• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

The Values of Life by Ven. Ashin Tejinda

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 19/05/2017 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 19/05/2017 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Ven. Ashin Tejinda
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
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There are many different views on the meaning of life. In this talk, Venerable Ashin Tejinda will have a discussion about the meaning of life, from the point of view of Buddhism.

Often, we encounter Buddhist views and perspectives on life, which appear to be different from others. Many people have different views on the meaning of life.

According to Buddhist cosmology and the law of kamma, we are bound to be born again and again, not necessarily as a human all the time, but as one of the 31 kinds of life. Most of the kinds, 27 to be exact, have some good values but the rest have no values to live at all.

The good and bad actions that we’ve done in current and previous lives will determine what kind of life we anticipate to live next time.

In Buddha’s teachings, which were learned and practiced by the late Mahasi Venerable, can help us to learn and practice in order to attain ultimate liberation eventually.

There will be an opportunity to ask the Venerable if you have any questions related to the talk or Mahasi Mediation practice in general, during the Q&A session at the end.


Friday 19th May

7pm – 9pm


Teacher’s Profile:


Ven. Ashin Tejinda was born in Myanmar (formerly Burma) in 1972 and fully ordained since 1992. He has learned and obtained Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya title from the Govt. of Union Of Myanmar; Dip. in Buddha-Dhamma, Dip. in English from Sitagu International Buddhist Academy; M.A. (Pali & Buddhist Studies) from Banaras Hindu University, India; and Mahasi International Meditation Teachership from Mahasi Training School for Foreign Buddhist Mission, Myanmar (where he also served as a Principal later). He is presently teaching and serving as Meditation Master (Mahasi Nayaka Monk) at Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar, and also as Abbot at Dhamma Gone Yaung Buddhist Studies and Mahasi Meditation Centre in Mingaladon, Myanmar. He had also served as English Interpreter and Meditation Teacher at Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.


All Sessions by Dana.

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).



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