Association of Engaged Buddhists Weekly Teachings and Meditation

3 February 2022 - 15 December 2022
  • Day:Thursday
  • Time:7.30PM - 9.00PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:45
  • Duration:1.5 hours
  • Organising Entity:Association of Engaged Buddhists
  • Event Speaker:Venerable Tejadhammo & guest teachers
  • Enquiries:office@engagedbuddists.org.au
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person or Zoom Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Please note: Sessions will be via Zoom only until further notice.

    Every Thursday from 11 February 2021
    Time: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm (doors open from 7pm)

    The Association’s primary weekly activity for 2021 will be 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 for 2021 at https://www.engagedbuddhists.org.au/teaching/ The Dhamma talk is then followed by a silent meditation of around 30 minutes. All  are welcome, no previous experience is necessary.

    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.

    Please email office@engagedbuddhists.org.au for questions or for more details. 

     

     

    Teacher profile

    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.

     

    Guest teachers

    Please check this page regularly for further updates to our guest teacher schedule. Unless listed above, our Spiritual Director, Venerable Tejadhammo, will be teaching each week.

     

    19 May – Four Pillars of Wellbeing – Dr Jonathan Page

    26th May – Thay Thich Truc Thong Phap – Topic TBC

    2nd June – Bhante Tejadhammo – Dhamma talk and guided meditation

    9 and 16 June – “What is a beautiful life?” Victor von der Heyde

    Sometimes in our culture the focus is on having a happy life: being stress-free and having lots of varied and pleasurable experiences. And being a kind on occasion. Is that the same as a beautiful life? Or could there be something more? What do values have to do with this? And are we called in some way to live a beautiful life?

    “Dharma and Climate: being part of a sacrifice, how could we respond?”

    We’re part of a culture that is sacrificing a stable climate and the well-being of future generations for short term gain, short term convenience and pleasures, trinkets.

    In the midst of the range of emotional responses we might have to this, there’s ongoing questions as to what values we hold and what we do to honour those values.