The monastery is situated in the western suburb of Ellen Grove and its premises has been blessed with a flourishing Bo-Tree which not only evokes the deep devotion in the minds of people, but also lifts the aesthetics of the surrounding serene environment. SLBM is maintained by the Buddhist community and it serves the spiritual needs of a large number of devoted Buddhists residing in suburban Brisbane and also, other provincial cities and towns in Queensland. The volunteer work of the Resident monks and the supportive role played by the laity by way of monetary donations help the long-term sustenance and progressive development of the monastery.
The Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA) is a small organisation set up to support projects in the Bodhgaya region of Bihar State in India. The BDA currently provides funds for two projects. The Pragya Vihar School provides education for children of the very poor who would otherwise receive no schooling. Mahisi Gyanodaya Abhiyan is a literacy project (administered by Sister Jessie) which uses a unique model of self-help for participating villages.
A group to explore and share the Buddha’s meditations and liberating insights
Suitable for those who have a practice or are comfortable sitting for 40 mins. We welcome beginners to sit with us but please be aware we don’t have a regular teacher who can provide introductory sessions. You can however find a number of introduction to meditation talks and guided meditations online (see suggested links below for examples).
Insight-Vipassana is the liberating process of seeing deeply into the way things are. The Buddha's teachings allow us to cultivate inner calmness and wellbeing in order to directly perceive the habitual patterns of mind that create stress. When we see these limitations we are free to open and explore a creative life. Heart Insight is a group suitable for those who are interested in developing liberating meditation practices and insights.
Dhammagiri is a small Theravada Buddhist forest monastery associated with the tradition of Ajahn Chah. It aims to transcend today's bewildering confusion of Buddhist gurus, dogmas and techniques by returning to the original teachings of the Buddha as found in the early parts of the Pali canon.
Delivers short and longer term courses, and regular meditation and information sessions.
DharmaCloud is a Brisbane-based group which runs introductory meditation courses, hosts occasional Sunday morning meditation sessions, organises in-service teacher training courses for established meditation teachers and offers occasional meditation retreats.
With the primary purpose of fostering knowledge and practice in the teachings of the Buddha in Queensland, the BSQ seeks to apply the original message of the Buddha to the conditions of modern Western society.