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Nyima Centre

Address: Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu/Nyingma
Affiliation: E-Vam Buddhist Institute, Melbourne
Phone: 0449 579 509
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Main Contact: Felicity Lodro co-ordinator  (Phone: 0449 579 509)
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Ekai Korematsu Osho is Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community in Melbourne and the main Teacher of Jikishoan’s Zen Training and Integrated Buddhist Studies Program. . He is a transmitted teacher in the lineage of Soto Zen tradition receiving his transmission from Daigen Ikko Narasakiin 1986 in Japan. Osho has taught meditation in Japan, India and the USA for 30 years. Since 1997 he has been a faculty member of  Antioch University, USA, for Education Abroad Buddhist Studies Program,

Osho also gives regular Teachings at E-vam Institute in Melbourne.

Lama Pema Dorji Rinpocheis a Yogi of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and was born into a renowned family of Tibetan Yogis. He was a student of some of the great masters including H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Chagdud Rinpoche, and Trinley Norbu Rinpoche. He is considered a master of Lu Jong ( LuJong are the physical yogic practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition).  In 1993 Rinpoche began teaching in the West, first in USA, and many other countries after that.  This will be Rinpoche’s third visit to Australia. This is a rare and fortunate opportunity to receive teachings and Yoga instructions from such a world renowned master.

Traleg Khandro (Felicity Lodro) is Director of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s Centre’s in Sydney, and New York. She has been a student of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s for around 30 years and has done a number of long meditational retreats during that time. Khandro received her Yoga qualifications from the International Yoga Teachers Association  training in both Iyengar and Desikachar styles. Under Rinpoche’s guidance Khandro has also received training in LuJong (Tibetan physical training) and combining these practices with Hatha Yoga. She conducts LuJong classes in both Australia and America. Her LuJong classes provide a unique combination of Tibetan and Indian Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques. Khandro has a Degree in Psychology.

Neelam Gopalani brings her passion, positive energy and depth of experience to her teaching. She has studied Yoga in India, Thailand and Australia, and has taught people from all walks of life from children to business people. She also has a background in communications and facilitation in the corporate world. "I"m really excited and honoured to share these special practice with you. It is so different to other styles I have learnt over the years.” The 5 Element Form has been taught to Neelam by her main teacher who spent many years training in traditional practises of Yoga in India.

Orana Buddhist Society: Promoting Buddhism & the Dharma in Central & Mid West NSW

Address: Macquarie Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830   NSW
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Main Contact: Ben Zhao  
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We are dedicated to promoting and supporting local Buddhist events, increasing awareness of Buddhism and the Dharma throughout the Central West, Mid West and Far Western NSW

We promote any and all Buddhist events in the region that we become aware of, both on this site and through our regular email list updates.

Ordinary Mind Zen School

Address: Suite 4/188 Pacific Highway, North Sydney   North Sydney NSW 2060
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, western
Phone: (02) 9955 0110
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The group is led by Geoff Dawson.

The Ordinary Mind Zen School is evolving a style of Zen that is adapted to Western temperaments and ways of life but maintains the rigour and discipline of its traditional roots.Located in Sydney the group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm at Suite 4/188 Pacific Highway, North Sydney 2060

(Look for the Alexander Technique Institute sign on the front of building then up the stairs)

Zazenkais are held most months from 9am - 1pm. Sesshins are conducted during the year as advertised please see the website for more details.

Parami Dhamma Centre

Address: 18 Hillwa St  Villawood NSW 2163
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese, all are welcome
Phone: 02-9726 4126
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Used for  Lay meetings/ Dhamma talks by visiting Lay and Sangha teachers / special events.

Parikaruna Literature and Education Centre

Address: 3188 Wombeyan Caves Road   Bullio NSW 2575
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Yinshun Foundation Taiwan
Phone: +61 2 4888 9163
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Main Contact: Bhiksuni Yan Rong  Email  
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Parikaruna Literature and Education Centre Ltd is a registered charity in Australia. Our aim is to translate the Chinese scriptures and teachings into English and publish these texts for distribution to the public.

The Chinese Buddhist scriptures are a treasure trove of wisdom and compassion that can inspire and guide us in our busy and chaotic modern lives. We hope that our translations can help the English speaking audience to access and benefit from this eternal wisdom.

