7th Australian Kagyu Monlam
Date: Saturday 23 September 2017, Sunday 24 September 2017
and Monday 25 September 2017
Time: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom – Bankstown Sports Club
8 Greenfield Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200
The Kagyu Monlam is an auspicious Buddhist Prayer Festival which celebrates the interconnectedness of all sentient beings in our world. It is a great occasion when all monastic bodies together with the lay Buddhist communities unite together to pray for world peace, harmony, happiness and the wellbeing of our global community.
This tradition of the Great Aspiration Prayer Gatherings originates from Tibet in 15th century and was established by His Holiness the 7th Karmapa, Chödrak Gyatso. Today, this yearly Prayer Festival is held at the sacred site of Bodhgaya, India. This ancient Buddhist tradition is being maintained and is flourishing under the auspicious guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
Now, it is Australia’s turn! The 7th Australian Kagyu Monlam organised this year by Kadri Bodhi Monastery Inc. in partnership with the following Buddhist organisations:
- D.G.T. Vision Inc.
- Karma Yiwong Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre Inc.
- Karmapa Australia Inc.
- Bori Korean Buddhist Society of NSW Inc.
Together, 5 organisations with the Buddhist community will celebrate the Kagyu Monlam Prayer Festival through chants, meditation, offering, ‘empowerment’ blessing ceremony, film, relic exhibition , multicultural performances, dedication and lots more…
Located in the heart of Bankstown, with on-site secure parking and easy access to public transport; Bankstown Sports Club, one of Sydney’s top 10 registered clubs in NSW, offers a number of dining, shopping and entertainment options within the south-western region of Sydney.
With 13 meeting and event spaces, ranging in sizes and styles and flexible layouts catering to large organisations, the Grand Ballroom in Bankstown Sports Club will provide state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and modern conference facilities with full connectivity and Wi-Fi for the Australian Kagyu Monlam Festival.
By public transport:
Bankstown Train Station and Bus Terminal is a short five minute walk from Bankstown Sport Club.
Plan your trip with TransportNSW.info
The faster way of walking towards the Bankstown Sports Club is via the covered walkway between the train station and Greenfield Parade (see map).
Bankstown Sports Club offers plenty of undercover parking spaces for members and guests. Entry to the car park is via either Mona Street or Greenfield Parade.
Parking at Bankstown Sports is free. If you are arriving at the club between 6am-10am Monday to Friday, you will need to validate your parking ticket at the reception desk. You do not have to validate your ticket if you arrive at the club any other time – including over the weekend.
Visiting from out of town? Travelodge Hotel Bankstown, Sydney is located within the Bankstown Sports Club, only minutes from Bankstown Airport and the Dunc Grey Velodrome. Hotel guests have access to all club facilities. Bankstown is renowned as an emerging foodie destination, and Travelodge is well placed for access to everything on offer here.
The hotel has been recently refurbished in April 2016 with upgrades including refreshed Guest Rooms and brand new Executive Rooms on the upper floors of the hotel.
Are you interested and/or available to volunteer your time and skills at the 7th Australian Kagyu Monlam? We require people with skills in marketing, event management, social media, stage management, etc. Please complete the registration form below and we will get back to you ASAP.
Monlam volunteers will need to undertake a short training session prior to the commencement of their duties at the Australian Kagyu Monlam. Volunteers will be given a short site induction of the venue and be provided with an overview of their roles and responsibilities during the 3 days period.
When you donate to Kagyu Monlam Fund, you are helping to support our services, our Sangha and our activities at the Australian Kagyu Monlam Festival.
Please consider making a one-time donation or monthly pledges towards the Kagyu Monlam Fund.
Cheques can be made payable to Kadri Bodhi Monastery Inc. and sent to
PO Box 37 Bonnyrigg NSW 2177
Or deposit directly at St. George Bank Limited
Kadri Bodhi Monastery Inc. (Kagyu Monlam Fund)
BSB: 112 879
ACC: 488 336 084
For assistance with making donations, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org