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UNSW Buddhist Society (UNIBUDS)

Address: The Religious Center, Room 311, 3rd floor Squarehouse University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052   NSW
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, student society
Phone: (02) 9385 6082
E-mail: unibuds@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.unibuds.unsw.edu.au/
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Contact: the president changes annually (please check website for update)  
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Basically, we have Buddhism talks in Chinese and English by Venerables and Buddhist teachers, lunch time meditation session, etc. Check out our website for more details.


Upeksa Meditation Village (Thien Tu Hy Xa)

Address: 441 Womma Road   Penfield SA 5121
Tradition: Mahayana, VietnamThien Truc Lam traditionese Zen -
Phone: 08 8284 7344
Fax: 08 8282 7344
E-mail: thichthongchieu@msn.com
Website: https://upeksameditationvillage.wordpress.com/
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Main Contact: Ven.Thich Thong Chieu  Email  
Teacher: Ven. Thich Thong Chieu  
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Upeksa Mediation Village is a Vietnamese Thien Meditation Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

We have an English speaking meditation group running and new members are always welcome.  The group meets at 2 pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. See website for more details.


Vinyana Meditation Group

Address: 1076 Bramston Beach Road   Cairns Qld 4871
Tradition: Theravada, Ajahn Chah
Phone: 07 40674184
E-mail: cde.fourwinds@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fourwindslao.com
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Main Contact: Peter Cowham  Email  (Phone: 0400755537)
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The Vinayana Group is a Buddhist meditation group for people interested in Theravada Buddhist lay practice. We aim to develop a routine of daily Buddhist best practice suited to people who do not have easy access to members of the Theravada Bhikkhu Sangha.

We aim to facilitate the research and contemporary study of Dhamma.

We provide retreat facilities for short term meditation courses and retreats.

We aim to facilitate the delivery of Dana Projects in needy Buddhist communities.

We hold a Dhamma Day at the Four Winds Mediation Centre, South of Cairns, on the first Sunday of each month.


Vipassana Centre Queensland (Dhamma Rasmi)

Address: PO Box 119, Rules Road Pomona Qld 4568  Qld
Tradition: Theravada, vipassana
Phone: (07) 5485 2452
Fax: 5485 2907
E-mail: info@rasmi.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.rasmi.dhamma.org/
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Dhamma Rasmi ("Rasmi" means ray of light or sunshine) is in a beautiful sub-tropical area known as the Sunshine Coast, 140 km north of Brisbane.

Forty acres were purchased in 1989 and another twenty acres in 1993. The land is gently sloping and partly timbered, with a small tree-lined creek. Facilities include a high-ceilinged octagonal hall for 200 students, dormitories for 30, a kitchen/dining building, and a reception/administration area with servers rooms. The next phase of accommodation includes six 2-bed cottages and shady tent sites.

A minimum of two courses are held at the centre each month. A growing number of meditators have settled in the area to help the management, and gain benefit by visiting for group meditation. Other frequent visitors are a family of kangaroos and smaller marsupials, who live in the eucalypt forest nearby.

These courses are conducted by Assistant Teachers to S.N.Goenka of the Vipassana International Academy, India.


Vipassana Meditation - Dhamma Padipa

Address: 13 Goldsmith Road   Claremont WA 6010
Tradition: Theravada, S. N. Goenka
Phone: (08) 9388 9151
E-mail: Please visit web site for web contact form
Website: http://www.padipa.dhamma.org/
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Provides residential 10-day courses to the general public at the Vipassana meditation Centre located in West Brookton. Around six 10-day courses are held each year. During each day of the course, participants observe a basic moral code, refrain from talking with each other, and devote most of the day to practicing meditation. Daily instructions and discourses provide step-by-step guidance. With continued practise the mind calms down, develops concentration, and begins to observe the reality within - this is knowing oneself directly. All courses are funded by donation.


Vipassana Meditation Centre

Address: PO Box 103, Blackheath, NSW 2785   NSW
Tradition: Theravada, U Ba Kin, Vipassana
Affiliation: Northern Rivers Vipassana
E-mail: info@bhumi.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.dhamma.org
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Contact: Centre Managers  
Teacher: S.N. Goenka  
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Northern Rivers Vipassana

Address: Lismore region  NSW
Tradition Affiliation: Vipassana Meditation Centre (Blackheath)
Phone: (02) 6685 6616 or (02) 6684 1843
Contact: The Manager  
Notes and Events:

http://www.rasmi.dhamma.org/nrv/index.htm

Information service only


Vipassana Meditation Tasmania (Dhamma Pabha)

Address: GPO Box 6   Hobart TAS 7001
Tradition: Theravada, Western
Phone: (03) 6266 4343 (03) 6228 6535 / 03) 6263 6785 or (03) 6261 1364
E-mail: mjr@southcom.com.au
Website: http://www.pabha.dhamma.org/
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Contact: Martin Rose  
Notes and Events:

Dhamma Pabha (which means "radiance" or "glow of Dhamma") is nestled in a forest in the slopes of Mt Dromedary, forty minutes by road from Hobart. The tall trees and the bushland setting are far from the noises of civilisation, trains or traffic, the only sounds being those of the native wildlife.

