Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and support

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and support

Postby zavk » Mon May 05, 2014 10:28 pm

Dear Dhamma friends

I am very excited to inform you about the successful launch of the crowdfunding campaign, Buddhist Life Stories of Australia (part of Research My World, a collaboration between Pozible and Deakin University, Australia)

You can support the campaign here: http://www.pozible.com/buddhistlifestoriesaustralia



The research team is extremely grateful to all who have offered advice and feedback in the development of this project. We are especially grateful to Venerable Ajahn Brahm, Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, Venerable Chi Kwang, Venerable Robina Courtin, Venerable Bhante Sujato, Kim Hollow (President of the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils), and Laura Chan (President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Melbourne chapter), who have all kindly contributed to the video.

As you can see in the video, the research team only worked with a basic, minimal script — it is the generous support of Buddhist leaders that have made it such a touching and moving video. And this is what excites us the most about this project: that it is a collaborative process between the research team and the broader Buddhist community, an opportunity for us (who are practicing Buddhists) to perform an act of service to the community.

We envision this present project as the modest first step of a larger, long-term program that will allow us to document more life stories, not only of ordained members of the Sangha but also the lay community. Buddhism in Australia is diverse, vibrant, and multicultural – all sorts of flowers of different shapes and colours. We are so blessed and grateful to be part of this with you.

Please help us spread the word about this campaign. And please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if you wish to explore ways to actively publicise the campaign at your location. We would be most grateful for your assistance.

You can stay updated about the campaign via Facebook and Twitter

https://www.facebook.com/buddhistlifestoriesaustralia

https://twitter.com/edw_ng

https://twitter.com/AnnaHalafoff

Or use the hashtags #BuddhismOz

With utmost gratitude and metta
Edwin, with Anna and Praveena :anjali: :smile:
With metta,
zavk
User avatar
zavk
 
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and supp

Postby Ben » Mon May 05, 2014 10:39 pm

Dear members,
I urge any and all who practice Dana to give to this very worthy project.
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia is an extremely important project to document the leaders and pioneers who have nurtured the Dhamma here in Australia.
With metta,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com
User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
 
Posts: 16313
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Land of the sleeping gods

Re: Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and supp

Postby zavk » Tue May 06, 2014 8:03 am

Thank you Ben.

This is a very interesting and curious process for everyone involved, as such an approach to conducting research is new. But I think it is an important way for the public and researchers to speak with one another. In terms of Buddhism, the research team is especially grateful that this gives us an opportunity to perform a service to the broader Buddhist community, as we are all practicing Buddhists and we regard service as an integral part of our pursuit of the Eightfold Path.

There are other projects in the Deakin-Pozible Research My World collaboration. Please check them out, support them and spread the word too!

Diabetes Stigma http://www.pozible.com/project/180905



Hips 4 Hipsters http://www.pozible.com/project/180749



Thank you!
Ed
With metta,
zavk
User avatar
zavk
 
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and supp

Postby zavk » Tue May 13, 2014 10:16 pm

Dear friends

Here is the full video that Ajahn Brahm made for us. He was very kind and generous with his time. We didn't really have a script for him. We asked if he would say a few words about the project and he did!

With metta,
zavk
User avatar
zavk
 
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Buddhist Life Stories of Australia-please share and supp

Postby kizma » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:25 pm

Lovely :)

How can we stay updated on this project now that the campaign is over?
User avatar
kizma
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:40 am
Location: Île Perrot, Québec


Return to Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests