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Sat, Oct. 7th, 2006, 09:23 am
torsvan: Masters programme in Buddhist studies

Hello everyone,

Just a note to let everyone know that there is a Masters Programme in Buddhist Studies now at the University of Sydney. I thought that there might be some interested parties in this LJ group...

There is going to be a public talk on the programme during the Postgraduate Awareness week at the University of Sydney.

The talk will be on Friday 13th October, 2006 at 6:00, in the Professorial Board room. More information is here

Thanks for your attention... :-)

Metta to all...

Mon, Sep. 18th, 2006, 01:36 pm
mindfulness: Dalai Lama’s Monks visit Brisbane Tue 19 Sep - Sun 24

"Dalai Lama’s Monks of Tibet bring Peace to Brisbane on their Australian tour.

“An offering by the faithful,
An escape for the mind,
A journey for the passionate…”

"Delivering two awe-inspiring performances, The Monks of Tibet will combine their unique style of multiphonic singing with traditional instruments of the East.

They will then disclose their wisdom when they give a talk on reincarnation and the achievement of happiness.

In a magnificent display of ritual the Monks will create an exquisite sand mandala to generate energies for global healing. Over the period of a week the Monks will painstakingly lay the sand, grain by grain, on the Turbine Platform, culminating in a ceremony to mark the dissolution of the Mandala creation.

If you're looking for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience, then don't miss the opportunity to receive exclusive one-on-one guidance from a highly revered Senior Monk in a series of Divination Readings. (NB These cannot be booked online and are strictly limited to 1 person per reading with only 9 readings per day. For bookings contact Box Office on 3358 8600.)

There really is something for everyone in this awesome festival, so check out the list of events and mark your calendar!

All proceeds will go to the Tashi Lhunpo Monks, who live on donations and their families’ earnings.


Cost: Concerts $20, Divinaton Readings $55 + Loads of Free Events
Box Office: 3358 8600
Event Date/s: Tue 19 Sep 2006 - Sun 24 Sep 2006"

For more info - http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/program/?fuseaction=summary&id=762

Fri, Jul. 14th, 2006, 07:00 pm
nicholas8976: The Return of the Blog Sociologist

How do you go about making moral choices in your everyday life? Is this something you have written about in your blog?

If so, I would love to have a read as part of my PhD research in Sociology.

*posted with mod's permission

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Tue, May. 16th, 2006, 06:15 pm
torsvan: A Buddhist Forum

Crossposted on ozbuddhists & buddhists.

For your information, there will be a Buddhist forum called "Stop chasing... look within" on the 1st and 2nd July 2006, at the University of Sydney Campus. There will be over 20 different speakers and Facilitators from lots of different traditions. It is organised by the MITRA Youth Buddhist Network.

You can find out more about it by visiting the "Stop Chasing... look within" website.

With Metta,

Sun, May. 14th, 2006, 11:54 am
urlunggar: Introduction to Buddhism Classes

An announcement about an upcoming class.

My teacher, Venerable Hay Jin Sunim (a Zen nun from Korea), will be teaching an "Introduction to Buddhism" course over five weeks, beginning 23 May. Classes held at Bul-Kwang Meditation Institute in Eastwood, Sydney.

See http://www.geocities.com/bulkwangmeditation/ for more info or email bulkwangmeditation@yahoo.com.au


Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006, 08:25 am
torsvan: Two things

Dear all,

Just two community announcements:

The 4th Global conference on Buddhism in Perth, entitled: Buddhism: Confronting the controversies - to create a better world" is on Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June 2006. Topics raised include: Buddhist response to Fundamentalism; Women in Buddhism; Buddhism, Politics and Euthanasia. You can find out more here

Also, Buddhanet needs financial assistance. If feel you can offer anything to keep this extremely useful global resource on Buddhism afloat, please click here and give generously!

Please note: I am not affiliated with either of these two organisations

Thank you.

Tue, Apr. 18th, 2006, 09:09 pm
urlunggar: Buddha's Birthday Festival in Darling Harbour

The Buddha's Birthday Festival that Nan Tien Temple is organising is at Darling Harbour, 6 and 7 May. Details at the following website:


Tue, Apr. 18th, 2006, 12:51 pm
indriya: 2006 Buddha Birthday Festival, Brisbane

Coming up in a couple of weeks...

2006 Buddha Birthday Festival!
Friday 5 May - Sunday 7 May
Suncorp Piazza and surrounds, Southbank

From the website:

Origin of Buddha's Birth Day
This festival celebrates the birthday of Buddha who was born on the 8th day of the fourth lunar month (May) in 600 BC. He was originally known as Siddhartha, a crown prince of a kingdom located in Northern India.

What's the Festival about?
Since Buddha's Birth Day festival started in 1997 at Brisbane's South Bank Parklands, its popularity has almost doubled every year. In the seven years since it first began, the festival has grown from an original audience of 5,000 to almost 200,000 in 2003.

The festival was developed in response to the organisers' interest in promoting peace and harmony, and countering racism issues like 1997 Hansonism. It was also an opportunity to provide community access to Buddhist activities by "bringing the temple to the people".

Festival's success
The festival mainly attracts parents or grandparents who bring their children. They recognise and appreciate how the event promotes good family values, and a healthy balance between body-mind-spirit.

It's a lot of fun, and there's great vegetarian food stalls as far as the eye can see!

More info: http://www.buddhabirthdayfestival.com.au

Tue, Apr. 18th, 2006, 11:12 am
urlunggar: Hello

Hello. I just joined, and thought I would introduce myself. I'm Pat, I live on the northern beaches of Sydney, and I practice Seon.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 12:08 pm
rebism: So what is a Vipassana meditation retreat?

i've just come back from my second vipassana meditation retreat and after having much difficulty explaining it all to people the first time around, hearing it all and doing it all a second time made me able to work out how to say it slightly more coherently. accordingly, i posted this in my lj, and indriya suggested i x-post it here. so i have. yaye.

so what is a vipassana meditation retreat? (aka, 'you went where?')Collapse )

comments/questions/etc more than welcome - if there's anything i've left out or that's not quite clear i want to keep editing this entry til it is complete, so i can send it to other people who aren't on lj and won't get the benefit of reading the comments :)

if you want more info or want to know where you can do a course yourself, some clicky stuff for ye:
more info - the official website for the course. yes, it is run worldwide.
courses in australia / courses in north america / courses in europe / alphabetical list of all worldwide locations for those who want to do it outside of aus/us/europe.

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