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Giving Thanks '23 & Planting Karmic Seeds '24

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Are you looking for a meaningful way to honour and close out this year?  Would you like support connecting to your highest resolutions as you head into another new year? 

During this event, you'll be guided to give thanks for the journey of 2023, and sow beneficial intentions for the future year 2024, in a very heartfelt, connecting way - with a loving-kind community.

***Due to the incredibly special location of this event this year (Gompa/temple) only FOUR TICKETS REMAIN - be quick to secure yours!***

What's on offer at this event:

  • Enjoy a delicious, blessed soy chai upon event commencement (included)
  • Hear a live teaching from resident Buddhist teacher, Venerable Tony
  • Be guided to reflect on the year that has been, cultivating acceptance, forgiveness, peace and compassion, through the masterful practice of Gratitude
  • Bring your yoga mat, and be guided by Erin Lee through a devotional mindful movement practice that will bring you into Presence, to the live music of Dubarray and Chris Lane 
  • Learn how the Propelling Karmic Seed philosophy works, and apply it on the spot by getting clear and intentional about the future
  • Enjoy a soundscape meditation
***All profits from this event are donated to Chenrezig Institute, to support their ongoing mind and heart teachings that serve the broader community.***

Event highest intention:

May you make peace with the past, awaken to what's here now, and open your heart to what is ahead.

Hear from Venerable Tony, resident Buddhist teacher at Chenrezig Institute

Ven Tony first made contact with the Buddha-dharma in Nepal and India in 1976 and following ordination as a monk in 1991, he has led retreats and courses at various Buddhist centres throughout the world, as well as teaching in prisons and schools. Ven Tony lived at Chenrezig Institute until recently and we are fortunate that he is onsite at the moment to speak at this special event about gratitude and intention - thank you Venerable Tony!

Be guided by Erin Lee, through gratitude and intentional practices & soak up an incredible soundscape (live music) by Dubarray & Chris Lane

During this event, Erin will guide you through gratitude and intention practices including a devotional, seated/standing mindful movement to a live music soundscape by outstanding musicians Dubarray and Chris Lane!

Held in the Gompa (temple) at Chenrezig Institute

We are so grateful to Geshe Tsultrim for giving us his blessing to hold this event in the very special Gompa (temple) onsite at Chenrezig Institute. 


"Gratitude is the fuel that fills the heart and activates the soul."

The way we relate to the events of the past determines the experience we receive now... 
This event is an invitation to gather together to see out the end of 2023 with acceptance, forgiveness, compassion and peace - using Gratitude as the portal. You'll be guided to reflect on all that has unfolded this year with gentleness, kindness and a bigger perspective.  This will prepare your mind and heart as fertile ground for planting new, intentional seeds - that will flourish. 


"Energy flows where intention goes."

As we move towards the turn of the year, choosing higher intentions to live by will gift us - and others around us, a more meaningful and purposeful experience of life.

About Your Event Facilitators:

Erin Lee, Founder of The Mindful Yoga School, Author of The Little Book of Big Intentions

    This is Erin's fourth year of hosting this event of reverence. It's an extra special one because the very first Giving Thanks & Planting Karmic Seeds was held at Chenrezig Institute...and now it returns to this same venue! Erin has a special connection with Chenrezig Institute and it's community - you'll find her either teaching yoga in the Wellbeing Centre onsite or learning the dharma in the Gompa (temple) with her teacher Geshe Tsultrim, or quite often drinking the delicious, blessed chai in the Big Love Cafe. 

    Erin host's this event on behalf of The Mindful Yoga School, and it's an event to give back to the community and to Chenrezig Institute, with all profits being donated to support the wonderful (low-cost) mind and heart trainings on offer to the broader community at the Institute. During this event, Erin will guide you through gratitude and intention practices including a devotional, standing yoga flow to a live music soundscape!


    Venerable Tony Beaumont, Buddhist Teacher - Chenrezig Institute

      Ven Tony first made contact with the Buddha-dharma in Nepal and India in 1976. Following this, he trained and worked for four years as a psychiatric nurse, and then in the 1980s was based at Chenrezig Institute during which time he served at different times as the cook, office worker, and gardener.

      Following ordination as a monk in1991, he lived for seventeen years at Nalanda Monastery in France and served as director at Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery in Bendigo. He has led retreats and courses at various FPMT centres throughout the world, as well as teaching in prisons and schools. Ven Tony lived at Chenrezig Institute until recently and we are fortunate that he is onsite at the moment to speak at this special event - thank you Venerable Tony!

      An Acoustic Instrumental Experience with Dubarray & Chris Lane!

        Experience the very healing, soulful and ambient sounds of Brett Gadenne, Kate Gadenne-Parsons and Chris Lane as they guide you through an acoustic instrumental. experience, supporting you to integrate and harmonise your intentions as you move through the events of this special evening.

        Dubarray are a unique story of an Australian act who kicked off their journey in Europe 5 years ago, building solid foundations thanks to an abundant and busy live touring schedule. They've released four albums, returned to tour Europe five times & have hit the Australian road for numerous national tours. The band have been nominated for various Music Oz and Queensland Music awards and featured on Triple J's 'Roots n All'. Dubarray have offered their incredible sounds at all four annual Giving Thanks & Planting Karmic Seeds - we are so honoured they have said YES again this year.

        Chris Lane's incredible music will pave the way for you to flow, be present and open to transformation with bamboo flute, guitar, and super peaceful, heart-opening vibes. Chris has performed around the world with his music, as a member of Oka, Xavier Rudd and the United Nations, Kevin James Carroll and now as a solo artist.


        Event Details:

        WHEN: 

        Saturday 23rd December 2023, 5pm - 7:30pm

        **Aim to arrive 430pm so you have plenty of time to park and walk up the hill to the Gompa (temple) to enjoy your blessed chai upon arrival**

        WHERE: 

        Gompa (Temple), Chenrezig Institute
        33 Johnsons Rd, Eudlo view map here

        Parking: Once you drive through the snow lion gate, keep driving along the road past the Arts Centre and up the hill. There are two car park options and car park attendants will direct you where to park.


        WHAT TO BRING:
        • Yoga mat (cushions available inside temple)
        • Warm blanket
        • Water bottle 
        • Notebook and pen if you enjoy journalling teachings and your own moments of clarity.
        TICKETS:

        $65 

        Your ticket includes chai (soy-based) upon event commencement, all program offerings PLUS a special take-home gift! 

        ***All profits from this event are donated to Chenrezig Institute, to support their ongoing mind and heart teachings that serve the broader community.***


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        Refund policy

        No refunds apply. Tickets may be transferred up to 24-hours prior to the event. Please email new ticketholders name and email to ask@themindfulyogaschool.com If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and we'll give you a credit voucher to put towards a future event with The Mindful Yoga School, valid for 12 months.