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).
Sakya Temple of Peace: Support our 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!
Other Donation Programs
There are a variety of other donation programs that our centre runs that you can choose to support:
General Donation To Our Centre:
Please give generously to support our centre so we can continue to offer our services in Canberra, Australia and internationally through out online teachings. Our centre only exists because of the goodwill of our community of supporters.
Become a Benefactor of the Teachings:
In order to introduce the traditional Buddhist practice of ‘generosity’ (dana), we are inviting you to become a benefactor for our Tuesday night Buddhist teachings so that all participants can attend them for free.
As part of this project, with your support we will also be able to live stream the teachings will high audio and video quality across the world via Facebook and Youtube, so that people everywhere, from all walks of life and culture, will be able to benefit from Rinpoche’s wisdom of the precious Dharma teachings.
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!
If you have any questions about the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra and it’s donation programs, please contact us here.