Annual Information Statement 2019
Triratna Buddhist Community (Sydney) Incorporated
About the charity
Other names charity is known by (such as trading name):
Sydney Buddhist Centre Vijayaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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NSW incorporated association number: Y0374139
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
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Activities and Beneficiaries
Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
The Sydney Buddhist Centre pursues its aims through two venues: Sydney Buddhist Centre, Newtown and Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Minto. At the SBC, the charity conducts classes and courses in meditation and study of Buddhism. Classes include free drop-in classes for newcomers to meditation as well as regular meditation and discussion groups on a donation basis. Structured courses are both at introductory and further experienced levels, and have a fee charged at full and concession prices. Some of the activities are provided for trainees progressing toward ordination. At Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, the charitable association runs retreats over periods from weekends to three weeks in length, devoted to learning and practice in both meditation and Buddhism, as well as retreats for ordination trainees.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period:
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
General community in Australia
- Youth - aged 15 to under 25
- Adults - aged 25 to under 65
- Adults - aged 65 and over
- Access to Buddhist teachings and practices are made available to anyone in the general population who wishes to take advantage of what is provided. People accessing the facilities offered may fall into several of the categories listed but may not necessarily be directly targeted by the programs. For instance, disabled access is provided. There are also classes, courses and retreats for people in recovery from additions.
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 7
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2.40
- Estimated number of volunteers: 30
Charity's 2019 reporting period:
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
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