2017/18 President’s Report

Dear friends in Buddhism, The BCWA has been tirelessly working hard for the benefit of the Buddhist community in Western Australia. I want to acknowledge the support the committee members of the Buddhist Council of Western Australia (BCWA) have given to make this year a productive year again. It has been another busy year at […]


The Buddhist Council of Western Australia (BCWA) brings to your attention its concerns related to “Buddhism & Australiaā€™sā€ 2018 conference (website: www.buddhismandaustralia.com). The “PARTICIPANTSā€ and ā€œHOMEā€ pages of the website promoting the conference is in our view ambiguous and may create the impression that the well respected Western Australian monks Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Brahmali and […]

2017/2018 New Committee

Executive CommitteeĀ for 2017/2018: President: Boon C Tan (Buddhist Society of WA) Vice-President:Ā Kevin Dickson (Diamond Way Buddhist Centre) Treasurer: Bunthan Chan (Cambodian Buddhist Society WA) Hon. Secretary: Marlene Robins (Hayagriya Buddhist Society) Committee Members for 2017/2018: Cecilia Mitra (Buddhist Society of WA) Stewart JarvisĀ (Diamond Way Buddhist Centre) ThollaĀ Chan (Cambodian Buddhist Society of WA) Prasena Gunasekera, (Sri […]

2016/17 Presidentā€™s Report

Dear BCWA Members, Committee and Representatives   Buddhist Council of Western Australia Presidentā€™s Report 2016/17 The BCWA continues to work on behalf of the Buddhist community in Western Australia through many areas. We are becoming a more important link between ourselves and especially government and the services they provide, such as funding, visa and social […]

Vesak 2017 Message from PM Malcolm Turnbull


Vesak Day recognised at Parliament House

  Vesak for the first time was celebrated at the Parliament House Canberra on 10 May 2017. It was hosted by Senator the Hon. Zed Seleja Asst Minister for Multicultural Interests. Sen. Seselja read out the Vesak message by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. This was followed by a speech by Ajahn Brahm representing the […]