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 Noble Truths - Breaking the chain of suffering

29 River Terrace

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 Noble Truths: 1. The truth of suffering 2. The truth of the causes of suffering 3. The truth of the cessation of suffering 4. The truth of the path leading to the cessation of suffering Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: What is the true name of this uncomfortable or painful feeling I am experiencing? What are the root causes of my hardships? What would it take to free myself from suffering? Suggested readings (optional) Venerable Master Hsing Yun (2006). The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1. Hacienda Heights, CA: Buddha's Light Publishing. (Chapter titled: The Four Noble Truths) or Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Part 1: The Four Noble Truths) 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 Precepts - Putting Belief into Practice

Jao Jorm Thai Restaurant

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 Precepts: 1. No killing 2. No stealing 3. No lying 4. No sexual misconduct 5. No taking of intoxicants Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: Which am I willing to commit to? Why am I not prepared to commit to some? How do these actions affect my life? What would life be like if I committed myself to upholding them? Suggested readings (optional) Venerable Master Hsing Yun (2006). The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1. Hacienda Heights, CA: Buddha's Light Publishing. (Chapter 12 - Taking the Five Precepts) 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 Noble Eightfold Path - The Path to End Suffering

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 Noble Eightfold Path: 1. Right View 2. Right Thought 3. Right Speech 4. Right Action 5. Right Livelihood 6. Right Effort 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: Which do I connect with most, and why? How are they interrelated? Can I think of examples when I have conducted myself with each one? Suggested readings (optional) Venerable Master Hsing Yun (2006). The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1. Hacienda Heights, CA: Buddha's Light Publishing. (Chapter 13 - Following the Noble Eightfold Path) or Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider. (Part 2 - The Noble Eightfold Path) 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]

Karma - Our Intentional Deeds

The Monkey Bar 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 Karma, and the impact our body, speech and mind. Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be: How does karma fit into my individual life, groups, societies, countries, and the world? Why do good things? What's an explanation for bad things happening to good people? Suggested readings (optional) Venerable Master Hsing Yun (2006). The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1. Hacienda Heights, CA: Buddha's Light Publishing. (Chapter 5 - Karma) 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]

Past Events

Interdependence - Finding truth and touching life

Orleigh Park, West End

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