Author: Matthew Wotherspoon

A Wise Heart For The Modern World

Internationally renowned Tibetan Buddhist Master, Geshe Tenzin Zopa presents a series of public talks and guided lessons at Langri Tangpa Buddhist centre, on September 15-17, October 20-22 and December 17 to teach on the topic of A Wise Heart for the Modern World. An extremely prolific teacher and writer, Geshe Zopa is fluent in English and has toured around the world extensively, including last year with Phuntsok Rinpoche, the recognised reincarnation of the late great Tibetan yogi, Geshe Lama Konchog. “This topic is particularly relevant in today’s fast-paced world. Anyone who has ever been troubled by destructive emotions or distressed by worldly events...

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Civil Liberties March of ’67 remembered 50 years on

On September 8, 1967, 4000 students marched from University of Queensland’s St. Lucia campus to the centre of Brisbane, to protest for rights to free speech and public protesting. Upon being obstructed by police, the students staged a mass sit-down protest in Roma Street. By the end of the day, over 120 student protestors had been arrested, while many others were left bruised and bloodied. It was one of the most violent clashes the state had seen, and one which marked the beginning of a new era for student politics. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Civil Liberties...

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Ancient history on Brisbane’s doorstep

A project led by the University of Adelaide has discovered a number of North Stradbroke Island’s wetlands reach back as far as 200,000 years. Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) Principal Scientist Dr Jonathan Marshall said the investigation conducted on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) revealed that the local environment has remained moist for over 40,000 years. “Through our collaborative work with scientists from University of Adelaide and elsewhere, we have discovered that North Stradbroke Island is an Australian exception,” Dr Marshall said. “We cored and dated 16 wetlands on the island and found six dating to the...

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After 10 years, time for a re-vamp at Lock’n’Load

After more than 10 years at 142 Boundary Street, the West End favourite Lock ‘n’ Load will be closing its doors, ahead of a venue rebranding. To commemorate Lock ‘n’ Load’s decade-long success, the team will be throwing a”Loose ‘n’ Loaded” encore party this Sunday, so prepare for a night of amazing live band performances, with amazing food and drink specials! The past two weeks have seen the team at Lock ‘n’ Load live it up with their regulars with live music, cold beer and delicious food, ahead of the hotspot’s venue rebranding. Lock’n’ Load has been a Boundary Street hotspot for more...

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Religious leaders demand climate action

Religious leaders from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Quaker and Christian faith communities united at Canberra’s Parliament House on Wednesday, to call for strong bi-partisan action on climate change. In what is considered ‘one of the largest grassroots, multi-electorate climate petitions in our nation’s history,’ faith communities from across Australia have united in the name of climate change – around 25,000 people from various religious communities have already signed a petition calling for stronger action on climate change. According to last year’s census, 60 percent of Australians are religious and this electorate based ‘Community Climate Petition’ – a classic pen...

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