Our latest newsletter has plenty to keep you entertained, inspired and connected ... including profiles of inspiring Buddhist women such as founding Sakyadhita member and a Korean nun teacher, whose leadership has inspired the Bhikkhuni order for decades and dharma advice in these tough times. 

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Webinar with Karma Lekshe Tsomo

This is a recording of a live webinar hosted by Sakyadhita Australia on 19 April 2020. Bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo is a co-founder of Sakyadhita International and an extraordinary Buddhist teacher, academic, and leader of our time who has helped change the role of women in Buddhism. Hosted by Sakyadhita Australia president, Helen Richardson.

Sakyadhita Australia Annual General Meeting

Special guest speaker Ven Thubten Chokyi

Take this opportunity to hear from this skilled teacher.  Ordained for 13 years, Ven Thubten Chokyi is currently based at Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, and the Director of Liberation Prison Project Internationally.

Date:               Sunday 24 May 2020
Time:               4pm – 5.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
Online:            Join Zoom Meeting
                                                                   Meeting ID: 262 210 295

 At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Be inspired by our guest speaker, Ven Chokyi

  • Find out and ask questions about the operations and finances of Sakyadhita Australia

  • Speak about any items on the agenda

  • Vote on any resolutions proposed

  • Elect office-bearers and committee members

  • Contribute your ideas for the year ahead

Download Agenda & papers here


Please consider joining our lovely committee.  You can nominate yourself or another (with their consent) at the meeting, or beforehand by emailing us at  You only need to be a member of Sakyadhita Australia.

A member may appoint another member as their proxy to vote and speak on their behalf at the AGM. Proxy forms need to be downloaded, printed and completed, then scanned or photographed and returned to sakyadhitaoz@gmail.comClick here to download the proxy form

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Sakyadhita International was formed in 1987 in Bodhgaya India under the patronage of HH the Dalai Lama. It seeks to build community to benefit Buddhist women and nuns, to reduce gender injustice and awaken women to their potential.

Every two years Sakyadhita International organises a conference where Buddhist nuns and laywomen come together to share issues affecting women and the wider society.  An initiative created at the 2019 conference was the Alliance for Buddhist Ethics

The Australian branch has national representation and is affiliated with Sakyadhita International.

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