The Buddhist community is extremely upset by the inappropriate and disrespectful use of the image of Buddha, The Buddhist community is extremely upset by the inappropriate and disrespectful use of the image of Buddha, in a display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) entitled the 'Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana, the Dying Gaul, Farnese Hercules, Night, Day, Sartyr and Bacchante, Funerary Genius, Achilles, Persian Soldier Fighting, Dancing Faun, Crouching Aphrodite, Narcisse Couché, Othryades the Spartan Dying, the Fall of Icarus, A River, Milo of Croton'. It can also be seen at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/131149/
Although this display has been in place for some months, we have only just been made aware of its' existence. We are not usually outspoken, but this display desecrates the image of Buddha by placing images of these mythical images on him and in doing so, showing no apparent regard or respect for Him.
Kính mời quý đồng hương Phật tử đến tham dự buổi tiệc chay gây quỹ lần thứ 11 cho việc tổ chức Đại Lễ VESAK Ngày Đản Sanh, Thành Đạo, Nhập Niết Bàn của Đức Bổn Sư Thích Ca Mâu Ni Phật.
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Ngày: Thứ Bảy 07 Tháng Tư năm 2018
Địa Điểm: Hội trường Quán Tự Tại , Chùa Quang Minh; số 18 Burke Street, Braybrook.
Giờ: 6:30 Tối ( Mở cửa lúc 6:00 pm )
Giá vé: $ 30 Úc kim
The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism
By Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
This is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have merely organized the material, adding a few connecting thoughts of their own for ease in reading.
The date of the UN Day of Vesak Annual Friendship Dinner at Quang Minh Temple has been decided as Saturday the 9th of April from 6.30pm. Publicity flyers & tickets have been designed using Gerald's artwork of last year. Printing will be sent to Xtreem Print Solutions in Richmond for ready before Lunar New Year celebrations. After a consultation with Ven Thich Phuoc Tan, ticket price for this year is $30.
Thousands of Tasmanians who travelled from all corners of the State rallied in Hobart for climate action in the lead up to this week’s Climate Summit in Paris.
This should be a wake up call for the Hodgman government which has ripped up Tasmania’s ClimateSmart strategy and continues to subsidise the emissions-intensive native forest logging industry.
The science tells us that protecting the vast stores of carbon in Tasmania’s forests must be part of our response to climate disruption.
Tasmania is uniquely placed to be a world leader in responding to global warming, but the state government seems happy to keep its head in the sand and ignore the enormous opportunities that exist to create jobs and prosperity in low carbon industries.
Every responsible government has a climate plan. Even war-torn South Sudan has acknowledged its civil responsibility and prepared a comprehensive climate plan.
Fundraising Dinner featuring Guest Chef Dr Gary Deed:
Saturday October 10, 6.30pm at Three Bowls Cafe.
Gary Deed is a Brisbane doctor renowned for his work in the fields of autism, diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome. Gary has a passion for cooking and will present a Japanese inspired menu.
Three Course Meal: $50.
This event is a fundraiser for the Good Fortune Trust. To book contact Mo or Lynne on 0434869283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Fortune Trust is an initiative of students of Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering, a Tibetan master who has been teaching Western students in Australia since 1990.
The Good Fortune Trust is working to rebuild and develop Khangmar Monastery, a small and very poor monastery in eastern Tibet. It also helps support the nuns of nearby Jhilu Ritrek nunnery and hundreds of Tibetan monks studying the traditional monastic curriculm at Sera Je Monastery in southern India.
In Brisbane the Good Fortune Trust offers regular practical courses on Bu
Amitabha Buddha’s name chanting is an easy method of cultivation in which beliefs are difficult to have, especially in this age of information technology when people care more about material comfort than the spiritual life. However, as in the Buddha’s teachings: Buddhahood is a nature of mind and it’s the mind that possesses the Buddhahood, ringing about enlightenment. Therefore, as Buddhists, we have to believe in Buddha’s teachings. The Flower Adornment Sutra stated: “Beliefs are the mother of all the good merits.”. No other merits are greater than making a vow to be reborn in the Pure Land and to become a Buddha. On the occasion of this year’s retreat, we would like to briefly tell you about an old lady having a belief in Amitabha Buddha’s name chanting
I love Thanksgiving. So do most Americans, ranking it as their second favorite holiday of the year after Christmas.
There is much to like about Thanksgiving. There's the concept of gratitude -- something we perpetually forget in our hectic day-to-day lives. There's the warmth of family -- gathering around the dinner table to laugh with our loved ones. And there's the secular appeal -- Americans of all faiths today celebrate Thanksgiving with equal enthusiasm.
Meet Your Meat is a documentary about factory farming created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), narrated by Alec Baldwin, and directed by Bruce Friedrich and Cem Akin. The documentary explores the treatment of animals in modern animal agriculture (also known as industrial agriculture or factory farming).
Nguyện đem công đức này, trang nghiêm Phật Tịnh Độ, trên đền bốn ơn nặng, dưới cứu khổ ba đường, nếu có người thấy nghe, đều phát lòng Bồ Đề, hết một báo thân này, sinh qua cõi Cực Lạc.
May the Merit and virtue,accrued from this work, adorn the Buddhas pureland, Repay the four great kindnesses above, andrelieve the suffering of those on the three paths below, may those who see or hear of these efforts generates Bodhi Mind, spend their lives devoted to the Buddha Dharma, the Land of Ultimate Bliss.