Life of a hospital chaplain: Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen have together spent 22 years as Buddhist chaplains at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. Since the Buddhist Council of NSW was awarded an additional subsidy in 2021 they each increased their hours, so we now have a presence in the hospital four days a week. We asked them both… Continue reading Life of a hospital chaplain: Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Gala Dinner 2022

Our Buddhist Council of NSW member organisations represent the many Buddhist traditions from different countries around the world. We would like to celebrate and share our members’ cultural diversity with the wider Australian community by inviting you to join us at a fun-filled night of music and dance at our Gala Dinner. Funds raised from… Continue reading Gala Dinner 2022

Starting the SRE school year: advice from volunteer Buddhist teachers

Starting the SRE school year: advice from volunteer Buddhist  teachers  In New South Wales public schools allow 30 minutes each week for Special Religious Education (SRE) by volunteers from authorised religious providers. The Buddhist Council of NSW is one such provider with a group of 50 volunteers around greater Sydney and some regional areas. Having… Continue reading Starting the SRE school year: advice from volunteer Buddhist teachers

Gender, sexuality and Buddhist chaplaincy

The annual conference of Corrections NSW chaplains addressed concerns of chaplaincy in a fast changing world with a special focus on gender, sexuality and the needs of LGBTIQ inmates and staff. Buddhist chaplain Daniel Troyak offered these reflections to fellow chaplains from his Buddhist practice. The Buddha never gave commandments, that is commandments that must… Continue reading Gender, sexuality and Buddhist chaplaincy

Buddhist reflection in new interfaith publication

Each year the Australian Catholic University hosts a Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast which brings together parliamentarians, faith leaders and community leaders from across Australia. In 2021 with continued COVID disruptions they again made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s breakfast. Instead they have published Reflections on Hope and Resilience to highlight the spirit, resilience and hope… Continue reading Buddhist reflection in new interfaith publication

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