Social distancing clarification for Temples

The department of Multiculturalism NSW is having regular meetings with faith leaders of all faiths to discuss any issues. In a meeting held this week, following points were discussed/reiterated : Baptism can have up to five people and funerals can have a maximum of ten people. These numbers include everyone on those premises. Places of […]

Maha Shivratri by Hindu Chaplains at Sydney Uni

Hindu Chaplaincy at University of Sydney with the support of Hindu Council of Australia is organizing Shiv Ratri. THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Multifaith Chaplaincy Storie Dixson Wing, Darlington Campus Dear Friends, The festival of Maha Shivaratri will be observed for the first time on-campus at Sydney University as per the program below. It is with […]

Hindu Council of Australia spiritual carers reflect on end of life care

By: Makarand Bhagwat. On July 20, 2019, 18 members of the spiritual care team of Hindu Council of Australia (Victoria) met at a community centre in Mount Waverley to discuss palliative care. What matters most to you? In response to the question “What matters most to you?”, it was not surprising that one’s faith, family […]

Eleven new Hindu Spiritual Carers (Chaplains) certified in Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia in Victoria today proudly certified 11 Volunteer Spiritual Carers (Chaplains). This team of 11 volunteers went through a 20 hour training based on the guidelines of Spiritual Health Victoria ( now called as Spiritual Health  Association Ltd from 1 July 2019) […]

Chaplaincy Partnership with University of Western Sydney

By: Bhupinder Chabara. With immense pleasure I inform that after the long drawn tedious process, The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), finally signed the Chaplaincy agreement with University of Western Sydney. Now HCA is the official community partner to deliver the well needed services to the large number of local and international student community, especially […]

Victorian chapter distributes Hindu Chaplaincy Kit

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Melbourne. Hindu Council of Australia’s Victoria chapter has completed distribution of kits to 11 accredited Hindu Spiritual Care Providers (Chaplains). The kit contains a lanyard and ID, a copy of Bhagvad Geeta, Rudraksh Mala, and a neck scarf. HCA Victoria is currently looking for volunteers who can be trained as Spiritual Care […]

Hindu chaplains help Hindu Women prisoners in Melbourne

By : Makaran Bhagwat, Melbourne. Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) currently has volunteer spiritual care providers (Hindu Chaplains) who have been providing their services in the health care system and are now extending it to other areas include prisons. The chaplains received following request from a female prison : A Women’s Prison in Victoria : […]

Survey of University Students

Hindu Council of Australia is conducting a survey of University going students to understand their issues and see how the local community can help them. Take a Survey here. Your Name Your Email Your Phone 1. What course are you studying? MastersBachelorsDiplomaOthers 2. Name of the Institution where you are studying? UWSUTSUSydUNSWTAFEMQUOthers 3. How was […]

Hindu chaplains help a Hindu women in prison

Hindu chaplaincy committee was contacted by another religions Chaplain to help a Hindu prison inmate with a beads mala and some religious books. Somesh Sibal from Hindu Council got in touch and is sending the books. Mala has already been provided by a Buddhist Chaplain. Somesh Ji will stay in touch for any further help […]

Hindu Chaplaincy course in Melbourne

Hindu Council of Australia, Victoria chapter is conducting a refresher course for Hindu Chaplaincy on 23 and 30 June in Melbourne. This course is a part of an ongoing commitment by Hindu Council of Australia to increase the number of trained Hindu Chaplains in Australia. Hindu Council offers scholarships for practicing Hindus to train as […]

Hindu Chaplains visit patients in Hospitals

Hindu Council of Australia got an urgent request today from a relative of a terminally ill patient to speak to a Hindu Chaplain in order to understand and seek some guidance help for a terminally ill family member presently in north shore hospital.  Our Hindu Chaplain Ms Jayanthi Ramanan had a long chat with the relatives […]

Liverpool police community engagement

By:Somesh Sibal Liverpool police community engagement program was attended by Somesh Sibal of the Hindu Council of Australia’s Chaplaincy team along with members of about 15 different cultural and religious groups in the area. The program was organised on 29th March 2018 to meet the new Liverpool area commander Superintendent Paul Albury. Paul addressed the attendees. Among […]

Quarterly update from Victoria Chapter

A quick update from Victoria chapter on activities during the first quarter of 2018   1 Quarterly participation at Multifaith Advisory Group within the Premier’s Cabinet Office 2. Feb 18 : Participation in the multifaith consultation called by the PM on freedom of religion, chaired by Philip Ruddock 3. Presentation of Certificate of Honour to […]

Hindu Chaplains send a copy of Bhagwat Geeta to a Hindu prison inmate

A request was received by Hindu Council of Australia through its web site from a Christian Chaplain in one of the prisons. A Hindu inmate in the prison wanted to obtain and read a copy of Bhagwat Geeta. Our Chaplaincy team immediately sprung into action. Somesh Sibal from Hindu Council procured a copy of Bhagwat […]

Gargi Woman Jayanthi Ramanan

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Carer) By Bharathi R Jayanthi Ramanan has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a carer. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Member of Parliament – Parramatta Hon. Geoff Lee and by Anita Sharma NSW […]

Hindus missing out Big time on School Chaplaincy

The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP), is an Australian federal government programme which funds chaplains in Australian primary and secondary schools. The chaplains are to provide “support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spirituality”.[1] The grants are $20,000 a year for schools and $24,000 for schools in remote areas.[2] Hindus are missing out big […]

Chaplaincy Information session

An information session for prospective Chaplains was organized by Hindu Council and Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D) at the later’s temple today. It was attended by about 20 people. A couple of speakers from G.O.D introduced the idea of a Hindu chaplain and explained what a chaplain does and what a Chaplain does not do. […]

SBS Gujarati Radio – Chaplaincy Interview

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Chaplaincy Scholarships

Media Release on Hindu Chaplaincy Training Scholarships

SBS Hindi – Hindu Chaplaincy

SBS Hindi Radio interview with Surinder Jain on  Hindu Chaplaincy Training Scholarships Program. Chaplaincy is a spiritual counseling support service that is offered by trained religious chaplains. Many chaplaincy places are also funded by the federal government and are paid positions. Chaplains should be qualified and accredited. With an objective to serve Hindus in Australia, […]

Hindu Chaplaincy Information Session 4th February