Interfaith Dialogue with Venerable Thich Tinh Dao

Venerable Thich Nat Dao

Venerable Thich Tinh Dao is the Abbot of the Monastery at Linh Son Buddhist Temple in Reservoir, Melbourne.


Presence –  To be deeply engaged in the moment
September 11, 2001, was the day that everything changed for me because it altered my priorities. The last thing the passengers in those airplanes did before they died was place calls to their families to tell them how much they loved them. That was the most important thing in the moments before their imminent deaths, reaching out to their loved ones. Nothing else mattered, not schedules, lists or ridiculous goals.
 Venerable Thich Tinh Dao is the Abbot of the Monastery at Linh Son Buddhist Temple.
Date:  September 11th
Time:  10 am- 2pm
Venue: Linh Son Buddhist Temple
Address:  33-35 Radford Road
Cost: $20     (concession $10 or donation)- Cheques to be made payable to Amberley- Edmund Rice Centre
Contact:  Olga Buttigieg on 9439 8282 or  olga to reserve a place.
This interfaith dialogue day is about exploring and experiencing the spiritual gift of Presence. 
The day will include a talk on the Buddhist teachings on Presence, a mindfulness meditation and a shared vegetarian meal.
The Dalai Lama, has said, “My religion is kindness”
Wisdom without words, born of inner silence, carried within the heart, dispensed with loving kindness…

Source: Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission

Photo Credit: Northcote Leader