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If you want to know what the Buddhist approach to something is, this is a good place to start. The ASA statements and policy papers reflect various social and legal views from a wide variety of Buddhist monastic traditions in Australia. You will also find useful visa information, Buddhist chaplaincy & healthcare principles and website links here.
ASA membership has many benefits. Click here to discover what membership can do for you and the wider monastic community.
Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.
Meet the ASA Committee for the Term 2021/22
Thank you to the outgoing ASA committee and welcome to the incoming one. Please feel free to have a look at our committee page to find information concerning past and present ASA committee members.
ASA Heart Circles
Dear Venerable Brothers and Sisters of the Australian Sangha Association,
Come join us for an opportunity of open hearted communion and support with
ASA members. We meet every Saturday at 7pm (Melbourne Time, AEDT).
Our first Heart Circles took place in late October and early November 2020 and a
wonderful heart felt sharing was enjoyed by those who engaged with the program.
A Heart Circle is an online Zoom event for members to share with each other things that are happening that are personally important to them. This is an opportunity for open hearted communication with others. In a Heart Circle we speak from a place of truth and listen with compassionate understanding.
Please click the button "contact us" below and send us a message, if you would like to join future Heart Circles.
We look forward to seeing you in the Circle.
COVID-19 Message from His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Oath Against Harm - Alliance for Buddhist Ethics
The ASA has unanimously adopted and endorsed the Oath against harm at the ASA AGM in Sydney in March 2020, which the Alliance for Buddhist Ethics (allianceforbuddhistethics.com) has created. It can be viewed in the "Resources" section under "ASA Policy Papers". The ASA encourages Buddhist groups, organisations, communities and individuals to take the oath and to re-affirm it every year.
Sydney has a new residence for ordained Buddhist women. To find out more about this project please click the button below, which will open a PDF document you can view and/or download.
Therimettarama, Non-Sectarian Residence for Women Monastics in Sydney