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Welcome to the Buddhist Society of Western Australia's collection of dhamma teachings. Watch instructional video: here

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The Buddha’s Forgotten Nuns



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acceptance anatta anger anicca Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project anxiety arguments attachment attitude attitute to life awareness Beginners be quiet bhavana bhikkhuni blame body bookclub book club bq breath Breath meditation Buddha Buddhism calm cause and effect community compassion confidence conflict consciousness contentment control craving dana death dependent origination depression desire Dhamma dhammaloka dharma Difficulties dukkha dying Eightfold Path emotions energy enlightenment environment expectations experience faith family fault-finding fear Five Hindrances forgiveness Four Noble Truths freedom future generosity giving gratitude guided meditation happiness harmony healing Health history impermanence insight inspiration investigation jhana Jhanas joy kamma karma kfc kindness kusala letting go life love loving-kindness meaning of life meditation metta metta meditation mind mindfulness morality motivation Nibbana non-self nun pain patience peace perception positivity practice precepts preparation present moment present moment awareness problems Q&A Rains Retreat 2023: Turning points Rains Retreat Teachings at Bodhinyana reality rebirth reincarnation relationships relax relaxation religion restlessness retreat right effort Right Speech Right View samadhi samatha sangha science sickness sila silence spirituality stillness stress success suffering sutta Suttas the noble eightfold path thinking Thoughts tiredness truth uncertainty understanding Vesak Vinaya vipassana virtue wanting wisdom