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


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

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