1. Series on Ageing, Illness, Dying and Death:

  • Stephen Hill on ‘Living for Life’ (audio and PPT) (June 28)
  • Jonathan Page on Illness (audio and PPT)  (August 30) 
  • Sunim Bom Hyon on Dying (audio) (October 18)
  • Cecilia Mitra (available soon)
2. Sunday Check In Series: 

1. Spiritual and Environmental Preservation Practice 

Inspired by Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s call for each of us to recognise the inherent purity and compassion within, the “Spiritual and Environment Preservation Practice (SEPP)” community began to crystallise at the April 2019 Communities of Practice. Since then, small SEPP community groups have been meeting to explore the knowledge, practice and power needed to nurture ourselves and the world sustaining us. Read more about the project from Tom Halbert, see the resources created and sign up to the SEPP newsletter. 


2. Principles of Internet Usage

The following document is a result of a collaborative effort by the attendees of the workshop “Adapting to Difference: Equipping Youths with Principles to Navigate the Digital Landscape” held on 22nd April 2019 at Nan Tien Institute. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Jade Hutchinson and Mr Alex Trauth-Goik. The principles outlined are a guide to mindful and compassionate engagement”. 


3. Kyoto:” Surviving Our Shattered World- Embracing the Circle of Wholeness”

Following on from his leadership and authorship of the Kyoto Manifeto for Global Economics, our generous CoP Advisor Emeritus Professor Stephen Hill presented in June 2019 

Kyoto: ’Surviving Our Shattered World – Embracing the Circle of Wholeness’. 

He has kindly shared a short paper on some of the key points discussed at this landmark conference.

Read his insights into how we can repair our fragmented world by drawing on our collective humanity, skills, creativity and spirituality – how the uniqueness and beauty of each individual’s “voice” can help to build a new and stronger world of harmonious and joyous “polyphony”. 

4. Hugh Mackay on What Makes US Human 

Author and sociologist Hugh Mackay explored how to ‘Heal an Anxious Society’ in our March Communities of Practice.  Listen to him speak here about our needs as humans, and the intrinsic connections we have with each other and our communities.  Watch the video here.


1. Communities of Practice ebook: Humanistic Buddhist Responses to Modern Crises

We thank the editors Jade Hutchinson and Alex Trauth-Goik, and the facilitators of the day for this invaluable document sharing the experiences of the “We Can Make a Difference” Communities of Practice Day – the final CoP of 2019.

“In the writing of this compendium it is hoped that others around the world may take the humanity focused enterprise advocated within these pages upon themselves. The CoP does not constitute a single event or voice, but rather, a blueprint for others to improve themselves and their respective communities. Accordingly, this compendium comprises both academic and community voices and draws from Humanistic Buddhist principles, to craft an artefact for all communities, now and in the future”.  Watch the video here.  View the eBook here.



1. Prayers for Australia’s firefighters and bushfire victims 

Our prayers go out to all the individuals and communities affected by the Australian bushfires. May we dedicate our thoughts and prayers to the innumerable living beings affected, the heroic firefighters and all Australians at the time. 

2. Prayer to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva for Safety from the Coronavirus Outbreak

3. The Novel Karuna Virus Meditation

4. Novel KarunaVirus Meditation @ eVesak (May 10)

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