Little Dust connects communities across Australia to the Buddha’s teachings. We create Dhamma and meditation events for Buddhists from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as new Buddhists and the Buddh-ish. Little Dust aims to make Buddhism available to everyone, especially in regional and country areas where access to the Dhamma is limited.
The name Little Dust comes from the story of Brahmā Sahampati requesting the Buddha to teach out of compassion, saying that there are many beings with little dust in their eyes who would be able to understand the Buddha’s teaching.
Commitment to Accessibility
Little Dust wants to make the Buddha’s teachings available to everyone. We especially want to ensure access in the following areas:
Little Dust’s events are always accessible and different abilities will be catered for whenever possible, including people with disabilities and neuro-diverse folks. Let us know your needs.
We are a queer affirming community and welcome all people from all genders and sexual orientations. You are loved and belong!
We aim to improve access to Buddhist teachings and events for people living in regional remote areas by going to them. Invite us to your area!
Our events are free when possible, or otherwise low cost. We provide funds for community organisations to hire venues for events and give scholarships for individuals experiencing financial stress so that they can attend our retreats. Get in touch if you need support.
Akāliko Bhikkhu is the spiritual director of Little Dust. Bhante Akāliko is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. He is the founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community, the spiritual advisor of Central West Buddhists and a chaplain at Western Sydney University. He sits on boards of the Buddhist Council of NSW and the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils.
Bhante Akāliko went forth as a monastic in 2016 and received full ordination with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana monastery in 2017. He later stayed for several years with Bhante Sujato at the Monastery at the End of the World in Sydney and he now lives as a wandering monk, looking for a place to settle and shake off the dust.