AUSTRALIAN DIAMOND WAY RETREAT CENTRE

LAND DOWN UNDER WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION — BODHISATTVAS AT WORK

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Australian Diamond Way Retreat Centre Project

The Land Down Under project is about finding and establishing a Retreat Centre in Australia. Our home amoung the gum trees where we can meet and meditate, hold courses with our Lamas, and invite Diamond Way Buddhist practitioners from around the world.

Retreat centres create the ideal conditions for meditation practice, and unify the Sangha on both regional and national levels.

They are becoming increasingly important vehicles for bringing the Sangha together across broad distances, throughout the Southern Hemisphere, and throughout the world.

This will be a place where friends can meet to deepen their meditation practice away from the distractions of modern life, while strengthening friendships and building trust through time spent together.

This retreat centre will form a vital part of the international non-profit network of over 700 Diamond Way Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.

These centres were founded by Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl to realise the wishes of  their teacher – the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje who died in 1981.

They are today under the spiritual authority of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

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Vision

Our vision is for a rural property on the East Coast owned by Diamond Way Buddhism Australia, where Lama Ole Nydahl’s students from Australia and around the world can meet and meditate together.

Lama Ole Nydahl quote:

“The world is a dream. We are putting boxes into it, and saying possible and impossible and so on. And as long as we believe in the dream, we also have to do it.

But the moment we step out of that dream, new dimensions, new space, new possibilities come up, and that’s really the important thing. And that’s what we are doing now.”

Purpose

This property will enable Diamond Way Buddhism Australia to:

  • practice the Diamond Way teachings according to Lama Ole’s wishes
  • offer meditation and courses throughout the year
  • create opportunities for individual and group meditation retreats
  • offer a communal space and kitchen where we can share meals
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What we are looking for

We are looking for a property that:

  • Has a view!
  • Is large enough to accommodate national courses
  • Has a fresh water source

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Let's make it possible

 

When the right property becomes available, we will need to move quickly and have the money secured before making an offer. We must act now if we are to make our Lama’s wish a reality and for this we need everyone’s support.

You’re invited to contribute your donation to help secure the property for Diamond Way Buddhism Australia now and into the future.

 

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ACC Name: Diamond Way Canberra
BSB: 062903
ACC: 10178646
IBAN: 062903 10178646
SWIFT code: CTBAAU2S
Reference: retreat land

If you are donating from outside Australia,
please consider using www.transferwise.com to save on fees.

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Be part of it!

By buying a piece of the puzzle you will be supporting our project and contributing to the purchase of the Land Down Under.

Every piece of the puzzle entitles the bearer to one night’s stay at the future Australian retreat centre (outside planned courses).

A piece of the puzzle costs AUD 108 or approximately EUR 78.

You can buy as many pieces as you like for yourself, your friends, your Sangha.

To buy puzzle piece(s) please fill out the form below and transfer money to account (see details below the form).

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ACC Name: Diamond Way Canberra
BSB: 062903
ACC: 10178646
IBAN: 062903 10178646
SWIFT code: CTBAAU2S
Reference: *your name* puzzle

If you are donating from outside Australia,
please consider using www.transferwise.com to save on fees.

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