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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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The Buddha Blitz Begins!

Thu, 9 Oct, 2014 - 21:50

The Buddha Blitz Begins!

Thu, 9 Oct, 2014 - 21:50The Sydney Buddhist Centre is about to change and you can be a part of it. On Saturday October 11, an Open Day at the Newtown centre marks the launch of the Buddha Blitz crowdfunding campaign.

Come along to the centre to not only find out ways you can support the renovation but also to experience meditation and meet our Buddhist community of practitioners.

The day begins at 9 for people who are comfortable meditating without instruction. At...
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Introduction to the Buddha Blitz!

Mon, 29 Sep, 2014 - 11:48

Introduction to the Buddha Blitz!

Mon, 29 Sep, 2014 - 11:48
The Sydney Buddhist Centre at 24 Enmore Rd, Newtown, has taught meditation and Buddhism to thousands of people in Sydney since the 1980s. We provide a calm and relaxing oasis in the midst of a busy city life. But now we are going to shake things up a bit with an exciting renovation.

As a non-profit organisation, we rely almost entirely on donations from people attending the centre, and on money raised...
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Myself, the dragon and St George - reflections on Ordination

Tue, 2 Sep, 2014 - 07:32
What is it like to engage with ordination? This is a personal account of one person’s experience of attending the men’s ordination retreat at Guhyaloka in 2014.

It’s an honest and revealling exploration of the inner work done drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell and the myth of St George and the Dragon.
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A really great talk, thanks for sharing. Your use of Campbell’s theories as a framework is very clear and well elucidated.
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Sydney Buddhist Centre on Soundcloud

Tue, 9 Sep, 2014 - 00:32
You can hear the talks you missed here at our new place on Soundcloud.
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Happy Birthday Bhante!

Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 09:16

Happy Birthday Bhante!

Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 09:16
An image and quote from the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s celebration for Bhante’s birthday. The quote comes from The Essential Sangharakshita page 151
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The Still Life - images from Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 11:53

The Still Life - images from Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 11:53
These are a selection of images taken at the Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in January 2014 during the Men’s Training for Ordination Retreat.
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Lovely, thoughtful images.
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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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