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.

     

    11 August 2022 – Sue Toohey – Meditating with Pain and Illness

    Pain & illness is inevitable for every being. In this session Sue Toohey will guide us in this Meditation on Pain & illness and lead a discussion on this confronting and yet essential topic

    Cost : Free or by donation.

     

    18 August 2022 – Thay Thong Phap – Letting Go in order to Gain the Treasure

    This is the first in a series of 5 talks focusing on Thay’s personal experience of renunciation / nekkhamma / letting go in the development of the monastic life. Thay look at the roots of his own “call of the heart” founded in the Christian tradition with his own Buddhist interpretation of five texts from the Gospel of Matthew.

    Cost : Free or by donation.

     

    25 August 2022 – Venerable  Pandit Bhikkhu – The Dharma of Samson and Delilah

    This time, Venerable Pandit Bhikkhu will be leading us to look at the Old Testament story. It is actually a universal metaphor for desire, and the harm it causes in the psyche. That takes some leap of logic for sure; after all, desire is the driver of progress and success. Or is it?

    Cost : Free or by donation.