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  • Memorial Service for His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara | Buddhist Connection
    Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Memorial Service for His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Event Image Body Memorial Service for His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara The nation and the entire Buddhist community are mourning the loss of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara the 19th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand who passed away on Thursday 24 Oct at the age of 100 His Holiness ordained as a novice at the age of 14 and took higher ordination when he was 20 years old His Holiness was the mentor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej during his ordination in 1956 He has dedicated all his life for Buddhism He founded the Training Institute for Dhammaduta Bhikkhus Going Abroad in 1965 sending the Dhammaduta to Indonesia in 1969 and initiated Thai Buddhism in Australia in 1973 To offer our deepest respect and gratitude to His Holiness and to say Anumodana for all the good he has done for Buddhism Bodhisaddha Monastery is organising a Memorial Service We would like to invite you all to be part of this very auspicious service 4 Monks will be leading the Chanting Meditation and Candle Procession For further information please see www bodhikusuma org or phone 02 9211 1188 Sat 12 4pm or Sunday 12 4pm Contact Name Contact Email Contact Phone Event Region South Coast Organised By Bodhikusuma Event Type Traditional Cultural Ceremonies Location Bodhisaddha

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  • Loy Kratong or Water Festival at Bodhisaddha Monastery | Buddhist Connection
    Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Loy Kratong or Water Festival at Bodhisaddha Monastery Event Image Body Loy Kratong or Water Festival at Bodhisaddha Monastery Start at 6pm begins with Chanting Meditation Loy Krathong usually falls in November The candle venerates the Buddha with lights while the Krathong s floating symbolizes of all one s hatred anger and defilements Many ordinary Thai use the Krathong to thank the Goddess of Water The Loy Krathong Festival will be held at Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery This is an auspicious event the first after the Buddha s enshrinement over the dam of Bodhisaddha Monastery Contact Name Bodhikusuma Centre Contact Email bmcentre bodhikusuma com Contact Phone 9211 1188 Event Region South Coast Organised By Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery Event Type Traditional Cultural

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  • End of Rains Retreats | Buddhist Connection
    SRE Ongoing Support for Buddhist Scripture SRE Teachers Other Education Projects SRE Contact Form Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home End of Rains Retreats Event Image Body End of Rains Retreats On the 19th September we will have a picnic gathering to celebrate the End of the Rains retreat for this year at Vejjasala Venerable Phra Mana and the monks from Sunnateram Forest Monastery Bundanoon will be coming as our guests For further information please contact Ph 02 4884 4443 or Email office engagedbuddhists org au Event Date and Time 19th September 13 Event Region South Coast Organised By Association of Engaged Buddhists Event Type Community e g Humanitarian Social Ecological Location 219 Forest Road Wingello NSW 2579 Recurring Single Event ABOUT

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  • Meditation Practices in Chinese Buddhism - Free Public Lecture | Buddhist Connection
    here Home Meditation Practices in Chinese Buddhism Free Public Lecture Event Image Body Meditation Practices in Chinese Buddhism Free Public Lecture Due to the circumstances under which Western culture has contacted Buddhism and other Asian religions meditation has become a key topic of interest Chinese Buddhist meditation practices are conversely relatively unknown in the West However Chinese Buddhism and its meditation practices have a long and rich history which has continued up to the present This talk will examine Chinese Buddhism in four parts 1 A review of the deeper underlying doctrinal models which serve as the theory for meditation 2 We shall look into the various practices that were brought from India 3 From these imported forms we shall examine several key forms of Sinicized Buddhist meditation In particular the so called Chán and Pure Land schools but not limited to often forced sectarian historical models 4 The situation in modern Chinese Buddhism which contains not only the classical Sinicized traditions but also a combination of both revived and new practices as reflected by underlying theoretical models That is a modern revision of the historical development of Buddhism and globalisation has also elicited changes In particular a return to the classical texts of India as both familiar Mahayana literature but also much interest in South Asian Theravada forms of meditation BIOGRAPHY Venerable Dr Huifeng is originally from New Zealand Having been introduced to Buddhism at a young age he dedicated himself to full time Buddhist practice in the late 1990s studying at several of Fo Guang Shan s Buddhist Colleges and Universities receiving full ordination in 2004 From 2006 to 2011 he studied first a Masters and then a PhD degree at the University of Hong Kong with his PhD dissertation entitled Chiasmus in the Early Prajñaparamita Literary Parallelism

