Suppose, bhikkhus, a man wandering through a forest would see an ancient path, an ancient road travelled upon by people in the past. He would follow it and would see an ancient city, an ancient capital that had been inhabited by people in the past, with parks, groves, ponds, and ramparts, a delightful place. Then the man would inform the king or a royal minister: ‘Sire, know that while wandering through the forest I saw an ancient path, an ancient road
To celebrate the 125 Jayanti (birthday) of Dr B. R. Ambedkar and the incredible achievements of his life, the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Young Triratna group and a number of committed members of the Sydney Order (many of whom were recently ordained in India) hosted a special evening of reflection and celebration of this remarkable man.
This short video gives some of the many highlights of an evening rejoicing in the man who, among his many achievements, helped re-establishe Buddhism in the country of...
Today, in two shrine rooms filled with sangha members, family and friends, we bade farewell to Dharmachari Dipankara who, along with Dharmamati and Buddhadasa, brought Bhante’s explication of the Dharma to Australia back in 1981. Without their efforts, and Dipankara’s fortitude in particular, there would not be a Sydney Buddhist Centre.
Dipankara had lain in state since Monday afternoon. During even the small hours of the morning he had not been alone - meditators sat by his side throughout the night, filled with gratitude and love...
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015 - 07:48This group is for any young people in Sydney who are Buddhist or exploring Buddhism. It was started after a young peoples course at the Sydney Buddhist Centre as a means of staying connected, building friendships, sharing ideas, and organising future events.
We have 4 core values:
* Relevant and practical to young people’s lives * Focused on creating freedom * Respectful of each other as true individuals * Offering an open environment that encourages authenticity
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...
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...