Welcome to the Good Fortune Trust web site! The Good Fortune Trust is an initiative of students of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering, a Tibetan lama who has been teaching Western students in south-east Queensland since 1990. It is supported by several hundred sponsors and benefactors around Australia. Many are Buddhists and students of Geshe Tashi Tsering, while others may be neither but have sympathy for the plight of the Tibetan people and wish to help.
The Good Fortune Trust is rebuilding Khangmar monastery, a small and very poor monastery in eastern Tibet, and supporting the nuns in nearby Jhilu Ritrek nunnery. It also supports hundreds of monks studying the traditional monastic cirriculm in the Sera Je monastery-in-exile in southern India.
This website has news about the different projects managed by the Trust. Included here are many beautiful photos taken in remote parts of Tibet. It tries to offer some insight into Tibetan Buddhism — in particular the lives of Tibetan (and Western) monks and nuns and the vital role that comprehensive study plays in the Gelug-pa tradition.
The Good Fortune Trust is grateful for all the generous support it receives: both occasional and ongoing donations and the time cheerfully volunteered by the small team who manage the Trust’s activities.
Please visit the TKSL School of Buddhist Science site for more details on:
- Programme of Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Tashi Tsering’s April 2013 visit to Australia
- Two-day weekend seminar Emptiness and the Mind — Buddhist teachings about consciousness and the nature of existence by Buddhist Master — by Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Tashi Tsering (6 and 7 April)
- Images of Tibet: The Land / The Culture / The People — Exhibition of photographs by Buddhist nun Tenzin Tshering (5 – 17 April)
- 50-FIFTY Little Ling-Ka Fund-raising Party – An afternoon of Tibetan-style music and enjoyment, presented by Good Fortune Trust together with Tenzin Choegyal (14 April).