Warmest wishes for the Festive Season  to all friends of Chag Tong Chen Tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

THANK YOU ~ another most wonderful and full year of many and varied Dharma teachings , wonderful visiting teachers, old and new friends together ~ our greatest fortune each day unfolding

...There has been so much joy ,so much deep sharing, and much sadness also along the way but most of all I think,this year together  we have had much happiness because we belong in this most beautiful Mandala of the FPMT - being guided perfectly by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche....and an extraordinary community of practitioners worldwide.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts....each and every one that has had any type of contact with CTCT this last year - even if you only just gave us a thought ! - and all whom have come before and those also yet to come - because you make it possible for us to make our lives most meaningful in the service of others.

We thank everyone that has lent a hand assisting the facilitation of our Program throughout the year once again - in many ways great and small - your volunteer energy  and dedication has been really appreciated.

We look forward to another great Program ahead in 2014 hosting


  • GESHE THUBTEN SHERAB returning for a 10 day visit February 10 - 23
  • Thubten Yeshe (TY Alexander) returns for our 3rd Annual Easter 5 day 'SHAMATHA and the LAM RIM' - silent Residential Retreat.
  • We will also be commencing 2014 bi weekly Study Group - Dates and Venue TBC The Perfect Human Rebirth - Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment - utilizing the latest text in the FPMT Lineage Series by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Ven Tony Beaumont  22-23 March Non residential Retreat ' Impermanence and Living Compassion'
  • Ven Robina Courtin will join us once again in July -Aug for a 5day  Non Residential Retreat
  • Dr Sonam Thakchoe we sincerely hope ,will resume monthly teachings mid 2014


Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be leading a one month Retreat in Bendigo Victoria, 13 Sep - 23 Oct 2014 http://www.lamazopaaustralia.org.au/

preceded by a 5 day International Council for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition [CPMT] International Meeting 13 -18 Sept

So another full and fabulous year ahead !!! with many more things to come..to be confirmed ..


Keep an eye on our calendar for all updates as they become finalized


Share in virtue with all we meet a kind thought, a warm smile of recognition that ..we are all the same...we all want only happiness and do not want suffering


May all our actions only be Dharma , may we not waste one moment ...as there is no time to loose !

Thank you ~ with hopes to see you in the New Year !

Season’s Greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his FPMT International Office!