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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Australia 2014

Dining Room

Please ensure you book before 3pm as we are unable to accept bookings any later than that.  Thanks!

Dining RoomThree-course vegetarian set meals are available in the Tara Institute dining room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. To make your booking for catering purposes, please call our office on (03) 9596 8900 before 3pm on the day you wish to dine; we cannot take bookings after 3pm.  Please note that the food is vegetarian, but it is not gluten free; it can contain egg and egg products, milk and milk products and/or nut products as well.

Entrée, main and dessert are all meat-free, cost $20.00 and are prepared by Tara Institute’s chef. You can call the office to find out what's on the menu for the night!

You can also opt for single courses.

  • Soup with bread - $6.00
  • Main course - $12.00
  • Dessert - $6.00

Meals are served from the servery in the dining room and through the doorway to your right. Please pay for and collect your meals from here. If you are attending Monday night's teaching, please remember to make your way to the front door around 7:30pm to offer your $5 dollar facility fee to the helpers there.

Serving begins at 6:30pm and finishes at 7:30pm. Please book through the Tara Institute office before 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dharma Quote

The point to be understood is that if we work for the welfare of others, then our own goals, our own wishes will be fulfilled naturally. When we think about it, the welfare of others is important because others are important. They are important because they help to fulfil our own wishes. A mundane example is that if we had a wish to become wealthy, then we have to rely on someone else who has wealth so that we can earn from them.  Whatever we wish for is all dependent on others; others who have the means or qualities that can fulfil our wishes. There is no way to gain anything for ourselves without relying on others.

Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10