Join us for a community picnic and sutra recitation! A great day out with fellow LTC students and Sangha, enjoying quality social time, gallons of chai tea, and join in reciting the Sutra of Golden Light, bringing harmony and healing to the environment and all the beings around. We are visiting Coochiemudlo Island this month!
We invite you to come and lend your voice to bless the animals and their environment, and give them not just physical care, but care for the mind—imprints of the Dharma! The day is by donation, with all proceeds going to the animal sanctuary or wildlife preservation group in the area. BYO lunch, fold-up chair, hat and drinks. LTC will supply the sutras and delicious chai! Bookings are appreciated so we can arrange car-pooling for anyone who needs it!
Where to meet
Meet at LTC at 8 am.If you need help getting there, please book in advance so we can arrange car-pooling. If you want to meet us there, arrive by 10 am. Once you get off the ferry, turn left and walk along the path until you find the first shelter with seats (it’s past the barge boat-ramp). If it is very windy, we will walk across the island to the opposite beach.
What to bring
Bring your swimmers, towel, hat, sunscreen, fold-up chair, plenty of water, lunch and a plate to share. (LTC will bring the sutra, offerings and chai). Bring everything in a trolley so it’s easy to carry!
About the Day
Once we have all arrived at the venue we begin with motivation prayers and a speech blessing. We then recite the sutra in three sections, offering our traditional chai tea in the breaks. (If you need help getting there, please contact LTC in advance so we can organise car-pooling). The day is by donation. All proceeds will go towards a community or land care association in the area.
Other venues we visit throughout the year:
- Storybook Farm haven for disabled animals
- Glass House mountains picnic lookout
- German Shepherd Canine Rescue
- SAHA (Save A Horse Australia)
- Coochiemudlo Island, Bribie Island and Enoggera Reservoir (so we can also have a swim!)
- Dog and bird rescue sanctuaries.
- Cat Cafe in the winter.