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Venerable Akāliko speaks at iSangha on 16th May – The Joy of Giving

You are very warmly invited to join Venerable Akaliko at the Tilorien iSangha ( for a Dhamma Talk, meditation and discussion on Saturday 16 May from 9.30-11am CEST (see here for other time zones ).

During the Covid-19 pandemic we saw panic buying and stockpiling, but also beautiful acts of sharing and kindness. The Buddha frequently praised generosity, saying it was a beautiful ornament for our mind. Through the act of giving, we abandon selfish, miserly states of mind, allowing joy and happiness to arise instead.

 Join Venerable Akāliko for reflections and a guided meditation on generosity and discover how giving deepens your spiritual practice, bringing benefits to others and yourself.

Akāliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. Bhante Akāliko first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions both in Australia and overseas, before taking full ordination at Bodhinyana Monastery with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor.  He is the founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community and a Buddhist chaplain at Western Sydney University.

He currently resides with his long-term teacher, Bhante Sujato, at Lokanta Vihara (the Monastery at the End of the World) in Sydney, Australia.