In my spare time

Melissa loves meditation and volunteering at Mary Potter House (a dementia daycare centre attached to Calvary Hospital). She is writing a book on Living Fully & Dying Well and wants to support open, honest conversations and death literacy at end of life for families to help them gain peace and comfort.

She runs free Death Cafes in Newtown where people meet to talk about end of life over a chai and cake; so if you’re curious just text her on M 0425213338 to join the next get together!

Mel sponsors devoted Tibetan Buddhist practitioners in India-Tsering Dolkar a nun and Jamyang Sherab a teenage monk living at Sera Mey Monastery who she visits periodically.

If you wish to sponsor a Tibetan monk from Sera Mey Monastery please contact me on for choices and their bank details.

Donations to the Choeling Nunnery in the Tibetan Colony at Mundgod, Karnataka, India being the Jangchub Choeling Education & Welfare Society can be made to Mobile No: 9108239114 or contact me for bank deets. See their website at: or E:

Mel runs a sideline Amazon private label seller business that helps her to fund other charities such as the Asylum Seekers Centre, Cystic Fibrosis NSW and The Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW.

Melissa Halliday
Tsering Dolkar
Jamyang Sherab