The Buddhist Society of Western Australia has been established to encourage the teaching, practice and realisation of the Dhamma (the Buddhist word for 'Truth') with special emphasis on Theravada Buddhism. To fulfil this aim, the Society has established Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, 60 km south of Perth, and supports the monastic community living there. The Society has also just purchased a piece of secluded bushland in Gidgegannup, 25 km north-east of Perth, to establish a nuns's monastery in the near future.
The complex which we call Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre at Nollamara consists of a large Dhamma Hall, used for talks on Buddhism, instruction in meditation and for major Buddhist Ceremonies; adjoining meditation and shrine rooms; a Community Hall for Buddhist cultural activities; and a multi- purpose building which provides accommodation for monks, the welfare office, offices for the administration of the Buddhist Society, a library - containing many books for loan and sale as well as cassette recordings of many talks given by monks and nuns - and a reception area and kitchen where visitors can sit down to a cup of tea and friendly chat. The whole complex of buildings is set in beautiful grounds on a very quiet street opposite a park, just 5 km north of the centre of Perth. Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre aims to serve the whole Buddhist community and others, regardless of age, gender or country of origin.
For further information on the activities and Dhamma programme, please contact:
Home Page: http://www.bswa.org.au
The Buddhist Society of WA (Inc),
Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre
18-20 Nanson Way,
Nollamara, WA 6061
Tel: (61-8) 9345 1711
Fax: (61-8) 9344 4220
Lot 1, Kingsbury Drive,
Serpentine, WA 6125
Tel: (61-8) 9525 2420
Fax: (61-8) 9525 3420
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