Banner: Health and development workers, Pune, India, friends of BODHI and supported in part by us.
His Holiness XIVth Dalai Lama, 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate, Susan Woldenberg, Colin Butler, Dharamsala, India, 1990 photo: Tenzin Geyche Tethong
Since 2015 this has been the website for the NGO Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health and Insight (BODHI) Australia. BODHI has supported small scale development projects mainly in India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Tibet since 1989. It is one of the world's oldest Buddhist development (aid) organisations based outside of Asia and the UK. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit can be translated as "true nature". "Bodhicitta" means the development of mind ("citta" or awareness) - that wants to be of benefit to all.
BODHI's people and projects are predominantly Buddhist, but not exclusively.
Local Advisory board current Dr Julie Adamson (2014 - present) Dr Marty Rubin (2014 - present) Dr Emilia della Torre (2014-present Kabita Chakma (2005-present) Kulottam Chakma (2005-present) Dr Shanti Raman (2005-present)
Newsletter editors: Colin Butler (1991-present), Aryadharma (2015), Susan Woldenberg Butler (1991-2014) Receipts: Maxine Ross Website:Colin Butler, Aryadharma, Jay Decker (before then: Charles Mason, Susan Butler and Dr Denis Wright, in various combinations since 1996). On Line Data Base: Conrad Richter Auditor: Greg Harper, Camerons Accountants, Launceston, Tasmania