On Sunday 9th of September 2018, the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia held our 40th Anniversary Celebrations. The ambitious event was comprised of two parts – a Sangha Dana and Dhamma Talk in the morning and the official ceremony held in our Heavenly Dhamma Garden in the afternoon. It was the culmination of months of planning and preparations by our members.

Please find on this page a summary video of the whole day which comprises extracts from different parts of the occasion and also, some of the event segments shown in full which you can select individually.

40th Anniversary Celebrations

A summary video of the whole 40th Anniversary Celebration Day,  9th of September, 2018.

Dhamma Talk by Venerable Phuoc Tan

Senior Venerable Phuoc Tan, O.A.M., Abbot of Quang Minh Temple


We were blessed to receive many congratulatory and auspicious messages from Venerable Sangha and other friends from around the world who have known us over the years. Julian Bamford took the time to acknowledge and thank each author for their show of support.

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony

The Stone Laying Ceremony for our new building, the ‘Golden Pavilion Buddha House’.

Book Launch

Vice President Claire Ransome presents our newly published book, ‘Bringing Wisdom to Life’, to the audience.


Venerable Tang completes the Dedication of Merits at the conclusion of the ceremony.