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New South Wales

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In the Winter 2017 issue

  • Monsoon on the Dhamma Land
  • Angulimala: Serial killer
  • New Zealand: a shooting club near Dhamma Medini
  • Three Types of Individuals
  • Cell to Freedom
  • Q & A from Goenkaji’s discourse for old meditators
  • 60 Day Course at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Dhamma Ujjala development update
  • Appointments
  • Course schedule

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Winter 2017

Archive

The newsletters listed here provide a   snapshot of   events and developments at  Dhamma Bhumi and in NSW since 2004.Some  newsletters do not have the correct links to important pages such as the schedule – please use  the sitewide links to access course schedules, group sittings and other current information.

Spring 2016

  • The Venerable Webu Sayadaw 1896-1977
  • The Megalong Valley: an old student course centre
  • New Dhamma Bhumi masterplan
  • Appointments
  • Pali workshop, January 2017
  • Dhamma Ujjala update
  • Course schedules

Summer 2016

  • Elaichi Devi Goenka (Mataji) 1929 to 2016
  • Logic and living wisdom
  • Dhamma Bhumi energy and infrastructure initiative
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji
  • Appointments
  • Course schedule

Winter 2015

  • Progress of Vipassana meditation – SN Goenka
  • Living at the edge of the woods – Rob Burt
  • Dhamma Ujjala, South Australia
  • Respect for Dhamma
  • At Dhamma Bhumi
  • When the world shakes – Nepal
  • Letter from Kathmandu
  • Help needed with course registration program – CALM
  • The Philippines
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji

Spring 2014

  • Ashoka: an ideal ruler
  • The Dhamma Bhumi pagoda
  • Dhamma Bhumi centre news
  • Serving at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji
  • Course schedules and group sittings

Autumn 2013

  • Building the dwelling of Dhamma
  • The purpose of Dhamma service
  • Update on Dhamma Passaddhi
  • The gardens at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Registration systems – developers needed
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji
  • Course schedules and group sittings

2012 Winter

  • Factors of enlightenment by Patrick Given-Wilson
  • Dhamma Bhumi news, including Dhamma Bhumi on Facebook
  • Dhamma Passaddhi news
  • In memoriam, Stephen Smith
  • International updates
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji
  • Course schedules and group sittings

Summer 2011

  • Sayagyi U Ba Khin: truth triumphant
  • Sayagyi u Ba Khin, a short biography
  • The time is now
  • Dhamma Bhumi news
  • For the benefit of many, the TSC at Dhamma Rasmi
  • In fond memory of Dr Kay Wain
  • New meditation hall at Dhamma Aloka, Victoria
  • First 30-day course at Dhamma Java, Indonesia
  • Yes Madam, Sir
  • Update on Dhamma Passaddhi, northern NSW
  • Course schedules and group sittings

Winter 2011

  • Cause and effect
  • Sayings of Sayagyi u Ba Khin
  • The seed of Dhamma grows in the Northern Rivers
  • Questions and answers
  • Updates on work at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Pali workshop in September 2011
  • Course schedules and group sittings

Summer 2010

  • The ten soldiers of Mara
  • Right volition of dana
  • The Gratitude Gathering
  • Extending the pagoda at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Course schedules and group sittings

 Winter 2009

  • The Buddha’s first discourse
  • Dhamma Passaddhi – a new centre for northern NSW and the Gold Coast
  • The factors of enlightenment
  • Questions and answers with Goenkaji
  • Renovation of B Block
  • Teenagers’ and children’s courses
  • Course schedules and group sittings

January 2009

  • Global pagoda structure completed
  • Message from Goenkaji for Dhamma Bhumi’s 25th anniversary
  • 25 years of meditation at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Upcoming courses: Hindi/English, Cambodian
  • 3-day course over the Australia Day long weekend
  • New South Australian centre, Dhamma Ujjala
  • Service in Western Australia

June 2008

  • Gain the strength of Dhamma
  • Questions and answers on Dhamma Service
  • Pagoda development approved
  • Water project
  • Pali workshop, September 2008
  • Cyclone in Myanmar
  • Courses and contacts

Summer 2008

  • Fulfilling the teaching of the Buddha by SN Goenka
  • Questions and answers
  • Words of Dhamma
  • Pariyatti – a resource for meditators
  • Dhamma Bhumi news
  • first 45-day course
  • pagoda extension
  • Cambodian course, March 2008
  • Pali language course in Australia 2008

October 2007

  • Pagoda update
  • 45-day course at Dhamma Bhumi
  • Purchase and renovation of 201 Station Street, Blackheath

August 2007

  • Land acquistion
  • Pagoda: work begins on the upper cells
  • Energy audit

Autumn 2007 – special edition

  • Centre land acquisition opportunity

Autumn 2007

  • The purpose of Dhamma service
  • First 45-day course at Dhamma Bhumi in 2007
  • Executive Course July 2007
  • Completing the pagoda
  • Pali language course
  • Fire and water

March 2007

  • Sayings of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
  • Hindi/English course
  • Children’s course in Wollongong

December 2006

  • Vipassana: the practical path to unity in diversity
  • Group sitting for the Cambodian community
  • Centre gardening project

October 2006

  • Global Pagoda: inauguration of the main dome
  • Cambodian/Vietnamese/English course

September 2006

  • Realising the dream of Dhamma
  • Pali course and 45-day course
  • Community water grant for Dhamma Bhumi
  • Gem set in gold – translations
  • Executive course 2006
  • Dhamma servers workshop
  • Young minds meditating

June 2006

  • Goenkaji’s tour of Sri Lanka
  • Tidying the Centre grounds
  • New CBD group sitting
  • Cambodian course

May 2006

  • Realising the dream of Dhamma
  • Dhamma service
  • Video of the kitchen

February 2006

  • Right Understanding
  • Centre news
  • Holiday season courses
  • Update on current work projects
  • Kitchen upgrade
  • Adopt-a-job – cleaning, upgrading and maintenance
  • Upcoming events
  • Dhamma Service Workshop
  • Meditation for young minds
  • Executive course
  • Hindi and Cambodian courses
  • International news

November 2005

  • Fifty Years on the Path of Dhamma
  • One-day courses
  • Courses for old students
  • New group sitting

September 2005

  • The value of Dhamma Service
  • Dhamma Service Workshop, Dhamma Bhumi  20-22 September
  • Pagodas: The Global Pagoda; The Pagoda Project at Dhamma Bhumi

February 2005

  • Vipassana on ABC’s Compass program

November 2004

  • new ensuites for males
  • hall surround

October  2004

  • New projects at Dhamma Bhumi
  • New group sitting time and venue in Bondi Junction

September 2004

  • ABC interview (Rob Moodie) and documentary
  • New group sittings in Newcastle and Canberra