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by Ben
Mon May 05, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Life Stories of Australia crowdfunding campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Buddhist Life Stories of Australia crowdfunding campaign

Dear friends, On behalf of my kalayanamitta, Ed Ng, I am passing on the details of an important crowd funding campaign to support the joint project "Buddhist life stories of Australia". If you practice Dana, then I urge you to support this important project. With metta, Ben. Dear Dhamma friends I am...
by Ben
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Public talk in Tasmania Monday 22nd April
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Public talk in Tasmania Monday 22nd April

Dear all, For those of you who live in Northern Tasmania or for those of you who may have interested friends and family here: PUBLIC TALK “Buddhism in the 21st Century” By Ven. Shih Ying-Fa Abbot of Cloudwater ZendoCleveland, Ohio U.S.A. Monday April 22nd, at 6:30p.m. Somerset Uniting Church CONTACT...
by Ben
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: An invitation to an ordination in Tasmania
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: An invitation to an ordination in Tasmania

Interesting indeed, plwk!
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend due to my wife's birthday falling on the same day.
But I promised my friend I would 'put the word out' and invite Buddhists and non-Buddhists far and wide.
I am sure it will be a success!
kind regards,

Ben
by Ben
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: An invitation to an ordination in Tasmania
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

An invitation to an ordination in Tasmania

On behalf of a friend, I would like to share with you this announcement of an ordination in the fabled land of Tasmania. The Buddha-heart Fellowship invites you to attend the Ordination of Alan Piercy (Ven. Sangye Dorje), by Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot of Cloudwater Zendo, the Zen Centre of Cleveland, ...
by Ben
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS
Replies: 20
Views: 3563

Re: Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS

Congratulations Venerable on your meritorious appointment.
with metta,
Ben
by Ben
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: SN Goenka retreats
Replies: 36
Views: 5955

Re: SN Goenka retreats

Greetings Johnny, I have been a student of SN Goenka since 1985. I've had the opportunity to sit long courses here in Australia, India, New Zealand and Myanmar. I also had the opportunity to sit and serve with SN Goenka both in Australia and at the main centre, Dhammagiri in Igatpuri, India. I'm als...
by Ben
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The first Buddhist U.S. Senator
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: The first Buddhist U.S. Senator

Great news!
I hope the senator is an excellent representative and advocate for her electorate.
kind regards,

Ben
by Ben
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Soto Zen in Northern NSW, Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Soto Zen in Northern NSW, Australia

Hi everyone, A friend of mine, an ex-monastic associated with Throssal Hall, has moved to North Central NSW, Australia. If you live in around North Central NSW and interested in making contact with a co-practitioner or you have friends who might be interested in Soto, please let me know by contactin...
by Ben
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding recent scam
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding recent scam

Dear friends A message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding a recent hacking of his account and request for money: On Monday morning someone in the U.K hijacked Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi's gmail account. He wrote a global email through Ven. Bodhi's contact list, reporting that Ven. Bodhi was stranded in Scotland a...
by Ben
Mon May 11, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!!
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

You guys certainly know how to make a guy feel great!
Thanks so much for your kind wishes, but also for your companionship on the path!
May you and all whom you love attain liberation!
Metta

Ben

PS: please do visit the thread at Dhamma Wheel where I've posted some photos!
by Ben
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha statue shedding 'tears'
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Buddha statue shedding 'tears'

He wears goggles!
by Ben
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha statue shedding 'tears'
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Buddha statue shedding 'tears'

Buddhas don't cry!
by Ben
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to old friends and new
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Greetings to old friends and new

That is great to hear Keith. I've recently applied to be the adoption program coordinator for Tasmania and we're in the process of adopting another greyhound from interstate. Our much beloved Blaze, who we adopted seven years ago, passed away a month ago. We're adopting a red-brindle 'Queenie' like ...
by Ben
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Big congrats!
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Big congrats!

Hi Jechbi

its great to see you here!

Ben
by Ben
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Happy Buddha's Birthday!
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: Happy Buddha's Birthday!

Happy Buddha's Birthday Day!
by Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: for fun

Maybe the reason there was nothing here is because it all went. Because, as we know, almost anything goes in this forum! You could say its non-stick teflon coated!
Cheers

Ben
by Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: hello

Hi Adam

As always, its nice to have you onboard!
Metta

Ben
by Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Assistance sought for research project
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Assistance sought for research project

Hi all Please see below message from Michael Ireland who is a PhD Student at the University of Queensland: Hello friends I am very sorry for any cross posting or if you have received this already. I am currently conducting scientific research at the University of Queensland to validate the beneficia...
by Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to old friends and new
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Greetings to old friends and new

Hi all Its Ben from Dhamma Wheel and originally Ben O'Loughlin from E-Sangha. For those who haven't met me, my story in the Dhamma began again when I took refuge for the first time on my 22nd birthday nearly 24 years ago under SN Goenka's assistant teachers Graham (deceased) and Anne Gambie. Back th...
by Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Testing

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!