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GYUTO MONKS FREO’S CRICKET MATCH

Posted in buddhism, cricket, fremantle, religion by freoview on October 9, 2016

 

The delightful Buddhist Gyuto Monks of Tibet played a cricket match for the Divinity Cup against the motley mob of Clancy’s Fish Pub on Sunday morning and it was a lot of fun.

There were even a few among the lot of them who did not chuck and could actually hit and catch the ball. ; >)

The official opening of the visit of the Gyuto Monks is this Monday October 10 at 7 pm at the Fremantle Townhall with a welcome to country by Noongar elder Richard Walley. All are welcome to this free event, so come along!

Roel Loopers

 

HAVE A FREO SUNDAY OF FREE EVENTS!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, music by freoview on October 7, 2016

Let’s hope the rain will stay away as there are a lot of things on in Fremantle on Sunday and all of them are free!

It starts at 10 am with the Divinity Cup cricket match at Princess May Park between the Gyuto Monks of Tibet and the Clancy’s Benders (chuckers?). (I call them benders, but they call themselves All Stars).

From 1o am to 4 pm Changing Your Tune is on at the Esplanade Youth Plaza as part of Mental Health Week, with live bands, burlesque, and other entertainment.

At 1 pm at Pioneer Park there is the Eye Gazing event where you can forever look deep into the eyes of total strangers, which must be quite confronting in the beginning.

And from 2-4 pm that very handsome and likeable Mo Wilson and The Drivers will perform in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Roel Loopers

GYUTO MONKS CRICKET MATCH AT CLANCY’S

Posted in fremantle, gyuto monks, sport by freoview on October 1, 2016

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The GYUTO Monks of Tibet are in W.A. again and starting off their trip in Fremantle on Sunday October 9 when they are playing the Clancy’s All Stars for the Divinity Cup in a cricket match at Princess May Park at 10 am.

It is a free event so bring the family along for a morning of fun.

I took part in the inaugural Divinity Club when there were teams from St Patrick’s Basilica, Clancy’s and the Gyuto monks, and our Clancy’s team played very well mainly because I never got to bowl or bat, but took some great photos.

The monks have a great sense of humour but are chuckers, so come and see them being bowled LBW-Love Buddha World.

Roel Loopers

FUN AUSTRALIA DAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in australia day, fremantle by freoview on January 25, 2015

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It will be a fun and hot AUSTRALIA DAY tomorrow in Fremantle so come along! From 3 pm there will be music and entertainment and a market on the Esplanade and from 4 pm the always special Citicenship Ceremony will be held where many people will pledge their loyalty to our special country.

Before that at 1 pm Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt will fire the cannon at the Round House.

Also on from 4 pm at Clancy’s is the hilarious Divinity Cup cricket match between the Gyuto Monks of Tibet and Clancy’s staff.

The eclectic KELP BAR at Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach has a special bar license and will open from noon till 11, so a great spot to watch the FIREWORKS at 8 pm.

Australia Day is a great day to celebrate our multicultural community and to embrace newcomers to our city and country.

Roel Loopers

Enjoy the BLINCO STREET CAFE at the Fibonacci Centre!

MONKS VERSUS CLANCYS AT AUSTRALIA DAY CRICKET MATCH

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 15, 2015

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After a huge regional program in WA mid-year as part of their mammoth 2 year tour of Australia, the Gyuto Monks of Tibet return to the west for their last 5 days before returning to their monastery in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas.

They fly in on January 22nd for a Harmonic Chanting performance at the Fremantle Yoga Centre at E Shed on Victoria Quay, then down to Yallingup for a weekend Meditation Retreat then return to Fremantle on Australia Day 26th for the Biennial Cricket Match hosted by Clancy’s Fish Pub and this time the monks hope to claim the Cup as they were pipped at the post in 2013 losing by one run! It’s a fun day out for all. Whether they win or not, they will finish the day by heading straight for the airport to return to India.

From Darwin to Tasmania and east to west these monks just keep on going. It’s their 21st visit since 1994 to Australia and today, more than ever, what they offer seems more relevant than ever.   Whether its fear, anxiety, depression or simply looking for purpose in life, from teenagers to the elderly and everyone in between, they offer inspiration, hope and human affection.

Catch these monks before they go – the long Australia Day weekend will be a very special occasion.

Roel Loopers

GYUTO MONKS OF TIBET RETURN TO FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, gyuto monks by freoview on December 7, 2014

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Following a huge regional program in WA mid-year as part of their mammoth 2 year tour of Australia, the GYUTO MONKS OF TIBET return to the west for their last 5 days before returning to their monastery in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas.

