Guest Speaker – Gravity Discovery Centre Richard Tonello (Chief Astronomer)

Each year the Buddhist Society of WA hosts a variety of events at our centre in Nollamara while our usual teachers, the monks and nuns, go on their own personal retreat.

Our sessions always start off with a guided meditation from 7:30-8pm to melt away the stress from your week so you can relax into your weekend. Come a little earlier so you can have a cuppa or you are welcome to join us from 8-9pm for the main act.

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All are welcome.

Join us for a journey into the cosmos

A long time ago in a galaxy far away……….

Actually let’s forward to this galaxy this year! Senior astronomer, Richard Tonello from the Gravity Discovery Centre observatory in Gingin, is coming to Dhammaloka for a special presentation. Richard will not only take us on a journey through space but he will also go through the recent images of ancient galaxies taken from Nasa’s James Webb space telescope.

As Arthur C Clarke said “Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility”. A sentiment shared by Richard Tonello who ‘advises people that they get a far greater connection to the meaning of life by simply learning about what is out there’.

Everyone is welcome for this family friendly event.

7:30pm: Guided meditation

8:00pm: Gravity Discovery Centre Presentation followed by QnA

You are welcome to come earlier for a cuppa and biscuits!

Please note this is a drug and alcohol free venue.

We welcome everyone regardless of sexuality, gender, religion.

You may register on Eventbrite however bookings aren’t essential.
The full rains retreat program can be found here.


Covid guidelines: subject to change in line with most current government guidelines

  • 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
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