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Buddhism bonanza: Celebrations across Australia as religion maintains its popularity

By Samantha Turnbull, Justin Huntsdale and Anthony Scully, ABC North Coast, 7 Jul 2017

Sydney, Australia -- The 2016 census shows Australians are less religious than ever before, but one religion is maintaining its popularity, with diverse celebrations planned across the country this weekend.

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Buddhism scripture teachers struggling to keep up with demand from state schools

By Samantha Turnbull, ABC North Coast, Dec 15, 2016

New South Wales, Australia -- New South Wales public schools are struggling to keep up with demand for Buddhism scripture teachers.

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How violent poo-chucker turned Buddhist

by Erin Godwin, Chinchilla News, 15th Oct 2016

Brisbane, Australia -- ONE of Queensland's most violent prisoners, who threw urine and feces at correction officers, says Buddhism has saved him.

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Green light for 3-storey Buddhist temple for Adelaide’s north by Playford Council’s Development Assessment Panel

by Sarah Rohweder, Northern Messenger, July 26, 2016

Adelaide, Asutralia -- THE United Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation SA will no longer have to use a small house as a makeshift temple under a new plan to build a worship centre in the north.

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Tibetan Teacher visits Manjushri Buddhist Centre

Milton Ulladulla Times, June 16, 2016

Milton, Australia -- Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and respected teacher, Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe, will once more offer a weekend of teaching sessions at the Manjushri Buddhist Centre, Milton.

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Queensland's Buddhist numbers swell

by Tony Moore, Brisbane Times, April 30 2016

Brisbane, Australia -- There are probably as many Buddhists in Brisbane today as Baptists, if the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics data can be a guide.

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Buddhist cremation and burial garden opens at Enfield Memorial Park in Adelaide

ABC, April 2, 2016

Monks will plant trees and chant at the official opening of Adelaide's Buddhist cremation and burial garden on Sunday.

Adelaide, Australia -- Chief executive of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority Robert Pitt told 891 ABC Adelaide the new spiritual site grew out of an error made during a cremation service more than two years ago.

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Meditation meets maths in Melbourne's first Buddhist school in Springvale

by Timna Jacks, The Age, March 20, 2016

Hoa Nghiem Primary School is founded on environmental sustainability and wellbeing - even maths is taught in a thoughtful, compassionate manner.

Melbourne, Australia -- At the foot of a towering pagoda in Springvale, 20 primary school students wave goodbye to their parents.

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Adelaide’s first dedicated Buddhist burial site at Enfield Memorial Park

by Jade Gailberger, The Advertiser, February 28, 2016

Adelaide, Australia -- AN error at a Buddhist’s funeral has led to the establishment of the first dedicated South Australian burial area for the ancient religion.

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Buddhist primary school in Springvale South a first for Melbourne

The Buddhist Channel, February 22, 2016

Melbourne, Australia -- SPRINGVALE South is home to Melbourne’s first Buddhist primary school.

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