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Scripture Study Workshop 2 - Kamma (Karma) - Our Actions in life

UNIBUDS Activity

“when these spheres of bad, unskillful wishes are seen and heard to be given up by a mendicant … their spiritual companions honor, respect, revere, and venerate them.”

2020 is almost over in the blink of an eye. Our final Scripture Study Workshop of the year is here! (although it’s my first one hehe) Whether you missed going to Dhamma Talks for the rest of the term (or year) or wanting to learn more about Buddhism – come along and join us for a fun and friendly Dhamma discussion session to explore the teachings of the Buddha and answers to the questions you have about the Dhamma!

Wondering what Scripture Study is?

As we all gain more time to focus on our mind and spirit staying at home this year, maybe you’d like to take up the initiative to learn the teachings of the Buddha. Occasionally, you may have felt uncertain about some quotes or teachings of Buddhism you’ve encountered, and start to wonder: “What is true Buddhism? What are the correct teachings?” Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to learn but are unsure how and are looking for some company to learn together with? Whatever your reason may be, come along with the UNIBUDS family to explore Buddhism in a way never seen before.

The Buddha advised us to “not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others” and instead “believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart, mind and body and found it to be true. Work out your own path, through diligence.” At Scripture Study, we will discuss the teachings of the Buddha and his noble disciples from some of the earliest Buddhist records.

What will we be doing?

Here’s a brief schedule for how this Scripture Study Workshop will be run:
  1. A small introduction to Scripture Study Workshop.
  2. Small group discussion of the Suttas, led by our friendly and insightful facilitator(s).
  3. Group presentations of the Suttas – each group gets a chance to share what they have learned and any interesting points that have come across.

For many of us (including myself), Scripture Study is a new experience as we explore another approach to study Buddhism! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. Feel free to drag your friends along as we’d love to meet new buddies! Anyone new to Buddhism is always welcome.


Our theme for this coming Workshop is “Where It Begins” as we explore the birth of affections and blemishes.

Disclaimer :

Like all UNIBUDS activities, Scripture Study is not associated with sectarian division. UNIBUDS welcomes participants from all backgrounds to discuss and learn about Buddhism in an open and welcoming environment.

Zoom App (Pls register here and see Facebook event page for Zoom link)
Saturday, 14th November 2020
ICon-Time 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Alison - 0414 343 591 |



Midsems and assignments getting you down? Wanna take your mind off of work and just HANG out? Well this week’s UNIBUDS TIME will provide you with the perfect solution. BOULDERING!!! If you want to rock climb but you’re scared of heights and have zero stamina, maybe try out bouldering and make the wall your next project. This video will just be a glimpse into what bouldering is like so you’ll need to go to your nearest bouldering gym to experience it for yourself. Metta, Aaron

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Meditation Workshop 4 - Walking Meditation

UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
John Barclay

Week 7 is just around the corner! It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed with uni. Here at UNIBUDS, we have the perfect event to calm your mind and improve your concentration. We present to you Meditation Workshop 4! (p.s. the last workshop of the year)

Walking Meditation:
It is also known as mindful walking, which simply means walking while being aware of each step and of our breath without a goal or intention.

Speaker's Profile:
Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in Bodh Gaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center outside Sydney. Now, Grahame leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the US.

Saturday, 31st October 2020
ICon-Time 2.00pm - 3.00pm
CJ - 0432 961 238|

Annual General Meeting

UNIBUDS Annual Event

Oh how time flies, and it is unbelievable that now is the time to bid goodbye to our 40th Executive Committee. We would like to congratulate each and every one of our Executive Committee for their hard work for not only filling the year with joyful memories but also spreading the Dhamma and ensuring that our society grows in a meaningful way.

As our committee begins wrapping up their work, we also anticipate with great excitement for the upcoming election of the 41st Executive Committee! We would hereby invite each and every single one of you to participate in the upcoming meaningful event, Annual General Meeting, where you will have a chance to run for a position in the committee, exercise your voting rights in electing the next EXCO, and cheer to those who will be nominated. This is your chance to determine the future of UNIBUDS. So do come and join us.

