SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN 2009
UNIBUDS Week ZERO Stall
We just had a fun O-week stall last week! Did you miss out the O-week?
Don't worry... You can ZERO in to our stall this week at the foyer of UNSW Main Library!
With the O-week stall, new members can join our membership, old members can renew their membership, you can also get information of UNIBUDS events, register for O-picnic, meet up with UNIBUDS friends, buy UNIBUDS T-shirt as well as get free distribution Dhamma books at the stall!
We Need You! We need helpers to keep the stall running!
What you can do? Setting up our stall, packing up our stall, spreading Dhamma, spreading smiles and laughter, introducing UNIBUDS to new students, recommend a books., updating membership, recording mailing lists etc.
Interested in lending us a helping hand? Come and join us at the stall, spread the laughter and joy while introducing Dhamma to all who approach the stall! It's going to be fun!
Missing the fun and laughters from the previous UNIBUDS activities? New to UNIBUDS and don't know anyone yet? Want to meet old friends and make new ones? What about just taking a day to relax and chill out before getting blown away by the business of our uni life?
Come and join us in our first event of the year!
If you don't know the way? Fuss not! Our friendly Venue Guiders will be there to lead you to Coogee Beach by bus. The details to meet are:
Otherwise, we will see you at Coogee Beach! Food is provided, all you need to bring is some sun screen, shades, $1.70 or a blue travel ten if you are meeting us at the Squarehouse, and of course yourself!
In order for us to better cater to everyones' needs, please register with the organizers with your name, contact number, email as well as your prefered transportation option. Or if you want to help out with this event or will like to share a dish or 2, please let us know too!
UNIBUDS Cook of the Year
Following the delicious food at O-Picnic, are you inspired?
UNIBUDS proudly presents Cook of The Year!
Cook of the year is an event where you can show us your cooking skills, as well as your Dhamma knowledge! Basically it's a friendly competition-style event, where you can form a team which consist of 4-5 members. Each team shall prepare a number of dishes (enough to feed 8-10 people) with Dhamma related theme and present it in front of our judges.
Your dishes will be judged on the following (by order of importance): Dhamma relevance, Taste, Presentation, and Judges preferences. For those who love to cook, interested to cook, and creative, don't miss out this opportunity! Get your hands into the kitchen and let your creative flow!
P.S: If you are keen to join but do not have a team, let us know and we will organise a team for u!
Note: All dishes must be strictly vegetarian, and do not include any milk, eggs, garlic, onion, leek, shallots, and alcohol. Use of ginger and chilli are permitted. Thanks for your cooperation! =)
This event will not be a success without the audience to taste the food! So, don't worry if kitchen is not your area, be at the dining table to taste the wonderful dishes! =)
Vesak Day Celebration
The month of May is an auspicious month in Buddhist Calender. Why? It's because it's the month when we celebrate Vesak. Vesak is the time when we contemplate and celebrate the day of the Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and his Passing (Paranibbana). UNIBUDS will celebrate this auspicious day together every year. This year we will celebrate this day in Mahayana tradition. We will be having chanting session, two short Buddhism talks by venerables and the bathing of the Buddha Ceremony. So, all of you are invited to come and celebrate it together! Let's not miss this auspicious event!
Guys! Another event coming up! This time it is Potluck!
Come and meet your UNIBUDS brothers and sisters!
Bring the dish that you would like to share with them!
Also! Come and taste the wonderful cooking of theirs!
Potluck is an event where all of us will gather under a common reason: FOOD. It is a good time for all of us to get together, sharing experiences and also stories!
Also, we will be having video clips and photo slide shows of Bodhi Nite 2008 - Seeds of Tommorrow, Blossoms of Yesterday! So come! Come and have a look at what you have done and the good memories we had!
What is Bodhi Nite, you may ask...Come and join us to find out more! It will definitely be a good chance for you to see how we celebrate our UNIBUDS Anniversary! You will be amazed! ^_^
We invite you to the Lodge, Squarehouse for this event! It is time to re-charge with FOOD before go study rooms!
Come and have a break!
Winter Retreat 2009
UNIBUDS Annual Event
Expecting to laze off and hibernate during the winter? Well, you can put that thought aside now as Unibuds invites you to join our Winter Retreat! What is it? Winter Retreat is a 3 days 2 nights activity of retreating from your daily hustle bustle to a simple monastic living up in the Southern Highlands of Bandanoon. There would be program line up for all participants, such as: Dhamma talks, Tai Chi, Mini Performances, Bush Walking, Group/Team activities and tour around the Monastery.
It is an excellent chance to experience Monastic lifestyle and take a real good break from your hectic studies and work. At the same time, rejuvenate yourself with Buddhist teachings and philosophy! Definitely an essential body, mind and spirit food. So, hope to see you guys there!
Food and accommodation are provided for free by the Monastery. There would not be a specific cost charged. Thus, donations to the monastery would be very much welcomed.
PS: Priority will be given to members who are able to attend the retreat for 3 days 2 nights, then only non-members who are able to attend for 3 days 2 nights. Or else, we will accept the applications by first come first serve. To register a place, fill in the application form (Right click and 'save as' to download form) and please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 27th of June. Thanks!
There is a Big news for you, "We have a UNIBUDS stall on week1!"
With the stall, new members can join our membership, old members can renew their membership, you can also get information of UNIBUDS events, meet up with UNIBUDS friends, buy UNIBUDS T-shirt as well as get free distribution Dhamma books at the stall!
