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  • Buddhist Statement on Climate Change, from the FABC website, during G20 week. | Buddhist Connection
    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 Buddhist Statement on Climate Change from the FABC website during G20 week 18 November 2014 2 25am admin1 Buddhist Statement on Climate Change from the FABC website during G20 week date Tuesday 18 November 2014 Buddhist Statement on Climate Change from the FABC website during G20 week Whenever world leaders gather such as is happening now for the G20 conference in Brisbane there is a potential for great good and benefit for the world and all its inhabitants Even as economic matters are discussed there is the opportunity to take united action against climate change and environmental damage This being the case we are pleased to release our statement on Climate Change today in this way Buddhist practice teaches that one individual s existence is intimately connected with the lives of all other life forms This extends to the fish in the deep blue sea animals birds insects and all of the plants We note that the Buddha was born in a forest attained full awakening in one and passed away in the forest The Buddhist teachings and life stories instil in Buddhists the wholesome intention to treat nature as our friend and teacher so all creatures on our planet can live in harmony However the human race are the only inhabitants that have the mental and physical capacity to actively shape the earth s future so it s our solemn duty to encourage all of humanity to remain mindful appreciating the interconnectedness of every one of us residing on planet earth Our immediate actions can help to secure a future for our children and their children s children Australian Buddhists generally agree we must

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  • Special Religious Education program celebrated at Parliament House | Buddhist Connection
    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 Special Religious Education program celebrated at Parliament House 14 November 2014 10 44am admin1 Special Religious Education program celebrated at Parliament House date Friday 14 November 2014 Special Religious Education program celebrated at Parliament House On 21st October Ettianne Anshin Manager of our SRE Support team along with Les Tscherne Board Director and former SRE teacher and some current volunteer teachers attended an event at Parliament House in Sydney celebrating how providers of SRE add significantly to the lives of students across NSW Government Primary Schools Ling Halbert one of our current volunteer SRE teachers received an award from Education Minister Adrian Piccoli Mr Piccoli was very supportive of SRE in the public education system I congratulate all the award recipients for the creativity and innovation that they have shown in their work with students and teachers SRE

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  • Sister Yeshe visits BCNSW member Tharpa Choeling | Buddhist Connection
    Activities Resources Education Overview of Buddhist Scripture SRE in Schools Becoming a Buddhist Scripture SRE teacher 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 Sister Yeshe visits BCNSW member Tharpa Choeling 6 November 2014 6 53pm admin1 Sister Yeshe visits BCNSW member Tharpa Choeling date Thursday 6 November 2014 Sister Yeshe is currently visiting from India and on a visit to our member group Tharpa Choeling was interviewed by the local media http www wellingtontimes com au story 2668621 searching for the meanin ABOUT US History Our Vision Achievements Strategic Direction Governance Community Representation Our Team Golden Rules NEW TO BUDDHISM Brief History of Buddhism

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  • Workshops in November – Interested in teaching Buddhist Scripture? | Buddhist Connection
    chaplains teachers of Buddhism in schools and people interested in appreciating different Buddhist traditions 2 Values and Life Skills Saturday 8th November 11 30am 1 30pm Our values and life skills are the essence of who we are When you fully understand your values system you live by day by day you will be able to find your centre and live a more fulfilling life This workshop will be presented by John Barclay an experienced SRE teacher and Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh After attending this 2 hour workshop you will gain clarity on why your values and life skills are critical in determining how you operate your life and why it is fundamental to all Buddhist practice Workshop Details Venue Unit 25 56 62 Chandos Street St Leonards NSW 2065 Level 1 Buddhist Council of NSW Office Public Transport an easy 4 minute walk up Chandos Street from St Leonards Train station or Bus from City 200 261 273 252 254 286 287 290 or Chatswood 143 144 257 Parking In front of our building or nearby streets Cost 25 for each workshop or 45 for both Morning tea is provided Bookings are essential because places are limited Contact the office to book 9966 8893 Both these workshops are open to anyone interested in the topic For those wishing to become a SRE teacher these two workshops and the Basic Classroom Skills workshop listed below are compulsory for your progression 3 Basic Classroom Skills workshop 15th November 2014 9am 4pm Have you ever thought about teaching Buddhist skills to young people Becoming a Buddhist SRE teacher has been one of the most rewarding experiences for many first time teachers They find that the children love hearing about The Buddha and his wonderful teachings

