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  • Tradition and Change: Buddhism from its Early Beginnings to the 21st Century (5 Day Intensive Course) | Buddhist Connection
    to the present day It gives students an insight into the origins and the spread of Buddhism across Asia and beyond The subject familiarises students with the rich spectrum of Buddhist traditions and schools of philosophy and gives an overview of their developments from the early beginnings till the present day Special attention is given to the rich variety of Buddhist practices particularly to meditation The lectures provide a comprehensive survey of tradition and change in Buddhist thought and practices throughout the history while specific topics such as politics gender issues society and environment in Buddhist context are investigated through film viewing seminars group discussions and projects Exploration of various facets of Buddhism will provide an opportunity for deeper appreciation and understanding of Buddhism as a living tradition which is expanding fast beyond Asia and becoming a transnational religion of the 21st century Students will Develop a critical understanding of the beliefs world views and practices underlying the principal Buddhist traditions Critically evaluate and reflect on the rich spectrum of doctrines and practices which have developed throughout the history of Buddhism in its many schools Understand and situate the role and function of Buddhism in a variety of cultures of Asia through exploration of various social aspects such as gender roles class and politics Critically analyse fundamental historical conditions involved in the continuation and change in Buddhism Develop an ability to understand the wide range of profound transformations and new paradigms arising from modern Buddhism and Evolve attributes such as critical thinking problem solving cultural and historical appreciation interdisciplinary perspective and scholarship 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

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  • Introduction to Buddhism (5 Day Intensive Course) | Buddhist Connection
    developments spanning 2 500 years It covers the key Buddhist doctrines and the basic concepts of Buddhist philosophy across various traditions and critically examines the spiritual meaning of life from the Buddhist perspective The role of Buddhist theory meditation and practice in approaching morality and ethics as well as contemporary developments in global Buddhism will be introduced and critically appraised Introduction to Buddhism fosters the study of Buddhism through reflection and experiential learning and provides experience of Buddhist philosophy and practice in daily life It fosters critical inquiring assimilation of Buddhist philosophy and practice through open debate and discussion innovative angles of interpretation and experiential immersion in meditation Students will Enhance their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Buddhism Develop critical thinking on the traditional interpretations of major concepts of Buddhism Develop specific research questions objectives or hypotheses for a research project and Explore and develop a personal understanding of the central teachings of Buddhism LECTURER Dr Royce Wiles is a specialist international educator researcher and bibliographer He is at the core of NTI s academic team as a full time lecturer and researcher Dr Wiles has 30 years of experience in Asian Studies South Asian Languages Hindi Sanskrit Prakrits including Pali Buddhist meditation lecturing and tutoring research management and course development He also has extensive experience ranging from specialist historical research teaching and lecturing international development and experience in post conflict development work as well as the management of specialist research libraries and research programmes During his most recent appointment with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit AREU in Kabul Afghanistan Dr Wiles worked with Kabul University the National Museum of Kabul the National Archives of Afghanistan and other agencies attempting to salvage and rebuild the region s tertiary education system Some of Dr Wiles other interesting international professional and

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  • NTI Lecture Series - Seaport Buddhism: Maritime Trade and Religious Expansion | Buddhist Connection
    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 NTI Lecture Series Seaport Buddhism Maritime Trade and Religious Expansion Event Image Body NTI Lecture Series Seaport Buddhism Maritime Trade and Religious Expansion The Silk Road remains one of the most important processes by which Buddhism spread across Eurasia There is now a growing awareness of the maritime contribution to the global network of trade and cultural diffusion Professor Lewis Lancaster has made significant inroads in this field of study By building a global team of researchers utilising new data collection technologies and using advanced data mapping and visualisation to integrate cutting edge results about the movements of bygone ships and sailors Professor Lancaster will unveil the latest findings regarding mercantile activity and the spread of Buddhism Dr Lancaster is a distinguished scholar of Buddhism who is visiting Australia from the US He is Emeritus Professor of the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California UC Berkeley USA and serves as President Adjunct Professor and Chair of the dissertation committee at University of the West Dr Lancaster is founder of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative international project and has published over 55 articles and reviews and authored and edited numerous books FREE ENTRY All welcome No bookings required Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute Event Type Courses Teachings on