After twelve years of holding courses at hired campsites, the first course was held at Dhamma Pabha in December 1994 using temporary facilities. There is now a warm and comfortable meditation hall, kitchen and office. The next project will be to build more permanent accommodation for the students. Despite Tasmania\\\'s isolation and small population, a dedicated group of Vipassana students are building a peaceful sanctuary of Dhamma in the forest there.

Ten-day residential courses in vipassana meditation are held every month. All ten-day courses begin the evening of the first day and end early morning of the last day. Vipassana means to see things as they really are. In a ten-day course students learn to develop heightened awareness and concentration, which is then used to examine their own mental and physical nature. By this practice they gain insight and detachment to free themselves from such mental tensions as anger, greed and fear.

These courses are conducted by Assistant Teachers to S.N.Goenka of the Vipassana International Academy, India.

Course registration & information:
(03)6228-6535 or 6266-4343


Warrnambool Buddhist Meditation Goup

Address: c/- Mrs Elaine Leong 2 Sapphire Court, Warrnambool Vic 3280   Vic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (03) 5561 1823
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Warrnambool-Buddhist-Group-124220734324861/
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Notes and Events:

We meet on Tuesday evenings
7pm- 9.30
Our Study group is based on Tibetan Buddhist practices in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


Wat Buddhist Khmer Krom

Address: Lot 96, Symes Road, Waterloo Corner, SA 5110   SA
Tradition: Theravada, Khmer ( Cambodian)
Affiliation: Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Association of SA Inc.
E-mail: info@khmerkrom.org.au.
Website: http://www.khmerkrom.org.au/
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Khmer Krom Buddhist Monastery of South Australia Inc was first established in 2005. The first temple was located a rented rurual home in Waterloo Corner, South Australia, with one monk in residence.

Through contributions from Khmer Krom individuals and friends, the temple is able to aquire a section of the old Adelaide Equestrian centre at Lot 96, Symes Road, Waterloo Corner.

Although the building and facilities are run down, Khmer Krom people have joined hands to rennovate and build this place to become a place of worship, centre for education and a place where Khmer Krom can celebrate our culture festivals and ceremonies.

The temple now has two permanent resident Monks. We also have monks from Cambodia, Melbourne and other states to come for visit and stay for a period of time.


Wat Dhammadharo (Thai Temple)

Address: 80 Archibald Street,   Lyneham ACT 2602
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest Thammayut Sect
Phone: (02) 6249 8594
Fax: (02) 6249 8594
Website: http://watthaitemple.net/dhammadharo/temple.htm
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Abbot: Ven. Phra Maha Suphachai  
Notes and Events:

NEW!!! www.watthaitemple.net/dhammadharo

Internet hijacking causes the old "watthai.net"  address to malfunction permanently. Update your browser.

Regular Program:
Every Monday Evening: Open Meditation Group - all welcome!
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Often followed by a Dhamma Talk in English.

Daily morning and chanting and meditation: 8 am - 9 am and
Evening chanting and meditation: 8 pm - 9 pm.

For more information contact, Dr. Aimorn Stewart: (02) 6249 8594


Wat Khmer Santipheap

Address: 172 BURTON ROAD, PARALOWIE, SA 5108   SA
Tradition: Theravada, Cambodian
Affiliation: Wat Khmer Santipheap Association of SA Inc
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Main Contact: Mr. Savonn LY (President)  Email  (Phone: 0422314855)
Teacher: Abbot: Venerable Sorng NOU  
Notes and Events:

We are a small Khmer Theravada Buddhist community who regularly celebrate Buddhist ceremonies and festivals  . Our main festivals and ceremonies include Meagha Boja, Vishakha Boja, Cambodian New Year, Vasssa ceremonies, Bon Kan Ben and Pchum Ben (ancestor days), Bon Ak Ambuk, Kathina ceremony and International New Year celebration.


Wat Pa Darwin (Darwin Forest Monastery)

Address: 10 Earhart Court, Marrara, NT 0812 PO Box 349 SANDERSON NT 0813   NT
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Thai Theravada Association of the NT Inc
Phone: 08 8988 2771
E-mail: deemark@octa4.net.au
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Main Contact: PRESIDENT: Ms Somsong Alberto  
Notes and Events:

The Thai Theravada Association of the NT is a non-profi t organisation carrying out religious, cultural, educational and social welfare activities. One of the main objectives is to promote social and cultural harmony and mutual understanding amongst people of all faiths without discrimination and in accordance with the Buddhist teaching.

