Places are currently limited to 50 on a first-come basis.
The sessions will also be available over Zoom, please email office@engagedbuddhists.
For information about what safety measures the Library is taking, please check buddhistlibrary.org.au/
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.
The sessions will also be available as Zoom meetings with the meeting opening at 7pm. 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.
- 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.
6 May 2021 – Dr. Chien Hoong Gooi – Finding Joy
Dr Chien Hoong Gooi is a teacher of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation in the insight and mindfulness traditions. By profession, he is a Clinical Psychologist and works primarily in the training of postgraduate level Clinical Psychology students at UNSW. Chien is a board member of the Buddhist Library and also previously served as the Buddhist Chaplain at the UNSW.
13 May 2021 – Lachlan Warner – Practical Buddhism while driving
Lachlan Warner was raised in rural NSW on Wiradjuri land. He completed an MFA at Rutgers University, then later completing a PhD on art and Buddhism at Sydney College of the Arts in 2017. He also spent some time at Bodhi Zendo in India, trying to get his head around Zen Buddhism. In 2007 he was commissioned to make the Australian Buddha for the World Buddhist Congress in Kobe, Japan. His artwork over the last decade has explored imagery that Siddhartha Gautama used when describing Dukkha. Lachlan still teaches in the Visual Art department of the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield.
20 May 2021 – Grahame White – topic tbc