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  • NTI Lecture Series - Is Buddhism a Religion, a Philosophy, or a Cognitive Science? | Buddhist Connection
    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 NTI Lecture Series Is Buddhism a Religion a Philosophy or a Cognitive Science Event Image Body NTI Lecture Series Is Buddhism a Religion a Philosophy or a Cognitive Science What role does Buddhism play in a global world of technology In what ways has Buddhism become even more relevant today With over fifty years of scholarship in Buddhist Studies Professor Lancaster will explore the very nature of Buddhism itself This exposition will uncover the essence behind tenets philosophies and the nature of perception This lecture promises to be a journey exploring what makes Buddhism a growing and relevant religion in the world Dr Lancaster is a distinguished scholar of Buddhism who is visiting Australia from the US He is Emeritus Professor of the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California UC Berkeley USA and serves as President Adjunct Professor and Chair of the dissertation committee at University of the West Dr Lancaster is founder of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative international project and has published over 55 articles and reviews and authored and edited numerous books FREE ENTRY All welcome No bookings required Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute Event Type Courses Teachings on Buddhism Location Nan Tien Institute Temple Campus Conference Room

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  • NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series - Buddhism Through History | Buddhist Connection
    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 NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Buddhism Through History Event Image Body NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Buddhism Through History Buddhism Through History From Early Beginnings to the Transnational Religion of the 21st Century Discover an insight into the history doctrines schools and practices of Buddhism and their development from ancient times through to the 21st Century Find out more Presenter Dr Tamara Ditrich PhD Studies in Religion Queensland BA Hons Linguistics Ljubljana Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute Event Type Courses Teachings on Buddhism Location Wollongong City Gallery 46 Burelli St Wollongong NSW 2500

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  • NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series - Buddhism, Art and Film: Rashomon | Buddhist Connection
    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 NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Buddhism Art and Film Rashomon Event Image Body NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Buddhism Art and Film Rashomon Join us to watch and discuss The central theme of Rashomon Akira Kurosawa Japan 1950 is the non absoluteness of what we experience There are four stories told and each is both the same and radically different So which story is the real story Which really happened And who is not telling the truth How does this film demonstrate our interconnected existence Facilitator Dr Tamara Ditrich PhD Studies in Religion Queensland BA Hons Linguistics Ljubljana FREE ENTRY no bookings required Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute

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  • NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series - Protection of Mes Aynak: The Unique Buddhist Archaeological Heritage of Afghanistan | Buddhist Connection
    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 NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Protection of Mes Aynak The Unique Buddhist Archaeological Heritage of Afghanistan Event Image Body NTI Wollongong City Gallery Lecture Series Protection of Mes Aynak The Unique Buddhist Archaeological Heritage of Afghanistan Mes Aynak little copper well is a site 25 miles 40 km southeast of Kabul Afghanistan located in a barren region of Logar Province The site contains the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues stupas and a 100 acre 40 ha monastery complex The Buddhist ruins were scheduled to be destroyed at the end of December 2012 Find out more Presenter Dr Royce Wiles PhD ANU GradDipLib UC BA Asian Studies Hons ANU BA Univ of Auckland FREE ENTRY no bookings required Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618

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  • Birthday Education Project - Through These Doors: Connecting Past and Present, East and West multimedia art exhibition | Buddhist Connection
    About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Birthday Education Project Through These Doors Connecting Past and Present East and West multimedia art exhibition Event Image Body Birthday Education Project Through These Doors Connecting Past and Present East and West multimedia art exhibition This event runs from 29 March to 5 May 12 noon to 4pm Closed Mondays Australia will be the second country in the world to host the Buddha s Birthday Education Project a multimedia art exhibition and range of educational activities celebrating the birth of the Buddha The exhibition entitled Through These Doors Connecting Past and Present East and West makes its way to Australia after the successful celebrations in Southern California hosted by the University of the West and Hsi Lai Temple during Buddha s Birthday last year The original US exhibition has been evolved for Australian audiences with the inclusion of inspiring and thought provoking artworks created by local Australian artists working in diverse areas throughout the Illawarra region and stretching to the Hawkesbury s Dangar Island The exhibition will be held at NTI s Temple Campus the Nan Tien Temple the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere and award winning NSW South Coast tourist destination It will educate visitors on how Buddha s Birthday was celebrated in medieval China As Buddhism travelled from India to China by way of the Silk Road emperors and devotees established more than 1000 temples and monasteries which all joined in celebration for an annual birthday parade of over a thousand Buddha images FREE ENTRY Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute Event Type Other Location Hai Hui Hall

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