Location: North of Darwin Airport,   

Earhart Court is off Batten Road, Marrara. Batten Road is off Amy Johnson Ave. Once you turn into Batten Road, Earhart Court is the first turn on your left.


Wat Phrayortkeo Dhammayanaram

Address: 711-715 Smithfield Road, Edensor Park, NSW 2176   NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Laotian
Affiliation: Lao Buddhist Society of NSW
Phone: (02) 9823 7338 Mobile: 0466 629 378
E-mail: airseevilai@gmail.com (Temple) phramick@gmail.com (admin)
Website: http://www.watphrayortkeo.net/
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Main Contact: Nith Chittasy  Email  (Phone: 02 9908 1278)
Teacher: [Venerable] Ajahn Thongsavanh Chanthathirath  
Notes and Events:

Public transport: Bus Route 825 from Fairfield Railway Station
The Wat Phrayortkeo Temple enters the stream of practice in the Theravada tradition. Wat Phrayortkeo (Lao Buddhist Society of NSW Inc) is a Buddhist centre offering a peaceful refuge and environment for self-awareness. This temple was set up by the Lao community who came to Australia as refugees in early 1976 after the Communists took over Laos. The Lao Community Advancement Co-op and the lay people set up a centre where they can have a temple, a kuti (residence for the monks) and a multi-purpose hall for the community. Once every month, especially during the full moon day, there is a Buddhist ceremony of Alms-giving. It is a time when all Buddhists and non-Buddhists are welcome to take part. If you want a glimpse of our Lao culture, art, customs and traditions, visit our website www.watphrayortkeo.com for all the festivals, Buddhist ceremonies, Lao New Year celebration and food festivals.


Wat Sangharatanaram

Address: 137 Beaudesert-Nerang Road   Nerang, The Gold Coast Qld 4211
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Wat Buddharangsee, NSW
Phone: (07) 5502 0464
E-mail: wat.sangha.au@gmail.com
Website: http://www.watgc.com/
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Teacher: Venerable Ajaan Lamai Apisamo  
Notes and Events:

Location: in the middle of Nerang Suburb, on the Gold Coast.

- Alms offering: 10.30 am daily

 - Evening Chanting and Meditation: 7pm daily,  Everyone is welcome to meditate. Dhamma talk and discussion is available upon request.

Wat Sangharatanaram is a public place of worship meaning that it is open to the general public. All are welcome to attend including Thais, non-Thais, Buddhists, non-Buddhists, all ages etc.

Monks and facilities are provided for daily conduct of chanting, meditation, Dhamma talks and receiving offerings for merit-making of individuals and families. Monks can be invited for their one daily meal outside the temple. Functions are held on commemorative occasions for attendees to experience customs for merit-making, food offering, devotional practice and sermons familiar to Thai Buddhists in the Theravada, Dhammayuta tradition. Accredited teachers give lessons to young children of Thai migrants, to introduce them to the language, customs and values of Thailand. All monks and lay persons at our temple are volunteers. The temple is supported by donations from acceptable sources. Some fund-raising is conducted externally to the temple. Suitable grants are sought from government and philanthropic organisations.

If you wish to visit the Gold Coast Thai Temple, please know that we are open 7 days a week from 09:00am. We recommend if you are visiting to visit between the hours of 09:00am – 03:00pm.

Further, the community gather on a regular basis on every first Sunday of each month. You can expect to learn and experience more of the Thai culture, meet new people and try some delicious Thai food! 


Wat Thai Buddharam

Address: 1 Paradise Road, Forestdale, QLD 4118  Qld
Tradition: Theravada, Thai  
Affiliation: Melbourne Thai Buddhist Temple, Lao Buddhist Association of QLD, Khmer Buddhist Society of Qld
Phone: (07) 3806 8900
Fax: 07 3806 8906
Website: http://www.watthaibrisbane.com.au/
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Teacher: Ajahn Chonlatish Chanhorm  
Main Contact: Secretary Ven. Chonlatish Chanhorm  Email  (Phone: 07) 3806 8900)
Notes and Events:

Activities: Buddhist Services, Educational, Cultural, Meditation and Thai Language Classes

MAP http://www.aussieweb.com.au/map.aspx?id=2057621 to locate the Wat.


