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Infusion is an inaugural musical program organised by Melbourne University Buddhist Studies Society in partnership with Friends of Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage. Infusion 2019 is a culmination of contemporary and traditional music of Asia, drawing upon instruments and ideas in collaboration to create music that reflects our 21st century global society.

This concert raises funds to support the rebuilding of the Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage in Kallista, which burnt down in 2014.


performance date & time

Please arrive early to allow time for registration and seating. Doors open at 3.00pm. Tickets are general admission only, no reserved seating. Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be available at the conclusion of the event at 5:30pm.



Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

The Convent is a 6 minutes walk away from the nearest bus stop: Clarke St/Johnston St on Route 200 & 207. Paid parking is available on St Heliers Street opposite the Abbotsford Convent.


Contact DetaIls



Sri Lankan Folk Dance  Apsara Sri Lankan Dance Troupe

Cambodian Khmer Dance  Cambodian Association of Victoria

Shakuhachi  Lindsay Dugan

Koto  Brandon Lee

Chinese Orchestra  Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra

Pipa  Wang Xiaomei & Maggie Milne

Cello  Xingyuan Guo

Gu-Zheng  Nalanda Robson

Tibetan Song and Dance  Tenzing Yeshi

Indonesian Dance  Lenggok Geni Indonesian Traditional Dance Community

Piano  May Wang

Khim  Thai Dulcimer Ensemble

Violin  Li Xiaoyan

Thai Traditional Dance  Sivalai Thai Dance Group



Melbourne University Buddhist Studies Society (MUBSS) is a non-sectarian club aiming to provide both Buddhists and non-Buddhists the background to learn and practice goodwill and compassion in accordance to the teachings of the Buddha. MUBSS organises Dharma talks and discussions that respect inter-religious harmony, meditation classes to help members practice mindfulness and compassion, as well as social activities to encourage fellowship between members. Despite being catered to suit university students, most of the events are open and free of admission to the general public.

Friends of Vimokkharam is part of the Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage, which is a Theravada Buddhist Monastery of the Thai forest tradition situated near the village of Kallista in the Dandenong Ranges of Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1998, the hermitage is an Associated Monastery in the tradition and teachings of the late Ajahn Chah. The purpose of Vimokkharam Hermitage is to provide a place of practice for monastics in the forest tradition whose shared intention is freedom from all mental suffering. It is open to all who wishes to develop mindfulness, explore the spiritual teachings of the Buddha, and contribute to the life of the community.