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Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:50 am

Attention all Buddhists down under!

I heard that Bhante Punnaji is coming your way! (or may in fact already be there)

I believe his first stop is in Melbourne and then later to New Zealand, then back to Malaysia and Canada.

You don't want to miss seeing and meeting him, if you get the chance! I am not sure which vihara he will be staying at. Perhaps if any Aussies know where, you can post it here.

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:53 am

Times like this I wish I was still living on the mainland!
Thanks for letting us know, David.
kind regards,

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:56 am

Greetings,

April 22 (Sunday) Venerable Madawela Punnaji giving Dhamma talk on Sunday Morning. BSV Meditation Hall 9:30am - 10:30am - http://www.bsv.net.au/

(Looks like he gave one last Sunday at the same venue, and interestingly, the website links to David's Dhammawiki entry on ven. Punnaji)

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:12 am

Thanks for posting the date and time for his talk. If you (or anyone else) goes and meets him, please send him my warmest regards.

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby SDC » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:05 am

Don't pass up this opportunity if you are able to attend. You will not regret it. :smile:

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Goofaholix » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:48 pm

I haven't been able to find out anything about engagements in New Zealand so if anybody has information that would be appreciated.
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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby manas » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:04 pm

David, and retro - thank you so much for that information.

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Dan74 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:48 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

April 22 (Sunday) Venerable Madawela Punnaji giving Dhamma talk on Sunday Morning. BSV Meditation Hall 9:30am - 10:30am - http://www.bsv.net.au/

(Looks like he gave one last Sunday at the same venue, and interestingly, the website links to David's Dhammawiki entry on ven. Punnaji)

Metta,
Retro. :)


I am thinking of going, but according to the BSV website, there is Ven Jag giving Dhamma talk tomorrow morning, not Ven Punnaji.

Mind you a friend tells me Ven Jag is rather good too, but hey, he is a regular, hence not so special. :)
_/|\_

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Dan74 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 am

We ended up going anyway! BSV on Sundays seem to be drawing incredible crowds - they certainly need new (or more) space. Ven Punnaji didn't speak but it was an excellent morning service, with meditation in the beginning, the chanting of the Refuge, homage to the Triple Gem, Five Precepts and Metta Sutta followed by the talk by Ven Jag first reading the Uposatha Sutta and then some of his comments and reflections.

Anyone from Melbourne goes or was actually there this morning? We were the couple with an 8-year-old boy sitting on the cushions at the back (the younger ones were with the grandparents today).
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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:46 am

I'm glad you went, Dan. Thanks for the update.
kind regards,

Ben
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Dan74 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:17 am

Me too, Ben. And I am even more glad that my wife liked it. She isn't exactly a card-carrying Buddhist and the liturgy and the long talk could've easily been too much. But they weren't. :thumbsup:
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Re: Attn: all Buddhists down under!

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:12 pm

Fantastic news, Dan!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

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