There are many ways you can get involved with the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s community efforts to benefit other people.
We warmly welcome new volunteers to join our friends, students, supporters and directors who help present our program of teachings, retreats, festivals, garden days, events and activities.
You can support the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s activities by becoming a member of our Supporters’ Association, or renewing your current or lapsed membership.
The launch of the new Tibetan Buddhist Society membership program now entitles members to:
- Free attendance at our Vesak, Christmas and New Year dinners
- Use of our extensive library
- Class attendance vouchers valued at $10 each
- Retreat discount vouchers valued at $30 each
- Family membership that covers all members of the family
Find out more about the range of memberships and how you can join here.
COMMUNITY FOOD PROGRAM
The community food charitable program established by our founder Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden provides nutritious food and support for people in our local areas of Broadmeadows and Craigieburn.
Our fortnightly free Sunday lunch program at the Banksia Gardens Community Services Centre in Broadmeadows has served more than 5,500 meals in a welcoming and friendly environment since it started in 2011 (www.banksiagardens.org.au/community-support-broadmeadows/community-lunch).
This is also a nice way to meet other volunteers and enjoy some time in a friendly community environment.
Our program also provides fruit and snacks for young students who attend the Banksia Gardens after school study group three afternoons each week.
We also deliver healthy non-perishable food and toiletries to Anglicare in Craigieburn to distribute to people in need.
You can get involved by
- Volunteering to help at the fortnightly Sunday lunches
- Helping to deliver food to the study group during the week
- Making one-off or regular donations to support the program – the Society carries all administrative costs
- Donating food and soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes for Anglicare
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the centre on 9333 1770 for more details.
GARDEN WORKING BEES/TEMPLE CLEANING
Anyone who can spare a few hours on a Saturday morning will be welcomed warmly to join our regular efforts to keep the traditional Tibetan temple sparkling clean and maintain the beautiful Peaceful Land of Joy Gardens.
You can learn about the dates of our garden and temple working bees by visiting the calendar.
The garden working bees and temple cleaning are all held on Saturdays between 10am and 12pm, interspersed with morning tea and followed by a memorable lunch. If you can join, please email email@example.com or phone Anna on 9333 1770.