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Australia: 16th Sakyadhita Conference
June 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEST
New Horizons in Buddhism
Ven. Thubten Chodron and other Abbey nuns join with Buddhists from all over the world for the 16th International Sakyadhita Conference in the Blue Mountains of Australia, near Sydney.
The theme, New Horizons in Buddhism, explores changes within Buddhist circles worldwide, in response to current global concerns. What has Buddhism to offer in the face of our shared challenges? And in particular, what are the particular qualities which the female voice can bring in facing these concerns?
Ven. Chodron will give a presentation and lead a workshop on paper presentation and workshop on “Creating Buddhist Communities by Relying on the Six Harmonies,” offering principles for founding monasteries and spiritual communities. Other conference presenters include Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Ven. Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, and Roshi Joan Halifax.
Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women has worked to benefit Buddhist women around the world since 1987. The organization has nearly 2,000 members in 45 countries worldwide and its bi-annual conference attract several hundred participants. Ven. Chodron was present at the founding of Sakyadhita and presented at the 14th conference in Indonesia in 2015.
Read Ven. Jampa’s experience of attending the 15th International Sakyadhita conference in Hong Kong in 2017.