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  • An afternoon with Rev. Heng Sure | Buddhist Connection
    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 An afternoon with Rev Heng Sure 17 April 2015 2 54pm admin1 An afternoon with Rev Heng Sure date Friday 10 April 2015 Reverend Heng Sure visits Buddhist Council volunteers On Friday 10 April 2015 Reverend Heng Sure visited the Buddhist Council to give a special talk to a group of our enthusiastic volunteers We were privileged to receive him as he managed to fit us despite his tight schedule Reverend Heng Sure ordained in 1976 and during his early days as a novice monk decided to take a hundred mile pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah for the sake of world peace This practice consisted of taking a bow for each three steps taken andfor the entire two years it took to complete the pilgrimage Rev Heng Sure observed a vow of silence Each hour of prostration was broken up by a twenty minute break in which he would sit and gather his thoughts by writing in a journal He stated that the majority of content that filled these notebooks were random meanderings of the mind but from the jumble he managed to extract content worthy of being collected into a series of memoirs During his talk he revealed that he was up to the tenth and final volume of this series and the act of revisiting these journals was a time consuming and mentally fatiguing challenge Placing himself back into that mindset allowed him to realise how unsettled the human mind can become without meaningful practice He shared with us some enlivening personal anecdotes and opened up the discussion to accept questions Our volunteers asked several nuanced questions regarding karmic affinity

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/afternoon-rev-heng-sure (2016-02-09)
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  • The Buddhist Council of NSW is looking for an Assistant General Manager | Buddhist Connection
    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 The Buddhist Council of NSW is looking for an Assistant General Manager 16 April 2015 2 42pm admin1 The Buddhist Council of NSW is looking for an Assistant General Manager date Friday 1 May 2015 The Buddhist Council of NSW is looking for an Assistant General Manager As the Assistant General Manager your responsibilities will support the GM and the day to day functions of the BCNSW The role requires an ongoing commitment of at least 3 weekdays in our St Leonards office You will be in agreement with the vision and aims of the Buddhist Council of NSW found on our website and will get joy and fulfilment from working for the Dharma Tasks include general administration duties including responding to phone queries and emails coordinating supervising volunteers within the office and those working in the community scheduling organising and at times attending meetings teams and Board liaising with member groups government and media representatives and the general public Your skills administration performance management project management vision This position is pivotal to the sustained and efficient operation of the Buddhist Council of NSW You will be supported by the General Manager Board of Directors and core office staff The role attracts a modest stipend Please submit your resume including availability and a little about your

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/buddhist-council-nsw-looking-assistant-general-manager (2016-02-09)
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  • Religious Worker visas [A visit to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection] | Buddhist Connection
    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 Religious Worker visas A visit to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection 16 March 2015 4 01pm admin1 Religious Worker visas A visit to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection date Monday 16 March 2015 In February the Buddhist Council was invited to meet with staff of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to discuss the religious worker visa the full title of the visa is Temporary Work Long Stay Activity visa Religious Worker stream subclass 401 Some of our members have in the past sponsored visa applications of religious workers for example monks to come to Australia to perform religious duties at their temples and centres If requested the Buddhist Council has provided members who sponsor a religious worker visa application with a Letter of Support to assist in the process In our discussion Department staff expressed concerns about so called fake monks that have been soliciting donations in shopping malls in Australia pretending to be genuine monks In these cases the monks had obtained their visas under a false pretext and neither the Buddhist Council nor their members were involved More relevant to the Buddhist Council s and our members work are cases where a sponsored religious worker s behaviour is in breach of the conditions or the intent of the visa for example religious workers who would engage in lifestyles that are not in accordance with the expectation of the sponsor organisation or their supporters Since the conditions of the visa are comparatively accommodating

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/religious-worker-visas-visit-department-immigration-and-border-protection (2016-02-09)
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  • Public Liability Insurance group policy renewal for March 2015-February 2016 | Buddhist Connection
    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 Public Liability Insurance group policy renewal for March 2015 February 2016 16 March 2015 3 55pm admin1 Public Liability Insurance group policy renewal for March 2015 February 2016 date Monday 16 March 2015 At the beginning of the year it was time again for our members to renew their Public Liability Insurance cover As a reminder all members who hold events at their temples or centres should get insurance cover to protect them from claims of personal injury or property damage by attendees to their events Currently about 40 of our members participate in the scheme and we were pleased to have two new sign ups for the 2015 16 cycle Please contact us if you missed out this

