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Report: United Nations Day of Vesak 2009 Bangkok
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 00:02
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by Brian White:

I attended this conference in Bangkok from 4 to 6 May 2009. There were approximately 1300 attendees from over 70 countries. There were 36 names on the attendance list from Australia.


Victorian Bushfires 49th Day Buddhist Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, 28 March 2009 00:00
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The Victorian Buddhist community got together on Saturday, 28 March, 2009 to perform a healing service at the Chinese temple in Kinglake West for the survivors of the recent bushfires. The day was a special one, according to the Buddhist calendar, as it was the 49th day after 7 February 2009 - Black Saturday. According to a Buddhist belief, the 49th day is the day when those who died will go to a new life

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 18:44
Prof. Geoff Gallop: Buddhism & Australian Society
Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:38
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Keynote Address by Professor Geoff Gallop for the Australian Sangha Association AGM, Canberra, 10 July 2008

I have been asked to speak to you today about how Buddhists (in particular Buddhist monastics) are seen from the outside. This has provided a dilemma for me. Do I speak as a fellow traveller in the search for Enlightenment? Or, do I speak as a political consultant concerned first and foremost with power and how to acquire it, manage it and use it.

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