ASA Conference 2006
About the Conference
The ASA Conference 2006 was be held over two days in the magnificent forest surroundings of the Baden Powell Retreat Center in northern Sydney. The venue is only 10 minutes walk from the Pennant Hills train station.
The conference involved a mixture of talks, small-group workshops, and discussion, as well as time for meditation and spiritual practice.
The ASA has been made possible through the support and vision of some of Australia’s most senior and respected monks and nuns from all traditions. We are proud that the following Sangha leaders spoke at the conference.
Than Chao Khun Samai (Wat Pa Buddharamgsee, Sydney)
Thich Quang Ba (Sakyamuni Buddhist Center, Canberra)
Ajahn Brahm (Bodhinyana Monastery & Buddhist Society of WA)
Ajahn Vayama (Dhammasara Nun’s Monastery & BSWA)
Thich Phuoc Tan (Quang Minh Temple, Melbourne)
Bhante Dhammagavesi (Lankarama, Sydney)
Venerable Miao You (Fo Guang Shan, Nan Tien Temple, Woollongong)
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe (Sakya Tharpa Ling, Sydney)
Venerable Wu Ching (Pureland Learning Center, Toowoomba)
Venerable Pema (Sakya, Wat Buddhadhamma)
11.00am: Lunch (optional)
12.00am: Registration/settling in
1.30pm: MC’s introduction/background to the National Sangha Conference
1.45pm: Keynote address: A Vision for the Sangha
2.00pm: Forum 1: My Tradition: Reflections on the backgrounds and orgins of the various traditions.
4.00pm: Workshop: Our Sangha: Finding common ground for mutual support among the traditions.
6.00pm: Break for dinner, etc.
7.00pm: Chanting/meditation/Dhamma talk
8.00am: Forum 2: Policies: What does the ASA stand for?
1.00pm: Annual General Meeting: All ASA members are invited to participate in election of new committee members, appointment of Elders, and other business of the AGM. Non-members may attend as observers.
4.00pm: Closing ceremony