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/public-liability-insurance-group-policy-renewal-march-2015-february-2016 (2016-02-09)
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  • Volunteering opportunity in Myanmar | Buddhist Connection
    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 Volunteering opportunity in Myanmar 11 February 2015 4 24pm admin1 Volunteering opportunity in Myanmar date Wednesday 11 February 2015 We have received information about this position from Australian Volunteers International Australian Volunteers International AVI is currently recruiting for a Business Development Mentor with the Monastic Education Development Group MEDG to be part of our volunteer program to work in Mandalay Burma Myanmar We are currently advertising this position on our webpage http www australianvolunteers com jobs 10533543 business development mentor however we also find it very useful for organisations like yours to help us fill this important role by spreading the word amongst people with the relevant interest experience and qualifications All AVI assignments are developed in response to locally identified needs and volunteers play a vital role in building the capacity of organisations and communities in developing countries Noting that we are a not for profit and

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/volunteering-opportunity-myanmar (2016-02-09)
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  • AUSSIE BUDDHISM – ABC Radio National Encounter program | Buddhist Connection
    Information for Schools Offering Buddhist 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 AUSSIE BUDDHISM ABC Radio National Encounter program 12 December 2014 5 20pm admin1 AUSSIE BUDDHISM ABC Radio National Encounter program date Saturday 13 December 2014 ABC Radio National Encounter On Saturday 13 December 2014 at 5 05pm the program Encounter will feature Aussie Buddhism You can hear Graeme Lyall founder of the Buddhist Council of NSW and others who have contributed to the history of Buddhism in Australia Mr Lyall has told us he felt honoured to be interviewed and hopes we can listen More information on ABC s site here ABOUT US History Our Vision Achievements

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/aussie-buddhism-%E2%80%93-abc-radio-national-encounter-program (2016-02-09)
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  • Inaugural Religious Leaders’ Forum | Buddhist Connection
    2014 On Wednesday 26 November 2014 our President Brian White attended the Inaugural Religious Leaders Forum at Parliament House hosted by the Hon Victor Dominello Mr Dominello s office released the following media statement following the meeting Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today hosted a meeting of the State s key religious leaders at NSW Parliament at which the following joint statement was agreed to by the participants As founding members of the NSW Religious Leaders Forum an initiative of the NSW Government we have come together today as faith leaders representing different religions to present a unified commitment to community harmony We recognise that our freedom as Australians to profess practice and maintain our religious heritage comes with an equal responsibility to demonstrate our common commitment to Australia its interests and future We accept our responsibility to work together in promoting mutual respect and unity across the many religious communities in New South Wales We are committed to reaching out beyond our own communities and congregations and being a united public voice for social justice and community harmony Inaugural participants included Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed Grand Mufti of Australia Mr Ismail Sirah Advisor to the Grand Mufti of Australia Bishop Robert Forsyth Bishop of South Sydney Anglican Diocese of Sydney Fr Basil Kodseie Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia New Zealand the Philippines Mr Brian White Chairperson of the Buddhist Council of NSW Pandit Ram Sivan Buddhist Council of NSW Sr Giovanni Farquer Director Commission for Ecumenism and Inter religious Dialogue Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Fr Yousef Fanous Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Sydney Sheikh Ibrahim El Shafie Darulfatwa Islamic High Council of Australia Mr Wissam Saad Principal of Darulfatwa Salamah College Deacon Dimitri Kepreotes Lecturer Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Prof Nihal Singh Agar Hindu Council of

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/inaugural-religious-leaders%E2%80%99-forum (2016-02-09)
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  • Radio 2UE Interview – Kim Hollow, President FABC (Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils) | Buddhist Connection
    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 Radio 2UE Interview Kim Hollow President FABC Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils 27 November 2014 3 16pm admin1 Radio 2UE Interview Kim Hollow President FABC Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils date Friday 21 November 2014 On Friday 21 November 2014 Kim Hollow President FABC was interviewed by Radio 2UE I ve just finished speaking with Justin Smith from Radio 2UE about the meaning of Christmas to the Buddhist community He spoke with members of the Jewish Hindu Muslim Buddhist communities to see if any of the smaller faiths had any issues with Xmas Decorations being placed in public areas or generally celebrating Xmas I think one local Sydney Shire said they weren t putting up decorations as someone had objected to them I made

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/radio-2ue-interview-%E2%80%93-kim-hollow-president-fabc-federation-australian-buddhist-councils (2016-02-09)
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