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A New Tibetan Buddhist Centre Opens in Australia

Sakya.com.au, May 26, 2005

Canberra, Australia -- Among the many Tibetan Lamas who have impacted the Buddhist scene in Australia is Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who has founded fourteen centre across Australia and New Zealand. Lama Choedak Rinpoche completed his monastic training under the guidance of His Eminenece Chogye Trichen Rinpoche and graduated among the first group of senior Sakya monks who underwent three and half years of Lamdre Lobshe retreat in Lumbini.

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Creating Vesak history in Sydney

By Graeme Lyall AM, The Buddhist Channel, April 5, 2005

Sydney, Australia -- For the first time in the history of Australia, Vesak will receive recognition by the Government of New South Wales. An exhibition depicting the life of the Buddha and activities of Buddhist organisations and temples of the three major traditions of Buddhism will be staged in the Fountain Court in the foyer of the New South Wales Parliament House from 23-27 May.

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Monks scatter sands of mandala

By ELLEN VAZ, Orange Yourguide, 5 April 2005

Molong, Australia -- GRAINS of sand and the chants of Tibetan Buddhist monks were carried away by the wind yesterday in a ceremony symbolising impermanence.

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Monks share wisdom

By KELLY FITZGERALD, Orange Your Guide, 4 April 2005

Molong, Australia -- Seven monks performed in a Tibetan dance and chanting concert at Calare Public School on Saturday night. The monks are visiting Orange as part of their Sacred Footsteps tour, which takes them around Australia raising money to establish a hospital in India.

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Opening of Great Stupa Exhibition Centre in Bendigo

The Buddhist Channel, Jan 17, 2005

Bendigo, Australia -- On Saturday January 15 the Great Stupa Exhibition centre was officially opened by Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's representative in Australia.

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Two decades of work reaches fruition

The Advertiser, January 13, 2005

Bendigo, Australia -- Almost 24 years in the making, The Great Stupa Exhibition Centre will officially open in Bendigo on Saturday. The opening is expected to draw monks, nuns and Buddhists from across Australia.

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Rogue trader finds enlightenment on the way to court

By Aaron Patrick, Business Telegraph, Dec 22, 2004

Sydney, Australia -- A former trader at the heart of Australia's largest currency scandal will not hire a lawyer to defend himself against criminal charges, having abandoned capitalism for Buddhism.

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Buddhist group plans a regional retreat

By KELLY FITZGERALD, Orange Your Guide, November 25, 2004

Orange City, Australia -- Meditation, grief counselling and drug-free treatment are some of the precepts of the Orange branch of a Buddhist group, which is currently working towards establishing a retreat in Newbridge.

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