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Tony Abbott opens Nan Tien Buddhist Institute at Wollongong as leadership tensions continue

by Emma Partridge, Sydney Morning Herald, March 2, 2015

Wollongong, Australia -- If you don't know whether you'll be prime minister next week – put on your best Sunday shoes, laugh with monks and clean.

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Nan Tien Institute to open $40 million campus on March 1

By AGRON LATIFI, The Illawarra Mercury, Feb. 23, 2015

Unanderra, Australia -- It has been 15 years in the making but the wait will be over this Sunday when Australia's first government-accredited Buddhist tertiary institution is officially opened before many guests.

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Phoney Buddhist monks scam Victorians and tourists

by Louise Almeida, The Age, January 9, 2015

Melbourne, Australia -- Fake Buddhist monks are scamming well-meaning Melburnians and tourists, Consumer Affairs has warned.

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In search of a wandering Buddhist monk

by Kerry Stewart, ABC, 31 October 2014

A Buddhist monk on a country road

Sydney, Australia -- Buddhist monk Jason Chan has been wandering the east coast of Australia since 2011 barefoot and carrying nothing but his robe and alms bowl. Keeping a diary of efforts to locate Jason in Sydney, Kerry Stewart made some spiritual discoveries of her own.

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Australia’s First Buddhist-run Institution Blooms

by Angela Fedele, http://sourceable.net, 7 October, 2014

Wollongong, Australia -- Wollongong’s Nan Tien Temple has opened Australia’s first Buddhist-run tertiary institution with architecture that is as spiritual as its teachings.

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