They fly in on January 22 for a Harmonic Chanting performance at the Fremantle Yoga Centre at E Shed, then whip down to Yallingup for a weekend Meditation Retreat, to return to Fremantle on Monday January 25 for the Biennial Cricket Match hosted by Clancy’s Fish Pub. This time the monks hope to claim the Divinity Cup as they were pipped at the post in 2013 losing by one run! It’s a fun day out for all. I played in the inaugural match but never had to bowl or bat, so that’s probably why the Clancy’s team won.

From Darwin to Tasmania and east to west these monks just keep on going. It’s their 21st visit since 1994 to Australia and today, more than ever, what they offer seems more relevant than ever. Whether its fear, anxiety, depression or simply looking for purpose in life, from teenagers to the elderly and everyone in between, they offer inspiration, hope and human affection.

Sadly, the monks remain stateless persons, refugees, unable to live in the country of their birth in peace where there is no tolerance or freedom to practice their way of life.

Catch these monks before they go – the weekend will be a very special occasion and it’s a great time of year to get clear on your goals and direction for the year.

Interviews and Photo opportunities: Karla Dawson   0438 336 181

Check out www.gyuto.co   FB Gyuto Monks of Tibet

Email: gyuto@gyutoaus.com   Ph 0412 124 678

Roel Loopers

GYUTO MONKS VISIT FREO AGAIN

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 4, 2014

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The very likable Gyuto Monks of Tibet will be back in Fremantle again this year from June 3-7, so get ready for the great chanting, meditation, and maybe even a game of cricket against Freo locals later this year.

Roel Loopers

GREAT FUN AT DIVINITY CUP

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 10, 2013

The inaugural Fremantle DIVINITY CUP cricket, also known as the ‘Divine Ashes’ event was held at Princess May Park next to CLANCYS FISH PUB in sometimes inclement weather, but rain made no difference to the excellent mood of all involved in this very funny afternoon. It was an absolute delight to see the sheer, almost childlike, joy of the Gyuto monks of Tibet. It was infectious.

The Chamber of Commerce/City of Fremantle team with Mayor Brad Pettitt, Chamber CEO Tim Milsom and Manager Economic Development Tom Griffiths reached 44 in their six over match but were beaten by one point and did not make it into the final. Tom is a pretty handy bowler to have in a team.

Councillor Tim Grey-Smith turned up with daughter and was hastily recruited by the Clancys team. They were lucky because Tim can bat and bowl very well.

There was a surprising high number of spectators, including Labor MP Melissa Parke and councillor Andrew Sullivan.

The team from St Patrick’s won the divine cup, just beating the Buddhist monks, so they have bragging rights for a year.

It was a very Freo spectacle with music, dancing, lots of laughter, children helping out in the outfield, and a few minor bruises and aches.  Clancys and the Chamber need to be congratulated for organising it!

Roel Loopers

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TO PLAY FOR HEAVEN, REINCARNATION OR VIRGINS?

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 9, 2013

I am in limbo which cricket team to play for at tomorrow’s Fremantle DIVINITY CUP at Princess May Park next to Clancys Fish Pub. The holies from St Patrick’s have promised me eternal life in heaven if I join their team, while the Gyuto Monks of Tibet assured me of reincarnation as a spunk no woman can resist. A shame there is no Muslim team because I’d probably have gone for the 35 virgins.

Alternatively I could join the Chamber of Commerce/City of Fremantle team but that might see me end up in a 12 star green highrise. It’s their kind of heaven. ; > )

Anyway, come and join the fun, support the teams, have something to eat and drink. There will be blessings, music, loopy before wicket and a lot of silly middy on. It starts at 12 and will go for approximately two hours.

Roel Loopers

CLANCYS has just signed a new 20 year lease, so we’ll have this great family pub and music venue in Freo for a very long time. Fantastic!

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GODS CLASH AT FREMANTLE CRICKET DIVINITY CUP

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 6, 2013

So those bloody Poms unfairly retained the Ashes because they had God on their side who made sure it rained like hell. Here in Fremantle we will have the battle of three divine beings, Buddha, God and Money, when the Gyuto Monks of Tibet battle for the cricket Divinity Cup against teams of St Patricks and the Chamber of Commerce.

The heavenly ashes will be played at Princess May Park next to CLANCYS, who are sponsors of the event. It will run this Saturday August 10 from 12 till around 2 pm, so come along for a few hours of fun and support the teams while shouting the kids fish&chips.

No doubt the games will be hard fought with a lot of sledging like “your God can’t bowl and can’t bat”, and calls for a third empire to decide on a robe-clad monk being LBW. My participation on the day will hopefully be more culinary and relaxed with Guinness at middy-on while waiting for a duck and contemplating if googly and google are the same.

It should be a whole lot of fun with participation of Fremantle’s Mayor Brad Pettitt and other celebs. I hope the combined power of the Gods will keep the forecasted rain away for a few hours. Come join us!

Roel Loopers

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