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Every Last Saturday of the Month, 9:30am – 11:30am[/x_custom_headline][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]

Come together with a wide community of Indonesian, Thai, and Australian Buddhists to express your faith by offering food to local monks as they walk for alms through downtown Sydney. In addition to supporting respected monks such as Tan Chaokun Samai, you and your family will have the opportunity to then gather at Bodhikusuma with other faithful to share a meal, listen to a Dhamma talk, and chant. Bring some faith and flavor into your month at this unique event!

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”#fafafa” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto 45px;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Visak-047.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_gap size=”20px” class=”cs-hide-xl cs-hide-lg cs-hide-md”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”margin: 0 0 0.15em;”]The Tradition of Alms[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]

A tradition that has been carried on since the time of the Buddha. Those who had gone forth to the homeless life would rely solely on alms in order to provide sustenance for the body. This would leave the alms mendicants free to pursue higher spiritual pursuits. In turn, the donors of the alms food would receive the noble benefits of having helped those along the path to spiritual peace and insight.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto 45px;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”margin: 0 0 0.15em;”]Listening to Dhamma[/x_custom_headline][cs_text title=”Copy of undefined”]

One benefit of providing sustenance to those alms mendicants, is that we hope that they may in return give us the highest gift – teachings on Dhamma or Truth that may release us from all suffering.

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We also gain a good opportunity to practice chanting with other like-minded individuals. And after everyone is encouraged to share some lunch and meet other fellow volunteers and others.

[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(82, 49%, 68%)” parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px 0px;border-color: #ebeb00;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]Alms Route Through Haymarket, Chinatown, Thaitown[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_map no_container=”false”][/x_map][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]9:30am: Monks start alms from Bodhikusuma Centre.
The open courtyard outside the entrance of the ground floor of Bodhikusuma is an easily accessible place for alms.[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_map no_container=”false”][/x_map][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]9:45am: Thai Grocery Store on corner of Pitt St and Hay St.[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_map no_container=”false”][/x_map][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]10:00am: Pontip and Mae Chaeng Grocery Stores in Thaitown, Campbell Street[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_map no_container=”false”][/x_map][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]10:15am: Do Dee Paidang Thai Restaurant, Ultimo Road[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”man”]10:20am: Back to Bodhikusuma Centre. This is the last chance to give alms in front of the entrance of Bodhikusuma.[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(60, 22%, 80%)” parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px 0px;border-color: #ebeb00;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” class=”man”]Come back to Bodhikusuma to receive blessings from the monks, offer additional foods that you have prepared, and listen to a Dhamma talk. Followed after by chanting and sharing in lunch. [icon type=”smile-o”][/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”50px”][x_video_player type=”16:9″ src=”https://youtu.be/3Ci1AxC1PuM” hide_controls=”false” autoplay=”false” no_container=”false” preload=”none” advanced_controls=”false” muted=”false” loop=”false” poster=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”#fafafa” parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;border-style: solid;border-width: 0px 0px 1px;border-color: #e5e5e5;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Bodhikusuma-Alms-blessing-1.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Monks-on-alms.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Monks-in-a-row.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_gap size=”15px” class=”cs-hide-xl cs-hide-lg cs-hide-md”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Visak-061.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_gap size=”15px”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Bodhikusuma-Alms-1.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_gap size=”15px”][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/img_9764.jpg” alt=”Placeholder” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”man”][x_gap size=”15px”][x_gap size=”15px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]