About Bodhinyana Great Southern Project

Bodhinyana Great Southern is currently being established as a Buddhist hermitage for monks of the Theravadan lineage (Thai forest tradition) to practice meditation and live according to the Buddhist teachings. The hermitage is located near the town of Albany, along the south coast of Western Australia. The friendly local community have been supporting Venerable Mudu in his endeavors to live the monastic life, and in return he has been very happy to share the wisdom and compassion which results from living a life of kindness and looking deep within. He teaches meditation to the community of Albany on a weekly basis. He also teaches at the local prisons and gives as much spiritual support and kindness to those who are in need.

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The metta sutta being chanted by the monks at BGS


Regular Teachings

Venerable Mudu offers regular talks and guided meditation instructions in Albany.

All are welcome, come along and give meditation a go!

Every Friday 6:30pm at Manley Hall: 331 Ulster Road, Collingwood Heights.

Cost: free/by donation

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About Venerable Mudu

After a chance invitation by a Thai friend to join her in offering food to the Buddhist monks at Serpentine’s Forest Monastery, Venerable Mudu became inspired by the monastic way of life. Several years later after developing and understanding the importance of meditation and renunciation, he decided to take up the training to become a Buddhist monk.

On 6th January 2014, after completing the two year trial and preliminary training, Venerable Mudu received the higher ordination as a fully ordained Bhikkhu under his teacher and preceptor, Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery. Over the past few years Venerable Mudu has begun to provide meditation instruction at the Buddhist Society of WA (BSWA) and has also taught regularly at Karnet Prison Farm.

Before coming to Albany, Venerable Mudu was residing at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery along with his fellow monastic community of approximately 25 monks. The monks at Bodhinyana enjoy a simple peaceful life of solitude with few possessions; a self-paced meditation practice; share one main meal a day and live in harmony with each other and nature.