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.
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 received full ordination with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana monastery in 2016 and later lived for several years with Bhante Sujato at the Monastery at the End of the World in Sydney. Bhante Akāliko now lives as a wandering monk, looking for a place to settle and shake off the dust.