The community of CTCT facilitates, supports and continues to offer our activities dependant exclusively upon volunteer energy and the kindness of others, both financially via donations and via time and effort.

Your generosity of financial contribution as a supporting Friend of CTCT ( please see Membership Agreement below) directly supports the ongoing expenses and facilitation costs of the Centres Program , such as:

  • Venue rental / lease fees
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • FPMT Australia National Office annual levy fees
  • Annual supporting donations to Long Life Pujas for His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Sangha fund, Puja sponsorship
  • Program, Event and administration expenses

This collective generosity enables Chag Tong Chen Tong to continue

  • Offering service to the community ,actualizing the vision of FPMT Founder Lama Thubten Yeshe
  • The Program of activities schedule | residential retreat organization
  • Inviting and caring for visiting teachers for short and longer term stays | support resident Sangha members
  • Our heart wish... Plans  to establish a Retreat Centre facility ~ a place to rest from the turmoil of this busy life with like minded friends and caring support ~ quiet and spacious with time to reflect on our precious human life
  • Continue to actualize our Holy Object Projects (all according to Lama Zopa Rinpoches specific and ongoing advice  to Chag Tong Chen Tong )

As a Friend of CTCT you will  enjoy the following benefits:

  • Our deepest gratitude and appreciation
  • 10% Discount on applicable weekend workshops and Retreats -not applicable for concession rate - 1 discount only per course  applicable per family rate
  • Access to CTCT Library resources
  • Annual Subscription to FPMTs  Mandala quarterly magazine -not applicable for concession rate - 1 copy only per family rate
  • Dedications at sponsored Pujas
  • Invitations to Friends and Supporters of CTCT  events
  • Knowing you are contributing to meaningful causes that will benefit many ongoing an specifically assisting CTCT to function and offer benefit
  • Assist in repaying the kindness of all our teachers - bringing comfort and happiness to others through the wisdom of the Buddhas teachings

 

Levels of annual contribution available = Membership Year January 1st - December 31st

  • $100
  • $50 Concession
  • $125 Family (2 or more in one household)

PLUS 2 NEW Benefactor Annual contribution levels of support

1. Precious Umbrella Benefactor - $250

With all of the above benefits including complimentary attendance to a weekend work shop or retreat plus a of  copy of FPMT lineage series - The Perfect Human Rebirth - Freedoms and Richnesses on the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The precious umbrella symbolises the wholesome activity of preserving beings from illness, harmful forces, obstacles and so forth in this life and all kinds of temporary and enduring sufferings of the three lower realms, and the realms of men and gods in future lives. It also represents the enjoyment of a feast of benefit under its cool shade.

2. Dharma Wheel Benefactor - $500

With all the above benfits including complimentary attendance to Centre  program plus a long gemstone,crystal or bodhiseed mala of your choice

The golden wheel symbolises the auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel of Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations, in all realms and at all times, enabling beings to experience the joy of wholesome deeds and liberation

 

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MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

Membership is one of the most  practical ways that friends of CTCT can provide substantial support for the centre. Our supporters are the financial backbones of the centre, helping us to meet the cost to keep CTCT functioning providing a welcoming atmosphere to all that visit the Centre

To newly apply for CTCT  membership, please read carefully the following terms and conditions related to our membership application. Friends of CTCT annual supporter application is subjected to agreeing to CTCT Statement of Objects of the Association ( see below)  and approval by CTCT  Executive Committee.

Thank you for supporting CTCT and helping us to bring the Buddha's teachings to sentient beings.

Your acknowledgement and agreement to the following will be confirmed on the Friend of CTCT Annual Support Form

Chag Tong Chen Tong Incorporated Association is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which is an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service.

1. I declare that I am committed to the vision, values and goals of CTCT and the FPMT and the spiritual director Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

2. I adopt the attitude of universal responsibility as taught by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and accept and understand CTCT  affiliation with FPMT.

3. I do not practice Shugden (for more info regarding this condition, refer to FPMT website here.)

 

Objects of the Incorporated Association:

Chag Tong Chen Tong Incorporated Statement of Objects / Chag Tong Chen Tong is dedicated to :

The transmission of Tibetan Buddhism within a western context through the promotion of study an dissemination of Buddhist teachings, emphasizing the teachings of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, psychology,logic,metaphysics,art,sacred dance,sacred music,crafts and skills and Tibetan Medicine

The Centre is affiliated with the FPMT Inc.Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition www.fpmt.org

FPMT Inc represents an international group of organizations and individuals devoted to the transmission of the Mayahana Buddhist Tradition and values worldwide through teaching meditation and community service.

FPMT and its affiliates, including the Centre, provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed to express their highest potential for the benefit of others inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility.

FPMT Inc. and its affiliates are based on the Buddhist Tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught to us by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

 

with heart felt thanks ~

PLEASE NOTE *Membership year = Jan 1st-Dec 31st All renewing annual memberships / benefactors become due January 1st Friend and or Benefactor of CTCT applications received before May 31st  will be applicable for a full year term Applications received after June 1st will be set for a 6mth term - renewals for full term applicable by the following January 1st To receive a FRIEND of CTCT APPLICATION FORM please contact the Centre with your request  via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR

  • Application Forms will  be available,for your convenience, at the Centre during all scheduled Program presentations - found on the Information table or inquire at Reception/Office

(Please check the Calendar for the Program dates & times ) Online forms and payment option  will be availabe in the very near future for your convenience PLEASE NOTE : No person whom is  a Shugden practitioner will be accepted into the Friend of CTCT  Centre Membership

If you'd like to make a Gift of Membership to a friend please contact the Centre via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

 

For information on  more ways that you can assist the Centre financially, as a once-off offering or an ongoing commitment please call the office +6136267 9203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For  information about making a bequest to the Centre or a Centre related project please call the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you so much

We rejoice in your great merit