A NEWBORN baby may have been trapped in a storm water drain on the side of a Sydney motorway for up to five days before he was found by passing cyclists yesterday.
The malnourished baby boy was found abandoned at the bottom of a 2.4m drain, covered by a concrete slab, after a cyclist and his daughter heard the baby’s screams early Sunday morning.
In 2011, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche began a series of one-month teaching retreats, all to be presented at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion near Bendigo. The series of these teachings include Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara - A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life as well as preparation for the transmission of the rare Rinjung Gyatsa initiations. The three host centres – Atisha Centre, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery and the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion – are pleased to welcome Lama Zopa back to Australia in 2014 to continue these teachings, instructions and transmissions.
The three host centres, operating together as Lama Zopa Australia Inc., are also pleased to be hosting the Council for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (CPMT) meeting during the fortnight prior to the 2014 retreat. Please click here for more information about the CPMT meeting.
These are two unique Australian events with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. If you are looking for a great opportunity
Please find attached the newsletter of Buddhist Contemplative Care Tasmania. You can see how active we have been over the last four or five months and enjoy with us the many rich aspects of our work together.
Please pass this on to others interested in the area of pastoral/contemplative care and the engagement of Tasmanian Buddhists in the area.
Thích Trúc Thông Pháp
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.
Welcome to the Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association – Founded in 1985
The Association offers members and supporters of the burial & cremation industry professional industry services to enhance the operations, development, network and information sharing within the industry.
ACCA runs a number of notable industry events per year. For more information in regard to our events, click here.
The Association has a quarterly Industry Journal – “ACCA News” which is also available for subscription to non members and offers advertising opportunities to affiliated suppliers.
The ACCA Board and management team are here to assist Members in any way we can, and to this end we encourage you to take full advantage of the resources we provide as well as accessing the cumulative pool of knowledge the Association represents.
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.
To live life fully and die serenely--surely we all share these goals, so inextricably entwined. Yet a spiritual dimension is too often lacking in the attitudes, circumstances, and rites of death in modern society. Kapleau explores the subject of death and dying on a deeply personal level, interweaving the writings of Western religions with insights from his own Zen practice, and offers practical advice for the dying and their families.
978-0-9945548-5-7 , To live life fully and die serenely--surely we all share these goals, so inextricably entwined. Yet a spiritual dimension is too often lacking in the attitudes, circumstances, and rites of death in modern society. Kapleau explores the subject of death and dying on a deeply personal level, interweaving the writings of Western religions with insights from his own Zen practice, and offers practical advice for the dying and their families.
On Wednesday, 6 April 2016, Senior Venerable Thich Nguyen Tang, the Abbot of Quang Duc Monastery in Fawkner, Victoria and also a Deputy-Secretary of The Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia-New Zealand, visited this wonderful, beautiful and first Buddhist Garden at Cemetery in South Australia. Senior Venerale Tang offer his congratulation to Mr Robert Pitt, CEO of Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, that " I am happy to be here today, Thank you and congratulation for your wonderful job, your effort and your contributions this will be remained and appreciated by our Buddhist communities around Adelaide like Australian, Thai, Cambodia, Myanmar Srilanka, Tibet, Vietnam...I am happy to see your project complete so quickly". Two years ago, Senior Venerable has been invited here by Mr Robert Pitt to talk about the Buddhist funeral and relics after cremation, after that he advised Mr Robert Pitt should build a Buddhist Garden for Buddhist followers around South Australia. He said