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Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am Free
The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
9.30am-11am Saturday – Lecture Hall 1
All welcome, the forum is free of charge and open to the public. Join us for morning tea and coffee afterwards or stroll through the beautiful grounds and admire the scenic views.
A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by Asian cultures around the essence of
the teachings of the Buddha, who lived 2,500 years ago. The enduring nature of
Buddhism is symptomatic of its integrity as a spiritual discipline. Over the past
several decades Westerners have begun to learn from and participate in the diversity
and essence of Buddhism.
Over the 37 years since its founding, the annual Buddhist Summer School has
become one of the foremost gatherings in Australia for Buddhists from various
traditions to discuss and explore relevant topics, bringing insight and practical
advice from each tradition. The 37th annual Buddhist Summer School will offer
courses on Buddhist philosophy, practice and psychology by esteemed teachers.