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UN Vesak Celebration 2017

Many Buddhist communities are now aware that this year’s UN Vesak  Celebrations will be at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown NSW on Saturday 6th May 2017. The change of venue this year from the Sydney Town Hall has allowed for more … Continue reading

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‘Buddhajayantee’ – the 2600th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

2012 is a significant year for all Buddhists as it marks the ‘Buddhajayantee’ – the 2600th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment. On Sunday 29th July, Belmore Park, Sydney CBD, was transformed into a Buddhist ceremonial ground for the gathering of … Continue reading

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Why our youth do not join the temple?

Saturday 16th June 2012, the Buddhist Council of New South Wales conducted a meeting at the Lao Buddhist Temple near Bonnyrigg, Wat Phrayortkeo Dhammayanaram. The meeting involved Buddhist Sangha and lay Buddhists from different organisations that come together to discuss … Continue reading

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Soumana suttra (Giving vs not giving)

Once upon a time Princess Soumana with 500 princesses paid respect to the Lord Buddha and asked him the following: Oh! My Lord if your 2 disciples who had equal faith, morality and wisdom but one was more charitable than … Continue reading

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A New Way to Celebrate New Year in Sydney

New Year is the time to celebrate, the time to reflect the year passed and the time to make resolutions for the year ahead. People celebrate their New Year in many different ways. For Buddhists in Sydney, they chose to … Continue reading

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Reckless one is similar to a dead person.

One morning when the Lord Buddha went for an alms round he saw a merchant setting up his shop to run a business for the three seasons i.e. for summer, winter and autumn. Knowing his future, the Buddha smiled, that … Continue reading

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Dhammapada on the law of kamma

Once upon a time while the Lord Buddha was staying at Savattee City. Three groups of monks from various cities came to visit the Buddha in his residence.  After the Buddha’s greeted the monks, they reported to him their experiences … Continue reading

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Veyyavacca, one of the ten ways of making merit

Veyyavacca means helping others with their works or tasks, the useful and honest ones from the biggest of all to the very least ones. They may help with the washing, carrying water, farming or just giving advice. Veyyavacca indicates the … Continue reading

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Right speech according to the guide line laid by the Lord Buddha

Besides training ourselves to say only the truth, we should be able to choose what we should or should not say. If that truth is not useful to anyone, it should be left unsaid. The Lord Buddha put the good … Continue reading

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The picked-up robes offering ceremony (“Tod Pha-Pa”)

The picked-up robe offering ceremony is one of the big merits in Buddhism because it is Maha Sangha Dana – the donor offers to the monk without specifying.  The Lord Buddha taught that Maha Sangha Dana had more fruits than … Continue reading

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