Vejjasala - Place of Healing

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Vejjasala - Place of Healing

Vejjasala Retreat Center

Information
Main School Theravada
Founded 1993
People
Founder(s) Association of Engaged Buddhists
President(s) KK Lim
Teacher(s) Venerable Tejadhammo Bhikkuwas
Director(s) Venerable Tejadhammo Bhikkuwas
Contact Infotmation
Address 219 Forest Road
Wingello
New South Wales 2579
Australia
Country Australia
Coordinates S34 42.334 E150 10.663
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Phone (02) 4884 4443
Mobile 04 21 973 785
Website http://www.engagedbuddhists.org.au/
Email office@engagedbuddhists.org.au



Association of Engaged Buddhists

The Association of Engaged Buddhists is a group of lay Buddhist practitioners and resident ordained Monks and Nuns who are committed to putting the Dhamma into action within their own lives in order to be of benefit to all.

Established in 1993, the Association runs regular evenings of meditation at Sangha Lodge in Lewisham, as well as retreats, workshops and courses in response to specific needs. The Association’s main aim is to share in a non-sectarian way the many benefits of the Dhamma with the wider Australian community.

What is Vejjasala?

Vejjasala, located in Wingello in the Southern Highlands of NSW, is a place for healing founded by the Association of Engaged Buddhists.

The Spiritual Director of the Centre and Resident Monk, Venerable Tejadhammo explains the origin of the name, he says: "In the early Buddhist writings, Vejjasala is the Pali word for a place of healing. When the great Chinese pilgrim monks Fahsien and Xuanzang made their long and arduous journeys from China to India in the 5th and 7th centuries seeking to bring back the teachings of the Buddha for the welfare, wellbeing and good of the many, they both recorded the existence of vejjasalas, places established to care for the sick and injured."

The Association of Engaged Buddhists has established Vejjasala in Wingello as a place where people can receive assitance in dealing with their illness. They can find rest and recover in an environment surrounded by friendship and support. In Vejjasala, people living with a serious or life threatening illness can find help to develop their capacity for self-healing and happiness in a peaceful and spiritual environment.

Healing at Vejjasala

For some time now evidence has been mounting about the benefits of meditation, relaxation and other natural healing practices, particularly about improving the quality of life for those living with a serious or life threatening illness.

Vejjasala provides an opportunity to learn different meditation practices aimed at reducing pain, freeing the mind from tension, fear and stress and supporting the body's own healing processes.

We do not seek to replace conventional medical treatment but to complement it, by helping individuals to develop their own healing powers and the healing potential in the teaching and practice of the Buddha.

Source

http://www.engagedbuddhists.org.au/vejjasala/