In these turbulent times, it is with great disappointment we have cancelled our Mini Conference, scheduled to take place in June in Chenrezig in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

 We are hoping to reschedule the Mini Conference for early next year, so watch out for notices.
We had a terrific program lined up for you with inspirational speakers & interesting activities including:

Inspirational speakers:

  • Ayya Jitindriya, the spiritual Director of Santi Monastery on her experience with the summer bushfires that came so close to Santi.

  • Ven Thubten Chokyi , the Director of the Liberation Prison Project. On her work with women in prisons, women ‘turning their minds around.’  

  • Lody Levy, psychologist and therapist on Buddhist activism – what is possible?

  • Chi Kwang Sunim on Ecodhamma.

  • Anna Halafoff  on Buddhist buildings in Australia.

Engaging activities:

  • Daily meditation and puja with the Chenrezig nuns.

  • Screening of  Bhikkhunī – Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution a documentary  about the revival of women’s ordination in Theravāda Buddhism.

  • The launch of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community.

  • Walks in the Garden of Enlightenment.

  • Visit to Cittamani Hospice.

  • Tsa Tsa painting workshop.

Not to mention good meals and the chance to mix with like minded people!

POSTPONED Sakyadhita Mini Conference and Annual General Meeting

Chenrezig Institute Eudlo Queensland   Saturday 6- Monday 8 June 2020

Past Events


Watch Sakyadhita Australia President Helen Richardson in a live webinar with Roshi Susan Murphy held 16 October 2019.  Roshi Susan is the founder and resident teacher of Zen Open Circle and  one of the important global voices in the Ecological Buddhism movement.
Roshi Susan talked on women, power and reconciliation with this earth, expanding on the themes of her keynote address given at the Sakyadhita International Conference held recently here in the Blue Mountains.


New Horizons in Buddhism: Women Rising to the Challenges

Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

 June 23rd to June 28th, 2019

Click here to download Conference papers. 

Thursday 8 November 2018




Sakyadhita Australia's inaugural webinar was with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

In the webinar Jetsunma explored issues related to the theme of the 2019 Sakyadhita International Conference – New Horizons in Buddhism.

Sakyadhita Australia’s President, Professor Suzanne Franzway hosted the webinar.

Click here for the videos of the webinar

Westwood A4 movie fundraiser flyer (Saky


Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Cinema Nova, Carlton, VIC

$28 Employed; $23 Concession


All funds raised will help an Australian Buddhist nun attend the International Sakyadhita Conference in Australia, June 2019. 

Enquiries:  ranihughes@hotmail.com

       ph 0409 164 396

Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available for sale on the day.