Venerable Geshe Lhakdor

A special program of Buddhist Teachings and Daily Meditation at the Crystal Castle

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th May 2014

We are blessed to have Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long term translator for over 16 years, joining us for four special days of meditation and teachings here at the Crystal Castle.

Venerable Geshe Lhakdor has served His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his translator and religious assistant since 1989, accompanying His Holiness to many important conferences and forums throughout the world. He has translated numerous books by His Holiness from English to Tibetan and from Tibetan to English.

In his highly anticipated visit here at the Crystal Castle he will be sharing teachings on Patience and guiding you through insightful meditations. You don’t need to have any previous Buddhist or meditation experience to gain incredible value from this program.

The teachings are from the Sixth Chapter of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life, which is the chapter on Patience. For the morning meditation session he will be using Kamalashila's Middling Stages of Meditation and ending the day, Venerable Geshe Lhakdor will be leading the Crystal Castle Peace Experience at 3:10pm each day of his visit excluding Saturday 3rd May.

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The Program Schedule:

1st May - Thursday
11am - Noon -  Morning Meditation
1:15-2:45pm -  Teachings
3:10-4:00pm -  Peace Experience - meditation and sacred Kora walk led by Geshe Lhakdor

2nd May - Friday
11am - Noon -  Morning Meditation
1:15-2:45pm - Teachings
3:10-4:00pm -  Peace Experience - meditation and sacred Kora walk led by Geshe Lhakdor

3rd May - Saturday
11am - Noon -  Morning Meditation
1:15-2:45pm - Walk the Labyrinth with Geshe Lhakdor in recognition of World Labyrinth Day followed by Teachings.
World Labyrinth Day is a global movement of people, calling forward the intention to create a wave of peaceful energy moving around the planet.
More information about World Labyrinth Day here

4th May - Sunday
11am - Noon -  Morning Meditation
1:15-2:45pm - Teachings
3:10-4:00pm - Peace Experience - meditation and sacred Kora walk led by Geshe Lhakdor

Your entry will entitle you to all the Castle has to offer in addition to partaking in the program with Venerable Geshe Lhakdor.

We look forward to your visit with us

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Crystal Castle Entry Prices

Great for the program is our Multi-Day Pass - $34 (visit as many times as you like for four weeks from the date of purchase) or for $14 more you can purchase an annual pass with unlimited entry for the entire year:
Crystal Castle Community Annual Pass $48 (* ID required for entry) may be purchased online here
Family Annual Pass $98 (* ID required for entry)


For a one day visit our prices are:
Adult Day Pass $18.90
Concession Day Pass $16.90
Child Day Pass (3 to 14yrs) $14.90
Family Day Pass $48

Byron Shire residents - entry prices as current offer here

Surrounding shire residents - entry prices as current offer here