UNIBUDS Activities

UNIBUDS weekly Dhamma talks and activities will stop at week 13 and recommence in Session 2.

Dhamma Talk Recordings

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

How to bring Mindfulness into the daily life

UNIBUDS Quaterly Meditation Workshop
Jim Teoh

Stresses, frustration, worries, and sleep deprivation builds up as the exam period draws near. Those things really aren't good for your physical and mental health. If you'd like to give your mind and body a little break, come along to the meditation workshop and let the rejuvenating joy and calmness from meditation wash away your exhaustion.

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, 6th June 2015
ICon-Time 10.00am - 1.00pm
Free (Donations are welcomed)
Pop Chirakijja - 0432 473 898 |



Finally, here comes our next activity VIVID SYDNEY! Vivid Sydney is an annual light festival, where the city is "coloured" with creativity and inspiration. Since it's the final week of this semester, how else can you relax and chill out before preparing for final exam? So why wait? Come and join us for the festival of light, music and ideas. Hope to see you!

Please register your name and contact number with the organiser by Friday 5th June, by message or E-mail. Thank you!

Circular Quay, Darling Harbour
Saturday, 6th June 2015
ICon-Time Meeting Time: 5.45pm
Activity Time: 6.30pm - Finish
Transport: Bus ticket/Opal card
Pei En - 0415 593 703 |

Winter Retreat

UNIBUDS Annual Event

Looking for something to help you de-stress after exams? We have the perfect solution. Join us in UNIBUDS’ Winter Retreat from the 10th of July (Friday) to 12th of July (Sunday) 2015 at the Sunnataram Forest Monastery. Come experience an unforgettable experience of a forest monastic life under the guidance of Phra Mana Viriyarampo, as we learn how to meditate, practice Tai Chi, listen to the Dhamma and get involved in all sorts of interesting activities such as bushwalking and making a bonfire.

Not a student, UNIBUDS member or full-on Buddhist?

Don’t fret. This purpose of this retreat is to let you explore Buddhism. However, due to the limited spaces available, UNIBUDS members are prioritized and a first-come-first-serve basis applies. Register as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

* As a sign of respect to the Monastery, participants must attend the full retreat for 3 days and 2 nights

For more information on the Monastery, please visit:

Download the registration form here, complete and email it back to Please note that we will send you a confirmation email after your application has been processed.
Destination: Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Bundanoon
Weekend, 10th - 12th July 2013
ICon-Time Complete information will be provided upon registration
Food and accommodation is generously provided by the Monastery, donations to theMonastery are most welcome. The cost for a one way train ticket is approximately $10.40 (full) or $5.20 (concession). Opal Bus Ticket is accepted.
Harry - 0452 646 414
Yuen Li - 0416 932 393

Why do we do what we do?

UNIBUDS WEEKLY English Dhamma Talk
Tina NG

Finally we reach Week 13 and this will be our last English Dhamma Talk for this Semester. Thank you so much for the support and positive energy that we share in our English Dhamma Talk session. For this week’s topic, we will be focusing on Dependent Origination, which is viewed as a core teaching of the Buddha. There are many things we do in our day to day life. Perhaps one aspect we may not realise is that the one action we do affects not only the next person but many others after that. Why is this so important? What can we do to make a more positive impact? I hope this week Dhamma Talk can let us have a glimpse of the core teaching of the Buddha and may attain greater understanding about Buddhism.

Speaker's Profile:
Tina is the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a role which encourages her to bring Buddhist ethical principles into her practice of law. She has actively participated in UNIBUDS, and is an active member of the Buddhist community. She is interested in sharing the Buddha’s teachings in all kinds of forums and media. Some of these projects include writing for print and online publications, editing Buddhist books, organising Buddhist community events and also appearing briefly on television.

Room 163, Level 1 of Law Building
Friday, 5th June 2015
ICon-Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Edo - 0405 998 088 |

Sport Session - Tennis!

UNIBUDS Weekly Activity

As the semester comes to a close, feel free to relax after finishing up week 13! However this session will require booking in advance, as there are a very limited number of spots. Without further ado, tennis will be the last sports session for this semester!

- 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
- Please RSVP beforehand, as there are limited places available.

Meet:UNSW Main Gate
Event: Raleigh Park Tennis courts
(entry from Todman Av. next to Moore Park Supa Centa)
Sunday, 7th June 2015
ICon-Time Meet: 9.30am
Event: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Free to play. Just your Bus Ticket
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...

UNIBUDS membership form (pdf, 19kb)