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Dalai Lama to visit Great Stupa in Australia

by Ian Green, Chorten, September 2006

Construction of great Stupa gets underway in preparation for visit by His Holiness Dalai Lama

Bendigo, Victoria (Australia) -- The next stage in the construction of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia  has commenced. This stage will see the erection of large galvanised pillars and beams that will rise two stories high. Supporting the steel will be concrete sheer walls that will also be erected in this building phase.

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Not time to grief, says Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 31, 2006

Perth, Australia -- Well known Dharma teacher Ajahn Brahmavamso in a condolence message from Australia has advised devotees in Malaysia that now is not the time to grief over the loss of their much beloved Chief Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda, who passed away today.

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Dalai Lama to visit Australia in 2007

The Australian, August 28, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- The Dalai Lama will visit Australia in June next year, giving free public lectures on religious tolerance.

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Buddhist abbot approves Shoalhaven tourism site

Australia Buddhist Corporation, August 3, 2006

Shoalhaven, Australia -- The Venerable Abbot Shi Yong Xin has inspected land at Comberton Grange where he hopes to build a Shaolin Temple, Tourism and Residential Development.

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Court halts Buddhist case

Stuff.co.nz, June 29, 2006

Auckland, New Zealand -- Tolerance has been urged in a dispute between New Zealand trustees of a Buddhist organisation and its foreign-based spiritual director.

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His Holiness' second coming

Geelong Info, June 24, 2006

Geelong, Australia -- THE Dalai Lama will visit Geelong next year. Buddhism's global figurehead will return to the bay city on June 11, 2007, as part of a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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China visit 'essential' for temple proposal

Australian Broadcasting Corp, June 19, 2006

Shoalhaven, Australia -- Shoalhaven Mayor Greg Watson has returned from China with a deal for a Shoalin temple on the south coast. The Zen Buddhist temple has signed a contract to buy 1,200 hectares of land at Comberton Grange south of Nowra.

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A Tibetan Lama Speaks at 4th Global Conference on Buddhism in Australia

Phayul, June 13, 2006

Perth, Australia -- Perth is the host city of the 4th Global Conference on Buddhism organised by The Buddhist Soceity of Western Australia under the guidance of Venerable Achan Brahm. Confronting Controversies and modern world's problem with fundamentalism, feminism and euthanasia were some of the topics discussed at this historical conference ever to be held in Australia.

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Small paws on the path to Buddhist enlightenment

by Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald, June 13, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- THERE were purebreds and mongrels, shaggy dogs and short-haired cats, divas and ruffians. And, to the amazement of their owners, barely a bark or paw-swipe in protest as the saffron-robed Tibetan Buddhist master came to help family pets on the path to enlightenment.

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International conference examine issues on fundamentalism

by Oon Yeoh, The Buddhist Channel, June 10, 2006

Perth, Australia -- When you are dealing with fundamentalists (who are sometimes not only unreasonable but also violent and belligerent) what do you do?

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