudra and to give special tantric empowerments to all attendees.
His Eminence Aten Phuntsok Rinpoche – background:
Aten Phuntsok Rinpoche is a truly authentic and great Vajrayana master and it is extremely difficult for us to have the opportunity to meet and receive teachings and blessings from him.
Having presided over quite many Kagyu Monlam Chenmo – Hong Kong, Nepal and Tibet, Rinpoche is quite an experienced and accomplished master of ceremony and teacher.
Please, refer to Rinpoche’s biography (https://baromkagyu.org/aten-phuntsok-rinpoche-biography) for details of his background and previous reincarnations.
Kagyu Monlam Chenmo:
Purpose: The Kagyu Monlam is the annual prayer gathering (the Great Encampment) of people together in order to listen to Buddhist teachings and to pray for peace and harmony on Earth. It is to spread the seeds of loving kindness and pure motivation, and bring about genuine peace, love, happiness and well-being in the world.
Genuine and heart-felt prayers do have the powers to mitigate the risks of war and natural disasters caused by the Elements such as earthquakes, tsumanis, floodings, bush fires and so forth.
Also, the Monlam provides an excellent opportunity to introduce general Buddhism to the people in New South Wales who are unfamiliar with the teachings of the Lord Buddha.
Origin: The 7th Karmapa, Chodrak Gyatso (1454-1506) initiated the practice of holding massive prayer festivals (the Great Encampment) on the major Buddhist celebrations, laying the seed for today’s modern Kagyu Monlam Chenmo. After attending his first Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, India in 2001, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, took to heart to revitalize this celebration, resulting in the publication of “the Kagyu Monlam Book, the twenty-Branch Monlam” translated in many languages.
The Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa said: “the Tibetan word “Monlam”means “aspiration prayer”. When the noble Sangha (monks and nuns) and Upasaka and Upasika (male and female attendees) come together in one place to chant the Twenty-Branch Monlam for world peace with pure motivation, there is absolutely no doubt that each single recited word will be of tremendous benefit.
Kagyu Monlam Chenmo is now a truly international phenomenon which is being organized annually in many countries, including Australia.
In addition to the Eminence Aten Phuntsok Rinpoche, we are inviting the noble Sangha (monks and nuns) of Australia, Tibet, India and Nepal to participate in the Monlam.
Everyone is invited and it is not neccessary to be Buddhist. All you need is “a good heart” and the sincere wish for World Peace.
Entry is free to all and we would encourage you to bring families and friends to come along. Also, we are expecting a number of people from overseas to attend the Monlam and teachings.
Organizing centre: (61) 2 97865513
Karma Zopa +61-449759762 (for English)
Irene Shang +61-429839839 (for Chinese and English)
Tram Pham +61-423424816 (for Vietnamese)
Tashi Lhamo +61-404469948 (for Vietnamese)
5 (Saturday) 8:00 AM - 7 (Monday) 5:00 PM
Bryan Brown Theatre
Bankstown Library & Knowledge Center, 80 Richard Rd Bankstown NSW 2200