What we're about

This discussion group welcomes Buddhists from any tradition, age and walks of life, or any individual interested in Buddhism.

If you wish to share your enthusiasm and passion of the Buddhist teachings with like-minded people in a non-judgmental & open-minded space with respect and understanding, this is absolutely the group for you.
Topics can range from core Buddhism concepts, to relevant areas of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, cosmology, sociology, and many more.

To host Meetup groups, the website charges the host a subscription fee per month. To keep this group sustainable and to continue our growing family, a gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated. However, if you are undergoing financial hardship, please feel free to still come without donating.

I hope you enjoy being a part of the Brisbane Buddhist Discussion Group!

Partners, family & friends are also welcome.

Contact David on 0431 525 313 for more details

Upcoming events (5)

The Four Immeasurable Minds - Live in Harmony & Peace

NU Healthy Cafe

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and listen to the experience and wisdom of others. You don't have to be a Buddhist to attend. The discussion will focus on the Four Immeasurable Minds: 1. Love 2. Compassion 3. Joy 4. Equanimity Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: When thinking of your happiest memory, what elements made up that moment? What is personally satisfying for me? How do the Buddhist meaning of these concepts differ from the every day conceptualisations? Suggested readings (optional) Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Chapter 22 - The Four Immeasurable Minds) To keep this group sustainable, a donation of a gold coin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, or require help finding the group, feel free to call David on[masked]

The Six Paramitas - The Practice of Our Daily Lives

The Cliffs Cafe

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and listen to the experience and wisdom of others. You don't have to be a Buddhist to attend. The discussion will focus on the Six Paramitas: 1. Giving 2. Mindfulness Trainings 3. Inclusiveness 4. Diligence 5. Meditation 6. Understanding Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: Have I been waiting and expecting positive changes to occur? Could I be doing more to make it happen? How can incorporating the Six Paramitas into my life benefit myself and others in my life? When is the right time to practice these elements? Suggested readings (optional) Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Chapter 25 - The Six Paramitas) or Master Hsing Yun (2002). Buddhism: Core Ideas. Trumbull, CT: Weatherhill. (Chapter 11 - The Six Paramitas) To keep this group sustainable, a donation of a gold coin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, or require help finding the group, feel free to call David on[masked]

The Three Dharma Seals - Characteristics of "True" Dharma

Espresso House Windsor

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and listen to the experience and wisdom of others. You don't have to be a Buddhist to attend. The discussion will focus on the Three Dharma Seals: 1. Impermanence 2. Nonself 3. Nirvana Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: Is there anything that is not subject to some form of change? What does it mean to identify as an "I", or "me"? What is keeping me from sustainable peace and tranquility? Suggested readings (optional) Venerable Master Hsing Yun (2006). The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1. Hacienda Heights, CA: Buddha's Light Publishing. (Chapter 6 - The Three Dharma Seals) or Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Chapter 18 - The Three Dharma Seals) To keep this group sustainable, a donation of a gold coin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, or require help finding the group, feel free to call David on[masked]

The Five Aggregates - What is contained inside & outside of us

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and listen to the experience and wisdom of others. You don't have to be a Buddhist to attend. The discussion will focus on the Five Aggregates/Skandhas: 1. Form 2. Feelings 3. Perceptions 4. Mental Formations 5. Consciousness Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: If there were five people sitting together watching a sunset, will they be thinking the same thing? Why/why not? Do we have control over whether something happening is "good" or "bad"? How? How do our thoughts affect our daily lives? Suggested readings (optional) Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Chapter 23 - The Five Aggregates) or Master Hsing Yun (2002). Buddhism: Core Ideas. Trumbull, CT: Weatherhill. (Chapter 4 - The Five Skandhas) To keep this group sustainable, a donation of a gold coin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, or require help finding the group, feel free to call David on[masked]

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Emptiness - Embracing all that is

Espresso House Windsor

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