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  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Science subject | Buddhist Connection
    Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Mindfulness and Cognitive Science subject Event Image Body Mindfulness and Cognitive Science subject Mindfulness and Cognitive Science is an opportunity to learn about recent developments in the area of the study of human mind The subject positions mindfulness into the context of modern scientific research and how these two paths of inquiry into human condition complement each other Cognitive science is a rapidly growing area of research that tries to integrate insights from the broad spectrum of disciplines concerned with the study of human mind from neuroscience to philosophy The aim of the subject is to put this relatively young research project face to face with the two and a half millennia old Buddhist endeavour of exploring the same area LECTURER Professor Urban Kordes is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Ljubljana He serves as a Program Director of the Joint Interdisciplinary Masters program in Cognitive Science and as a

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  • Dorrigo Insight Meditation Retreat | Buddhist Connection
    Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Dorrigo Insight Meditation Retreat Event Image Body Dorrigo Insight Meditation Retreat This retreat offers an ideal opportunity for those new to meditation to experience a valuable but gentle introduction to silent meditation and the Dharma teachings in a welcoming supportive environment For established meditators this is a wonderful opportunity to deepen their practice and explore further what it means to live a true and authentic life The retreat program consists of meditation instruction sitting and walking meditation Dharma talks meetings with the teacher and dharma inquiry This is a silent residential retreat The teacher is Will James more information about Will the retreat and all booking details and requirements on the website www dharma org au Contact Name Lyn or Rowan Contact Phone 02 6657 2504 Event Region South Coast Organised By

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  • Interfaith Seminar: Buddhist - Christian Dialogue (5 Day Intensive Course) | Buddhist Connection
    Learn about the basic doctrines of Buddhism and other religions Explore the cross cultural philosophy of religion and religious pluralism Develop the dialogue between Buddhism and other religions on issues such as God creation the problem of evil scriptures liberation ecology and more and Structure a research report using specific research questions objectives and hypothesis LECTURERS Dr Douglas Golding Dr Douglas Golding has been involved with both media and the Christian church for many years and his current post doctoral studies concern the reporting of religion in the Australian media and their impact on public attitudes towards religion His BA was in English language studies his PhD was on the use of media in tourist marketing and his recent Master s degree involved comparative studies of Christian and other theologies Dr Golding worked in journalism and public relations while a non stipendiary minister in the Methodist and Anglican church He has taught at six Australian universities and continues to be active in adult education giving a variety of courses in religion and the media After 23 years with St John s Cathedral in Brisbane he now worships and assists at St Mark s Church South Hurstville He has also been an active member of the Multi Faith Centre at Griffith University Brisbane and a regular participant in events at the Chung Tian and Nan Tien Buddhist Temples Venerable Dr Juewei Venerable Dr Juewei is an active member of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order She has held many international positions within the order s University Consortium and Temples including University of the West and Hsi Lai Temple in California USA and Australia s Nan Tien Temple She is now a Lecturer and Executive Assistant at NTI Ven Dr Juewei holds a PhD in Religious Studies and is heading a worldwide

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  • Mindfulness: Theory and Practice (5 Day Course) | Buddhist Connection
    theoretical foundations for meditative practice as well as the practical methods and techniques of meditation and looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in new contexts and environments The course places emphasis on both theory and practice primary and secondary sources on Buddhist meditation are studied and critically examined and students also explore several techniques and aspects on mindfulness in practice Students devote substantial time to meditation practice and have an opportunity to reflect on and discuss their experiences Mindfulness Theory and Practice not only stimulates intellectually but offers practical insights into the contemplative world of Buddhism Students will Acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of Buddhist doctrines and practices investigate analyse and explicate the origins of Buddhist meditation its developments and impacts throughout history Command analytical and critical skills apply the research methods of religious studies psychology and social sciences to analyse and critically evaluate the rich spectrum of meditation methods from both theoretical and practical perspectives Apply knowledge to new situations and think critically and independently explore the philosophical foundations and ethical principles of Buddhist meditation and its applications in contemporary societies Appreciate and evaluate the role of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness in particular in relation to the social issues explored by Buddhist ethics and critically examine applications of mindfulness in psychotherapy counselling and other therapeutic contexts and Relate the course to the broader context of the Applied Buddhist Studies Program the study of mindfulness complements all other subjects LECTURER Dr Tamara Ditrich is a university lecturer and scholar with over 35 years of experience in meditation She studied and practiced meditation focusing especially on Vipassana under various renowned teachers of Buddhist meditation in India Burma Sri Lanka Thailand Europe and Australia Additionally for over 30 years she has been lecturing on a variety of academic subjects related

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