I wish to inform you that at tonight’s Society Annual General Meeting, Ajahn Brahmavamso resigned, without notice, from his post as Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.
The 2015-2018 Committee has for some time been examining and trying to implement more support (paid or unpaid) and a more efficient organisational structure at the Society in order to reduce the workload of Ajahn Brahm and the Volunteer Committee. Again at this year’s AGM, due to certain members forming a blocking party with proxy votes, we were unable to get changes through to support this aim.
At the end of the AGM, Ajahn Brahm considering his workload and lack of support by members on this issue informed the meeting he felt he had no choice but to resign from the Society.
Again I urge members and supporters to re-consider the path of resistance to change we have been taking and how it has lead us to this unfortunate circumstance.
After 3 years on the Executive and at close of the AGM, I now hand over to the New BSWA President, Dennis Shepherd
Immediate Past President