Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.

While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.

Shaun Nannup: Stories from Noongar Country

Shaun Nannup is a Whadjuk Nyoongar man and Aboriginal elder. He is passionate community leader and master storyteller who is a strong advocate for keeping his culture alive and passing on the ways of his ancestors. He uses Aboriginal spirituality and cultural and psychological ways, to speak of love and unity and healing from within. Anyone and everyone who has attended his workshops, talks, and Welcome to Countrys, speaks of his ability to inspire and connect, always focusing on our humanity and common ground. Shaun conveys his message through the art of storytelling which always makes for an inspiring, engaging and moving night.

Coming of the Sun is a continuation of the Noongar story of the Carers of Everything. A story which encompasses care, respect, values, a sense of belonging and place. It makes landmarks of the South West come alive and nurtures an awe and appreciation not only for this magnificent land, but for the Noongar people who have acquired so much knowledge and wisdom from learning to live in harmony with nature, generation after generation after generation after generation.

You can book for this free event here.

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Here is a poster of the upcoming Rains Retreat Guest Speakers: Rains Retreat Guest Speakers for September & October 2020

Or visit: Rains Retreat Speakers

(The Sangha return on Friday the 9th of October 2020).

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Visitors need to observe the following procedures:

  • Stay home if you have any symptoms of illness or have been in recent contact with a suspected case of COVID-19
  • Make use of the hand sanitiser stations and wash hands
  • Maintain 1.5 square metre distancing with 2 square metres per person at all times
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth; cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging or physical touching
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