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  • Events Manager - Casual Role - Australia's Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation | Buddhist Connection
    Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Events Manager Casual Role Australia s Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation 8 July 2014 3 10pm admin1 Events Manager Casual Role Australia s Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation date Tuesday 8 July 2014 Do you have a passion for making a positive impact in society Want a role where you are earning while also making a difference This is a rare opportunity to earn money in a flexible Events Manager Role at a growing not for profit Make a positive impact to your community whilst also gaining significant skills in the workforce The Buddhist Council of New South Wales is seeking an inspired individual to drive their Training Unit program Be part of Australia s largest peak Buddhist organisation a dedicated not for profit focused on making a positive impact through community based programs based on Buddhist values As the Training Unit Events Manager you will be the champion of provided much needed workshops and educational courses to the Buddhist community and beyond Through your work you will be helping to support and expand an array of other programs at the organisation including one which teaches life skills and values to over 2400 children across New South Wales and another which is providing spiritual care in hospitals and prisons Your role is key to the ongoing success and future growth of these programs To suit this position you will be a person who Supports Buddhist values you do not need to be a Buddhist Is dedicated to making a positive impact to the community around you Is a self motivated worker Has a strong sense of creativity and initiative Is ready to join a visionary culture that supports you to generate and test new ideas The tasks of

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  • Marketing Assistant - Casual Role - Australia's Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation | Buddhist Connection
    Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Marketing Assistant Casual Role Australia s Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation 8 July 2014 3 02pm admin1 Marketing Assistant Casual Role Australia s Largest Peak Buddhist Organisation date Tuesday 8 July 2014 Small friendly and vibrant team Gain valuable workplace skills Flexible work arrangements Are you a marketing genius Want a role where you are earning while also making a positive community impact This is a rare opportunity to earn money in a flexible Marketing Assistant Role at a growing not for profit Make a positive impact to your community whilst also gaining significant skills in the workforce The Buddhist Council of New South Wales is seeking an inspired individual to drive their innovative online and offline marketing campaigns Be part of Australia s largest peak Buddhist organisation a dedicated not for profit focused on making a positive impact through community based programs based on Buddhist values As a Marketing Assistant at the Buddhist Council of NSW you will have the opportunity to use your marketing expertise to promote a variety of in house community projects From driving donations to promoting services to over 100 member organisations it will be part of your role to better understand the needs of our different target audiences and deliver meaningful messages To suit this position you will be a person who Supports Buddhist values you do not need to be a Buddhist Is dedicated to making a positive impact to the community around you Is a self motivated worker Has a strong sense of creativity and initiative Is ready to join a visionary culture that supports you to generate and test new ideas Essential Skills Strong written and verbal English skills Well

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  • A message from the Prime Minister on Vesak 2014 | Buddhist Connection
    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 A message from the Prime Minister on Vesak 2014 17 May 2014 3 16pm admin1 A message from the Prime Minister on Vesak 2014 date Saturday 17 May 2014 I am pleased to provide this message on the occasion of Vesak Each year millions of people around the world unite in observance of the birth enlightenment and death of Buddha It is an important time for the Buddhist community to come together to celebrate reflect and renew faith On this occasion Australians are reminded of the significant contribution that Buddhism makes to the life of our country Religious faith is an important element in our society For many it provides meaning purpose and inspiration to their daily lives I acknowledge your commitment to respect compassion and understanding as taught by Buddha I send

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/message-prime-minister-vesak-2014 (2016-02-09)
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  • Finding Recovery in Buddhism | Buddhist Connection
    mindfulness as a path of recovery Additionally the practices of loving kindness and forgiveness generally promote a strong sense of well being This works to close the door on relapse which arises from negative self views About the workshop In this workshop you will discover how important communities such as The Buddhist Recovery Network and The 5 th Precept Sangha are successfully working with these teachings They enable All Buddhist Communities to adopt their programs and effectively implement them into their own temples and centres Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths this workshop will promote mindfulness and meditation which is grounded in Buddhist principles of non harming compassion and interdependence It also looks at how Buddhist Principles merge well with mainstream programs such as 12 step programs and Smart Recovery This workshop is a must for Anyone who is interested in using the Buddha s teachings as a path for recovery Family or friends of those who are suffering who would like to assist them with recovery Buddhist groups who would like to implement simple and effective recovery programs into their teaching schedules About Hoka Matt Lawther Hoka Matt Lawther is our Training Unit Manager and leads a Buddhist community on the Central Coast of NSW With degrees in Education and Buddhist Studies he has implemented education programs in detox centres rehabilitation facilities and detention centres He is interested in helping Buddhist groups to use the available recovery programs within their communities Hoka Matt has been researching this important topic for almost 30 years and recently returned from two treatment centres in Thailand where these issues are being dealt with solely and effectively by Buddhist practices Who should join this workshop All are welcome J How can I book to attend this workshop Please

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/content/finding-recovery-buddhism (2016-02-09)
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