Potowa Buddhist Group

Address: 1 Shiralee Place   Wagga NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT and Vajrayana Institute, ( Sydney )
Phone: 04 3182 0663
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Main Contact: Coordinator Peir Woon  
Teacher: Ven. Chokyi ( advisor )  
Spiritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche  
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Phone: 04 3182 0663 (if you are calling from within Australia)

Phone: +61 431 820 663 (if you are calling from outside Australia)

Find us on:

Facebook: @potowawagga

Twitter: @potowabuddhist

Instagram: @potowabuddhist

Skype name : potowagroup

Our purpose

We are a non-profit Buddhist group based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. Guided by Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, we offer programs that promote study and development of the mind in accordance to the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. We are committed to provide the opportunity for people to fully realise their natural wisdom and compassion; achieve transformation of their minds and hearts in order to benefit all sentient beings. 


Address: website   NSW
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Main Contact: Bhante Akāliko  Email  
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Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and an advocate for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community. We offer meditation, Dhamma discussion and social events in a safe, supportive environment. We welcome everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or ability. Rainbodhi is a non-sectarian Buddhist group, welcoming people from all faiths or with no faith. All our events are free.

Our name combines two words; rainbow representing our diverse community and bodhi the Buddhist concept of Enlightenment. We believe in inclusion, compassion and wisdom.

Rigpa (Newcastle)

Address: 47 James Street, Hamilton   Newcastle NSW 2303
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma
Phone: (02) 02 4911 1108
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoch  
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We are located at 47 James St, Hamilton, NSW 2303 (corner of James and Murray Streets, behind the Beaumont St clock tower. )

Opening Times

In addition to our evening classes and Friday drop-in session, we are open 12 noon – 1:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. Drop-in Meditation sessions are also held from 12:30 – 1:15 on on those days. 

Sadaham Sewana Buddhist Centre

Address: 45 Fitzpatrick Street   Menangle Park NSW 2563
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan Galduwan Forest Tradition
Phone: +61 (0) 487 402 223
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Wagadapola Wimalagnana Thero  
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Sadaham Sewana is an organisation established with the noble intention of spreading the teachings of supreme Gothama Buddha and allowing the local community to engage in mindfulness activities leading to liberation from Samsara Dukka.

With strong motivation and support from the local Buddhist community, Sadaham Sewana was established in year 2021. The overwhelming enthusiasm within the devotees is an indication that Sadaham Sewana has a great potential to deliver to the spiritual needs of the local community.

 Sadaham Sewana Buddhist Centre operates under full guidance and spiritual leadership of Kalyani Yogashrama Samstha / Galduwan Forest Tradition. Śrī Kalyāṇī Yogāśrama Sansthā, also known as the Galduwa Forest Tradition is an independent part of the Sri Lankan Rāmañña Nikāya Buddhist ordination line, with their headquarters in Galduva, Kahawa – Ambalangoda. They keep a strict standard of Vinaya, recognised as the strictest standard of any major organisation in Sri Lanka. It is the largest forest sect of the Sri Lankan Sangha.

Santi Forest Monastery

Address: 100 Coalmines Road, Bundanoon, NSW 2578   Bundanoon NSW 2578
Tradition: Theravada, Bhikkhuni
Affiliation: Australian Sangha Association
Phone: +612 4883 6331
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Spiritual Director: Ajahn Brahm  
Founding Abbot (Now Retired): Bhante Sujato  
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Santi Forest Monastery is a Buddhist Nuns’ Monastery with facilities for people to visit, study and practice the teachings of the Buddha. 
Located in Bundanoon, NSW bordering on Morton National Park.
Postal Address: PO Box 132, Bundanoon, NSW 2578 

Telephone +612 4883 6331

Sunnatarama Forest Monastery

Address: Lot 13 Teudts Road, Bundanoon NSW 2578  NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest
Phone: (02) 4884 4262 (am - best to ring before 11.00 meal.)
Fax: (02) 4884 4496
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Main Contact: Ven. Ajahn Noom  
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The monastery situated on 99 acres, 9 kms from Bundanoon along the road to Goulburn, borders a national park stretching 30kms to Jervis Bay. Few monastic sites are its equal in terms of breathtaking views, a dozen friendly, accommodating monks, vegetarian food, pristine air and water, idyllic forest setting, wildlife - woodducks, peacocks, lyre birds, wombats and wallabies - tranquility and opportunity for meditation practice. Abbot, Ven. Noom, though only about 5th or 6th in line of seniority, presides with a balance between strictness and liberality, drawing on skills learned from Thai forest masters and as a successful businessman.

Visitors or welcome to apply for permission to stay. A list of the precepts and monastic traditions is available on arrival. As there is a lot of free time, the Wat is ideal for experienced meditators or those not requiring structured meditation.

