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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

BAM at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By mokshini on Fri, 23 Jun, 2017 - 12:16

Buddhist Action Month is also happening at the Sydney Buddhist Centre where there is an ongoing impressive engagement with environmental concerns and climate change matters  - part of their practice is helping to #StopAdani - the Australian government’s support for a coal mine at the expense of funding renewables. 

Read more about it here - sadhu!! 


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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sydney Under 35's retreat

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 15:47

Sydney Under 35's retreat

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 15:47

26th-28th of Feb

“In fact we may say that the creative mind at its highest level is freedom itself…” Sangharakshita

On this retreat we will begin to get a sense of what the creative mind truly is. Creative mind is not about being an artist or having any special ‘talent’. It’s about finding freedom from the mechanical and habitual nature of the reactive mind, about questioning and moving beyond the usual. The process begins with the simple application of awareness.
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Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

Under 35's Retreat - Mind Creative - Feb 26-28

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 03:15

Under 35's Retreat - Mind Creative - Feb 26-28

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 03:15

“In fact we may say that the creative mind at its highest level is freedom itself…” Sangharakshita

On this retreat we will begin to get a sense of what the creative mind truly is. Creative mind is not about being an artist or having any special ‘talent’. It’s about finding freedom from the mechanical and habitual nature of the reactive mind, about questioning and moving beyond the usual. The process begins with the simple application of awareness.

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Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

By Bodhidasa on 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,...

Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

U35's National Retreat - "Higher Ground"

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 04:24

U35's National Retreat - "Higher Ground"

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 04:24

Buddhism has at its core the goal of freedom. Many of us would like to be more authentically ourselves, but the ideal of complete freedom can bring with it a sense of fear: fear of the unknown, of our own unknown potential, standing out from the crowd or challenging the status quo.

On this retreat we will work together to lighten these fears and explore new possibilities. We will delve into meditation practices that help unearth our hidden strengths.

Come and spend time in...

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

A big thank you for the Buddha Blitz

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 21:54

A big thank you for the Buddha Blitz

By Bodhidasa on 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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

“Buddha Blitz” at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 00:54

“Buddha Blitz” at Sydney Buddhist Centre

By Munisha on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 00:54The Sydney sangha don’t need any help with fundraising. In October they set about redeveloping and refurbishing their Buddhist Centre, starting with a fundraising project - the “Buddha Blitz” - which closed after little more than a month, having raised AUD 31000 (GBP 16,824/USD 26,510/EUR 21,215) – more than half of this on the first day!

Bodhidasa writes from Australia: “When a spiritual community unites, anything is possible. The Buddha Blitz is using volunteers from...
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Sydney Sangha Day 2014

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 02:47

Sydney Sangha Day 2014

By Bodhidasa on 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...
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 01:38

Sydney sangha crowdfunding to transform centre

By Bodhidasa on 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...