Buddhist friends launch Social Buddy

A group of Buddhist friends including Daniel Troyak from Buddhist Counselling and Ada Lee from Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association have joined together to address loneliness and social isolation in our community. This is by no means an easy feat, but this enthusiastic and committed group believe they can make changes through cooperation and empowerment.… Continue reading Buddhist friends launch Social Buddy

Introducing Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and an advocate for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community. Our name combines two words: rainbow, representing our diverse community, and bodhi, the Buddhist concept of enlightenment.    Sometimes I get asked why we need a group like Rainbodhi. Compared to other religions,… Continue reading Introducing Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

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

Obituary of Venerable Long Sakhone, Abbot of Wat Khemarangsaram, Bonnyrigg

Born 5 August 1942 in Cambodia died 31 October 2021 in Cambodia The Venerable Long Sakhone, abbot of Wat Khemarangsaram in Bonnyrigg, passed away on 31 October in Cambodia, aged 79. He had faithfully served the community in Sydney for 36 years and was the longest serving Cambodian Buddhist monk in Australia. Long Sakhone was… Continue reading Obituary of Venerable Long Sakhone, Abbot of Wat Khemarangsaram, Bonnyrigg

Seeds of the Bodhi tree in Australia

Buddhist monks consecrating Bodhi tree at Pal Buddhist School, Leppington, NSW as part of their Vesak Day celebrations

Consecration of the Bodhi tree was one part of a festive day of offerings and performances at the Vesak Day celebrations this year (Buddhist Era 2565) hosted by Pal Buddhist School at their new campus in Leppington. In his remarks Venerable Vuthy of Wat Dhamma Sameakky told the wonderful tale of how this particular Bodhi… Continue reading Seeds of the Bodhi tree in Australia

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