Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (SLCD) Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra is a registered not for profit organisation. None of the staff or committee members are employed. All offer there energy, time and skills on a voluntary basis. Sakya Losal Choe Dzong operates a number of charitable and fundraising projects as outlined below (contributions to some of these projects are tax deductible).
Stupa Temple of Peace
A proposed new centre in Australia's Capital City
"The karma of building a Dharma centre is not ordinary karma" - Lama Choedak Rinpoche
Sakya Losal Choe Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre of Canberra has received planning approval to build a new centre in Canberra. This 800sqm, two storey, 150 seat gonpa and lama’s residence will be a purpose built dharma centre with a large meditation hall and stupa in honour of His late Eminence Choegye Trichen Rinpoche. This will be one of the most significant new Buddhist Centres in Australia.
A project launch is planned in the near future. You can sign up to our mailing list for announcements and updates.
SLCD's School Building Fund was created for project such as this one. It has been used for the acquisition of Dharma centres such as SIBA Retreat Centre in East Gippsland. This category of donation is tax deductible.
Please give generously to the most auspicious and meritorious project - thank you!
Become a Benefactor: His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin's Visit to Australia, 2019
Traditionally, it is said that one generates enormous merit if you sponsor the visit of a highly revered teacher like His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Visits by His Holiness to Australia this year are rare and precious, and will be the first time that the Lamdre Jochakma, a rare succinct version of Lamdre, will be taught outside of Tibet. Become a benefactor for this precious event - your generosity to sponsor this once in a lifetime event is strongly encouraged, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The Nalendra Project is the humanitarian work of Lama Choedak Rinpoche and Sakya Losal Choe Dzong. It was established in July 2007 to offer assistance to Nalendra monastery and four other associated monasteries and nunneries in Phenpo valley, 2 hours from Lhasa, Tibet. Nalendra is one of the most important monasteries of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the seat of His late Eminence Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche in Tibet.
Supporting teachers, ordained sangha and volunteers in a Dharma community is a very important practice in Buddhism. Formally requesting our teachers to continue turning the wheel of the Buddha's teachings is one of the practices prescribed in the Seven-limb Prayer that one does to accumulate merit.
Please consider making a regular contribution to this fund that will help those who are the very pillars of Buddhism in the West and are vital to the continuation of the Society.
The Fortunate Flock
All traditions of Buddhism observe the ancient practice of releasing the life of animals in order to accrue merit that is dedicated for the benefit of oneself and those in need, particularly the sick, elderly, or those who have passed away.
Read more about this special project and how it brings happiness and benefit to all sentient beings...and how you can help!