Sakyadhita Mini Conference and Annual General Meeting

Chenrezig Institute Eudlo Queensland   Saturday 6-Monday 8 June 2020

The SakyadhitaOz mini conference aims to encourage a high level of engagement and interaction with the SakyadhitaOz community. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with the SakyadhitaOz community, find out what others are doing, and have input to the future direction of SakyadhitaOz.  

The mini conference will commence at 12 noon Saturday 6 June and close at lunchtime on Monday 8 June, with the option of a visit to Cittamani Hospice from 2pm to 3.30pm Monday afternoon. 


After arrival lunch on Saturday, Gary Foulkes, Curator of Garden of Enlightenment, will talk about the history and purpose of the Stupa and the surrounding gardens, followed by painting of Tsa Tsas in the Chenrezig painting workshop.


SakyadhitaOz President Helen Richardson will host the conference opening on Saturday evening, with recorded messages from Jetsuma Tenzin Palmo & Karma Lekshe Tsomo.


Sunday’s program includes two panels of speakers, a yoga workshop, a Three Tara dance workshop, and the launch of RainBodhi.  In the evening, Malgorzata Dobrowolska’s documentary film “Bhikkhunī – Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution” about the revival of women’s ordination in Theravada Buddhism, will be screened, followed by Q&A with the director.


On Monday morning SakyadhitaOz’s AGM will be held followed by a strategic planning session.  Through this strategic planning process, we look forward to getting your input in determining the priorities, direction and activities of SakyaditaOz over the coming years.


Each morning there will be the opportunity to attend the Chenrezig nuns’ daily morning puja, followed by a guided meditation.


Enquiries email:

Proposed package of 3 days, 2 nights package

Conference costs – hire of venue, meal package (2B, 3 L, 2D morning and afternoon tea)

Member price

$160 per person excluding transport

$125 per person for ordained Sangha only

$80 per person to attend on Sunday only

$40 per person to attend Sat afternoon or Monday morning 

Non Member price

$190 per person excluding transport

$80 per person Maroochydore airport pickup

6/6 8.30am; 12.30pm and drop off 8/8 12:30pm, 3:00pm 

Plus Accommodation 

Retreat Huts with ensuites – Single $160, Twin share $120

Room with shared facilities – Single $120, Twin share $60

Dormitory - $60 per person  

Ordained Sangha can be accommodated in Chenrezig nuns' accommodation


How to get to Chenrezig

Direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney are available daily to Maroochydore Airport

Flights to Brisbane - Chenrezig Institute is 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane Airport, where hire cars available.  Car Pooling from Brisbane will be available.

Trains from Brisbane Roma Street/Central Station  stop in Eudlo Station

CANCELLATION BY YOU: Cancellation fee is determined by the date we receive written notification of your cancellation.

Refund of 50% of your deposit, if notice of cancellation is received before 30 April 2020.

No refund, if notice of cancellation is received after 29 April 2020

Your payment is transferable to another person.

 CANCELLATION BY US:  A full refund will be issued. 

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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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