Please find below the attached document containing the list of available positions (stay tuned as this is subject to change). There will be a nomination box online for you to submit your nomination forms.

Please note:
1) If you wish to run for the top five positions (President, External Vice Presidents, Internal Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer) you must be an ORDINARY MEMBER of UNIBUDS (i.e. you must be a UNSW student).
2) We will not open our membership registration on the day Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held. If you wish to register for membership please do so prior to the AGM date (or after the AGM date).

Please click here for the document containing a list of available positions and portfolio duties. The future is upon us, let’s show our voices, see you all there!

Electrical Engineering G03
24th October 2020
ICon-Time 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Danny - 0406 980 212
Daryl - 0426 495 889



We hope you are coping okay with uni. Don’t forget to take a break, you deserve it. For UNIBUDS TIME this week, learn to make yourself a glass of Frozen Yogurt Drink! Enjoy this perfect drink in the warmer months ahead, it’s refreshing & super simple~

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Potluck + Ice Skating

UNIBUDS Activity

Guess what? Flexi Week is coming soon! Yay! You surely deserve a pat on the back! That being said, you are invited to join UNIBUDS Potluck + Ice Skating Activity!

Potluck breakfast will be held in Centennial Park with delicious Free food and games
After the potluck, ice skating will be at Ice Zoo, Sydney!
This is a great chance to bond & relax with your mates & meet new people!

- You can choose to participate in either 1 of the activities or join us for the whole day
- We will purchase your ticket on your behalf upon registration & payment.
- Ice Skating Registration Form here

MEETING POINT: Centennial Park
18th October 2020
ICon-Time 9.00am - 11.00am (POTLUCK)
11.00am - 1.30pm (ICE SKATING inc. TRAVEL TIME)
Ice Zoo Entrance Fee: $17 (90mins + skating gear)
Louie - 0403 270 100
Hong Xuen - 0481 248 276

EXCO Info Session

UNIBUDS Annual Activity

‘EXCO is a place where you come in to meet new friends, but walk out having a bunch of people where you can call family.

Having too much free time this year? Wanting to join a group of people to create memorable events? Curious about what EXCO is all about? Come to our online EXCO Induction to talk to our current team!! 😄

If you are considering of going as the 41st term EXCO, you certainly don’t want to miss the chance to talk to our friendly current Excos. Whether it’s just asking about their overall experience or specific portfolio tasks, you can get all the information within this one and a half hour session!

We are more than happy to share our knowledge and give you encouragement to join the next EXCO team!! So don’t feel shy to approach us!!

17th October 2020
ICon-Time 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Jay Sie - 0426 810 489



With exams coming up, let's relieve some stress with a quick and fun sudoku puzzle! It's a relaxing way to take your mind off work and exams without feel guilty playing games. 🤩🤩 Play it anytime, anywhere! Happy sudoku-ing! 😍😍

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Bodhi Nite 2020
Unboxing the Present - The Gift of Living in the Moment


Bodhi Nite is a celebration of UNIBUDS 40th anniversary full of amazing online performances and multimedia screenplay expressing the Buddha's teachings in a fun and engaging way. Not only through performances, but we will also have Buddhist speeches from our patrons, Venerable Phra Thepsilaporn from Wat Pa Buddharangsee and Venerable Tsang Hui from Hwa Tsang Monastery.

This year, the theme is Mindfulness. Mindfulness typically refers to the mindful awareness of our physical and/or mental experience happening from moment to moment. In Buddhism, right mindfulness must be guided by the right understanding and incorporated with the remaining factors of the Noble Eightfold path.

Interested to know more? Come and explore the wonders of unboxing the present moment with us!

