DOOM & GLOOM: A Buddhist Survival Guide (Online)

2 November 2021 - 9 November 2021
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:2
  • Duration:90 minutes
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Bhante Akaliko
  • or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:Zoom Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Course Details:

    2 November 2021

    9 November 2021

    ‘What to do when everything sucks’ – A two-part online series about wisdom in difficult times with Bhante Akaliko.

    When life hands us a big catastrophe, the way we react can have an impact on the future outcome. So what qualities do we need to cultivate to survive life’s great challenges?

    Part 1: How to Survive Life’s Ups and Downs – 2/11/2021
    Gain and loss, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, pleasure and pain… These are the eight worldly conditions taught by the Buddha. Join Bhante Akaliko for a guided meditation and discussion about coping with all the stuff life throws at us.

    Part 2: How to Survive The End of the World – 9/11/2021
    Wars, pandemics, environmental disasters, human catastrophes… soon we’ll all be dead. Should we care about anything or is it all futile? Imagine the world is ending tomorrow; how would you live today? Join Bhante Akaliko for a guided meditation and discussion about making the most of life in trying times.


    Teacher profile

    Akaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. Bhante Akaliko first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor at Bodhinyana monastery in 2016. He currently resides at Lokanta Vihara (the Monastery at the End of the World) in Sydney, Australia.

    Bhante Akaliko is the founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community and a Buddhist chaplain at Western Sydney University. He is also on the board of directors of the Buddhist Council of NSW.



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