Dharma Day

Dharma Day

Saturday 4 July 9:30am – 4:30pm

Dharma Day is one of the main Buddhist festival days celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Dharma Day celebrates when the Buddha gave his first teaching. Join us at Sydney Centre for reflection, meditation and contemplation as we collectively read the Dhammapada (collected sayings of the Buddha) over the course of an afternoon. A great way to strengthen your connection to the Dharma.

Please note due to social distancing regulations, in-person attendance numbers are limited.

  • Join us at 9.30am for meditation, either in-person or by Zoom.
  • Join us at 10.15am for a short Dharma presentation and discussion, either in-person or by Zoom.
  • Join us at 1.30pm for reading the Dhammapada until 4.30pm in-person only.
Bodhidasa   Led by Bodhidasa

How To Join

You can join us at the centre, or if you prefer you can join online by Zoom for the first part of the day (until 11am).

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.


Time Activity
9:30am Meditation
10:15am Dharma Presentation
11am Break for Lunch
1:30pm Meditation
2pm Study of the Dhammapada, interspersed with meditation and walking meditation
4pm Short Pūjā
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up! Although due to social distancing requirements we are limited to the number of people we can have at the centre, we don't anticipate to exceed this limit.

How much does the day cost?

We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

A donation of $15-20 would help us to cover our costs, but everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?

Everyone is welcome, but the day will be especially suitable for those who have been to the centre at least a couple times before.

I can't make the whole day - can I come for just some of it?

Of course! You're welcome to come for whatever parts of the day you can make - just try to turn up at one of the times on the programme so we're not in the middle of an activity.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If you have not done pūjā before, please let the leader know so they can give an introduction.

Where to Find Us

You can attend any part of the day in person. We are in Newtown, just a short walk from the train station.