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The Dhamma Road: Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney

May 12 @ 8:00 am

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An inspiring journey walking a thousand kilometres on foot from Geelong to Sydney, to promote the messages of peace, harmony and compassion

The Dhamma Road: Tudong journey from Geelong to Sydney

With Venerable Chao Khun Keng

Join the Dhamma Walk on 12 May 2021 starting at 8am at Wat Lao Buddha Metta Buddhist Society (1 Fitzroy Cl, St Johns Park NSW) then walk to Wat Buddharangsee (88-90 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore)

Venerable Chao Khun Keng, fellow monastics and lay practitioners are on an inspiring Tudong journey walking a thousand kilometres on foot from Geelong to Sydney, to promote the Buddha’s messages of peace, harmony and compassion. Tudong was an austere practiced by the Buddha and his followers, and it literally means “shaking off”. In the walking, with little possession, and only taking one meal a day in the morning, this practice can be greatly conductive to the development of wisdom and insight, and in doing so “shake off” one’s greed, anger and delusions.

Metta Centre invites you to be a part of this Tudong journey with Venerable Chao Khun Keng, fellow monastics and lay practitioners. Their inspiring Tudong journey of a thousand kilometres on foot started from Geelong and they have made their way now to Sydney. Their walk is to promote the Buddha’s messages of peace, harmony and compassion. Tudong was an austere practiced by the Buddha and his followers, and it literally means “shaking off”. In the walking, with little possession, and only taking one meal a day in the morning, this practice can be greatly conductive to the development of wisdom and insight, and in doing so “shake off” one’s greed, anger and delusions.

 Join the Dhamma Walk

You are welcome to join the whole day or part of the journey at any point. As we will be travelling by foot, the times below are only estimates. Please bring a power bank with you as phone battery is used up quickly whilst using Google Maps. We will be walking in small groups of no more than 10 to minimise any inconvenience to the general public. Please check our website and Facebook for any updates on the day.

Here are the stop points with estimated times:

1.     8-9am: 1 Fitzroy Cl, St Johns Park NSW

2.     10am: Parkes Reserve, Prospect Rd, Canley Vale https://maps.app.goo.gl/4QxWi62XK9wMjv7k8

3.     11am: Orchard Rd, Sefton https://maps.app.goo.gl/mL979gmY6TQQv1xa8

4.     12.30pm: Weeroona Rd, Lidcombe https://maps.app.goo.gl/1FZrvimZH45TuMxn9

5.     1.45pm: Woodward Ave, Strathfield https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwRmykcyw6V89QHy6

6.     3pm: 7-Eleven Ashfield, 132 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield https://maps.app.goo.gl/BnstS96Xyod9XJca8

7.     4.30pm: Wat Buddharangsee, 88-90 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore

 

Contact for the day – please text Tina on 0457 160 553.

 

You can follow the journey on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=108137274369457&story_fbid=247374973779019

Watch this video on the Tudong journey: https://fb.watch/4MYLpsFNvo/

Join the Dhamma Talk

Metta Centre is honoured to host Chao Khun Keng at the Metta Centre, Bankstown, for a Dhamma Talk on 15 May 2021. Please check out the Dhamma Talk for more information.

About Venerable Chao Khun Keng

Venerable Chao Khun Keng Vinayadhamma Vidhes aka Ajahn Keng is a Singaporean monk from the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Mun Buridatto. He was ordained in 1987 under the recommendation of Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajahn Geoffrey). Luang Phor Jiak Cundo, the later generation of Luang Pu Mun’s disciples, was also one of is teachers. Ajahn Keng was conferred the title of “Chao Khun” in 2013 by the King of Thailand. Currently, Chao Khun Keng is the Abbott of Santi Forest Monastery (JB) and the President of Palelai Buddhist (Singapore) and Wat Pa Doi Charen Tham at Omkoi.

Venue

Wat Lao Buddha Metta Buddhist Society of NSW
1 Fitzroy Close
Saint Johns Park, NSW 2176 Australia