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March 7, 2021

Dance around the Bodhi Tree

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A 50s Rock and Roll Rockabilly night will be held at the Byron Bay Brewery on Saturday May 19.

The night will feature the Lismore Summerland Rockers demonstrating the Rock and Roll dancing of the era, with prizes for best-dressed person, raffles, door prizes and the music of the era to keep you hoppin’ and boppin’ all night long!

Tickets are $20 at the door and all proceeds got to Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery. (Refer to the Byron Bay Brewery gig guide for more info.)

Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Retreat Centre is a non-profit charitable organisation founded for the study and practice of satipah?na vipassan? (insight meditation) in the tradition of Mah?si Say?daw of Burma. Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery is a part of the Theravàda tradition of Buddhism, the tradition followed by the peoples of Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, as well as by many in western countries.

Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Retreat Centre was founded by Venerable Pannyavaro (Mahathero), an Australian monk of more than 25 years’ service, in 2005.

Pannyavaro is working on developing a meditation community to serve both lay and monastic practitioners.

To assist people to penetrate the heart of the Buddha’s teaching the Buddha Dharma Education Association is currently planning to build a meditation retreat complex on its land at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.

It is here where an event to raise funds for this monastery comes in.

Thome Evans has been living in Byron for more than 35 years. She was the first Thai chef to offer in this area the delicious exotic cuisine that we are all familiar with today.

Thome is affiliated with the monastery and helps to organise the Songkran Festival that is held every year at the monastery. And she is hoping this event will help to fund building and also spread information about the monastery.

For more information about the monastery go to www.buddhanet/bodhi-tree or contact Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Retreat Centre, 78 Bentley Road, Tullera via Lismore NSW 2480.

You can also phone 6628 2426 or email [email protected].

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