• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

How to Liberate Oneself from Suffering?

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 24/07/2018 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 24/07/2018 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Ajahn Khemavaro
  • Enquiries or Contact : 0295196054 or info@buddhistlibrary.org.au
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library


Suffering comes in various forms, primarily through physical or mental encounters. In its presence, one feels the need to respond to eliminate it quickly. At times, one may choose to totally ignore suffering or overreact to it.


Why do we suffer in this life?

Can we relieve ourselves from suffering?

How do we let go of suffering wisely?


Join us for an evening with Ajahn Khemavaro to explore the path to happiness through freeing oneself from life’sunsatisfactoriness , misery, or challenging experiences.


Tuesday 24th July

7pm – 9pm


Teacher Profile:

Ajahn Khemavaro was born in Vietnam in 1966.  At the age of nine he moved with his family to live in California, USA.  He obtained his BA in Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, USA.  Except for a brief stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, most of his jobs have been in the banking/finance sector.

While working as a stockbroker in Bangkok he became interested in Buddhism and meditation. He began his monastic training at Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery) Ubon Thailand in 1999, and was ordained as a Bhikkhu in Ajahn Chah’s Tradition in 2000.  Inspired by Ajahn Brahm’s light-hearted yet profound Dhamma talks, he asked to come to Perth to train at Bodhinyana Monastery, where he stayed for eight years.

Since 2005, Ajahn Khemavaro has lead retreats in Singapore, USA, Norway, and Australia.  Currently, he is the Abbot of Wat Buddha Dhamma, in Wisemans Ferry of New South Wales.


All Sessions by Dana (Donation).

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).



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