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  • Has technology overtaken morality? Discussion forum to follow our AGM. | Buddhist Connection
    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 Has technology overtaken morality Discussion forum to follow our AGM 11 May 2015 3 16pm admin1 Has technology overtaken morality Discussion forum to follow our AGM date Saturday 30 May 2015 On Saturday 30 May 2015 the Buddhist Council of NSW is holding a discussion forum on the topic The Younger Generation The afternoon will include presentations from the new PAL Buddhist School the MITRA Buddhist Youth Network and a representative from the Buddhist Values and Life skills SRE program run in government schools This will be held after our Annual General Meeting We warmly invite you to attend both the AGM 2pm and this important discussion forum 3pm Venue

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  • Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness: The 9th Global Conference on Buddhism in Perth, Australia | Buddhist Connection
    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 Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness The 9th Global Conference on Buddhism in Perth Australia 8 May 2015 6 43pm buddhistcouncil Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness The 9th Global Conference on Buddhism in Perth Australia date Friday 8 May 2015 Spanning over 2 jam packed days 8 sessions and 24 key speakers the 9 th annual Global Conference on Buddhism is being held on August 8 and 9 at the Perth Convention Centre This conference is not just for Buddhists it s for everyone This is evidentonce you view the range of speakers lined up for the event Conference speakerswill come from diverse backgrounds professionally and personally to address conflict in its many forms religious intolerance gender stereotyping digital and online distractions anxiety depression and suicide and willoffer solutions as well as coping strategies to deal with them With talks titled Popping Pills or Popping in to the Present and Are we wedded to gender stereotypes the conference is

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  • Message of Condolence from the World Fellowship of Buddhists on the Passing of Graeme Lyall AM | Buddhist Connection
    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 Message of Condolence from the World Fellowship of Buddhists on the Passing of Graeme Lyall AM 8 May 2015 6 41pm buddhistcouncil Message of Condolence from the World Fellowship of Buddhists on the Passing of Graeme Lyall AM date Wednesday 6 May 2015 6 May 2015 Following the passing of Graeme Lyall AM the Buddhist Council received this condolence message from Mr Phan Wannamethee President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists On behalf of the World Fellowships of Buddhists WFB there is no word that can express the depth of our sadness to learn of the passing of our beloved friend Mr Graeme Lyall Chairperson of Interfaith Dialogue Standing Committee of the WFB on 3 May 2015 Mr GrameLyall had practiced Buddhism since 1953 He was the President of the Amithabha Buddhist Association of NSW and Trustee of the University Buddhist Education Foundation which funds Buddhist Studies at the University of Sydney In 1982 he founded Sydney University Buddhist Society or Unibodhi at present which he had served as its President until 1986 His current mission was the Buddhist Chaplain at Parklea and John Moroney Gaols teaching inmates meditation and Buddhist philosophy He had represented Australia at many international Buddhist conferences and was awarded the Award for Volunteering by the Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW the Membership of the Order of Australia AM and the Centenary Medal His energetic efforts had also made Buddhism the second largest religion in Australia The passing away of Mr Graeme has certainly brought about a great deep sense of grief and loss not only to his family

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  • A special Vesak message from the Vatican | Buddhist Connection
    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 A special Vesak message from the Vatican 8 May 2015 6 37pm buddhistcouncil A special Vesak message from the Vatican date Wednesday 29 April 2015 29 April 2015 We were pleased to receive a special message from the Vatican City via the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to coincide with the celebration of Vesak In wishing us the best as we commemorate the Buddha s life death and enlightenment the message titled Buddhist and Christians Together to Counter Modern Slavery also outlined the ways in which human beings are still vulnerable to modern day slavery such as human trafficking and lax labour laws among other grave issues The Pontifical Council wrote of the several ways in which Buddhists and Christians share similar values most notably our respect for human life They encouraged interfaith dialogue between

