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A New Logo for the SBC

Final touches have been made to our great, new logo. It’s an example of collaboration between Rijupatha, a designer and US based Order member, who sent us some initial draft designs adn who very generously donated his time and efforts; Lydia, who used her marketing talents to gauge responses particularly with the Young Triratna group; Aryadharma and Gianni who responded with a much-lauded draft – a combination of their combines vision, Aryadharma’s skill with the paintbrush and Gianni’s computer expertise; and finally Kirsten pulling it all together in a graphic and font that many have...

Melbourne Buddhist Centre: a Grand Opening

Dhiramani took the Sydney Centre’s best wishes when she attended the opening of the new Melbourne Centre on the 7th and 8th of February.  The day began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony, and the Mayor appreciating in the diversity of culture and places of worship in the municipality.

She presented the Sydney sangha’s gift offerings.  Lisa Kelly’s lovely lotus like card, which many of us signed, was bursting open with metta and blessings and a double vajra was offered to the shrine – selected in part for its symbolism of fearlessness, courage and unobstructed success....

Saturday as a Sangha Gathering

We’re five weeks into our new Saturday at the SBC program.  In addition to our very successful Saturday morning meditations, we’re now offering coffee and pastries between 10 and 10:20am. Then, as icing on the cake so to speak, we are engaging in a Dharma session 'til around 11:30. We initially explored the Four Reminders: a precious human life, impermanence and death, karma and suffering – those topics of contemplation that are so important in keeping our impetus to practice the Dharma, for ourselves and others.

We're now looking at "The Texture of Reality" and our Dharma journey...