ASA AGM & Conference
12 March 2019

Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, the Abbot of  Quang Minh Temple in Braybrook, Melbourne, will be hosting this ASA event. The venue will be the newly built Cairnlea Buddhist Centre (corner Furlong Road and Cairnlea Drive, Cairnlea VIC 3023).  We are honoured to be able to hold the first event in the new centre.

The Host & Venue

Program Tuesday 12 March

ASA AGM and Conference


7.30am Registration

8.00am Introduction and Welcome

8.15am Dr Lydia Brown & Dr Nicholas van Dam

8.45am Morning tea

9.15am AGM

11.00am Lunch

1.00pm Presentation by Annie Whitlocke

2.00pm Afternoon tea

2.30pm Discussion groups (various topics)

3.10pm Discussion groups (various topics) 

3.50pm Closing

4.00pm Conclusion

ASA Conference Presentations


Launching the Monastic Well-being survey

Dr Lydia Brown and Dr Nicholas Van Dam:


Research fellows and respected academics from The University of Melbourne’s School of Psychological Sciences.

ASA Conference Presentations


Spiritual care of the dying

Annie Whitlocke:

Buddhist chaplain at

Monash Health and

Moorabbin Hospital;

and ‘death doula’

(end of life advocate).

Stephen Mayers will present on 2 issues:

• 1. Navigating through the insurance renewal with tools and support (with an option for discussion on a proposal for group insurance for the Association – benefits and costs).

ASA Conference Presentations


Discussion groups include:


What ‘Meaningful Ageing

Australia’ does and what are

the needs of ageing Sangha?

(Ilsa Hampton, CEO)


The Well-being survey

(Dr Brown and Dr Van Dam)

and other topics to be decided

by attendees on the day.

Online Registration Form 

Please register for the ASA IN MELB 2019 by filling out the online registration form. You can access it by clicking the button below.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided for all program participants who attend for the whole day.

If you require transport or accommodation (just for monastics), please let us know when you register.

Registrations are now closed.

The ASA is the Australian national peak body, who is bringing the resident Buddhist monks and nuns together.

This is a national event, not  an international one, please do not register if you are from overseas.

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NSW Charitable Fundraising No.:98950011

NSW Incorporated Association No.: 9885116

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