Whyalla Buddhist Meditation Centre (Sakya Yigah Choe Ling )

Address: 78 Wileman Street Whyalla Playford PO Box 297 Whyalla   Whyalla SA 5608
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya
Phone: (08) 86458482
E-mail: rwa44722@bigpond.net.au
Website: http://sakyayigahchoeling.org/
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Teacher: resident teacher; Lama Ngawang Kunga  
Main Contact: Bruce  (Phone: 0427 452 160)
Spiritual Director: Lama Kunga  
Notes and Events:

Buddhist meditation and philosophy - meets Wed 7.30pm, Sun 9.30pm

 FOR CONTACT CALL BRUCE   0427 452 160


Won-Buddhism of Gosford Meditation Temple

Address: 20 Bundaleer Crescent   Bensville NSW 2251
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean , all welcome
Affiliation: Won-Buddhism
Phone: 02 4368 2393
Fax: 02 4368 2393
E-mail: WonMeditationCenter@gmail.com
Website: http://wonmeditationcentre.com/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. In Myung  Email  (Phone: 02 4368 2393)
Teacher: Ven. In Myung  
Main Contact: Ven. Won Kyung  Email  (Phone: 02 4368 2393)
Notes and Events:

This is Won-Buddhism Meditation Temple in Gosford. This temple from south Korea. We opened temple three years ago. We have Buddhist meditation class and Hatha Yoga class. The Meditation class have on the Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and the yoga class have on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Also we have scripture class, meditation and yoga on Sunday too.(10:00~12:00) In the afternoon we have Tradition Korean Drum Class(TKDC) in Gosford Public School at 1pm . Ven. In Myung has teaching in Gosford Public School for Buddhist scripture class. 


Yun Yang Temple

Address: 6-10 Reservoir Road, Narre Warren North Vic 3805   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Ch\'an, Chinese
Phone: 03 9796 8079
Fax: 03) 9796 9969
E-mail: info@yunyangtemple.org.au
Website: http://www.yunyangtemple.org.au/
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Teacher: Abbot: Venerable Ru Sun  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

Regular Program:

* Every Sunday
9:00 to 10:30 am Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation
11:00 to 12:00 noon Offerring to Buddha

* Every month
First Saturday of the month - 1-day Meditation Retreat
Second Saturday of the month - 1-day Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation Retreat
Third Thursday to Saturday - 3-day Meditation Retreat
Fourth Thurday to Saturday - 3-day Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation Retreat

* Every Full moon and New Moon Day
9:30 to 10:30 amLotus Sutra (Full moon day) and Diamond Sutra (New Moon day) chanting
11:00 to 12:00 noon Offering to Buddha.


Zen Group of Western Australia

Address: Box 442  Fremantle WA 6959
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha founded by Aitken Roshi
Phone: (08) 9430 9155 (08) 9430 9255
E-mail: info@zgwa.org.au
Website: http://www.zgwa.org.au
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Contact: Mary Heath  
Main Contact: Mary Heath - the contact person can change  
Spiritual Director: Ross Bolleter Roshi  
Teacher: Ian Sweetman  
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Sits every Thursday night 7-9pm in Fremantle. Regular sesshin and dharma talks.

Venue: St Pauls Church Hall, 162 Hampton Road, Beaconsfield, WA,
Meditation is held every Thursday night from 7.00pm to 9:00pm and also on every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month at 5.30 am.

Sesshin (formal Zen retreat) available to people who attend the weekly meditation


Zen Open Circle

Address: 90 Church Street (Buddhist Library)   Camperdown NSW 2050
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha Zen Lineage, authorised by Robert Aitken Roshi
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha and Pacific Zen Institute
E-mail: emndee1@bigpond.com
Website: http://zenopencircle.org.au/
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Main Contact: Merran Dawson, Practice Leader  Email  
Spiritual Director: Susan Murphy Roshi  
Notes and Events:

Beginning Zen Course - with Susan Murphy Roshin and Merran Dawson, Practice Leader, Zen Open Circle

For those who are just starting out in their practice, or who are just curious about Zen, a chance to find out about

* the history of Zen and its connections to China and Japan

* meditation, in easy steps

* background and explanations of chanting and sutras particular to Zen

*  information about koans and their role in Zen practice

* exploration of the working of the student-teacher relationship.

Session Dates 2015:

Sunday March 8     1:00 – 3:00pm 

Sunday March 29   9:00 – 11:00am 

Saturday April 18   1:00 – 3:00pm  

Saturday April 26   9:00 – 11:00am

With fortnightly optional support group continuing until the end of July, 2015.  As well, there will be the ongoing comradeship of being in a group who are all learning together and able to question and discuss.

 The two hour course sessions will run before regular Zen Open Circle fortnightly sitting, at the Buddhist Library 90 Church Street, Camperdown, and comprehensive course notes will be supplied.  Fees charged for the course will be used to provide a space for Zen practice, and the continuation of Susan Murphy’s otherwise unpaid work as a teacher of Zen.  

ENQUIRIES AND COURSE APPLICATION FORM:

MERRAN DAWSON, emndee1@bigpond.com  

Note: A second Beginning Zen Course is planned for August- September, 2015.


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