Grievances should be aired frankly in our democratic society so that real or perceived threats and inequalities can be resolved with the best outcomes for all sides.
Violence is not the Australian way. Speaking at the right time in a straight-forward and upright way is the Buddhist way to conflict resolution. All Australians have a role in neutralising terrorism in all its forms here and abroad. “
Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the United Nations Day of Vesak – Perth, hosted by the Buddhist Council of WA with the kind assistance of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
I will begin by acknowledging our invited guests, Eleni Evangel MLA Member for Perth (representing WA Premier Colin Barnett and Minister Mike Nahan), Margaret Quirk MLA Member for Girrawheen (representing Leader of the Opposition Mark McGowan), Ajahn Brahm Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery and Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of WA, Rebecca Ball Executive Director of OMI Perth, Cliff Morris from MOT, Sangha and Members of all Member groups and temples, Representatives and members of all other Buddhist groups here today, Singers, Performers, Volunteers, Ladies and gentlemen
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The new buildings at Dhammasara Buddhist Nun’s Monastery in the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia were officially opened on 17th Jan 2016. The Master of Ceremony was Dennis Sheppard and there were messages given by Minister Mike Nahan (WA Treasurer and Minister of Multicultural Interests), Janine Freeman (MP for Mirrabooka), Ajahn Brahmavamso (Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of WA), Ven Hassapana (Abbot of Dhammasara), Cecilia Mitra (President of BSWA), Troy King (Builder) and Adrian Price (Architect). Read more »