The live stream link will be posted on our Facebook Event page, click the following link to check our event out!
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ICon-Time (i) Saturday 3rd Oct, 7pm Sydney (AEST) - Live Streaming
(ii) Sunday 4th Oct, from 9am - Individual video posting (replay of live streaming videos)
Hong Xuen - 0481 248 276 |



As we slowly segue into the new term let’s end this week with a fun & quick tutorial on how to knit a scarf!🧣 It’s a pretty therapeutic and meditative activity for you to do anytime. It’s also a perfect gift for your loved ones next winter! ❄️ All you have to do is prepare a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles (I have the 12 ply yarn and 5mm knitting needles), and follow along with the tutorial. Happy knitting~ 🧶

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“Health is the most precious gain and contentment the greatest wealth. A trustworthy person is the best kinsman, Nibbana the highest bliss.” - Sukhavagga

Has quarantine left you in need of a quaran-team to help you get in shape 🤸‍♂️, been eating more extra fries than getting that exercise 🍟, want to do some Zumba instead of Zoom lectures 🕺? Have no fear because UNIBUDS is here 😆 For this week’s episode of UNIBUDS Time, it’s time for some avo-cardio 🏃‍♀️. Join me as I walk you through a short, simple workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home without needing any equipment 🏋️‍♂️. I’ll also be sharing with you the best well-being tips and resources to ensure you stay stress-free 🙆‍♀️, happy 😁 and well-rested 😴 as you tackle the upcoming challenges of university and life. Let’s get crunching together 💪

Still feeling a bit unsure? Let’s taco ‘bout it 🌮. Send in your questions via our Facebook and Instagram story and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Don’t forget to follow UNIBUDS on Instagram and like our Facebook page so you don’t miss out on any interesting content! See you soon 👋

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Bodhi Nite 2020
Talent Hunting! We want you!

UNIBUDS Annual Event

It’s that time of the year again when we prepare for Bodhi Nite! 🎉If you’re new to the family and not sure what Bodhi Nite is, worry not as I will explain briefly what it is.

So, Bodhi Nite is our annual event when we celebrate UNIBUDS anniversary. On top of that, it is also an event where we portray and spread the Dhamma in a creative way through singing, dancing, acting and screenplay.

Of course, we can’t organize this event all by ourselves which is why we are excited to welcome all of you, enthusiastic and adventurous souls, to join us in bringing yet another amazing show! Whether you are experienced or new to all of this but keen to help, don’t hesitate to contact our Program Masters and drop in your expression of interest. You certainly don’t want to miss this opportunity and we look forward to you joining the team!

Olivia - 0411 561 375 |
Hong Xuen - 0481 248 276 |

Term 3 O-Week


Uni is an amazing place, one that’s guaranteed to be filled with great friendships and even greater memories. Kickstart this journey off the bat with our first-ever GET A BUDDY. Connect with our wholesome team, share your experiences, and find a lasting wholesome friendship right here in UNIBUDS!

From navigating around Moodle, to seeking advice and learning more about Buddhism and Buddhist concepts, we have got you covered!

What are you waiting for? Register, get paired with a buddy, and start your buddy journey now!

Click here for registration form.

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Get Term 3 Pamphlet here.



It’s time for another UNIBUDS Time! Last week, Peter did an amazing job on teaching us how to make an origami lotus. 😊 This week, I present to you a Bake with Me session where I will share one or two recipes that will definitely warm you up during this winter. So, what are you waiting for? Put on that apron, head to the kitchen and let’s try out these recipes together!

Also, don’t forget to follow our Instagram and like our Facebook page so you don’t miss out on our interesting videos!

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Story of the Year


Are you one of those who are imaginative and loves to fantasize? Well, we have a perfect event for you to join!!!

UNIBUDS presents “Story of the Year” where participants come together to share their creativity and storytelling skills by incorporating Dhamma into writing stories (and drawing a few scenes). 😊You will be split into teams and will be given time to bond and brainstorm with your team. So, don’t worry too much if you are afraid you’ll get a “writer block”. This is a good opportunity for you to make new friends and have fun creating and learning the Dhamma in an interesting way! Not only that, the winning team’s storyline will be posted on UNIBUDS’ Facebook page and Instagram as well!!!!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring along your friends and let’s create some amazing stories together.

If you are interested, please kindly register through the link below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Click here to register!

