ASSOCIATION OF ENGAGED BUDDHISTS

The Association of Engaged Buddhists is a group of lay Buddhist practitioners and resident ordained Monks and Nuns who are committed to putting the Dhamma into action within their own lives in order to be of benefit to all.

Established in 1993, the Association runs regular evenings of meditation at Sangha Lodge in Lewisham, as well as retreats, workshops and courses in response to specific needs. The Association’s main aim is to share in a non-sectarian way the many benefits of the Dhamma with the wider Australian community.

Please note: Friday is a day of silence at Sangha Lodge, please call or visit at another time.

Purpose and goals

The Association of Engaged Buddhists is a group of lay Buddhist practitioners and resident ordained Monks and Nuns who are committed to putting the Dhamma into action within their own lives in order to be of benefit to all.

Why ‘Engaged’ Buddhists?

The Association of Engaged Buddhists is a group of Buddhist practitioners who are committed to promoting the development of Buddhism in Australia through active social service. ‘Engaged’ Buddhism seeks to address the needs of the wider community through the skilful and practical application of the teachings of the Buddha. We welcome all who wish to find out more about a Buddhist way of life or who seek a community within which to practice the Dhamma. Sangha Lodge is the name of our monastic residence and meeting place.

The Aims of the Association

  • To make available the teachings of the Buddha to all who are interested. In particular, to offer the beneficial practice of meditation to those who are ill.

Retreat Centre

The Association has a retreat centre at Wingello in the Southern Highlands. View the Vejjasala page for more information about the centre and its retreat programs.

Membership

Membership is open to all. To join the Association, please use the form here:

AEB Membership Form

Sangha Lodge Location:

20 Victoria St, Lewisham, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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