Vesak Buddha Day Celebration 13 May

Vesak Buddha Day Celebration : 11am–5pm, Saturday May 13th 2017 You are invited to our Vesak Festival!  Vesak is the most significant day in the Buddhist calendar, remembering the birth, awakening & passing away of the Buddha and is celebrated on or near the full moon in May every year. .  We will be incorporating activities Read the full article…

Our New Kuti

As you can see our new Kuti is almost complete. A big Anumodana [= rejoicing in your goodness] to everyone who donated time and money to this worthy endeavour. We still have a few little things to finish such as steps and inner painting and nice floor covering. Our new nun Anagarika Pasanna moved in Read the full article…

New Year’s Eve Anagarika Ceremony & Meditation

On New Year’s Eve we had a lovely ceremony which transformed the secretary  of  the Buddhist Society of South Australia [Michelle] into our new nun Anagarika Pasanna. We were honoured to have our local Sri Lankan Bhikkhu, Bhante Sumedha Thero present for this auspicious occasion. While I was shaving our aspirants locks, Bhante Sumedha was chanting Read the full article…

Our first Kathina 2016

So last Saturday our first Kathina at Dakkhina Dhammatthala Christies Beach was the largest gathering so far in this our first year. A friendly multicultural group of Dhamma friends gathered together to celebrate the opportunity to give Alms to the monastic Sangha. People from Australia, Sri Lanka, England, Vietnam, Malaysia, Ireland, Myanmar, Canada, Japan, came Read the full article…

Lovely Meditation Day on Saturday

Last Saturday we had a lovely meditation day. The weather was perfect and the energy was so peaceful and serene. It was the perfect way to celebrate Ayya’s ordination, the anniversary of the founding of the Bhikkhuni order, the Uposatha and spring. Ten of us was the perfect number for the size of the space. Read the full article…

Katina Alms Giving 2016 Saturday November 12th 9.30am

This year will be our first Katina Alms Giving Festival at Dakkhina Dhammatthala. To be eligible for a Katina robe, there should have been 5 Bhikkhunis staying here, whereas we are lucky to have even one Bhikkhuni! However, the people are still free to have an “Alms Giving Festival” to support and celebrate their one Read the full article…

Upasampada Completion and Confirmation

On Sunday 18th of September, the three Bhikkhunis who had been “Ordained on One Side” by the Bhikkhuni Sangha at Santi Forest Monastery in NSW, presented themselves to the Bhikkhu Sangha at Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia. Ayya Vajira, Ayya Dhammavati and Ayya Santacari received ordination from the Bhikkhu Sangha headed by Ajahn Brahmavamso with Read the full article…