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Saturday, 18th July 2020
ICon-Time 11.00am - 1.00pm
Amanda - 0413 535 988
Aaron - 0406 634 528
Peter - 0401 793 520

Meditation Workshop 3 - Meditation on Impermanence

UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
John Barclay

We hope you’re enjoying your well-deserved break!

To help you get ready for the last portion of the term, Unibuds has arranged another Meditation Workshop!

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent, when they are not.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Speaker's Profile:
John Barclay is a lay teacher in the tradition of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He leads the Wednesday evening Lotus Buds group, which is associated with a number of lay Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in the wider Sydney region and with the “Entering the Stream” Monastery in Beaufort, Victoria. John began practising with Lotus Buds in 1995. He received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004. He is married and has four children.

Saturday, 11th July 2020
ICon-Time 1.00pm - 2.00pm
CJ - 0432 961 238|



Welcome to another UNIBUDS Time, moving into Week 6, are you guys feeling stressed? This week we will have Peter to teach you how to make origami lotus flower! Have a few random papers in front of you? Let's spend a few minutes to step away from the heavy workload and fold a lotus together 😁 Make sure to follow our Facebook & Instagram and click ‘See first’ for Unibuds Facebook page so you won't miss out on any interesting video!!!!!

Saturday, 11th July 2020
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After “24 Magic” and “Draw with Me Session”, this week, Jun Wen will bring to you the activity called “Watch it, Feel it”! ⭐️

Some of you may have watched some heart-warming commercial advertisements during your teenage years. Putting the commercial value aside, some of these advertisements can actually be a reflection of our daily life, reminding us that we may have been taking someone important for granted. Therefore, let’s spend a few minutes to watch “Watch it, Feel it!”. After watching it, please share your thoughts in the comment section, who knows they can be inspiring to others! 😄

Saturday, 4th July 2020
Jun Wen Tang

Scripture Study Workshop 2


Throughout the adversities of recent times, the light of the Dhamma continues to provide warmth and joy and guide us all on the path of faith and understanding. As 2020 edges closer to its half-way mark, our second Scripture Study Workshop has arrived. We warmly invite all members to a reflection of the Dhamma, contemplation of the Buddha’s teachings and discussion of Buddhism’s most significant scriptures.

Wondering what Scripture Study is?

Perhaps it was coincidence that first brought you in contact with the Dhamma. Perhaps it was the intricacy of the Buddha’s teachings or the interest of a spiritual path fostered by generations before our own that gave rise to a fascination of Buddhism and its universal values. Whatever it may be, come along with us as we explore the mysteries of the Dhamma and dive into its application in the context of the contemporary world.

In times past, the Buddha urged his disciples to generate "endeavors," activate "persistence" and uphold their "intent" for the development of “skillful qualities.” (Magga-vibhanga Sutta SN 45.8) At Scripture Study, we will embark on a journey of discovery and explore the significance of the Buddha’s teachings. The Dhamma is an ocean of knowledge. Come with us to explore its greatest depth.

What will we be doing?

The schedule for this Scripture Study Workshop is as follows:

  • Introduction to Scripture Study Workshop.
  • Group discussion of the Suttas, led by our friendly and insightful facilitator(s).
  • Group presentations of the Suttas – key messages, interesting points and their significance.

    Scripture Study is open to everyone, from those exploring Buddhism for the first time to those who frequently attend Dhamma talks. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. To sign up, please click here.


    The theme for this Workshop is “Healing” as we explore the application of the Dhamma in the face of adversity and the correlation between psychological healing and physical health.

    What to bring?

    You, your friends, lots of questions and a big love for learning!


    Like all UNIBUDS activities, Scripture Study is not associated with sectarian division. UNIBUDS welcome attendees from all backgrounds to discuss and learn about Buddhism in a friendly and joyous environment.

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    Saturday, 27th June 2020
    ICon-Time 11.00am - 2.00pm
    Binh - 0452 505 290 |

    UNIBUDS Time! ~ Draw with Me Session!


    Congratulations for getting through another week! 🙈 This means we’ve come to another UNIBUDS time! This time, we will be having a Draw with Me session, yayyyy 👏👏👏 There’ll be a video posted on the UNIBUDS Facebook and Instagram page and YouTube this Saturday (27th June) at 12pm!

