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.
OUR SPRING WEBINAR SERIES :
'Set Free : A journey into Buddhism' with Emma Slade October 20th 7pm
Join us via Zoom to hear the remarkable story of the British banker who became a Tibetan Buddhist nun Emma was a high-flyer in the world of finance, who, after a truly terrifying event was set on a path that led her to become a nun. Her story takes us from the world of high finance in the UK and Asia to the Kingdom of Bhutan, where she found her teacher, becoming the first western woman to ordain in that country. She has also founded a charity ‘Open Your Heart to Bhutan’.
This event is free to all - join us via this zoom link:
November 24th : Bhikku Sujato : " Believing Women" This is sure to be an inspiring Webinar. Ajahn Sujato is a regular speaker at Sakyadhita Conferences and key supporter of Buddhist women.
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.
Coming soon : 'Buddhist Women Beyond Boundaries' : The 17th Sakyadhita International Conference.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting
This year’s AGM was held in June with special guests the newly elected President and Vice President of Sakyadhita International - Sharon Suh and Dr Hsiao-Lan Hu. (pictured) We heard how they are approaching their new roles and about the forthcoming Digital Conference. You can hear our guest speakers on our YouTube Channel here.
The Sakyadhita Australia YouTube Channel
You can find all our Webinars and Meditation sessions on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe so you won’t miss out Most recently our Webinar with Peace activist and Zen-Buddhist practitioner Jill Jameson on The Crisis in Myanmar
Other available Webinars include Sharon Salzberg speaking on Loving Kindness and Mindfulness , Roshi Joan Halifax on Compassion.
You can also experience our Meditation Groups with wonderful teachers including Ven Thubten Chokyi and Ayya Jitindriya
Pictured : Jill Jameson, Roshi Joan Halifax and Ven Chokyi a
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. Because pf Covid 19 the 2020 Conference was delayed and will now be held digitally Dec 26-28th 2021.
The Australian branch was formed after the Indonesian Conference in 2015. It has national representation and is affiliated with Sakyadhita International.
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The 2021 AGM : Sakyadhita International : Future Plans