The Dharmadatu Buddhist Order of WA launched a new worldwide Facebook initiative this week to promote harmony and co-operation between the many and varied traditions, schools, sects and groups within Buddhism. The site is called One-World: Buddhist Cyber Sangha and already it has attracted a significant number of followers and contributors including several Venerables, Lama’s, one Geshe and the head of the Amida Buddhist Order as well as many other established Dharma practitioners across the globe. You are invited to visit the page and to consider adding your voice.
More than a thousand Buddhist supporters, especially from the Thai community, celebrated the Kathina ceremony at Bodhinyana Monastery on Sunday 12th Oct 2014. The monks of Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Perth’s hill suburb of Serpentine have been on their annual three month retreat for the past three months. The Kathina ceremony marks the end of the Vassa retreat (Rains Retreat). Ajahn Brahm the abbott of the monastery led the monks and accepted offers of gifts to the monks (sangha) from the lay supporters and also a special offering from the the King of Thailand. Read more »
Diamond Way Perth Buddhist Centre has relocated to Suite 6, 108 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.We meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm for teachings, meditation & social gatherings. Sunday afternoons and evening are for personal practice and dinner together. We moved out of our last centre in October 2013 and have been since looking for the perfect spot to continue with the joyful dharma activity and fulfilling our teacher’s wishes. May the Dharma grow and may all benefit from it!
On behalf of the Buddhist Community of Western Australia, the Committee of the BCWA expresses it’s sincere condolences to all those affected by the lost of the MH17 flight and passengers aboard. This tragedy has touched us all and we feel deep sorrow at this terrible loss of life in such distressing circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are particularly directed to those families and friends affected by the loss of their loved ones.
The BCWA affirms the right of same sex couples, in committed relationships, to be treated with the same dignity and equality as heterosexual couples. We support legislation to ensure the same rights and privileges for all couples as enjoyed by heterosexual couples.