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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.
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Vesak Message 2020 from the PM Scott Morrison
Please click the button below to view this year's Vesak message from the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.
COVID-19 Message from His Holiness The Dalai Lama
A big thank you to the monastics across Australia who remain on the ASA committee or who have stepped up to join us.
Thank you also to the outgoing ASA committee for all the hard work over the last year.
ASA Committee 2020/21
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.
Are you interested to read what the ASA/FABC have submitted on the 1st & 2nd Draft Religious Freedom Bills?
Check it out by clicking the buttons below or by visiting the "ASA Statements" section under the "Resources" tab.
ASA & FABC Submissions on the Draft Religious Freedom Bills
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