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.

Gen Kelsang Ani: Web of Kindness

Gen Kelsang Ani will be giving a teaching and guiding a meditation on the kindness and interconnectedness of all living beings, so that regardless of what our physical situation may be, we genuinely feel that wherever we look, we find only the kindness of others; that we are all interconnected in a web of kindness from which it is impossible to separate ourself.

It might sound like a tough ask in these days of pandemics and global strife, but reenergising ourselves by plugging into the kindness that is there, will help bring us back to balance so we can continue to heal ourselves and also be of benefit to others.

Like a piece of wood floating in a river that over time gets soaked with water and starts to sink, we also need to drift to shore and dry ourselves out with some sun and kindness.

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.

You can book for this free event here.

We apologise for any inconvenience but due to technical issues this event is not able to be live-streamed.


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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