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Buddhism, Australia’s second largest religion

by Jake Mitra, The Buddhist Channel, April 14, 2015

Perth, Australia -- The spotlight will fall on Perth’s growing role as a cultural and tourism hub for the Australasian region over the August 8–9 weekend this year, when more than 1,000 international and Australian delegates will gather for a unique conference hosted at Perth’s Convention & Exhibition Centre: the 9th Global Conference on Buddhism, themed on Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness.

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Construction of RM1.1bil Buddhist retreat and kung fu school to start soon

Xinhua, March 27, 2015

SYDNEY, Australia -- After more than 1,500 years in existence, Dengfeng’s revered Shaolin Temple is to soon start building its first international outpost in Australia.

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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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