Buddhist Dharma Talks

The Dharma Lecture Series is brought to you by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and delivered by lecturers from Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong. The Dharma Lecture series covers topics such as Introduction to Buddhism and Humanistic Buddhism and Introduction to Mahayana Sutras. The talks are designed for participants who are new to Buddhism or Buddhists whom wish to gain  more in-depth knowledge on the teachings of Buddha. Join us in being enlightened with the wisdom of Buddhism.

Buddhism and Modern Society

Date/Time: Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 3:30pm – 4:25pm
Location: Deakin Edge (map Q)

We live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous society.  This talk explores how the tenets of Buddhism help us maintain our integrity in a post-truth world through self-mastery and empower us to bring the “human” back to our being.

Turning Points – Stories of Humanistic Buddhism

Date/Time: Sunday, 21 May 2017 – 3:00pm – 3:55pm
Location: Deakin Edge (map Q)
Turning Points collects inspirational real-life narratives of actual people responding to the vicissitudes of everyday life.  Each account shows how the Buddhist Dharma has been successfully used to recalibrate solutions to commonplace problems.  This talk can restore our faith in humanity’s power to create a hopeful future.

The Speaker

Venerable Dr Jue Wei

Venerable Dr Juewei is Director of the Nan Tien Institute (NTI) Humanistic Buddhism Centre and Associate Lecturer of Applied Buddhist Studies at NTI.  Her research interests centre on acculturation, and include Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist Economics, Buddhism and Science, as well as Buddha’s birthday festivals. Venerable Dr Juewei also heads a worldwide tour entitled ‘Buddha’s Birthday Education Project – Through These Doors: Connecting Past and Present, East and West’ based on her dissertation and book, Parading the Buddha.