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2015 Workshops

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All tickets for Workshops will be on sale late November …

Morning Meditation with Lama Khedup
Tues – Sun 9.00am – 9.30am (Turbine Platform) FREE

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Start your day with a clear and alert mind with Lama Khedup’s (ex-Gyuto Monastery) special meditation experience employing mantra recitation – energy-based sounds which produce vibrations within the universe. The word “mantra” is derived from two Sanskrit words – man meaning “mind” and tra meaning “to protect or to free from”. Lama Khedup will guide participants through traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation and thought awareness techniques. A beautiful way to start the day refreshed and re-energized.

Tibetan Yoga with Kunga
Tues – Sun 9.30am – 10.30am (Turbine Platform) FREE

Originally from Tibet, Kunga lived in exile in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala for 18 years, before finally coming to Australia in 2010. During his time in Dharamsala, Kunga studied the Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga systems under Yoga Master Vijay at the Universal Yoga Centre. At that time he also studied a variety of traditional Tibetan healing practices. Kunga has also completed studies in Buddhist Philosophy at Varanasi University.

Tibetan Painting Workshops
11.30 am – 1.00pm Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd & Fri 23rd Jan (Graffiti Room) – $25 button_bookonline

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Spend some time with Master painter Karma Phuntsok and learn some simple techniques used in traditional Tibetan Painting. The art of Karma Phuntsok is a unique and dynamic expression of contemporary Buddhist Art. The startling beauty and richness which graces his work is influenced by his diverse life experiences: from a childhood in Tibet under Chinese oppression to life as a refugee in India; his love of life in the Australian bush, and the veneration with which he holds His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Internationally acclaimed, Karma’s work is scattered throughout the world, in private collections and galleries, and in Australia at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Queensland Art Gallery.

I Heart MoMo – Tibetan cooking workshop
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wed 21st and Thurs 22nd Jan (Turbine Studio) – $25 button_bookonlinemomo

Learn the art of making the perfect Tibetan dumpling – the Momo!  Momo master and West End Market favourite Wanday will share his secrets with you at this delicious workshop for all ages.    All ingredients provided.

 Chakra Healing with Sal Battaglia
1.30pm – 2.30pm Fri 23rd Jan  (Turbine Studio)-  $25 button_bookonline

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Learn about the chakras and how, when used with aromatherapy, they become one of the most dynamic tools for personal and spiritual growth. Chakras represent the major energy centres of our bodies and are connected to our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Subtle aromatherapy draws on the energetic or vibrational qualities of the essential oils which can be used in restoring harmonic resonance. Learn from qualified aromatherapist, author of the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Perfect Potion founder and managing director Sal Battaglia at this educational workshop.

Tibetan Calligraphy Workshop
3.00pm – 4.30pm Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd Jan (Graffiti Room) – $25 button_bookonline

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Learn the fundamentals of Tibetan script with Brisbane community member Phuntsok Choegyel, master in Tibetan calligraphy. Phuntsok teaches the formation of Tibetan script which is commonly used to write mantras and prayers and traditionally practiced as a daily meditation. Tibetan calligraphy can be appreciated purely for its aesthetic beauty and, at the same time, for the profundity of Tibetan philosophy expressed by simple strokes of a bamboo pen.

Tibetan Dance Workshop
4.00pm – 4.30pm Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd Jan (Turbine Platform) – FREE

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Tibetan folk dance combines both singing and dance and is an integral part of Tibetan life. Led by accomplished dance teacher Yeshi and members of the Queensland Tibetan community dance troupe, this workshop teaches basic steps and rhythms used in traditional dance forms.Tibetans express their history, spirituality, cultural traditions and above all love for their homeland through their traditional dances which are still performed at festivals, weddings and gatherings.

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS – Make your own Mala
10:00am to 12:00  – 2:00 to 4:00pm Tues – Sun (Mosquito Foyer)

CountYourblessings2Create your own strand of sacred prayer beads in the tradition of Tibetan philosophy. Participants will learn the symbolism and proper use of their own strand of 108 beads and will have the opportunity to have their new mala blessed by the monks.

Materials, including beads made of eco-friendly wood, glasses and crystals.  Whole family can join in this hands on workshop.