    Guess what? Instead of me deciding on what to draw, you guyss are choosing for me! Don’t miss our FB & IG stories next week where you can show off your cool ideas! 👏🙈

    So what are you waiting for? Come bombard us with lots of lots of suggestions!! We are happy to receive them 🙈

    Saturday, 27th June 2020
    ICon-Time 12.00m

    Weekly Online Interactive


    Come along for our Facebook Live social session, 24 Magic, at 3pm coming Saturday, where we’ll be playing a simple arithmetic card game together while answering any questions about UNIBUDS as well! It is an excellent opportunity to interact with us live and get to know more about us, our activities and what we have to offer!

    It’s show time! Play time! So get excited!!!!!!!! Curious about the magic? ThEn cOmE 2GetHeR, wAT R u wAitInG 4?

    Saturday, 20th June 2020
    ICon-Time 3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Mabelle - 0434 980 427 |

    Meditation Workshop 2 - Vipassana Meditation

    UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
    Dr Chien Hoong Gooi

    Welcome back to uni, wherever you may be! To celebrate your return, you’re cordially invited to join the upcoming meditation workshop in Week 2.

    Vipassana Meditation is Insight Meditation. A path to insight to see things as they really are. It is a type of Buddhist Meditation that develops insight to phenomenal both body and mind. It’s often practised together with Concentration Meditation called Samatha.

    Limited seats only! Sign up here 🌟

    Speaker Profile:
    Dr Chien is highly qualified to teach Buddhist meditation besides holding a Doctor of Psychology and working as a clinical psychologist at UNSW. We’re really excited to work with him.

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    Saturday, 13th June 2020
    ICon-Time 1.00pm - 2.00pm
    CJ - 0432 961 238|

    Term 2 O-Week

    UNIBUDS Event

    Are you guys excited for the first week of Term 2? Or are you guys still a bit overwhelmed with the transition to online learning? Or perhaps you found it a bit hard to participate in activities and make new friends during this challenging COVID-19 situation? Fear not, UNIBUDS have got you covered!!

    And YES, you didn’t hear us wrong! We will be running weekly online activities that you can participate in and learn about the teachings of the Buddha at the same time 🙌!! (Spoiler alert 🚨🚨🚨: starting from week 3, UNIBUDS will be presenting you something fun and interesting every week to keep you entertained 🤫! Want to know more? Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page!)

    .Interested? What are you waiting for? Join our UNIBUDS family by subscribing to our mailing list or sign-up/renew your existing membership and receive our limited-edition membership gifts we prepared just for you!! Our enthusiastic team can’t wait to meet you in person when it is safe to do so!

    Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and follow our Instagram account for the latest updates!

    If you have any questions, feel free to message us on Facebook!

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    Sign up as our member or renew your membership here 🌟

    Potluck 1

    UNIBUDS Activity

    How has uni been going for you so far? Feeling stressed from the workload? Or are you on top of your game? Either way, you deserve a break, which is why we’re bringing you our first Potluck of the year! 🍲

    A potluck is a social event that involves connecting with friends both new and old, whilst enjoying the dishes we each bring and share. So those who love to cook or bake, feel free to bring a dish along (ple ase note that it must be a vegetarian dish). If you are bringing a dish, please let us know what you’re bringing so that we can make sure we have a variety of different foods. Those who are shy to show off your cooking skills are still very welcome to join us. So come along, bring your friends, and revel with us in a feast and some fun games!

    The Lodge, Level 3 of Squarehouse, UNSW
    Saturday, 21st March 2020
    ICon-Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
    A vegetarian dish of your choice with an empty stomach + YOUR FRIENDS
    Amanda - 0413 535 988
    Daryl - 0426 495 889

    Scripture Study Workshop 1 - Living the Dhamma

    UNIBUDS Activity

    “There are four qualities that lead to a person's happiness and well-being in this life.”

