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Guest Speakers

Bhante Tejadhammo

Bhante Tejadhammo is the Spiritual Director of the Association of Engaged Buddhists founded in 1993, and senior resident monk at Sangha Lodge, Sydney. Apart from giving Buddhist teachings, he also works with people who are seriously ill in various hospitals, hospices and their homes in and around Sydney. Bhante teaches and conducts regular retreats and is a founding member of the Australian Monastic Encounter, which seeks to promote inter-religious and inter monastic dialogue. Bhante has taught in Thai Universities and jails. He works with people who are seriously ill and dying as well as with prisoners seeking more skillful and beneficial ways to deal with their problems. He also offers teachings for many other Buddhist groups as well as Adult Education groups in Sydney and throughout Australia.

Dr Chien Hoong Gooi

Chien Hoong is a Clinical Psychologist and Buddhist teacher who seeks to integrate western psychology with the practices of Buddhist meditation. He was previously involved in clinical research applying mindfulness practices in the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder at The University of Sydney and also served as the Buddhist Chaplain at the University of New South Wales. He is the Director of Operations and a Trustee of the Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) and a regular guest speaker at various Buddhist groups in Sydney. Chien Hoong currently directs a psychology private practice in Glebe.

Jim Teoh

Jim has been a Buddhist teacher for more than twenty years and was one of the initiators of the earliest structured Buddhist programs presented at the Buddhist Library. He has taught numerous Buddhist courses in various organisations, such as the Buddhist Council of NSW, Buddhist Library, Indonesian Buddhist Society of NSW and Bodhikusuma Buddhist and Meditation Centre. Jim is a regular speaker and meditation workshop facilitator at University Buddhist organisations. He is also trained as a Hospital Buddhist Chaplain.