Newsletter

Catch up with our latest Newsletter.   You can read stories about the poems of the early nuns, the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala and learn about the life of Ayya Khema, a nun who inspired so many. 

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The videos of our Zoom Webinars and Meditation Groups are now available on our new Sakyadhita Youtube Channel - you can find them here.

These include the recent videos of our Meditation Groups with Chenrezig's Ven Thubten Chokyi;  Ayya JItindriya who is the Spiritual Director of Santi Monastery and Ven Chi Kwang who teaches in the Korean Zen (Seon) tradition. 

Join us for our Annual General Meeting Sunday June 20th 11am AET

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At this year’s AGM  our special guests are the newly elected President and Vice President of Sakyadhita International - Sharon Suh and Dr Hsiao-Lan Hu. (pictured)   Don’t miss their thoughts on the future of Sakyadhita and some of the important issues of out times.

The role of Sakyadhita Australia is to bring together and support Buddhist women in Australia, whether ordained or lay, and through that, to promote the role of women in society at large. 

Recently in Australian there has been a big focus on the role of women and on violence against women. This plays into Buddhism, with the status of women in Buddhism a  reflection of that in society at large.

 

Going forward Sakyadhita Australia is highly motivated to take steps to promote the status of women and we invite people who would like to join us in this important task as members or committee members. 

 

Everyone is welcome at the AGM, but only current financial members will be able to vote.  If you would like to become a member -  or your membership has lapsed - you can rejoin here 

The Sakyadhita Australia YouTube Channel

We have assembled all webinars and meditation sessions on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe so you won’t miss out!  Check it out here 

Recent Webinars include Sharon Salzberg speaking on Loving Kindness and Mindfulness , also  Roshi Joan Halifax  speaking on Compassion.  

You can also re-visit our recent Meditation Groups with wonderful teachers including  Ven Thubten Chokyi and Ayya Jitindriya 

Pictured :   Sharon Salzberg (top) then (from left) Roshi Joan Halifax, Ven Chokyi and Ayya Jitindriya

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ABOUT US

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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 Buddhists- Sangha and laypeople -  come together to share issues affecting Buddhist women and the wider society.  The next Conference will be held in Borneo in December 2021.  

The Australian branch was formed after the Indonesian Conference in 2015. It has national representation and is affiliated with Sakyadhita International.