    As our holidays come to the conclusions and university returns, we welcome each other to another year of joy, growth and learning under the light of Buddhism. Following a fruitful Orientation Week and outstanding O-Picnic, the first Scripture Study Workshop of 2020 is upon us. Join the UNIBUDS family on a journey to uncover the messages of Buddhism in a way never seen before.

    Wondering what Scripture Study is?
    Have there been times when you were puzzled by the teachings of the Buddha, perplexed by the words of the Dhamma or intrigued by the spiritual path fostered many moons before our time? Come along with us as we explore the life and work of the Buddha, the practices he set forth and their universal significance in our world.

    In his final address, the Buddha advised his disciples to "strive" to obtain knowledge and understanding through "earnestness" and "heedfulness." At Scripture Study, we will shed light on the significance of the Buddha’s teachings and discover their enduring importance centuries after his time.

    What will we be doing?
    The schedule for this Scripture Study Workshop is as follows:
    1. Introduction to Scripture Study Workshop.
    2. Small group discussion of the Suttas, led by our lovely and insightful facilitator(s).
    3. Group presentations of the Suttas – key messages, intriguing points and their importance.

    Scripture Study is open to everyone, from those exploring Buddhism for the first time to those who frequently attend Dhamma talks. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

    The theme for this Workshop is “Living the Dhamma” as we explore the importance of Buddhist teachings in our lives with particular emphasis on virtuous relationships and acting with compassion.

    Like all UNIBUDS activities, Scripture Study is not associated with sectarian division. UNIBUDS welcome attendees from all backgrounds to discuss and learn about Buddhism in an open and joyous environment.

    Squarehouse 115, UNSW
    Saturday, 14th March 2020
    ICon-Time 10.00am - 1.00pm
    Binh - 0452 505 290|

    Rock Climbing


    Do you miss the long summer break you just had? Or do you feel that the beginning of trimester is too overwhelming? Fear not, UNIBUDS has planned something fun and exciting just for you! :D Come and join us for a rock climbing session at St Peters Indoor Climbing Gym on the 8th March!

    This will be a great opportunity for you to take a break from the fast-paced university life. From the different difficulty levels of climbs, together we can challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zones, overcome our fear of heights, and of course improve our mental and physical health through a workout.

    Don’t miss out on this exciting activity if you are keen for some challenges, and to have fun whilst surrounding yourself with enthusiastic people and new friends. We hope to see you there!!!

    Sign up here if you are interested!

    Please read, sign and print the waiver liability form (only the first page is needed) provided by Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym and bring it on the day.

    What to wear:
    Running shoes, sports clothing (no skirts, dresses or thongs)

    Venue: St Peter's Indoor Climbing Gym
    Meeting Location:
    Anzac Parade @ Barker St at 12.30pm
    Central Station (Eddy Avenue) at 1.00pm
    St Peter Indoor Climbing Gym at 1.30pm
    Sunday, 8th March 2019
    ICon-Time 1.30pm - 5.30pm
    $19 per person (inc harness hire)
    Charmaine - 0426 993 266 |

    Meditation Workshop 1 - Connection of Buddhism and Meditation

    UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
    Venerable Neng Rong

    I hope you are coping well with the busy university life. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and restless sometimes. At UNIBUDS, the meditation team recognises the importance of a clear and relaxed state of mind to help you succeed and perform well at university. So, we’d love for you to join the
    💛Meditation Workshop #1 — “Connection of Buddhism and Meditation.”💛

    In this workshop, you’ll enjoy a guided meditation by our speaker and discover the purpose of meditation in Buddhism. There are different types of Buddhist meditation that you will be introduced to and learn about their distinctive features. You’d also have the chance to clarify any doubts you may have about the topic of discussion.

    It’ll be an informative, interactive and fun workshop! See you there!

