Family Day at Buddhist Centre
Renowned Buddhist teacher Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has much to share about how helpful Buddhist philosophy can be for every day family life. Khenpo-la is a widely respected and much-loved teacher, and is based at the Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre just south of Tilba Tilba.
Each year, Kamalashila opens its doors to families to come and find out a bit about Buddhism. This year's theme is The Importance of Compassion - to oneself and others. The Family Day will be held this weekend and is led by Khenpo-la, offering meditations for everyone, from three-year-olds to teens and parents as well.
The program involves meditation, guidance for dealing with tricky moments foregrounding kindness and compassion, storytelling, sharing food, the parenting session, then craft and family games on the beautiful grassy saddle beneath Gulaga Mountain. The Kamalashila Family Day aims to bring families closer, with a shared experience of kindness, learning and spaciousness in the beautiful natural environment at Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre.
Details: Saturday, July 13, from 10am-4pm, Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 9000 Princes Hwy, Tilba Tilba. Bookings are essential - book online at www.drogmi.org. Cost: Adults $20, Children $10. Morning tea and lunch provided.
Wolumla Red Cross branch
A new committee was appointed at the Red Cross Wolumla Branch AGM at Wolumla Hall on Monday, July 8. Pictured above are secretary Judith Grundy, president Kathy Gowing, treasurer Dianne Campbell, zone rep Pam Hamory, vice-president Faye Robinson, patron Margaret Dawson and vice-president Carol Newton.
Bega Valley Art and Craft Group
Bega Valley Art & Craft Group, who meet Mondays 9.30am at the Seventh Day Adventist Hall, are holding their "Sapphire Coast" exhibition at Spiral Gallery July 19th to August 7th and hope folks can join us for the opening gathering.
Bega and District Garden Club
Bega and District Garden Club members are looking forward to a talk from their patron and fount of all gardening wisdom, Margaret Sirl OAM, at their next meeting on Saturday 13th July at 1.30pm. The flower and produce competition is always a colourful addition to the meeting and visitors are very welcome to join us, so bring along a plate and enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea at the CWA Hall, 31 Church Street, Bega.
Resonate Church building opening
The Resonate Church will mark the opening of its building on Sunday, July 21, at 17 Upper St, Bega. There will be a morning tea at 10am followed by a service at 10.30am.
We'll have a coffee van, jumping castle, plus kids church and activities. Come along and celebrate the opening of this wonderful new building.