Sydney Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: 35-39 Dickson Street   Newtown NSW 2042
Tradition: Mahayana, Kagyu and Nyingma
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Main Contact: Louise Melov  Email  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Miphan Rinpoche  
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Mindfulness/awareness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Shambhala meditation group. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.

The Sydney Group meets every Tuesday nite 5.45pm -7pm for sitting and walking meditation practise, dharma discussions and contemplation meditations. Instruction is provided to all new participants.

 Please contact Louise for instructions to get to the room.

Public Transport Access

Bus no.s 422 & 370 stop in King St Opp. Dickson St

Bus no.s 423, 426 & 428 stop at Newtown Station

Newtown Station – 10 minute walk

St Peter’s Station – 5 minute walk 

Sydney Zen Centre

Address: 251 Young Street, Annandale NSW 2038  NSW
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha, Zen
Affiliation: Gorricks Run (Sydney Zen Centre Meditation Retreat)
Phone: 02) 9660 2993
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Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi, Roshi  
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Zazen from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Beginners should come on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings, arrive by 6.45pm and arrange to have a personal orientation during the evening with one of the senior students. After zazen, join the group for a cup of tea, and ask any questions that may have arisen for you during the evening. You can be sure that people before you have felt the same things, and had the same doubts.

• Zazenkai and Dharma talk (zazen from 8.30 until noon) takes place on the third Sunday of each month at Annandale. There is usually a Dharma talk at 10 am and personal interviews with a senior student when available.

• Samu Weekend: 4th weekend at Gorricks Run Centre.

Gorricks Run (Sydney Zen Centre Meditation Retreat)
A zen retreat facility, open during retreat times, set on rural land near St. Albans.

• Sesshin occurs several times a year, and offers the opportunity for intensive practice with a teacher, often including the ceremony of jukai, when students formally take the Precepts. Shorter retreats without the teacher are also held and a wide range of other activities. A calendar of coming events comes out every second month and is available free at the Zendo. Our journal, Mind, Moon, Circle, is published quarterly. Annual subscriptions are available or you can pick up a copy at the Zendo

Tendai Buddhist Sangha of Australia

Address:   NSW
Tradition: Mahayana, Disciples of Ara Ryokan Japanese Tendai school
Affiliation: Tendai Shu (Tendai Sect) Hawaii Tendai Institute
Phone: 0405 682 419 email is the preferred contact
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Reverend: Jiryo Moxon  Email  (Phone: 0432 093 167)
Main Contact: Rev. Jikai Dehn  Email  (Phone: 0405 682 419)
Spiritual Director: Ara Ryokan  
Teacher: Rev. Jikai Dehn  
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The Tendai Sangha of Australia is connected to the Tendai Hawaii Betsuin and Venerable Ara Ryokan. We have a Sangha in Sydney, New South Wales led by Rev. Jikai Dehn. And another in Brisbane, Queensland led by Jiryo Moxon.

Reverend Jikai Dehns Sydney Sangha currently holds Dharma lessons and services on Thursdays and Sundays. Service begins at 11:00 and ends at 12:00. Dharma lessons follow and last between an hour and an hour and a half. We also teach traditional Tendai Shikan meditation. Those wishing to attend are advised to email Reverend Jikai at .Reverend Jikai Dehn is also available for private services and lessons at other times. The following is a link giving a brief description of our Sydney Dojo:

Tharpa Choeling Australia - Wellington Buddhist Centre

Address: 166 Arthur Street   Wellington NSW 2820
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Tibetan - Gelug
Affiliation: Tharpa Choeling Abbey
Phone: 02 68454661
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Main Contact: The Sangha  Email  (Phone: 0268454661)
Teacher: Gen Thubten Tenzin  
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Buddhism for a kinder world. Tharpa Choeling Australia is a Buddhist organisation situated in Central West/Western Plains NSW. We offer meditation, workshops and many other Buddhist activities from our beautiful Garden Dharma centre in Wellington NSW. We run meditation classes in Dubbo and Bathurst and we also aim to provide access to Buddhism for those who have trouble doing so, through our website and various outreach programs. We are a member of the Buddhist Council of NSW and take His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the head of our lineage.

