Victoria: Buddhist Sangha AGM and Conference

The Australian Sangha Association is the Australian national peak body, which is bringing the resident Buddhist monks and nuns together. The Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held on 12 March 2019, in Cairnlea (St Albans), Melbourne.

Registrations are now open! You are warmly invited to attend the ASA’s AGM and Conference Day on Tuesday 12 March 2019. To register go online to

This will take you to the information and registration page which has:

– the day’s program – a vegetarian lunch will be provided for all program participants who attend for the day.
– information about the speakers and their topics
– at the bottom of the page is the event flyer that you can download, print and/or share with others
– the online registration form – scroll down and click on the “Click here to register to ASA events” button. If you require transport or accommodation (just for monastics), please let us know when you register, however please note: if you register for accommodation and/or transport please do not book your plane tickets yet, wait for the instructions we will send to you via email sometime in January 2019. This will assist us greatly to co-ordinate transport and organise accommodation.

After registering a confirmation email with your answers will be sent to the email address you supply us with. If that does not happen please contact as your email address may not have been entered correctly.

Ven. Phuoc Tan is hosting the ASA AGM in 2019. Many thanks for his invitation to hold our program at Cairnlea Buddhist Centre, which is located on the corner of Furlong and Cairnlea Roads, Cairnlea, Melbourne.

7.30am Registration
8.00am Introduction and Welcome
8.15am Dr Lydia Brown and Dr Nicholas van Dam
8.45am Morning tea
9.15am AGM
11.00am Lunch
1.00pm Presentation by Annie Whitlocke
2.00pm Afternoon tea
2.30pm Discussion groups (various topics)
3.10pm Discussion groups (various topics)
3.50pm Closing
4.00pm Conclusion

1. Launching the Monastic Well-being survey – Dr Lydia Brown and Dr Nicholas Van Dam: Research fellows and respected academics from The University of Melbourne’s School of Psychological Sciences
2. Spiritual care of the dying – Annie Whitlocke: Buddhist chaplain at Monash Health and Moorabbin Hospital; and ‘death doula’ (end of life advocate)
3. Discussion groups include: What ‘Meaningful Ageing Australia’ does and what are the needs of ageing Sangha? (Ilsa Hampton, CEO); The Well-being survey (Dr Brown and Dr Van Dam); other topics selected by attendees on the day.

Sponsorship is available for interstate ordained Sangha, who are members of the ASA and who require assistance with travel expenses. Please contact Bhante Bodhidhaja, ASA Assistant Treasurer by emailing

For other inquiries email

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