Buddhist Wisdom, Friendship and Peace for Young Adults


CITYZEN is the Young Adults Group (18-35 years old) of The Buddhist Society of Victoria Inc., a non-for-profit organization. Established in 2016, CITYZEN provides young Buddhists a social platform to study Dhamma, practice kindness and join a network of people with similar interests.

CITYZEN Activities

Dhamma activities are designed to inform participants about Buddhist wisdom. These activities can take place in many forms:

Dhamma In The Now

DITN is a workshop about Buddhist teachings hosted by one of the CITYZEN committees or a guest speaker. These guests can be Buddhist book writers, Buddhist start up founders, and many more!

Dhamma Talk

Dhamma Talk is when CITYZEN invites BSV monastics and lay teachers to come over to our gathering and discuss about recent topics.

Dhamma Discussion

Dhamma discussion provides an opportunity for members to share their own experience and dhamma knowledge to their spiritual friends.

Dhamma Days

Dhamma Days is an annual short, relaxing beginner friendly retreat at the beautiful Newbury Buddhist Monastery (NBM). It is a wonderful experience that encompasses learning about the dhamma and deepening spiritual friendship.

Social activities are Buddhism related events that are more entertaining in a sense that there will be games and other fun activities.

Dhamma Run

Dhamma Run is an annual amazing race for a social cause. This event started in 2019 and it involves participants travelling around the city and solving puzzles. The main charity goal last year was to donate food to the homeless. The games include Buddhism fun facts to make learning a lot more fun!

Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness can be practiced in many things! Our past activities include mindful cooking and yoga workshops.

Social activities are Buddhism related events that are more entertaining in a sense that there will be games and other fun activities.

  • Mindful Earth Day (upcoming new event)
  • Habitat for Humanity (upcoming new event)
  • 2019 United Nation Vesak

During May of 2019, CITYZEN members had the opportunity to participate in the UN Vesak celebrations as volunteers. Members helped guide the procession across the Melbourne city. It was a great opportunity to represent the Buddhist youth!

Working bees at monasteries 

Throughout 2019, CITYZEN has provided opportunities for members to help out in working bees at various monasteries. This includes Newbury Buddhist Monastery, BSV Buddhaloka centre, and the Seon Buddhist Centre.

Ajahn Brahm Melbourne talks

During May of 2019, CITYZEN members were able to volunteer for Ajahn Brahm talk events at Malvern, Box Hill and BSV Buddhaloka centre. Ajahn Brahm is a very well known and respected monk in Australia, thus lots of helping hands were needed to ensure that the events ran as smoothly as possible.

UN International Day of Peace 2019

This is a collaborative event between CITYZEN, BSV and bENGAGED about awakening peace during turbulent times. The program consisted of key addresses, panel discussion and audience Q&A.

How To Join Us?

1. Go to our facebook page/ group: CITYZEN

2. Search for the event you’d like to come.

3. Click “going” to confirm your spot.

4. Or just rock up to our event and speak to one of our committees regarding your interest in joining Cityzen

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Much metta, Cityzen

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