During the COVID-19 response, UNIBUDS is moving all weekly activities to Facebook and Instagram. This includes weekly Chinese and English Dhamma Talk, as well as weekly meditation.
May you be peaceful and well amid this unexpected situation.
In 2020, UNIBUDS celebrates its 40th year serving the UNSW campus community! Due to the pandemic, the annual Bodhi Nite is going to be online, streamed live on YouTube and available on Facebook: 3 Oct 2020, 7:00pm | Youtube Premiere 4 Oct 2020, 9:00 am| Facebook Event
The Buddhist Chaplaincy aims to provide support to students and staff on campus. The Buddhist Chaplain provides assistance and advice/counselling to students on personal development, and work together with Student Life and Learning whenever required. The Buddhist Chaplain also gives talks on Buddhism at various faculties/departments upon request.
In addition, the Buddhist Chaplain also guides and assists the University of NSW Buddhist Society (UNIBUDS) in running the Society and sharing the teachings and peacefulness of the Buddha with everyone at the university.
UNIBUDS organises regular Dharma talks (Buddhist talks) every Thursday and Friday evening during the university semesters. They also hold regular lunch time meditation sessions at the Religious Centre and meditation workshops bi-monthly. In addition to the above activities, UNIBUDS also organise weekly social gatherings or sports activities for members.
Activities of UNIBUDS can be found on www.unibuds.unsw.edu.au
The Buddhists look upon the Buddha as a teacher. The essence of the Buddha’s teachings is to do good, avoid evil and purify the mind. It is by putting effort into practising the teachings ourselves that we can gradually develop perfection of wisdom, compassion, purity and peace like the Buddha. As the saying goes:
By ourselves is evil done;
By ourselves we pain endure.
By ourselves we cease from ill;
By ourselves become we pure.
No one can save us but ourselves;
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path,
Buddhas only point the way.