COVID-Safe

We are taking a number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our centre. This page outlines our COVID Safe policy and we will keep this page updated with the latest information.

Last updated 19th December 2021

Reopening Plan

Most of our classes are now running in person, although some have decided to take breaks over the holiday season and resume in January.

Monday Men's Mitra Study Has returned to the centre starting at 7pm. Some groups may continue offering hybrid options, and some groups woll be taking a break over the holiday season. Check with your study group leader.
Tuesday Men's Introductory Study Running in-person and online.
Wednesday Meditation & Dharma Book Club To be confirmed.
Wednesday Young Sydney Buddhists Running in-person and online.
Thursday Evening Meditation Running in-person and online.
Thursday Women's Study Currently taking a break over Christmas and New Year. Will meet online on 6 January and decide future plan.
Friday 11th Step Meditation & Recovery Workshop Running in-person and online.
Saturday Dharma Morning Running in-person and online.
Daily Morning Meditation Will remain online for the foreseeable future.

Safety Measures for In-Person Events

In accordance with government guidance, we have implemented a number of measures which apply to all in-person events happening both at the centre, and on retreat at Vijayaloka:

  • You must check in with the NSW Health QR-code.
  • We ask everyone to please not come to the centre or to any retreat if you are unwell, have recently been to one of the places listed on NSW Government's website or have been in contact with someone who has or may have COVID-19. Take advantage of our ongoing online offerings instead.
  • We ask everyone to exercise appropriate hygiene and social distancing.

Online Resources

In addition to the online classes we are running, many of our friends around the world have created online resources. You may find these resources useful:

  • The Buddhist Centre Online has an online toolkit where they are running daily meditations every day at 4:30pm Sydney time, home retreats, podcasts, and have links to other great resources.
  • The London Buddhist Centre has an online programme with videos, online classes, and more.
  • Free Buddhist Audio have a huge collection of audio talks from Triratna Order Members, and the complete archive of our teacher Sangharakshita.
  • Windhorse Publications (UK) have a great selection of books and eBooks from Triratna authors and are currently giving away a free topical eBook each week.
  • Windhorse Books (Australia) have a selection of books and meditation equipment with home delivery available.

Conclusion

The outbreak of COVID-19 is a graphic reminder of the interconnectedness of all life. It is also a reminder to apply the Buddha’s teachings to respond with kindness, clarity and fearlessness. We would like to extend mettā and well-wishing to all beings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you at the Sydney Buddhist Centre.