Gardens and Grounds
Originally a barren hillside, the grounds were developed over time through volunteer labour and love, each gardener leaving a lasting mark for future generations to enjoy. The earth was dug, soil improved, saplings planted, footpaths made, levels and terraces created, boulders placed, walls built.
Our centre now sits within a natural bushland setting and is studded with pockets of sub-tropical rainforest, securing us into the surrounding landscape and hills. Weathered stone and natural materials sourced on the property allow nature to dominate, creating a deep sense of peace and seclusion. This is the Chenrezig you see today, the result of love so generously given by so many.
A garden never stays still. A garden tells the story of life, impermanence and death. Trees fall, decay. Flowers shed seed and die. New life springs up. As we look around the gardens today we are reminded of how transient life is, and how necessary it is to make the most of the present moment and practice Dharma.
Volunteer gardeners continue to develop and beautify the site, working among the birds and the native wildlife that abide happily here.