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Here you will find information on the visiting Buddhist chaplain to Curtin University.

Welcome by our chaplain Venerable Jayru

Venerable Jayru is founding President/Abbot of Australia Buddhist Bliss Culture Mission based in Willeton WA. Venerable Jayru joins our chaplaincy team in conducting meditation classes as well as offering Buddhist counselling for staff and students. See More

“The culture of Buddhism is a Bliss Culture for humanity. The culture to purify the human mind is also Human Bliss Culture. The purpose of learning Buddhism is to distance ourselves from suffering, and to attain true happiness and liberation. Only when we practise the Buddha’s teachings in our everyday life, eradicate our self-serving temperaments and habits, unfold our wisdom and seek liberation, can we truly understand the meaning of bliss and embrace a blissful life.” ~Venerable Master Shen Kai

Phone: +61 8 9354 1245
Email: contact@buddhistbliss.org.au
Website: buddhistbliss.org.au

On campus services and activities

Day

Time

Description

Location

Wednesday

12.00 pm

Meditation Teaching Sessions
Guided sitting and walking meditation sessions on most Wednesdays during semester, consisting of a brief talk on the Buddha's teachings and the opportunity to ask questions.

Room 228, Level 2, Building 109, Bentley Campus

Visit the Curtin be with Buddha Society.

Off campus services and activities

Day

Time

Description

Location

Tuesday to Friday

10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Buddhist Bliss Culture Mission open

21 Woodthorpe Drive, Willetton, WA

Saturday and Sunday

9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Buddhist Bliss Culture Mission open

21 Woodthorpe Drive, Willetton, WA

Key Holy Days

15 April. Buddha's Enlightenment Day

4 June. Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

22 October. Buddha's Return from Heaven Day

31 December. Universal Thanksgiving Day

Summary of beliefs

There are a number of different types of Buddhism. Broadly they can be broken down into Hinayana (Theravada) and Mahayana traditions. The goal of Theravadin practitioners is personal liberation and the goal of Mahayana practitioners is Enlightenment for the benefit of all. Vajrayana traditions can generally be included under Mahayana. These different types exist because Buddha taught different instructions to suit the needs and inclinations of different types of practitioners. It is important however, that when we follow a particular tradition we check that the lineage of that tradition is intact so we can be sure we are receiving authentic instructions.

Although different traditions may have different methods of practice there are some key principles that are relevant to all traditions. See More

  1. Happiness and suffering are states of mind and therefore if we wish to experience happiness and avoid suffering, we mainly need to be concerned with what is happening within our mind.
  2. Meditation is an essential practice for developing an understanding of our mind and for changing our mind so that it becomes more pure and we therefore become more peaceful and happy.
  3. Karma – Buddhists believe “what goes around comes around”. If we engage in actions with beneficial intentions, we will develop good karma, the result of which will be happiness in the future. If however, we engage in actions out of negative or selfish intentions we will accumulate negative karma which if not purified will later ripen as suffering and problems.
  4. Rebirth – Buddhists believe that because the mind is beginningless and endless when we die we will take another rebirth. What type of rebirth that is will depend upon how well we have lived our life.
  5. The most meaningful things we can do with our life are to train our mind and to be of service to others.

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