Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to create peace and harmony within our world. Our Centre in East Fremantle provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which everyone, whether Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Everyone is welcome.
What is Modern Buddhism?
We offer a modern presentation of Buddhism that enables people with busy lives to experience deep and lasting happiness.
The instructions given at our classes are grounded in ancient wisdom and have been handed down in an unbroken lineage since the time of Buddha. Revitalised by contemporary Meditation Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, especially for the people of the modern world, our classes offer practical methods for solving the real-world problems we face, as well as scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.
Our Centre's Program
We offer a rich program of classes, courses and in-depth study programs at the Centre. We also hold weekly classes in seven locations throughout Perth and the surrounding area, so that you don’t have to travel far for your weekly meditation “top up”. These classes are all taught by qualified Kadampa meditation teachers who are continuously improving their understanding and practice of Buddhist meditation through the in-depth study programs offered at the Centre.
Our classes are open to everyone, regardless of background or level of experience. We cater for those who simply want to calm their mind, those who want effective strategies for improving the quality of their life right now, and those looking to embark on the complete path of inner transformation that Buddha taught. In other words, you don’t need to be a Buddhist to come to our classes; everyone can benefit from these practical instructions for living a more peaceful, joyful life.
Our Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Ani is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun. She is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth.
Gen Ani has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 15 years. Ani teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.
Volunteering and Donations
KMC Perth is dedicated to bringing inner peace and happiness to the people of Perth and beyond. Every Kadampa Centre is completely run by volunteers and it is through the generous support of the community that we are able to offer classes and courses throughout Perth – from those who drop in to the Centre to help out on occasion through to our dedicated managers and teachers.
If you have the wish to help out in any way please let us know. You don’t need any particular skills or make any regular commitment. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and help us with a vast range of tasks. Any help is welcome.
If you wish to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Centre’s activities, you can do so at any time. Every donation regardless of size, is a significant contribution.
The community of Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth is a modern day example of how putting Buddha’s teachings into practice creates a peaceful and harmonious environment that is a pleasure to visit, and to live and work in.
Living at the Centre: Becoming a resident at the Centre means becoming an active part of this contemporary spiritual family and working together on improving our minds, cherishing others and contributing to the flourishing of Kadampa Buddhism in Western Australia.
Short-term Accommodation: It may be possible to arrange a short term at the Centre – maybe just for a few weeks or simply overnight to enable you to attend one of our day retreats, workshops or Buddhist retreats.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident or to arrange a short term stay, please call us on (08) 9339 1553 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Books and Gift Shop
We sell the complete range of books written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche as well as meditation CDs, audio books and Buddhist images. These are also available online via the Tharpa Publications Australia website. Our gift shop also stocks statues, ritual implements, greeting cards, candles, T-shirts and notebooks. All profits are donated to the International Temples Project.
KMC Perth is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union; an international network of over one thousand centres and groups around the world. This network was established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the express intention of bringing inner peace to every corner of globe and the wish for everyone to find deep, lasting happiness within. By creating peace in your mind through these classes, you become part of a worldwide movement to create a more peaceful world.