Dhamma Talk Recordings

Missed our previous Dhamma Talks? Don't worry because all the talks' recordings are available for download here!

Cook of the Year 2014

UNIBUDS Annual Event

We will be having our annual Cook of the Year soon!! I hope everyone is excited, as we've prepared fantastic prizes for all the contestants.

For those who've never attended Cook of the Year before, here is a brief overview about this activity. Participants will be divided into teams, and each team will be preparing various dishes centered around a Dhamma theme of their choice. These dishes will then be judged by our panel of experienced judges who have a thorough understanding of the Dhamma as well as a great taste in food!!

Everyone is welcome to attend this activity, and please do contact us if you're interested.

The Lodge, Level 3 of Squarehouse
Saturday, 25th October 2014
ICon-Time 9.00am - 17.00pm
Harry - 0452 646 414 |
Louis - 0412 279 153 |

Feeling, Hearing, Smelling, Knowing, Understanding

UNIBUDS Quaterly Meditation Workshop

This last meditation workshop of the year will be a good opportunity for everyone to take a short break from our busy lives and let our guest teacher, John Barclay, guide us how to still our wandering minds and bring them back to the present moment and back to ourselves through mindfulness meditation in the Zen tradition.

To ensure that we can accommodate all attendees, please kindly RSVP by contacting our Meditation Coordinator. Thank you!

The Lodge, Level 3 of Squarehouse
Saturday, 1st November 2014
ICon-Time 10.00am - 1.00pm
Free (Donations are welcomed)
Pop Chirakijja - 0432473898 |

自在OFF学— CEO方程式
How to be the master of your karma - The formula to becoming a CEO

UNIBUDS WEEKLY Chinese Dhamma Talk
上見下日師簡歷 Venerable Jian Ri

We have got some exciting news this week!! This Thursday, we have invited a guest speaker to conduct our Chinese Dhamma Talk. Venerable Jian Ri, who is from Taiwan and is currently visiting Australia for a month will be giving this talk. It would be a good opportunity to further broaden your understanding of the Dhamma, so please do treasure this chance and come along.

The topic of this week's Dhamma Talk is How to be the master of your karma- the formula to becoming a CEO. The aim of this talk is to understand the significance of ourselves in the cycle of karma and retribution, and to establish a positive vision of life, creating a life filled with wisdom, goodness and purity.

P.S.: If you don't understand Chinese but wish to attend the class, feel free to contact me so that I can arrange a translator to guide you through the class.

Speaker's Profile:

  • 出生於台灣台北。
  • 台灣東海大學中文研究所肄業。
  • 1989 年依止香光尼僧團出家、香光尼眾佛學院肄業。
  • 寺院行政經歷:住持文書、大專佛學教育、佛教廣播節目製作主持人、佛教成社會服務經歷:泰北難民營<TOPS—台北海外和平服務團>、印度垂死之家、柬
  • 現任:香光尼眾佛學院講師;曾開設經典導讀、佛法概論、大智度論、廣論等課程。
  • 寫作經歷:高中時首次投稿, 大學時開始新詩、小說、戲劇、散文之習作,並擔任校刊採訪記者。曾為台灣立報撰寫(掬光集)專欄,馬來西亞普門雜誌撰寫(佛法動物園)專欄,香光莊嚴雜誌撰寫(大千世界停看聽)專欄。
  • 弘化經歷:香光慧青中心講師、馬來西亞檳城宏船佛學院講師(十年)、上海居士念佛會、奧克蘭學佛會演講。

Room 203, Squarehouse
Thursday, 23th October 2014
ICon-Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Harry - 0452 646 414 |

De-stree Signals

UNIBUDS WEEKLY English Dhamma Talk
Aun Sukijjakhamin

Final exam is already near and a lot of stress is starting building up inside our mind. That's why this week we provide an interesting topic about De-stress signals hoping that by the end of the Talk everyone could minimize your stress level. As what say in Dhammapada, "The mind is very hard to check and swift, it falls on what it wants. The training of the mind is good, a mind so tamed brings happiness."

Speaker's Profile:
Aun grew up in Thailand where he felt Buddhism was more ritualistic than pragmatic. He started seeing Buddhism in a different light when he started his Buddhist practice in Australia. He was the English Dhamma Talk Coordinator at UNIBUDS in 2006 and has been helping the society in various events ever since. He has a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology at UNSW and began his career in HR consulting. He currently works as a performance manager for one of the big four financial institutions. He is currently interested in discovering and spreading Dhamma through less conventional media including entertainment and performing arts

Room 163, Level 1 of Law Building
Friday, 17th October 2014
ICon-Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Edo - 0405 998 088 |

Sport Session - Ultimate Frisbee

UNIBUDS Weekly Activity

Last Sunday’s Basketball session was a resounding success! 12 people came along to play, and many exciting and blood-pumping games were had. It was great to see so many fellow members eager to try out their skills on the court. I hope to see them again in our next session as well! For this week, let us try our hand at ultimate Frisbee to build smooth hand-eye coordination and teamwork skills. We will be meeting on the physics lawn behind Old Main Building. I hope to see as many of you there as last week. Good luck for your assignments this week and studying for upcoming assessments!

- What to bring: Just yourself!!
- What to wear: Comfortable sports wear and shoes

Physics Lawn, UNSW.
Sunday, 26th October 2014
ICon-Time 9.00am - 11.00am
Steven - 0427 850 858 |

Monday to Friday Afternoon Meditation


What are the benefits of meditation? Meditation helps to relax and settle our minds from our busy daily life. It also allows us to bring awareness to the present moment and to focus on the tasks at hand.

Why not spend a small part of our day to enjoy a little bit of peace and serenity. Take this excellent opportunity to practice, breathe and look within ourselves. For further enquiries, feel free to contact me! Hope to see you there!

UNIBUDS Library, Level 3 of Squarehouse
Monday to Friday
ICon-Time 2.15pm - 3.00pm
Thanawan CHIRAKIJJA (Pop) -


Annual Magazine 2010-2011

The long awaited Annual Magazine 2010-2011 is finally out. We have combined the two-year annual magazine into one edition.

'Wisdom with a Heart'
'Mindfulness: Right Here, Right Now'
(PDF: 7.0MB)
Right Click here and 'save as' to download file!

SACCA Publication

The latest June 2014 - August 2014 Winter Edition SACCA with the topic of '99 Red Balloons' is OUT!
Right Click here and 'save as' to download file! (PDF - 2.4MB).

For those who have not received the SACCA newsletter, please contact Yuen Li at


Come and learn the Dhamma with us! And together, we shall find the happiness and the purpose of life...

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