Tibetan monks on their visit to Murwillumbah last year.
Tibetan monks on their visit to Murwillumbah last year.

Monks count on support in Murwillumbah



LAST year a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the South of India visited Murwillumbah.

The monks set up camp at the Steiner School and created an ancient and sacred sand mandala over a week and performed dances and songs at an evening performance.

The aim of the tour was to raise money for much needed-accommodation for the continuing stream of Tibetan monks fleeing Tibet to escape the Chinese occupation.

The generosity of Tweed and Gold Coast residents has meant the monks have been able to build most of the accommodation.

But more funds are needed to finish off the building.

The Australian Tibetan Buddhist Centre, which has groups based in Murwillumbah and the Gold Coast, is hoping to raise some more money for the monks.

The producers of the film, Yogis of Tibet, have given permission for the film to be shown as a fundraiser for the monks.

Yogis of Tibet captures scenes that have never been filmed before and has been described as "remarkable" and "superb".

It will be shown at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah on Thursday, November 11.

It will start at 7.30pm (NSW daylight saving time) but all are welcome from 6.30pm.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by contacting Madeleine on (02) 6677?9207 or Miriam on 5536?1158. All proceeds are going to the monks, generously and proudly supported by the Aussie Tavern Murwillumbah.



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