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His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

The following is the text of an introductory talk given at the commencement of the Walk in the Footsteps of the Buddha retreat incorporating the Buddha Day Festival at Vijayaloka Retreat centre.

Two and a half thousand years ago far away in the Ganges Valley, during the full moon in May, the world changed completely: an Awakened being arose in the world. Siddhatha Gautama become the Buddha.

Since then, his life, his example, his teachings have profoundly shaped individuals, schools of thought, nations, arts,...

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A big thank you for the Buddha Blitz

Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:54

A big thank you for the Buddha Blitz

Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:54The Sydney Buddhist Centre Management Committee and the Buddha Blitz team would like to thank all those who supported the Buddha Blitz.

People gave to the Blitz in many different ways. We raised a magnificent $33,467.80 - and we gained much more!

So we’re expressing our appreciation to the Sangha, not only for any monetary contribution people may have made, but also for the time, energy, skills, expertise, suggestions and goodwill that poured forth so readily right from...
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ACT for stillness

Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49

ACT for stillness

Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:49The Active Compassion Team (ACT) held its first public spaces meditation session last Friday at the busy Newtown Train Station concourse.

Inspired by the actions of members of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and a general sense of taking the Dharma into the world, the team intends to hold regular public meditations and invite those so interested to join in. There are further plans to expand the team’s activities into more diverse areas such as assisting with food banks...
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Sydney Sangha Day 2014

Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 02:47

Sydney Sangha Day 2014

Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 02:47Sangha Day was celebrated warmly this year in two special events expertly arranged by the Young Triratna sangha. The morning activity was an opportunity to reflect with gratitude on the joy and strengths of Sangha whilst the evening event brought eight new mitras into our community, some of whom came from one of our outreach initiatives - the Coogee Meditation Group.

Each of the new mitras’ qualities were soundly rejoiced in by member of the Order and, as is...
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Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38After only 24 hours, the Buddha Blitz has raised $19,500 for much-needed renovations at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. We now have six weeks to reach our target of $30,000 through crowdfunding site StartSomeGood.org.

We launched the Buddha Blitz with an open day at the centre on Saturday 11 October. The open day allowed the sangha to welcome the local community into our centre so they could see for themselves the potential of what we have created here...
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A welcome to new Order Members in Sydney

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 06:39

A welcome to new Order Members in Sydney

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 06:39On Wednesday 27th the Sydney Buddhist Centre is welcoming back four new Dharmacharis from their ordination retreats.
Come along to meet
  • Aaron Matheson who is now Aryadharma (meaning ‘Noble Dharma’)
  • Steven Caldwell who is now Bodhidasa (meaning ‘He who is in the Service of Enlightenment.’)
  • Kevin Griffith who is now Karunamitra (meaning ‘Compassionate Friend’)
  • Glen Davies who is now Nandavani (meaning ‘He whose voice is blissful’)
This is an opportunity to both welcome them and hear snippets of their fascinating journeys.The evening begins at 7pm with a meditation followed...
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