    Speaker Profile:
    Venerable Bom Hyon Sunim was first ordained in the Theravada Forest tradition in the 90’s and later took bhikkhuni precepts in the Korean Seon (Zen) tradition in 2000. Returning to Australia in 2009, she managed the prison chaplaincy project for the Buddhist Council of Victoria and subsequently established the Buddhist Spiritual Healthcare project. In 2013, Sunim was invited to represent the Buddhist community on the newly-forming Multifaith Religious Advisory Committee to the Australian Defence Forces; she continues to serve in this role.
    Sunim was also the resident bhikkhuni at the Bodhi Ahm Buddhist Meditation Centre in Melbourne, offering regular teachings and retreats until the property was sold in 2016.
    In Jan 2017, Sunim took up residence at the Jongbopsa Korean Temple in Sydney. She serves as a Chaplain at Western Sydney University and offers teachings at Buddhist and interfaith centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Squarehouse 115, UNSW
    Saturday, 29th February 2020
    ICon-Time 3.00pm - 5.00pm
    CJ - 0432 961 238|


    UNIBUDS Annual Activity

    We hope you've all had an enjoyable and replenishing break. It's the start of a new year, which means there are many exciting UNIBUDS events to look forward to!

    Our first event, O-Picnic, is coming right up! With opportunities to meet new people, free food and a fun-filled day by the beach, what's not to like about O-Picnic?

    Especially for those new to university or UNIBUDS, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet many more in the same position, get a taste of the welcoming community within UNIBUDS and become a part of it. We guarantee you won't regret it!

    We can't wait to meet your friendly faces :)

    Event Venue: Coogee Beach (BBQ pit opposite McDonalds)**
    Saturday, 23rd February 2020
    ICon-Time Event time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
    Just your OPAL Card! Food & entertainment are provided!
    Danny Lim - 0406 980 212
    Jun Wen Tang - 0412 939 932

    Introductory Meditation Workshop

    UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
    Eva Chiu

    To help kick start a great semester and year, you are cordially invited to the O-Week meditation workshop— Introduction to Meditation!

    Some topics we will explore include Mindful Breathing and Body Scan meditation. Come and discover the Buddhist approach to meditation and be fascinated by the calming and peaceful effects it does to the body and mind. With the guidance of an experienced meditation facilitator, you will learn how to use simple meditation techniques to control your thoughts and concentrate your mind on the present moment.

    This introductory workshop is suitable for everyone, with or without previous meditation experience. Come as you are and be prepared to enjoy the benefits of Buddhist meditation.

    Squarehouse 114, UNSW
    Thursday, 12th February 2020
    ICon-Time 1.00pm - 2.00pm
    CJ Tee - 0432 961 238 |

    O-Week Stall

    UNIBUDS BI-Annual Activity

    Welcome back to UNSW! Hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready for an awesome 2020!💪

    All signs point to another incredible and productive school year! It's time to refresh your mind and enjoy O-Week! 🤗

    Check out our O-Week stall to meet our friendly and enthusiastic team! We can’t wait for you to get to know us and join the UNIBUDS family. This term, we have lots of fun activities that you can absolutely look forward to! 🌈

    So what are you waiting for? Drop by to sign up, or renew your existing membership. We’ve prepared attractive, limited-edition membership gifts for you~ 🥳

    Week 1: In front of Main Library
    Week 1: 10th February - 13th February 2020
    ICon-Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Binh - 0452 505 290
    Olivia - 0411 561 375
    CJ - 0432 961 238

    For those who want to know more about our society, don't hesitate to contact us! Hope to see you there!

  • All UNIBUDS activities are open to both members and non-members

    2020 Calender of Events

    Date Events & Activities
    12/02 Introductory Meditaton Workshop
    23/02 O-Picnic
    29/02 Meditation Workshop 1
    08/03 Rock Climbing
    14/03 Scripture Study Workshop 1
    21/03 Potluck 1
    13/06 Meditation Workshop 2
    27/06 Scripture Study Workshop 2

    2020 Meditation Workshops

    For all meditation enquiries, please contact our Meditation Coordinator:

    Date Topic
    29/02 Connection of Buddhism and Meditation
    By: Venerable Neng Rong
    13/06 Vipassana Meditation
    By: Dr Chien Hoong Gooi
    11/07 Meditation on Impermanence
    By: John Barclay
    31/10 Walking Meditation
    By: Grahame White