UNIBUDS Annual Activity
We are delighted to announce that AUTUMN RETREAT IS BACKK!!! The 2021 Autumn Retreat will be held at Sunnataram Forest Monastery during the term break, and this is the perfect way to reward yourself after a challenging exam period. Step out of your hectic schedule to learn more about the Dhamma and experience the peaceful monastic life in the quietude of Bundanoon. Immerse in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, its natural sceneries and remarkable starry nights. Come join us on this extraordinary and unforgettable experience and make some spiritual friends along the way!
What will we be doing?
What if I'm not a student, UNIBUDS member nor a full-on Buddhist?
How can I register?
If you would like to know more about the Sunnataram Monastery, please visit their official website by clicking HERE.
Extraordinary General Meeting
We would like to hereby invite you to UNIBUDS' 41st Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) where we will be filling the Honorary Treasurer position.
We hereby invite you to this meaningful event where you can showcase your support to the candidates, exercise your voting rights, as well as having the chance to join as a member of the executive committee! Come and join us and we hope to see you there!
If you wish to put in a nomination, please text UNIBUDS or contact any of our EXCOs for the details and nomination form.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, and we hope to see you there!
Introducing UNIBUDS’ biggest event of term 1...READY, SET, GO!
AMAZING RACE 2021: THE LIFE STORY OF THE BUDDHA
Grab your friends and challenge them to solve puzzles🧩 and games🎲 embedded with Dhamma messages (the Buddha’s teachings)! Teams will use their logic, teamwork and specific landmarks around them to win fantastic prizes!
Don’t miss out on this superb opportunity to learn Buddhism in a whole new and interesting way! Did someone say delish vegetarian food and great company? YESSS!!
UNIBUDS Social 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 very 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 (please 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 their 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!
Hiking at Blue Mountains
UNIBUDS Social Activity
Have you been to Blue Mountains before? If the answer is no, you should come with us, enjoy the scenery out in the woods while having a fun time with our lovely Excos. If the answer is yes, what’s a good trip without great people? Come and join us to have a short hide out from the hectic life just before uni gets busy! We will go on the Katoomba walking circuit, have a chance to take pictures with the famous three sisters on the way and finally reach the top of the three sisters! The hike is suitable for all people, from amateurs to regular hikers. So what are you waiting for?
Scripture Study Workshop 1
“Our minds will be unaffected and we will say no evil words. We will remain sympathetic, with a mind of good will, and with no inner hate.”
Have you been missing out the weekly Dhamma talks as midterms and deadlines are approaching? Fret not! Our first Scripture Study Workshop of the year is here! So if you are looking for a chance to learn more about Buddhism or have any Dhamma questions – come join us for a fun and friendly Dhamma discussion session!
Wondering what Scripture Study is?
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.
As UNIBUDS is hosting in-person events this term, maybe you’d like to take up the initiative to learn the teachings of the Buddha. Occasionally, you may have felt uncertain about some Buddhist quotes or teachings and wonder to yourself: “What is true Buddhism?” or “What are the correct teachings?” Or perhaps you are looking for friends with the same interest to learn Buddhism with? Whatever your reason may be, come along with the UNIBUDS family to explore Buddhism in a fun and interactive way.
What will we be doing?Here’s a brief schedule for how this Scripture Study Workshop will be run:
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 “Cultivating Good Merits” as we explore the different ways to practice and spread loving-kindness.
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.
Meditation Workshop 1
UNIBUDS Meditation workshop
|Law Building 203, UNSW
LIVE STREAMING - LINK HERE
|Wednesday, 27th February 2021|
|11.00am - 1.00pm|
|Amanda - 0413 535 988 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
If you answered yes to any of the above, then come along to our first event of the year, O-Picnic!
There will be plenty of O-so-delicious homemade dishes for you to fill up on after spending the day playing games and chatting with your fellow Unibuddies. This is the perfect opportunity for all our members to get to know each other in a relaxed environment where the only expectation is that you have fun.
Especially if you are a first year or new to UNIBUDS, this event is perfect for you to make great friends and to experience what we are all about.
So what are you waiting for? Fill in your forms quick cause the first 10 people to sign up will get a FREE high-five from our precious president, Danny!
|Event Location: Centennial Park (exact location TBC)
Meeting Location 1: UNSW Main Walkway @ 10.00am
Meeting Location 2: Centennial Park @ 10.30am
|Saturday, 20 February 2021|
|Event time: 10.30am - 1.30pm|
|Just your OPAL Card! Food & entertainment are provided!|
|Sarah - 0432 967 217
Binh - 0452 505 290)
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 Loving Kindness Meditation and Mindful Breathing. 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.
|Law Building 203, UNSW|
|Wednesday, 10th February 2021|
|1.00pm - 2.00pm|
|Amanda - 0413 535 988 | email@example.com|
Welcome back to UNSW! Wooo! Hope you have enjoyed your holiday in the past 2 months and are ready to begin an awesome year ahead!
O-Week is coming soon so don’t forget to check out our O-week stall to meet our friendly and enthusiastic team! Don’t be shy, we would like you to join our UNIBUDS family. But what if you are still in overseas and could not meet us and sign up? Don’t worry cause we will be doing an online Buddy Program which you could meet new friends and our team there! Furthermore, you would also work together to complete a variety of weekly activities together
Also, did we forget to mention that we will be giving out limited-edition welcome gifts to our members? So what are you waiting for? Come on over and say hi!
|O-Week - Mon : Quadrangle
O-Week - Tue : Blockhouse G15
O-Week - Wed : Law Building 203
O-Week - Thu & Fri : Blockhouse G15
Week 1: Outside Main Library
|O-Week: Monday, 8th February 2021 - Friday, 12th February 2021
Week 1: Monday, 15th February 2021 - Friday, 19th February 2021
|10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Hong Xuen - 0481 248 276
Alison - 0414 343 591
Aaron - 0406 634 528
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
|Date||Events & Activities|
|10/02||Introductory Meditaton Workshop|
|27/02||Meditation Workshop 1|
|13/03||Scripture Study Workshop 1|
|14/03||Hiking @ Blue Mt|
|12/06||Meditation Workshop 2|
|26/06||Scripture Study Workshop 2|
|10/07||Meditation Workshop 3|
|17/07||Cook of the Year|
|23/10||Annual General Meeting|
|30/10||Meditation Workshop 3|
|13/11||Scripture Study Workshop 3|
|10/02||Loving Kindness Meditation & Mindful Breathing
By: Ven. Neng Rong
|27/02||Loving Kindness Meditation
By: Jim Teoh
|12/06||Mindfulness with Breathing
By: Rod Lee
|10/07||Different Forms of Meditation
By: John Barclay
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