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Tibetan Buddhist Society celebrates New Year with Yuroke festival
by Natalie Savino, Derald Sun, February 23, 2014
Yuroke, Australia -- IT MIGHT almost be March, but this weekend will be a celebration of the Tibetan New Year.
<< Tibetan Buddhist Society Co-director Martin Horan inside the Yuroke temple. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano Source: News Limited
The Tibetan Buddhist Society in Yuroke will hold a festival with the theme Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellbeing on March 1 and 2.
Co-director Martin Horan said the Tibetan New Year was seen as a time of renewal and a chance for new beginnings.
“If we want to set a positive direction for the future, more peaceful (and) more centred, then New Year is a really good time to reflect on that,” he said.
The festival features a market, tours, children’s activities, meditation and a blessing ceremony at noon on Saturday.
The festival will run from 9.30am-5pm on both days at 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke.
For more details go to Tibetan Buddhist Society Facebook page.