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.