2016 Monlam Australia
Three Day Prayer Festival.


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We have great pleasure in announcing the dates and venue for the 2016 Monlam Australia three day Prayer festival.

The Concourse Concert Hall,
409 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood, NSW, 2067
1st to 3rd October 2016
(Saturday, Sunday and Monday)


Our most precious teacher and spiritual director of Karma Samten Choeling, His Eminence Venerable Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche, will again be presiding over this wonderful three day prayer festival for global peace and harmony.

Updates will follow as soon as we learn arrangements on the programme and times.

We look forward to being able to meet you there, and share in this very auspicious Australian event.

The word Monlam is Tibetan, mon means aspiration/hope and lam means way/path, so Monlam means a way to do an aspiration. The highest aspiration is the aspiration which is based on bodhicitta, the wish to reach enlightenment or Buddhahood for the benefit of all beings, to enable all beings to reach Buddhahood.

The purpose of the Kagyu Monlam is to gather together all practitioners to create universal aspirations of good will and harmony.

“Kagyu Monlam is an avenue whereby we can spread, at times of great need, the genuine spirit of love and compassion to all the people of the world, like a great ripple, first in Bodhgaya, then in Bihar, and so on. As we continuously offer these prayers for world peace, it is our intention and our wish that peace and happiness extend to all.”

— His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Links To International Kagyu Monlam Sites



A short film clip from Monlam 2007 indicating His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in procession, followed by Venerable Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche and other high lamas of the Kagyu lineage. The background chanting is His Holiness when much younger.