The Buddhist Council Of New South Wales

The Buddhist Council of New South Wales is a charitable, not- for-profit organisation set up to help Buddhist temples and Buddhist societies in New South Wales (now also ACT) and to represent the Buddhist community to mainstream society.

The Buddhist Council represents more than 100 Buddhist organisations within New South Wales.

We are a member of the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils (FABC), which represents Buddhist organisations throughout Australia.  The FABC has a collaborative relationship with the Australian Sangha Association, which represents ordained sangha (monks and nuns).

Our Vision

Our vision is of a world where the dharma – the teachings and practices of the Buddha – are part of everyday life and contribute to the wellbeing of all.  We seek to achieve this through supporting a flourishing Buddhist community that:

  • – has strong and sustainable Buddhist organisations
  • – has productive relationships between Buddhist organisations, with other faiths, with government and other social organisations
  • – contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and society through putting the dharma into practice.

We work with and for the Buddhist community and others who share our vision to achieve this.