The Pointing Out Style of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

Address: Studio 5/Suite 1 722 Bourke Street   Redfern NSW 2010
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma, Kagyu, and Bon
Affiliation: Rahob Rinpoche, H.H. Menri Trizin, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Phone: +61 4 1868 7313
Fax: +1 514 669 3465
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Main Contact: Harvey Feldstein  Email  (Phone: +61 4 1868 7313)
Teacher: Dan Brown, PhD  
Spiritual Director: Dan Brown, PhD.  Email  (Phone: +1 (617) 244-1099)
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Unique Opportunity to attend Dan Browns "The Pointing Out Style of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Level 1" in Sydney,  14-21 April 2013

For additional information on Dan Brown, the Pointing Out Style Course Descriptions, and worldwide schedule see:

The pointing-out style is an ancient method of teaching meditation, grounded in the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism and the dynamic relationship between student and teacher. Structured methodology leads the meditator through increasing levels of concentration and insight, to profound “crossing over” instructions, the very gateway to awakening. With roots in Mahamudra and Dzogchen lineages, this 7-day retreat with Dan Brown has been created to give participants both the understanding and the skills required to practice and master these precious teachings. 

For more information and to register for the Sydney Level 1 Retreat, go to:

What: Level 1 Pointing Out Way Retreat 

Where: Chevalier Center, 1 Roma Ave, Kensington NSW 2033 Australia 

When: Sunday 14th April—Sunday 21st April, 2013 

Harvey Feldstein— 

Linda Feldstein— 

The Sit In

Address: The Bhakti Tree, 410 Maitland Road, Mayfield West   Newcastle NSW 2300
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0497075899
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Community based Sangha providing support in practice.

We meet Monday evenings at 7pm. 

Thunderbolt Retreat Centre

Address: Armidale   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche and Diamond Mountain University
Phone: 0402500578
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Main Contact: Ben  (Phone: 0402500578)
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Places available for short or long term retreat.
Please call to enquire.

Tibetan Buddhist Society (Sydney)

Address: 175 Dennison Road, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: (02) 9969 6235, or 0419 227 535 or (02) 9362 9327
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Teacher: Ven. Chris Wilkins  
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Regular program:

• Tantric class (for initiates); Mondays at 7.30-9pm,
• Lam Rim teachings and Meditation Class, Wednesday and Thursdays, 7.30 to 9 pm.

Tortoise Mountain Sangha

Address: F13/1-15 Barr St   Balmain NSW 2041
Tradition: Theravada, Teacher also has Zen & Dzogchen experience
Phone: 02 47875662 (Wed-Sat) 0421 346 919
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Spiritual Director: Christopher McLean  
Main Contact: Christopher McLean  Email  (Phone: 02 4787 5662)
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We meet on Monday night at Barr St, Balmain. It is good to let us know that you are coming, because the building is a security building.

We sit for 45 minutes, and then we train for the next hour or so in the practice of mindfulness while speaking.

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
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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.

Vipassana Meditation Centre

Address: PO Box 103, Blackheath, NSW 2785   NSW
Tradition: Theravada, U Ba Kin, Vipassana
Affiliation: Northern Rivers Vipassana
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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  
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Information service only

Wat Buddha Pavana Inc.

Address: 1 Laihaina Cres   Richmond Hill ( Lismore Region ) NSW 2480
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Mahasi Vipassana tradition
Affiliation: Northern Rivers Thai Community Association Inc.
Phone: 02 66251887
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Teacher: Ven. Phra Maha Weraphong Ritchumnong  
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Established in 2016

We provided meditation to all people who are interesting in develop the mind for better life, as the same time, we educated people about Buddhism. * We supported people by support counselling to understand the real life. 

Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Thai Buddhist Student Association of Australia

Address: Lot 3 Inspiration Place   Berrilee NSW 2159
Tradition: Theravada, Phramonkonthepmuni Sod Chandasaro
Affiliation: Dhammakaya Foundation
Phone: 612-96551128
Fax: 612-96551129
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Phra: Kaset Yannavijjo  Email  (Phone: 612-11628677)
Phra: Satit Thitadhammo  Email  (Phone: 612-11453946)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Sudhammo Bhikkhu  
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60th Dhammachai Education Foundation

for details see website

Thai Buddhist Student Association of Australia


Ms: Natpiya Saradam  EMail  (Phone: 614-30227366)
Main Contact: Mr Atorn Ninlapong  EMail  (Phone: 614-33785767)

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: (Temple) (admin)
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Main Contact: Nith Chittasy  Email  (Phone: 02 9908 1278)
Teacher: [Venerable] Ajahn Thongsavanh Chanthathirath  
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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 for all the festivals, Buddhist ceremonies, Lao New Year celebration and food festivals.

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