Love in a time of Chaos

4 June 2024
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:1.5hr
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Bhante Sujato
  • or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • In Bhante Sujato’s insightful discourse on “Love In a time of Chaos”, he illuminates the timeless wisdom of compassion and understanding amidst turbulent times. Rooted in the teachings of the Buddha, Bhante Sujato emphasizes the transformative power of love as a guiding force to navigate the complexities of the modern world. In the face of chaos, he reminds us that love is not merely an emotion, but a profound practice that transcends boundaries and fosters harmony. Through cultivating empathy, kindness, and acceptance, Bhante Sujato inspires us to cultivate a deep sense of interconnectedness, fostering resilience and peace within themselves and the world around them.


    Teacher Profile: Bhante Sujato

    Bhante Sujato is an Australian Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in Thailand in 1994. He played in a not-so-successful rock band called Martha’s Vineyard for many years before he joined an intensive Buddhist retreat in Thailand, which introduced him to the Buddha’s teachings.

    Besides spending 3 years in the Bodhinyana monastery with Ajahn Brahm, he also spent several years in remote hermitages and caves in Thailand in Malaysia.

    Bhante Sujato has taught the Dhamma and meditation to a varied audience in Australia and internationally such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The USA, Germany, Norway, India, Hongkong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and many others, and has spoken at several major international Buddhist conferences and events. He also helped to establish the Santi Forest Monastery in Bundanoon, where he was the abbot for many years.

    Bhante Sujato has become well known for his articulate support for the fully ordained Bhikkhuni lineage. A special field of interest is the role of women in Buddhism and particularly the revival of the Bhikkhuni order within the Theravada tradition. As well as being a meditator and teacher, Bhante Sujato is a scholar of early Buddhism, with several books and essays of original and often groundbreaking research. He contributes to Buddhism in Australia through a wide variety of forums and organisations, including the Australian Sangha Association, Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, Australia Partnership of Religious Organisations, Australian Association of Buddhist Councillors and Psychotherapists, Australian Association of Buddhist Studies, and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.

    Bhante Sujato is also the founder of


    All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.