Thursdays 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm (doors open from 7pm)
The Association’s primary weekly activity is our Thursday night Dhamma talk (Buddhist teachings) and meditation practice. Dhamma talks are focused on aspects of Buddhism and Buddhist practice, and are usually conducted by our Spiritual Teacher Ven. Tejadhammo. From time to time Dhamma talks may be conducted by a guest teacher. An up to date schedule of guest teachers will be available at https://www.
The sessions will also be available as Zoom meetings with the meeting opening at 7.25pm. Interaction via Zoom will be limited to chat as we are primarily making this available as a service to those who can’t attend in person.
- Link to the meeting
- Meeting ID: 985 1050 0274
- Passcode: 645945
Please email office@engagedbuddhists.
Venerable Tejadhammo Bhikku is the Spiritual Director of the Association of Engaged Buddhists. Bhante teaches and conducts regular courses and retreats which are open to the general public, and is regularly invited to teach other groups of ordained Sangha. Apart from these teaching and retreat activities, Bhante works with people who are seriously ill in various hospitals, hospices and their homes in and around Sydney, teaching healing meditation, providing spiritual support and assisting people in dealing with the end stages of life.
Venerable Tejadhammo Bhikku was ordained by Venerable Tanchaokhun Phra Visalsalmanagun, Chaokhana Changwat, Phuket, in Thailand. Bhante has a background in Western Philosophy and Theology, and has studied and taught at Silpakorn University, Thailand. Before returning to Australia he taught in Thai universities and jails. Although ordained in the Theravada tradition, he has also studied with Tibetan and Mahayana teachers and has a commitment to the Dharma that he believes encompasses all traditional expressions of it. He is a founding member of Australian Monastic Encounter which seeks to promote inter-religious and inter monastic dialogue.
Please check this page regularly for further updates to our guest teacher schedule. All talks begin at 7.30am. Link to Zoom provided near the top of the page.
28 September 2023 – Thay Thich Truc Thong Phap – Topic: To study the Way is to study the Self – via Zoom
Thay Thich Truc Thong Phap reflects the profound insight of his journey of self-discovery in finding “The Way”.
5 October 2023- NO Talk
12 October – Dr. Jonathan Page – Health (wholeness) and Buddhist Practice (Part II)
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being, a deep sense of “wholeness”, interconnection and belonging. Health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Through considering this proposition we may gain a new perspective on the “world out there”, with its living inhabitants (many are self-declared Homo sapiens), and multifarious other extant creatures and infinite other phenomena, and may gain a deep insight into the “world in here”. We may gain a greater felt sense of our mutual interdependence with all of life. As Thich Nhat Hahn says: “We actually experience inter-being with each other and the world”.
19 October- Venerable Pandit Bhikkhu – Those Pesky Thoughts – how to control thinking and when to just observe
Following the popular responses from Venerable Pandit Bhikkhu’s enlightening talk, “What do you think,” on July 20th, where Bhante delved deep into the intricacies of our thought processes, offering profound insights that can lead us to a mind free from discursive thinking. Many requested further teachings on how to control our minds. Well, we are thrilled to announce that Bhante is returning with another enlightening topic!
26 October- Thay Thong Phap (Topic TBC)