Semester 2, Week 13
We would like to thank everyone who attended our 37th Annual Maitri Night last Thursday. It was a very successful event with a large turnout and the performances were spectacular. We would like to thank all of the monastics who attended and who gave us insight into our theme of ‘Right Livelihood’. Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who volunteered in supporting the event and helped to make the night as wonderful as it was.
Hey everyone! Good news! Besides having a Facebook group and website for Unibodhi USYD, we now have an official WeChat group as well! Feel free to join us on WeChat as well! 😀😀😀
Unibodhi welcomes you back to campus for 2017 🙂 🙂 🙂
We will be there at Oweek from 9am to 4pm all 3 days (Wed 1st Mar to Fri 3rd Mar) Visit and sign up with us and you’ll receive your membership card and complimentary gift bag which includes prayer beads, a bracelet and a small book filled with Buddhist wisdom. Maybe grab a Unibodhi T-shirt as well.
More importantly, you’ll be invited to join all our events throughout the year including the regular meditation sessions and Dhamma talks, as well as our special events like movie nights and bushwalks.
Unibodhi is non-sectarian and welcomes people from all Buddhist traditions, all faiths and all non-religious backgrounds with warmth and openness.
If you have any interest in Buddhism, or if your curiosity is piqued, please come along 🙂 🙂 🙂
We look forward to seeing you there! May all beings be happy!
Stall number: 183
In front of the quadrangle (Refer to map)
Membership: $2 (with ACCESS)
Membership + T-Shirt: $5 (with ACCESS)
When: Friday 21st October (Wk 12), 5-7pm
Where: Common Room, Holme Building (A09), University of Sydney
Our term as the 35th executive team is coming to an end and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to continue leading Unibodhi. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested with a short description of yourself.
At our AGM, we will be reviewing the year that has gone by and electing our new 36th executive team. We really need as much support as possible to avoid becoming de-registered like last year so please come along. Hope to see you there.
- OPENING AND WELCOME
- APOLOGIES AND LEAVES OF ABSENCE
- MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
- BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
- MOTIONS ON NOTICE
- ANNUAL REPORTS OF EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
- Report of the President
- Report of the Treasurer
- Report of the Secretary
- Reports of the Other Executive Members
- ELECTION OF THE EXECUTIVE
- Appointment of Returning Officer
- Nominations will be considered and voted on for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Dhamma Officer, External Officer and General Executives
- Persons may nominate themselves or by members present at the meeting. Please email email@example.com if you intend to nominate for a position.
- GENERAL BUSINESS
- DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
- CLOSE OF MEETING
You are cordially invited to attend Unibodhi’s 35th anniversary celebration night. There will be a dhamma talk, multimedia and performances centred around the theme of ‘Honesty’. So come along for a night of entertainment and fun 😀 Dinner will also be supplied~
When: Friday 7th October (Week 10), 6-8:30pm
Where: Seminar Rm 105, New Law Building (F10), University of Sydney. Parking is available at the New Law Carpark after 3pm for $2 per hour.
Cost: $5 Access, $15 non-Access & at the door (all tickets must be purchased through EventBrite).
Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unibodhi-anniversary-night-tickets-27772266597
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/615928081925173/
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there 🙂
Living Diligently: Fortnightly Talk
What does it mean to lead a “diligent” life? Why should we be diligent? How can we become more diligent? Come along to hear a wide ranging discussion about all things “diligence”.
John Barclay is a lay teacher in the tradition of Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. He leads the Wednesday evening Lotus Buds group at the Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre in Camperdown which is associated with a number of lay Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in the wider Sydney region and with the “Entering the Stream” Monastery in Beaufort, Victoria. John began practicing with Lotus Buds in 1995. He received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004. John is currently teaching Buddhist classes to young people at Campsie Public School, Sydney Boys High and Minh Quang Temple, Canley Vale.
4:30pm – 6pm, Thursday 1st September
Reading Room, Holme Building (A09
: Free for everyone.
Thanks to everyone who came by for Snacks and Chill. It was great catching up with all of you.
We have a coastal walk (Coogee to Bondi) planned for Sunday 11th Sep (Week 7) so if you are keen, make sure to keep that day free. More details will follow soon.
Thanks to everyone who came to movie night last Friday. I hope you all had a good time.
Coming up this week:
Unibodhi is very delighted to welcome Venerable Neng Rong to guide us through metta (loving kindness) meditation, and inspire us through the Buddha’s teachings. Venerable Neng Rong is the abbess of the Hwa Tsang Monastery and also the Buddhist Chaplain of the University of Sydney.
Topic: Being One’s Best Being
When: 1pm – 2pm, Monday 15th August
Where: Room 240A, Merewether Building (H04)
Cost: Free for everyone.
Mindfulness: Fortnightly Talk
Have you heard about this new “fad”? Want to know what it is all about and how it works? Come along to part 2 of this fortnightly talk to find out more.
Sister Bich Nghiem is a senior Dharma teacher of Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. She has been teaching in many places under the Unified Buddhist Church, and some of here teachings can be heard from The Deer Park Dharmacast podcast.
When: 4:30pm – 6pm, Thursday 18th August
Where: Common Room, Holme Building (A09)
Cost: Free for everyone.
Some of you may have heard about UNSW Unibuds’ Bodhi Nite which is their equivalent of our anniversary celebration. We are looking to organise a group of the execs and members to go along together and support our counterparts at UNSW. It should be a night of fun, learning and scrumptious vegetarian food. The theme this year is “Life in the Hourglass – Patience is not just about waiting.” For more info please see here: https://www.facebook.com/events/686889288126802/
We are pleased to be able to offer the same price to our members as Unibuds members. The tickets are $12pp which includes entry and food. If you are interested, please comment on our facebook page or drop us an email at email@example.com and Vito (President of Unibodhi) or Darren (Secretary) will be in touch. See you next Saturday!
When: 6pm – 10pm, Saturday 20th August (Dinner 6-7pm)
Where: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Kensington (map)
Cost: Unibodhi Members (please contact us to pre-purchase): $12, Non-members: $15, At door: $18