Since 2017, the Perth Diamond Way Buddhist Centre has been at its permanent home at 34 Prout Way in Bibra Lake.
Our evenings make it easy for anyone to learn Buddhist meditation in Perth. The evenings usually start with a cup of tea in the house for those who arrive a little early. Most nights, an experienced Buddhist practitioner then gives a 10 minute introduction to a fundamental topic, such as Buddhism in the West or Meditation. The aim of the talks is always on what can be applied in daily life and what is useful to know to support our meditation practice. There is the opportunity to ask questions to clarify what was talked about. On Wednesdays, the program is longer and the details can be seen below and in the printable program.
The first Wednesday of the month is designed for beginners. On any evening, new people will also be given a simple introduction — you’re welcome to start any day!
Then we meditate together for about 25 minutes. We do the same guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa that is done in Diamond Way centres worldwide. This meditation is easy to learn and practice, but is very profound and has a cumulative effect on the mind, leading to greater clarity, calmness and joyfulness. The meditation is guided, so you just need to follow along.
Our program is suitable for beginners and there is plenty of time for individual questions. Lots of free parking; meditation cushions and mats are provided.
The regular program is free of charge.
If you are new, one of our friendly members will provide a brief overview of who we are and what we do, prior to the program on the day.
Please make allowance for a maximum of 90 minutes for the whole evening (times will vary depending on the day)
Monday 7:30pm – Guided meditation
1st Wednesday of the month 7:30pm – Lecture (1 hr): “Introduction to Buddhism” topic & guided meditation
2nd Wednesday of the month 7:30pm – Buddhist movie screening / teaching (30min – 1hr) & guided meditation
3rd Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm – Lecture (1hr) on a Buddhist Topic & guided meditation
4 & 5th Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm – Short talk (10 mins) on a Buddhist topic & guided meditation
Sunday 5:30pm – guided meditation
We hope you kept safe throughout these extraordinary times. As per Western Australian Government Department of Health guidelines, we have some modified procedures; please visit our website for more information.
We also kindly request that you do not come if you are feeling unwell.
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Perth: Short Talk and Meditation
Monday and Wednesday
Perth: Introductory Lecture and Meditation
P: (08) 6392 7836
Turn up roughly on time, and expect to meet a relaxed and friendly bunch of people who seem remarkably normal and un-holy. Diamond Way Buddhism is for regular people after all, and no formal meditation experience or Buddhist knowledge is required.
Each centre has its own timetable. A list of centres is shown at the top of this page. Please see the individual webpage of your local centre for their activities schedule.
There is usually a talk before the free guided meditation begins, given by members of the group keen to practice sharing their knowledge. The guided meditation runs for about 20 to 30 minutes. The presenter for the evening will outline the details of the meditation prior to commencing. Please check the centres schedule for their weekly program, the public evenings are free to attend.
No, newcomers are welcome to all of our meditations. The meditation is guided in English and the host of the meditation session can answer your questions.
You don’t need to bring anything along. Mats, cushions and chairs are all provided.
During the meditation, it is recommended to have a straight back and to be comfortable. You can meditate while seated on a cushion or a chair; after all, it’s your mind that gets enlightened, not your knees!!
There is no fee. If you attend regularly you’ll hear about how you can support the centre or become a financial member, but it is optional. Donations are always welcome to help cover regular centre costs.
Each centre has a bookshop containing Diamond Way Buddhist meditation booklets, books, DVDs and other Buddhist paraphernalia.
Centres are financed mainly through optional membership contributions. All surplus monies from courses and public lectures are used to fund Diamond Way Buddhist projects in Australia and around the world.
Just make an enquiry at your local Diamond Way Buddhist Centre.