BCWA Statement on Equal Opportunity and Religious Freedoms and Rights

  Whilst religious freedom is a human right, this should not override other basic human rights of equality and compassion for all human beings. Religious freedom should not be an avenue to practice discrimination against the weak and vulnerable. In this respect, religious institutions should be bound by the same anti-discrimination laws including laws on […]

Buddhism Scripture Teachers Struggling to Keep Up with Demand from NSW State School – ABC Newss

By Samantha TurnbullĀ  – ABC News: New South Wales public schools are struggling to keep up with demand for Buddhism scripture teachers. Buddhist Council of New South Wales chairman Brian White said there were more than 3,000 public school students across the state studying Buddhism, and the number was growing rapidly. “It’s driven by a […]

2016/2017 New Committee

At the AGM on Tuesday 1st Nov 2016 Mr Boon Tan was elected President BCWA. The full incoming committee was as follows: Executive CommitteeĀ for 2016/2017: President: Boon Tan (Buddhist Society of WA) Vice-President: U Thunla (Tisarana Buddhist Society) Treasurer: Chan Bunthan (Cambodian Buddhist Society WA) Hon. Secretary: Marlene Robins (Hayagriya Buddhist Society) Tweet

2015/2016 President’s Report

Dear BCWA Members, Committee and Representatives Buddhist Council of Western Australia Presidentā€™s Report 2015/6 The 2015/6 year has been full of challenges and opportunities. We have conscientiously engaged on a wide range of local, state and national levels on behalf of our members. The 2016 Inaugural United Nations Day of Vesak was successfully staged at […]

Tick the box on Census Day Aug 9 2016


A Multi-Faith Vigil for Terror Victims in Perth

This Wednesday, 18th of November, Perthā€™s faith communities will come together to mourn at St Georgeā€™s Cathedral at 6.30pm. Led by the Very Reverend Richard Pengelley, Dean of Perth, the vigil will mourn the loss of innocent lives to mindless violence in Paris, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine and elsewhere; and pray for their […]