Dhamma Talk Recordings

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Potluck 2

UNIBUDS Activity

After a week (and a few more days) of holiday, don't you think it is due time for another catching up with your fellow Unibuddies? And what's a better way to meet everyone than to come to our Potluck where food and smiles are aplenty! We would also like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Bodhi Nite during this coming potluck. You might not have heard of Bodhi Nite. Or if you know about it, you might think, 'Bodhi Nite is happening in late August, isn't this a little early in the year?' But we're just THAT excited for Bodhi Nite!!! So come along to the potluck, bring a plate or an empty stomach for the usual reasons one comes to our potluck, and definitely come if you're also excited, interested or a little curious about Bodhi Nite!

The Lodge, level 3 of Squarehouse
Saturday, 25th April 2015
ICon-Time 6.00pm - 10.00pm
FREE! Just your empty tummy!
You are welcomed to bring a dish to share with everyone :)
Pop - 0432 473 898 |
Steven - 0427 850 858 |

The Maitreya Buddha

UNIBUDS WEEKLY Chinese Dhamma Talk
能融法师 Venerable Neng Rong

This week, we will be exploring the topic “The Maitreya Buddha”. Who is the Maitraya Buddha and why is he referred to as ‘The Future Buddha’? When will he appear on earth, achieve enlightenment and teach us the dhamma? What is the Tusita heaven and why should we aim to go there? Come along to this week's Dhamma Talk to find out.

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:
Venerable Neng Rong is the current Buddhist Chaplain at UNSW and Abbess of Hwa Tsang Monastery, which is the monastery founded by UNIBUDS Patron Venerable Tsang Hui. Venerable Neng Rong has earned her Masters in Educational Administration at UNSW in 1993 and her Masters of Arts (Buddhist Studies) from the Taiwan Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies in 1999. Venerable has done extensive work in the teaching of scripture classes for both primary and high school students. She is also involved in teaching Buddhism to university student groups from UNSW, Sydney University, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney. Venerable helps with providing support, advice, and counseling for the university Buddhist communities and members of the university community in general. She hopes to promote religious understanding, peace and spirituality on campus.

Room 208, Level 2 of Squarehouse
Thursday, 23rd April 2015
ICon-Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Harry - 0452 646 414 |

When Love Becomes Hate

UNIBUDS WEEKLY English Dhamma Talk
Venerable Chao Khun Samai

We have read and heard many buddhist scripture, Sutras and stories talking about emptiness, but what does emptiness actually mean? Some might say that all things are present due to the ability our mind to create it and everything is empty in nature. However is that true? Thus, we are happy to have Venerable Thubten Chokyi to be our speaker and hopefully Venerable can help us understand more about Emptiness.

Speaker's Profile:
Venerable Thubten Chokyi is a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the gelugpa tradition and is the Spiritual Program Coordinator at Vajrayana Institute, where she teaches introductory Buddhism courses and leads meditation classes. She is the Director of the Liberation Prison Project and a member of the Women's Interfaith Network in Sydney.

Room 163, Level 1 of Law Building
Friday, 24th April 2015
ICon-Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Edo - 0405 998 088 |

Sport Session - Soccer

UNIBUDS Weekly Activity

Hello Unibuddies! How have you been lately? Assignments and work are getting us down, so take the opportunity to come along and stretch your legs, for this week we have Soccer at Kensington Park. I look forward to seeing you all there!

- What to bring: Just yourself!!
- What to wear: Comfortable Sport Shoes

Venue: Kensington Park
Meeting Place: UNSW Main Gate
Sunday, 26th August 2015
ICon-Time 10.00am - 11.30am
Steven - 0427 850 858 |

Monday to Friday Afternoon Meditation, Except Thursday


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, Except Thursday
ICon-Time 1.15pm - 2.00pm
Thanawan CHIRAKIJJA (Pop) - 0432 473 898 |


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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