- Published: 06 February 2014
About Unified Buddhist Church of Australia (Plum Village Australia) & Nhap Luu - Stream Entering Meditation Center
Unified Buddhist Church of Australia (UBCA), established in February 2010, is the administrative name of Plum Village Australia, a community of meditation practioners in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh held his first teaching trip in Australia in 1986. After that trip, the Lotus Bud Sangha in Sydney was established. The Green Bamboo Sangha in Melbourne and the Solidity & Freedom Sangha in Brisbane were formed soon after, and other Sanghas were established throughout Australia in the later years. See the current list of Sanghas in Australia and New Zealand here.
Nhap Luu - Stream Entering Meditation Center was formally established on Feb 1st 2010, from a lot of about 28.5 hectares of land donated by Chan Tu Tue and Chan Hoai Duc, members of the Green Bamboo Sangha in Melbourne. UBCA since then bought two additional lots of about 28 hectares in order to have housing and water supplies for its residents, and for future growth.
More information about the formation and background of Nhap Luu - Stream Entering Meditation Centre can be found in the December 2013 edition of our Quarterly Newsletter here.