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  • Graeme Lyall AM (1931 - 2015) | Buddhist Connection
    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 Graeme Lyall AM 1931 2015 8 May 2015 3 01pm buddhistcouncil Graeme Lyall AM 1931 2015 date Sunday 3 May 2015 03 May 2015 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Graeme Lyall today at 3 40pm aged 83 Graeme was the founding Chair of the Buddhist Council of NSW in 1985 Even after his retirement in 2006 he continued his services to Buddhism and the Australian community Graeme represented Australian Buddhism for more than six decades and was a pioneer of Buddhism in Australia noted the current chair of the Buddhist Council Brian White Graeme Lyall will be missed by the many Buddhist groups he assisted the many hundreds of prison inmates he helped and his loss will be felt across the Buddhist world including the World Fellowship of Buddhist I personally learned so much from Graeme and

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  • The World Fellowship of Buddhists responds to the Nepal Earthquake | Buddhist Connection
    You are here Home The World Fellowship of Buddhists responds to the Nepal Earthquake 1 May 2015 2 47pm admin1 The World Fellowship of Buddhists responds to the Nepal Earthquake date Friday 1 May 2015 As you may know on Saturday 25 April 2015 a devastating 7 8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara This was the most powerful earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years with the last powerful earthquake occurring in 1934 In its wake the earthquake has destroyed a quarter of Kathmandu The earthquake brought the city to the ground flattening sections of the city s historic centre and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200 foot watchtower Local rescue efforts are underway and international aid is slowly trickling in while there is the risk of further damage due to unstable slopes and landslides Presently the death toll has risen to over 5000 with fears that this number could rise to 10 000 as rescue efforts continue The President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists has expressed sadness in witnessing the terrible destruction and great loss of life this natural disaster has caused Their empathy and sadness cannot be adequately expressed as they come to terms with the aftermath and the logistical challenges of rebuilding infrastructure and the lives of those directly affected The World Fellowship of Buddhists is appealing to the generosity of its members worldwide to help in whatever capacity possible The WFB is currently working closely with the President of Dharmodhaya Sabha from the WFB Regional Centre in Nepal via Mr Padma Jyoti Vice President of the WFB to continue fundraising efforts We cannot underestimate the magnitude of the situation at hand the task of rebuilding infrastructure and re establishing order to this devastated community will

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  • Buddhism out West: A Visit to the TharpaChoeling Buddhist Centre | Buddhist Connection
    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 Buddhism out West A Visit to the TharpaChoeling Buddhist Centre 25 April 2015 2 43pm admin1 Buddhism out West A Visit to the TharpaChoeling Buddhist Centre date Saturday 25 April 2015 Over the school holiday break our Member Help Manager Julian visited the TharpaChoeling Buddhist Centre in the rural NSW town of Wellington Julian met with the monks and nuns of the abbey providing them with books and other materials to support their chaplaincy work These items were well received and much appreciated This was a great opportunity for us to see the wonderful work that our member groups do and witness them thriving and spreading the benefits of the Dharma to more people The centre is currently working on the construction of a gompa a small area where daily rituals such as prayer and meditation will be carried out You can visit their Facebook for

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  • AyyaPhalanyanivisits the Buddhist Council’s volunteer lunch | Buddhist Connection
    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 AyyaPhalanyanivisits the Buddhist Council s volunteer lunch 23 April 2015 2 44pm admin1 AyyaPhalanyanivisits the Buddhist Council s volunteer lunch date Thursday 23 April 2015 At the end of March the Buddhist Council s monthly volunteer gathering was held with the special attendance of AyyaPhalanyani a Theravadin nun visiting from Thailand For lunch we were kindly treated to a feast of home cooked Laos cuisine generously brought in by one of our SRE teachers Ling Halbert The meal was delicious and nourishing cooked with loving kindness and fresh produce straight out of their garden After enjoying lunch our minds were nourished by a brief talk from AyyaPhalanyani who shared with us her experiences of living as a bhikkuni in Thailand Her talk gave us an insight into some of the daily struggles she faced as a practising nun in Thailand a country that still vehemently opposes bhikkuni ordination One of our volunteers suggested she pen a memoir on these

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