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Dhamma Talk Recordings

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

Why Meditation?
(Breathing Meditation)

UNIBUDS Quaterly Meditation Workshop
Rod Lee

Have you ever wondered what is so good about meditation? Why do we keep hearing about it and getting encouraged to practice by our teachers, by our fellow Unibuddies, or even by the media? If you have, come along to our first meditation workshop of the year and learn from Rod Lee about different Buddhist meditation styles and experience for yourself the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Please kindly RSVP. Cushions and seats are provided.

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, 28th March 2015
ICon-Time 10.00am - 1.00pm
Free (Donations are welcomed)
Pop Chirakijja - 0432 473 898 | tchirakijja@gmail.com

The Amazing Race

Upcoming UNIBUDS Annual April Activity

The long-awaited Easter break is finally coming!! Is everybody starting to feel amazing?! So it’s now the time for you to unleash your (awesomeness).

UNIBUDS presents to you AMAZING RACE!! Amazing Race is a game played in teams, where you will challenge and (conquer) all the game stations with your team spirits! This is a great chance for you to learn the Dhamma in an interesting way, as well as to make new friends.

Register with us now by filling in the attached form and emailing it back to our coordinators! Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our coordiantors!

PDF Download Download the form here!

Please note:
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing - Don't forget sunscreen, sunnies, hat, and water bottle
Centennial Park (We will meet at UNSW Main Entrance at 9.15am and head there by bus)
Saturday, 4th April 2015
ICon-Time 10.00am - 6.30pm
$5 + Your Bus Fare
Pei En - 0415 593 703 | peien.chong02@gmail.com
Steven - 0427 850 858 | bdlemsxw@gmail.com

One Day Meditation Retreat
Topic: A Drop of Water on a Lotus

UNIBUDS Meditation Retreat
Venerable Phra Mana

If you have not yet got plans for the Easter break, put UNIBUDS One Day Meditation Retreat down in your planners! Come along to the retreat to break away from the bustling city of Sydney and spend a calm and mindful day learning from Phra Mana at the beautiful and peaceful Sunnataram Forest Monastery in Bundanoon.

To those who are interested, please register with the form provided. Registration will be closed on Sunday 5th April.

PDF Download Download the form here!

Participants can choose where to meet with the group:
By TRAIN: UNSW Main Gate (6.00am), Central station (6.30am), Campbelltown station (7.30 am)
By CAR (for those driving): at the monastery (10.00am)
*For those who are driving to the destination, please contact the organisers to arrange carpool.

Teacher's Profile:
Venerable Phra Mana Viriyarampo was born in the busy city of Bangkok, Thailand. He studied as a medical student for 3 years before undertaking his religious vows. He has undergone meditation practice and training with several great teachers in Thailand and abroad. Throughout his 14 years' experience as a monk, he has traveled to more than 30 countries teaching Buddhism and meditation, attending symposiums, conferences, religious events and many more. In the year 2000, for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, Buddhism was represented by monks as volunteers for the Religious Centre in the Games Village. Venerable Phra Mana Viriyarampo was chosen as the Buddhist Chaplain together with other Buddhist monks from different traditions to teach meditation to the athletes and contingents of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Today, he focuses his training in teaching meditation and cultivating a healthy diet with exercise and wholesome living through Sunnataram Forest Monastery as Abbot. He continues to steer, guide and touch the lives of the Australian community through the Dhamma (teachings of the Buddha) and meditation to achieve happiness, calm and peace. He is a picture of health, an animator, a strong believer in the power of positive thought, a yoga & Tai Chi enthusiast and an inspiration both to the Sangha (monastic order of monks and nuns) and the lay community.

Sunnataram Forest Monastery, 225 Teudts Rd Bundanoon NSW 2578
Wednesday, 8th April 2015
ICon-Time 6.00am - 9.30pm
Your Transportation Expense ONLY
Pop - 0432 473 898 | meditation.unibuds@gmail.com
Edmond - 0405 338 114 | edmondlamkf@gmail.com

如何做个正信的佛教徒
Practising Buddhism in the Right Way

UNIBUDS WEEKLY Chinese Dhamma Talk
能融法师 Venerable Neng Rong

This week, we will be exploring the topic “Practicing Buddhism in the correct way”. Is Buddhism just about chanting and praying to the Buddha, or is it more than that? How do we cultivate our confidence in the Triple Gems in the proper way? 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:
We are grateful to have Venerable Neng Rong to give us a talk. Venerable Neng Rong is the abbess of Hwa Tsang Monastery. 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 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 community and any other members of the university community in general.

Room 208, Level 2 of Squarehouse
Thursday, 26th March 2015
ICon-Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Harry - 0452 646 414 | harrylim94@gmail.com

Overcoming Failures and Challenges in Life

UNIBUDS WEEKLY English Dhamma Talk
TBA

This week we will be having a talk about how to overcome failures and challenges in our life. We like every other people, strive to be better in but failures or challenges seem to always be just around the corner. However, are failures and challenges always the bad thing? Is there anything we can learn from the failures and challenges that we face?

Room 163, Level 1 of Law Building
Friday, 27th March 2015
ICon-Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Edo - 0405 998 088 | edowincent@gmail.com

Sport Session - Yennis!

UNIBUDS Weekly Activity

Assignments are starting to loom, and quizzes will be commencing in the next few weeks. If you have managed to finish them early though, this Sunday we will be having something new. Tennis! I look forward to seeing you there.

Note:
- What to bring: Tennis Racquet, water bottle, towel, sunscreen and a bit of money for your bus fare!!
- What to wear: Comfortable sports wear and shoes

Meet:UNSW Main Gate
Event: Raleigh Park Tennis courts
(entry from Todman Av. next to Moore Park Supa Centa)
Sunday, 29th March 2015
ICon-Time Meet: 9.30am
Event: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Free to play. Just your Bus Ticket
Steven - 0427 850 858 | bdlemsxw@gmail.com

Monday to Friday Afternoon Meditation, Except Thursday

UNIBUDS DAILY 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, Except Thursday
ICon-Time 1.15pm - 2.00pm
Thanawan CHIRAKIJJA (Pop) - 0432 473 898 | tchirakijja@gmail.com

Announcement

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 smiley99.9@hotmail.com

Join UNIBUDS!

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

UNIBUDS membership form (pdf, 19kb)