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Local Buddhist community mark four years since the planting of the Bonnyrigg Bodhi Tree

BY LAUREN MCMAH, Fairfield Advance, Dec 18, 2012

Fairfield, Australia -- MEMBERS of the local Buddhist community have held a ceremony to mark four years since the planting of the Bonnyrigg Bodhi Tree.

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Blessing ceremony to mark start of construction of Woods Bagot-designed Buddhist Campus in Wollongong

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2012

Wollongong, Australia -- A “piling and blessing ceremony” is to be held this Sunday 18 November at the site of the new Nan Tien University and Cultural Centre, with architecture by Woods Bagot.

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The Castor Bay Presbyterian Church and hall will become a place of Buddhist worship and meditation

Stuff, Nov 8, 2012

Castor Bay, New Zealand -- A Buddhist organisation has bought the Castor Bay Presbyterian Church.

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Lama Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche passes away in Australia

The Age, Sept 26, 2012

Melbourne, Australia -- TRALEG Kyabgon Rinpoche drew thousands of Australians to the considered life of contemplation on the nature of mind. A pioneer of ''integrated Buddhism'', he exemplified the tradition that meditation is a path not only to calming the mind but to inner transformation of the self.

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Meditation marathon in Brunswick

BY TESSA HOFFMAN, Moreland Leader, Aug 8, 2012

Melbourne, Australia -- IT'S a 12-hour marathon with a difference - the participants don't move.

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For Belgrave Buddhist monks, it's the rite way to celebrate

BY CLAIRE THWAITES, Jul 3, 2012

Maroondah, Australia -- It's not every day you get offered the chance to celebrate the Dalai Lama's birthday - and certainly not an invitation you'd expect in the outer east of Melbourne.

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Christianity Steadily Declining in Australia, Buddhism, Hinduism Growing

by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, Jun. 22, 2012

Sydney, Australia -- A national census has revealed that while most Australians profess Christianity as a belief, the religion as a whole in the country has been on a steady decline, while the number adherents of Eastern faiths like Buddhism and Hinduism has grown.

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Auckland: Buddha's Day out

By Farida Master, NZ Herald, Apr 14, 2012

A day at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple provides much-needed nourishment for the soul, writes Farida Master.

Auckland, New Zealand -- You may be forgiven for thinking you've travelled into another dynasty. Though the busy Botany Town Centre is only minutes away, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple that stands tall at Flat Bush, has changed the skyline of the suburb.

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Conference on "Buddhism & Australia"

The Buddhist Channel, April 5, 2012

Perth, Australia -- The International Conference ”Buddhism & Australia 2013” will be held in 7 - 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region, its' history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its' religious history.

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Calming influence of Tibetan Buddhism

by Shireen Khalil, Inner West Courier, 25 Mar, 2012

Balmain, Australia -- CHODEN Rinpoche never left his room for 19 years. Rather than escaping his country during the Chinese invasion, Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, decided to not leave his small, dark room in Lhasa until 1985.

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