The Buddhaloka Centre is currently closed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Regular programmes offered at the Centre have been cancelled and there will be no access to the Centre for individual meditation practice. The monastic led teaching program is being delivered online from NBM. Check the events page for further details
The Committee will continue to assess the situation and notify our community when a decision is made to re-open the Buddhaloka Centre on the BSV website and the BSV weekly email news.
Postponement of BSV 2020 AGM
Due to the COVID-19 situation and in accordance with Federal Government edicts, the BSV will be submitting an application to the Department of Consumer Affairs – Victoria to postpone the BSV 2020 AGM scheduled for 19th April 2020 by 2 months.
The Committee will assess the situation at the end of this period to decide on a new date for the AGM.
Pending the AGM, the current Committee will remain in place.
Further updates will be communicated via the BSV Weekly News and BSV Website.
Established in 1953, the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) is the oldest Theravada Buddhist Teaching Centre in Australia. The vibrant teaching program at the Buddhaloka Centre in East Malvern is offered free to the community. The weekly teaching program, Dhamma School, the Teens Group and Cityzen (young adults) along with the Newbury Buddhist Monastery provide great opportunities for all ages, stages of life and varying levels of practice to discover and practice the Dhamma
Open To Public
The Newbury Buddhist Monastery is supported by the BSV and is set on a 150-acres of lush green pasture amidst the rolling countryside neighbouring the Wombat State Forest in Victoria, Australia.
For Ages 5 – 13
The school curriculum focuses on practical Buddhism in contemporary life, we discuss personal and public issues and how the Dhamma can be used to assist us to lead a more compassionate existence with our family, friends and animals.
For Ages 13 to 18
The BSV Teen Program supports secondary school students to learn the teachings of the Buddha (the Dhamma) readily applicable to their lives; and to create a society of Dhamma practitioners amongst themselves
For Ages 18 to 30
CITYZEN aims to help young adults cultivate wisdom and peace through meditation and the Buddha’s teachings. If you have plans to join a social group of like-minded and grow spiritually, you’re in the right place.
Special message on COVID-19 situation and impacts to the BSV
Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.
– Ajahn Brahm
Whatever disturbance is happening, it is disturbing you for one moment only. But if it echoes in your mind, it will keep disturbing you for a long time.
– Ajahn Brahm
Forget about the results. Creating the causes, that is your work. The results will come by themselves.
– Ajahn Brahm