Dhammaduta Buddhist Association

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Dhammaduta Buddhist Association

Dhammaduta Buddhist Association

Information
Tradition/Linage Burmese
Main School Theravada
Sub School Vipassana, Burmese
Founded 2006
People
Teacher(s) Ven. U Cakkainda
Contact Infotmation
Address 26B Jaboh Close
Upper Orara
New South Wales 2450
Australia
Country Australia
Coordinates
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Phone (02) 6653 8686
Website http://www.dhammaduta.org.au/
Email dhammaduta.coffs@yahoo.com.au
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Welcome to Dhammaduta Buddhist Association!

Dhammaduta Buddhist Association is a Coff's Harbour based Buddhist community group which was founded in 2006 by Myanmar Buddhists and local English people who have interest in Buddhism.

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Ashin Dhammacara

The first Buddhist monastery in Coffs Harbour was established in Upper Orara, in order to support the activities of Dhammaduta Buddhist Association, with the funds donated by U Sa Myint Swe's family. The organization has been performing Buddhism related activities such as teaching about Buddhism and Vipasana, offering meditation courses, discussion about Buddhism to Buddhist and non-Buddhist believers in the region ever since the establishment of Buddhist monastery.

Introduction of Dhammaduta

Venerable Sayadaw Ashin Chekinda, who is the head of Dhammaduta Zaytawun Tawya Saykeinda Rama Monastery at Hmawby in Myanmar, made his first visit to Sydney in May 2005. Following the discussion between Sayadaw Dr. Dhammacara and Sayadaw Ashin Chekinda about Australian communities who are interested in Buddhism, Ashin Chekinda expressed his aspiration to establish Communities.

Sayadaw Dr. Dhammacara described to Sayadaw Ashin Chekinda about his trips to Coffs Harbour with particular reference to the desire to have a Buddhist instituation for the local community. He also encouraged Ashin Chekinda to travel to Coffs Harbour.

As per the recommendation and encouragement of Sayadaw Dr. Dhammacara, Ashin Chekinda decided to cancel a Dhamma talk in Sydney and travel to Coffs Harbour. Ashin Chekinda visited Coffs Harbour and convened with a local community group who were enthusiastic in learning about Buddhism. This first discussion took place at Win's Thai Kitchen Restaurant owned by U Sa Myint Swe and Daw Nan Khin Win. After the discussion, Sayadaw Chekinda promised to return and provide regular meditation workshop from time to time. Sayadaw made his second trip in July 2005. On 9th and 10th of July, he delivered a number of lectures on Buddhism Coffs Harbour Comunity Village Hall. About 90 attendees participated in the courses. Sayadaw was keen to establish a meditation centre at a suitable place. Due to the growing level of interest in Buddhism within the local community, Dhammaduta Buddhist Association (Coffs Harbour) was founded on 10 of June 2006 with the permission of Ashin Chekinda. by Myanmar Buddhists and local English people who have interest in Buddhism.

The first Buddhist monastery in Coffs Harbour was established in Upper Orara, in order to support the activities of Dhammaduta Buddhist Association, with the funds donated by U Sa Myint Swe's family. The organization has been performing Buddhism related activities such as teaching about Buddhsim and Vipasana, offering meditation courses, discussion about Buddhism to Buddhsit and non-Buddhist believers in the region ever since the establishment of Buddhsit monastery.

Specific objectives of the Association are:

  1. To provide facilities for the study, teaching and practice of Buddhist teachings and meditation.
  2. To support Buddhist monks, nuns and lay Buddhist teachers.
  3. To provide education materials including newsletters, books and audio and visual products on Buddhism and related subjects.
  4. To assist and cooperate with other organizations with similar aims and objectives.
  5. To foster peace and harmony between Buddhism and other religions.
  6. To plan, establish, develop, and maintain the building.

Activities will be carried out relating to:

  1. Providing frequent Dhamma talks.
  2. Organizing meditation forums.
  3. Conducting regular meditation sessions.
  4. Membership

Anyone interested in Buddhism and Buddhist meditation is welcome to become the member of the association. The membership annual fee is $10 per person.

Source

http://www.dhammaduta.org.au/