Are you an existing member?
Are you interested in UNIBUDS?
Are you new to UNIBUDS?
Don't miss the chance to get to know UNIBUDS family! Welcome :D
Bodhi Nite Stall
Volunteers and helps are welcomed!
UNIBUDS has grown and this year UNIBUDS will be celebrating its 29th Birthday! And so we welcome you to our anniversary night -- Bodhi Nite 2009!
We, as enthusiastic members of UNIBUDS, are going to set up a marketing stall in front of the Uni Main Library to promote and sell Bodhi Nite tickets! Of course, we hope that you will be able to help as well! We will be meeting up at 8.30am in the morning at the Unibuds Library (Squarehouse level 3) to set up, and pack up at 3pm!
What can you help? We need more menpower to set up as well as pack up because we need to carry everything to the stall (including the table, Buddha statue, banner etc) all the way from the lower campus to the upper campus (or the opposite way). Other than that, we will need people to look after the stall as well.
Don't worry if you only have 1-2 hours of free time in a week for the stall because we welcome everyone to be there anytime! Or you can even bring your lunch to the stall and eat with the rest of us!! There goes the saying: "The More the Merrier"!!
If you feel like contributing but don't know how to contribute, this is a GREAT chance! To let us know your availability, contact us now!
Bodhi Nite 2009
UNIBUDS Annual Event
Here comes the biggest annual event in UNIBUDS - Bodhi Nite
Bodhi Nite is an anniversary to commemorate the wonderful birth of this society, and its journey which we have become a part of. In conjunction to this celebration, we explore a certain concept or value found in Buddhism, and then share it with masses through a creative mix of stage play, choir and multimedia presentations.
Want to know how you can volunteer and be part of the event itself, click here to find out!
Bodhi Nite Thank You Dinner
UNIBUDS Annual Event
It comes, it stays, it goes. Bodhi Nite 2009 isn't forever.
Many thanks to the people who made it happen!
A dinner to thank you for your efforts.
The Compassionate Heart
UNIBUDS Meditation Workshop
Theme: The Compassionate Heart
Metta is one of the more important teachings of the Buddha. During the last Meditation Workshop, the theme was Vipassana Meditation. Metta meditation is actually one of the 4 meditation practices in vipassana. It is one of the more important teachings of the Buddha. So what is metta or loving kindness? How can we practice it in meditation? Curious about how we can spread loving kindness through meditation? Then, you should really come for the workshop!
The workshop will provide Dhamma talks and guided meditation to assist you in learning.
Whether you are new to the concept of meditation/buddhism or otherwise, you are more than welcome to join.
Dana (food) will be offered to Venerable as a practice of generosity, as such, you are welcome to bring in a dish or two to share with all.Please be mindful that the dish should be a vegetarian dish that does not contain garlic or onion with respect to the Venerable's diet. If you are interested to come along or to offer dana, drop me an email to let me know! If you decide to turn up last minute, it would be great as well.
If there is any inquiries about the workshop, just contact me either by email or call.
UNIBUDS Annual General Meeting
Upcoming UNIBUDS Annual Event
How time flies! Another year has past... For UNIBUDS to grow through impermanence, the conditions have come for a new team to lead us in this Dhamma journey...
We invite you to come to the AGM and show your support to the nominees as this is the time when you can make your voice heard, as we believe that UNIBUDS exists because of her members (ie. YOU!) Therefore, no one is better to determine the future of the society other than YOU! So, please come to the AGM!
For more detailed information of each Executive Committee positions, please click here.
Meditation and our Mind
|Room 203, Level 2 of Squrehouse, UNSW|
|Saturday, 10th October 2009
Please REGISTER by Friday, 9th October 2009
|10.00am - 1.00pm|
~Learn Dhamma in a fun and creative way~
What is Cook of The Year (COTY)?
COTY is a friendly competition-style event, where everyone gets together in teams of 4 to 6 to cook and decorate vegetarian dishes of their choice and then relate it to the Buddhist teaching. The dishes are presented and judged on the day and everybody will have a chance to try the food and meet the other participants. This event is open to anyone!! So bring your friends along and show them your cooking skill!
What is the objective of Cook of The Year?
The objectives of this event are to allow people to learn and practice the Dhamma in other interesting ways outside of the typical classroom context.
What are the rules & regulations?
What should each team do?
More interesting things...
|The Lodge, Level 3 of Squrehouse, UNSW|
|Saturday, 17th October 2009|
|11.30am - 3.30pm|
Thinking of how to spend your Summer Holidays? Thinking of where to go and have a fantastic holiday? DO NOT HESITATE! Come and join us for the annual Summer Retreat! This time round, we are heading to Wat Pa Buddharangsee! (Wat Pa Buddharangsee is our Patron, Chao Khun Maha Samai's monastery)
This is a great opportunity to spend some time learning about Buddhism and get the precious chance to experience monastic life! Of course, you will be able to put Dhamma into action by participating in simple tasks such as cleaning and tidying up the monastery. Activities such as Dhamma Talks, chanting and meditation are also included.
The Summer Retreat is always a good condition to relax and meet others who are interested in Buddhism. The retreat is entirely free, except for transportation fee and donation is welcome.
|Wat Pa Budharangsee @ Leumeah|
|Friday - Sunday, 27th-29th November 2009
[3 days 2 nights]
|Bus and train tickets (approximately $ 11.20; Concession $5.60)
Donation to the Monastery is welcomed.