Sunntaram Forest Monastery, Santi Forest Monastery, and Vejjasala Retreat Center are all currently evacuated. No injuries or major destruction have been reported.
Wat Buddha Dhamma is a monastery of the Thai Forest Tradition, and was founded by Phra Khantipalo and Ven. Ayya Khema. It celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2018.
Ajahn Brahm performed the first Theravada nun ordination in Australia and the first in the Thai Forest Tradition.
The Dalai Lama offered condolences to the Christchurch victims and the people of New Zealand. In America, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship penned an open letter expressing solidarity with Muslims around the world.
The Buddha was carved from a massive high-quality jade boulder unearthed in Canada in 2000.
The 18-meter-long Buddha and the figures sitting on it are reconstructions of classical works.
South Australia’s first Buddhist burial grounds marked its inaugural internment in the garden’s cremation memorial wall last week.
Surfing has had a longstanding association with spirituality, often being talked about in terms of Zen — after all, it’s pretty much impossible to think about anything but the present moment when you’re riding a wave. This association seems now to have been fully embodied by some of the monks of Gyuto Monastery, a “traditional […]
South Australia’s first dedicated Buddhist garden and burial grounds will open Sunday, April 3 at Enfield Memorial Park.