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Exploring maps of our inner worlds

Sun, 20 Aug, 2017 - 06:32

Exploring maps of our inner worlds (group)

Sun, 20 Aug, 2017 - 06:32

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

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Beyond Happy

Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 09:41

Beyond Happy (group)

Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 09:41

coming soon…

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Dr Ambedkar - a celebration in Sydney

Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 08:57

Dr Ambedkar - a celebration in Sydney

Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 08:57

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...

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Very nice, thank you :)

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In Memoriam - Dipankara

Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 09:19

In Memoriam - Dipankara

Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 09:19

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...

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Thanks Bodhidasa for sending in this account and your great efforts in preparing the visual display for the funeral.

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Sadhu to Dharmananda for his hard work preparing for and his gentle and warm leading of the service and to Dharmalata for his commitment and hard work in ensuring the organisation was in place and to Bodhidasa for this and to Dharmamati and all those to numerous to mention who helped make this such an auspicious goodbye for our good friend, Dipankara.

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Many thanks to Bodhidasa for putting an excellent display together.   As Bodhidasa has acknowledged, without “Dipankara’s fortitude in particular, there would not be a Sydney Buddhist Centre”.  He has indeed fulfilled his name of being a “Lamp bearer”.  Dipankara was a very warm and open-hearted man and I rejoice in his merits.  I treasure my memories of him and the privilege of having known him over such a long span of our lives.  May he be happy and free from suffering.

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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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Going Beyond - a talk for Parinirvana day

Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 02:59
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.
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Thanks Bodhidasa for recording and sharing this talk. I wasn’t able to make the centre for the talk and puja so it was great to be able to catch up. In particular I liked the idea of looking in more depth at quite simple parts of a familiar story.

Sadhu,
Duncan
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I am very pleased to share it and that you found it useful.

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Young Triratna Sydney

Fri, 30 Jan, 2015 - 07:48

Young Triratna Sydney (group)

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
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A Season of Illumination

Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 06:58

A Season of Illumination

Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 06:58
What’s on in January?
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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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