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Chhime R. Chhoekyapa

Secretary to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"It is my pleasure to express my appreciation for Rob and Lynn’s 8 years (2008 -2015) of committed service as the Chair and Manager of the Board of the Dalai Lama in Australia (DLIA) in coordination with His Holiness' Representative, Tibet Information Office in Canberra. I can attest to their dedication, integrity and proficiency in organising and delivering successful events for the Dalai Lama’s visits to Australia.


During this eight year period His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Australia six times, most recently on a two-week visit in June 2015. His Holiness was able to share his three principal commitments: (i) promotion of human values, (ii) fostering inter-religious harmony and (iii) preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture - a culture of nonviolence, compassion and ecology - with the Australian public.


On several occasions throughout the 2015 visit, His Holiness himself described the trip as very meaningful and expressed his appreciation to all members of DLIA and representatives of both the Federal and the State governments for their contributions.


I admire your continued service to the community through your new organisation, Bodhi Events. With your years of experience in promoting public events of great social benefit, I am confident that this new initiative will serve many people in Australia.  


I wish you both every success in this noble endeavour to promote peace of mind in today's troubled and busy world."

Nicole Mills

Assistant Director - Physical Security
Protective Security Coordination Branch

Australian Attorney General's Department

I have worked with Lynn over numerous years and the dedication and hard work you afforded DLIA has been extraordinary.  The success of the many visits His Holiness kindly undertook to Australia has been a credit to the loyalty, devotion and countless hours that you contributed to ensure their triumph. 


I know there was a huge amount of volunteers and staff from various organisations and departments that played a role, however with any event it takes strong leadership and exceptional co-ordination to pull it all together and be so successful.

Steve Benton

Former Vice President - National Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils & the NSW Buddhist Council

Founder/Chairman - Decision Risks International 

Former Director - Dalai Lama in Australia Ltd.

Advisor to - Tibetan Information Office Australia and the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Creative flair, meticulous planning, rollout & follow through, that’s the hallmark of Rob, Lynn & the team at Bodhi Events. Their depth of experience in this sector shows in the impressive results they have achieved over the many years of working for Dalai Lama in Australia.

Mr Sonam Dagpo

Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Australia – 2009-2014


Thank you for organizing a successful visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Australia this year.  Organizing many events for His Holiness the Dalai Lama in different cities in Australia is always a challenge. It was a pleasure and great experience working with you during my tenure as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Australia. Your dedication and managerial skills have made the visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama a great success.

Nell the Artist

Congratulations on all the wonderful work you have done to bring the DL and his message to Australians - the reverberations are still flowing!

Anita Lau

General Manager

Buddhist Council of NSW

I want to wish you well in your next step personally, and to thank you for the amazing work you've done over the past 8 years with DLIA - just think of the incredible number of lives you have made a difference to!

Jono Fisher

Founder - Wake Up Projects 

Congratulations on an amazing decade! You've been a lynchpin in having His Holiness’s presence and message become so widely received in Australia. You've also touched thousands of lives by helping the Dalai Lama become such a well-loved part of Australian life.

Thuten Kesang

Representative – Tibetan Community New Zealand

As a Tibetan, my personal thank you to you for all these years of organising very successful visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Australia and for our working relationship with visits to New Zealand, whenever it happened with the Dalai Lama Visit Trust New Zealand. It has been pleasure working with you for all these years.

Juno Gemes


You have done such great work for DLIA.  My heartfelt congratulations and thanks for all you have done to make the teachings accessible. It has always been a pleasure to work with you.

Jane Clough

Team Member DLIA 2015 Visit

I wish to express my many thanks to you personally. As apart of the DLIA 2015 team, I want to congratulate you on an awesome effort.  I understand the difficulties you had to contend with and the very small budget, which didn't help.
I admire you for holding your presence during some stressful times and want to thank you for helping me with that process here in Perth. You get things done! And that's a great quality not to mention your many other talents!

Beth Phelan

Conference Director

Happiness & Its Causes; The Digital Health Show Conference; Wellness@Work Conference

What an incredible job you have done facilitating all aspects of the visits with skill and grace. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done to ensure HHDL’s participation in our conferences has gone so smoothly.


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