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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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CRICKET GODS AT FREMANTLE CLANCYS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 18, 2013

I wonder if the words Buddha can’t bat, can’t bowl will be yelled across Princess May Oval when the divine teams of the Gyuto Monks of Tibet and St Patrick’s Cathedral fight for the religious ashes in Fremantle in August. Will the Gyuto monks partake in the post match beer boozing at Clancys? We know those Catholics don’t mind a drop or two of the good stuff but I am not sure about the other lot.

The Chamber of Commerce will also have a team there so the clash of the three teams fighting for the glory of the Divinity Cup will make for a fun afternoon.

My services are so much wanted by all teams that there will probably have to be an auction like they do for the Indian 20/20 league, and I will play for the highest bidder. I reckon I’ll go for as high as a midi of Guinness or a free orange robe.

Roel Loopers

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RELIGIOUS SPIN FOR ENLIGHTENMENT CRICKET CUP

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 15, 2013

Cricket is already a Divine sport. But the Divinity will be pushed to new levels when the Holiest of athletes take to the field for the ‘Enlightenment Cup’. The world famous “Gyuto Travelling Monks”, who just wowed crowds at Glastonbury with their musical performances and wielded some willow on Lords Cricket Ground, now turn their attention to this all important Cricket Match at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle. The Monks will be taking on a team comprised of our neighbouring St Patricks Catholic Church in a game that unites both Religions for the love of cricket.

A fun day lies ahead with the cricket mad Monks to perform impromptu musical numbers and bless the Princess May Park Turf. The sweet organ sounds from the beautiful St Pats church will fill the air pre match and fun will abound with many Fremantle names, from politicians to musicians, to be in attendance.

Commentary, snacks, games and generally one of a kind experience awaits sports fans that venture down to the ‘Enlightenment Cup’ and will prove a fitting wind up to the Gyuto Monks world tour.

All are welcome to join us and witness the holiest of games played by the holiest of folks.

Date: Sat 10th of August. Time: 12pm.  Princess May Park at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle.

I think this will be an absolutely joyful afternoon and I wonder if we can get the Monks to have a Guinness or five, like the rest of us will.

If you need a good laugh, watch me holding a cricket bat for the first time of my life. I wonder if the City of Fremantle will be sending its cricket mad media man Jason Cunningham to do a bit of spin bowling. ; >)

Roel Loopers

CRICKET THE GAME OF GODS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 14, 2013

Australia just lost the first Ashes cricket game but what a great and close game it was. But the Ashes will be nothing compared to Fremantle‘s ‘Ashes’ when the Gyuto Monks of Tibet take on Freo celebrities, including some from St Patrick’s, hence the game played at Princess May Park and sponsored by Clancys will be billed as the Buddha versus Jesus game.

Rumours have it a certain Dutch blogger will also partake. Not sure yet in which team they’ll put me though because Hell is not participating.

Stay tuned for more detailed information about the international cricket game of the century!

Roel Loopers

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