Welcome to Potowa Buddhist Group's website!

Inspired by the great compassion and wisdom of our spiritual guides, Potowa Buddhist Group was formed in 2015 and based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. We are a Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) study group and are guided by Vajrayana Institute. Based in Sydney, Vajrayana Institute is a Buddhist centre affiliated with FPMT. More information about Vajrayana Institute can be found here: https://www.vajrayana.com.au/ 

FPMT is an organisation devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. It is founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (pictured), who is now the spiritual director for the organisation. Currently, FPMT has more than 161 centres, projects, services and study groups in 37 countries. More information about FPMT is available here: http://fpmt.org/  

We are now COVID-registered

We offer online sessions for all our services. Please let us know if you like to attend online sessions instead, we will arrange for that.

COVID-Safety plans for attendance in Potowa Prayer Hall

The prayer hall is limited to 9 people at any one time to allow for physical distancing requirements. If the number of people exceeds the limit, online session can be arranged. You are encouraged to advise attendance in advance to avoid disappointment – please Contact us.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend any activities. Please get yourself tested, stay home, rest and get well.

Clean your hands with sanitiser upon entry into the prayer hall and maintain physical distancing of 1.5m at all times.

Feel free to wear a facemask anytime if you wish. During chanting sessions, it is required to wear a facemask. Only one person is chanting (during pujas), reading text (during discussion) at one time. All reading/chanting materials are provided on screens wherever possible. If hardcopies are required, please clean your hands with sanitizer provided before and after handling the hardcopies.

Prayer hands greetings only during meeting. No handshakes please.  

Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue and dispose of the tissue in the bin.

You will be required to provide your contact details. These details are kept for COVID contract tracing purposes only if needed and will be kept in a secured place.

Please do not touch anything on shrines.

Please offer donations online if possible, our bank details are provided here. Any amount is welcome and greatly appreciated.