Unibodhi’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

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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 unibodhi@gmail.com

Hope to see you there 🙂

Sem 2 Week 4

Thanks to everyone who came to movie night last Friday. I hope you all had a good time.

Coming up this week:

Weekly Meditation

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.


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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 unibodhi@gmail.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


 

Semester 2 is here!

President’s Welcome

I hope everybody had a great Winter Break and welcome to Semester 2. Start of Uni means Unibodhi is also back and we have got plenty of things coming up 🙂 🙂 🙂

First up on Monday 25th July, come visit us at our O-Day store (9am-4pm) to pick up our pamphlets for the upcoming semester, get one of these gift bags which are complimentary with membership and sign-up if you haven’t done so already. https://www.facebook.com/events/322609161404165/

Also on that Monday, our weekly lunchtime mediation session, led by Venerable Neng Rong, will be up and running again from 1-2pm at Room 240A, Level 2 (Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre), Merewether Building. The topic will be “What is Buddhism?” https://www.facebook.com/events/1180347812027785/

And finally on Thursday 28th July, we will be having our Meet & Greet from 4:30-6pm at Common Room, Holme Building. Come along to meet both new and old friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/1704933966417857/
There is a fully packed first week and we will be informing you about more events and talks later on in Semester 2.  🙂 🙂 🙂

With Metta,

-Vito

Week 12 (Last week of events)

Weekly Meditation

This week is our very last meditation session for Semester 1!
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.When:  1pm – 2pm, Monday, May 23rd
Where: Room 240A, Merewether Building (H04)

Cost: Free for everyone.

How to Overcome Pressure and Stress

It might be a similar topic to last Thursday but if you didn’t come then you would be silly to miss this one. Jim Teoh was unable to make it this week so Dr Chien will be speaking to us in his place.
Dr Chien Hoong Gooi is a Buddhist teacher and Clinical Psychologist who seeks to integrate western psychology with the practices of Buddhist meditation. He was previously involved in clinical research applying mindfulness practices in the treatment of anxiety disorders at The University of Sydney and also served as the Buddhist Chaplain at the University of New South Wales. He is currently a committee member for the Australian Association of Buddhist Counselors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) and a Trustee of the Buddhist Library. He presents regular mindfulness meditation courses at universities, Buddhist groups and to the general public as part of his involvement in community outreach.
When:  4:30pm – 6pm, Thursday, May 26th
Where: Holme Meeting Room 1, Holme Building (A09)
Cost: Free for everyone.

As we come to the end of another semester we would like to thank all of you for your support of Unibodhi. Without you, our members, we wouldn’t be a society that we are today. Keep the support going and we look forward to seeing you next semester. Bhante Pandit had some useful advice last Thursday: smile before the exam and chew gum or eat something (to make your body think it is calm because you tend not to eat when you have adrenaline release). Remember, some stress is good but too much stress is bad. Best wishes in your studies and exams 🙂

With Metta,
Darren L. (Secretary)
on behalf of the Unibodhi Executive

Week 9 is here! Meditation and Movie Night

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It is amazing to think how we are at week 9 already. Exams are in just over 6 weeks and no doubt those stress levels are beginning to rise with assignments piling up. More reason for you to come and spend some quiet time at our Monday meditation to hit the reset button to allow you to focus on the task at hand. It is at the usual time and place. See our events calendar for details. Meditation is open to everyone.

Another way to help unwind is to join us for our Movie Night screening. We will be screening ‘Inside Out’ so that you can increase your levels of Joy and reduce your Sadness 😉 Food and drinks will also be provided (guaranteed to boost your levels of happiness :))

So come along for a fun-filled night with entertainment, food, and (old and new) friends! Open to everyone.

When: Thursday, 5th May (Week 9) 5pm-7pm
Where: International Student Lounge, Wentworth Building.
Movie: Inside Out (2015)
Cost: ACCESS $2, non-ACCESS $12

Please RSVP on our facebook page or email us at unibodhi@gmail.com to let us know you are coming. Hope to see you there!

O-Week!

O-Week is upon us again and here’s what we have coming up over the 3 days.

*Wed 24th Feb*
11am – 1pm: Multifaith Chaplaincy Stall (Stall 241) with Venerable Neng Rong

*Thurs 25th Feb*
11am – 1pm: Camp out at Victoria Park

*Fri 26th Feb*
11am – 1pm: Camp out at Victoria Park

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Look for us in our Unibodhi T-shirts as we will be walking around over the 3 days. And come for free membership gifts on Friday.

OWeekStallMapSo hope to see you there!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Vito Hui (President, 2016)

 

Welcome to 2016!

Hi everybody,

2016 is truly upon us as Unibodhi grows another year older. Hope everyone had a great festive season and all the best for the year ahead. As with any new year, there is always change and currently the society is in transition. Due to unfortunate administrative errors, our beloved society has been de-registered by C & S. With this present state, we need as much support from you guys, our Unibodhi members, to help maintain our society. It would be extremely helpful if you could renew your membership by filling in the attached google doc form attached below.
LINK: http://goo.gl/forms/WOcDo3gDZJ
Also in the near future, we will need to hold another AGM (Annual General Meeting) when Semester 1 commences. The current set date and time will be THURSDAY 3rd of March at 4:30 to 6pm. The finalised venue will hopefully be confirmed in the next week or so. We need as many people as possible there, to re-register the society and elect the executive team again. So hope to see you there.

With Metta,
Vito Hui (President, 2016)