Our four pillars
Supporting our members with:
• Advice and information
• Low cost insurance
• Representation to government
Teaching the application of the Dharma through provision of:
• Special Religious Education (weekly Buddhist ethics classes in government schools)
• Training Unit
Providing Care and Support to those in need through:
• Hospital Chaplaincy
• Prison Chaplaincy
• Programs in nursing homes
Reaching out through the internet and social media by:
• Developing, analysing and publishing new content
• Organising community projects and events
• Engaging in public relations, linking with the government, media and other interfaith organisations
We co-ordinate programs that promote Buddhist values within the community. This includes our fully government-accredited Buddhist Special Religious Education (SRE) and Chaplaincy programs. Our SRE program trains and supports volunteer teachers to provide weekly Buddhist ethics classes to primary school children. These classes share beneficial Buddhist values and ethics to the younger generation.
Our Chaplaincy program trains and places chaplains into prisons and hospitals. Our chaplains interact with people who are at a critical stage in their life. They relieve suffering by providing emotional and spiritual support in a compassionate and understanding manner.
We assist State Government agencies such as the Community Relations Commission, NSW Health, Corrective Services and the Department of Education and Training. We also work with Commonwealth Government agencies such as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
We liaise with other religious organisations to represent the Buddhist community at interfaith events. We also collaborate with interfaith groups during times of crisis to support the community e.g. we organised Buddhist monastics to assist in interfaith services after the Sydney siege in December 2014.
Media, promotion & representation
We engage with the Buddhist community using a combination of media and promotion. This involves regularly updating our blog and sharing insightful stories through our Facebook page. We respond to queries from media organisations via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (02) 9966 8893..