Past special events

3. Jan, 2019

Together with the Wagga Aus-Sri Lankan Cultural Association (WASCA), Potowa Buddhist Group co-organised this inaugural celebration in Wagga Wagga and offer it to the public in May 2018.

WASCA group has hand-made some beautiful lanterns, which has been very welcomed by the local communities. A Vesak Day message was delivered by Venerable Devarakkhitha Thero from Melbourne. 

3. Jan, 2019

Geshe Sherab visited Potowa in Wagga again from 10-11 February 2018! During his few day's visits, we received teachings from Geshe-la on various topics: "How to be my own boss?", "The foundation of a happy life" and "Medicine Buddha - benefits and practices" and we had a great inaugural animal blessings ceremony in Wagga! To perfect the animal blessings, we are very lucky to be able to showcase the mini Stupa loaned from Kunsang Yeshe, our sister centre in Blue Mountains - very kind of them!

24. Nov, 2017

Geshe Zopa came back during September 2017 and we have benefited a lot during his visit from the following events.
1. Geshe Zopa was on air with 2AAAFM on Marguerite's Friday Magazine on 22 September where Geshe-la shared about his story and his views on peace and happiness. You can access the interview online here:
2. Public talk on "Cultivating Inner Peace", which was held on the UN International Peace Day, 21 September.
3. In conjunction with the UN International Day of Peace, an inaugural multi-faith dialogue was held in Wagga Wagga on 23 September featuring four key religions in the world where Geshe Zopa represented the Buddhists. This event is organised by 'Our Common Word' where Potowa Buddhist Group is the co-organiser and proudly sponsored by Multicultural Council Wagga Wagga and AAA Lasting impression.
4. Geshe Zopa has also consecrated a Medicine Buddha on the 24 September, with Venerable Thubten Chokyi's presence as well. This results in monthly Medicine Buddha Puja offered to the public commencing October 2017.

19. Jul, 2017

25-26 February 2017: Geshe Sherab returns to Wagga for the second time and delivered talks entitled "What Buddhists believe?" and "Staying sane in chaos-dealing with emotional upheaval". We also enjoyed a picnic and train ride at the botanical garden!

19. Dec, 2016

1 December 2016 - Venerable Jampa Ludrup delivered a talk 'Wind and Water - The Wonderful World of Feng Shui', sponsored by Charles Sturt University under their program 'Exploration Series of Public Lectures'. Ven. Jampa also provided private consultation during his stay in Wagga.