Hindu Chaplaincy Information Session 4th Feb 18

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 Train as a Hindu Chaplain

What is a Hindu Chaplain

A Chaplain is a practising Hindu who acts as a mentor and a provider of pastoral care by supporting them during times of crisis or need. Australian Government permits and encourages religious Chaplains to work in Schools, Universities, Prisons (Correctional Services), Hospitals, Defense Establishments etc.

Qualifications to become a Chaplain

Chaplains should be qualified and approved by the Government and by Hindu Council of Australia. There are two levels of Chaplaincy qualifications. Anyone who has completed the initial level training and is approved by Hindu Council can work as a Chaplain.

Training Scholarship

To increase the number of Hindu Chaplains in Australia, Hindu Council has instituted two scholarships for training practicing Hindus to become Hindu Chaplains. The scholarship is available to anyone with an interest and partly pays towards the cost of training to become a Hindu Chaplain. The Scholarships on offer includes, an “Initial Training” scholarship with an amount of $200 and an “Advanced Training” scholarship for $1,000.

If you like helping people and are a proud Hindu then come to a free information session

Sunday 4th February 2018


44 Oakes Road, Winston Hills NSW 2153

For session details contact Jayanthi on 0430487781


Hindu Chaplaincy Training Scholarships

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Chaplaincy is a spiritual counselling support service that is offered by trained religious chaplains in hospitals, jails, schools etc., as permitted and encouraged by the Australian government. Many chaplaincy places are also funded by the federal government and are paid positions. Chaplains should be qualified and accredited.

Due to lack of accredited Hindu Chaplains in Australia, and to encourage more people to become Hindu chaplains, Hindu Council is offering scholarships to partly pays towards the cost of the required training courses. These scholarships are open to all residents of Australia. Two types of Scholarships are available, an “Initial Training” scholarship with an amount of $200 and an “Advanced Training” scholarship for $1,000.

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Sri Ganesha temple Adelaide all set for expansion

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Sri Ganesha temple in Oaklands Park to spend $600,000 on expansion


Apr 2, 2017

THE Sri Ganesha Temple in Oaklands Park is planning a $600,000 expansion so its Hindu community can host bigger events and classes.The Hindu Society of SA has lodged plans with Marion Council for the work, which includes demolishing a house next door to the Dwyer Rd temple.It plans to build a new outdoor cooking area and bigger auditorium, and extend a hall and dining room.Chief priest Sivasri Kurukkal said the number of people attending regular services had jumped from about five to 100 since he joined the temple in 1990.“Lots of professional people have migrated here from India, Singapore and Malaysia,” he said.

The State Heritage-listed temple features shrines to Hindu gods, and has become popular with school groups seeking to learn more about the religion.“People want to know how we do our services and how Hindu people worship,” Mr Kurukkal said.He said the renovations would make way for bigger cultural events, study groups and classes in dancing and languages.Temple president Siva Selva said the organisation also needed a bigger venue for hosting weddings.“When we have a wedding, we have to cram all the people inside here,” he said.

The group has applied to the State Government for a $50,000 grant and the Federal Government for $350,000.“A lot of our members are doctors so they’ve helped us with donations,” Mr Selva said.He said he hoped to have a clearer idea of whether the group was successful in its funding bids by October.If not, it would try again in future rounds and complete the upgrade over a longer time frame.The Hindu group bought their temple — then a Lutheran Church — in 1985.Marion Council’s Development Assessment Panel is expected to consider the application in October.

source: Adelaidenow