Perceptional Self Identity

11 June 2024
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:1.5hr
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Ven. Dhammagawesi of London
  • or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • In a captivating talk by Bhante Dhammagavesi of London, the concept of Perceptional Self Identity in Buddhism is explored. Buddhism holds that there’s no permanent self-identity; rather, the self is viewed as constantly changing. Bhante Dhammagavesi delves into how this idea challenges common beliefs about the self, explaining how clinging to a fixed identity causes suffering. By examining the fluid nature of the self, the talk encourages listeners to reflect on the implications of embracing impermanence and interconnectedness for personal growth and spiritual development


    Teacher profile

    Bhante Dhammagawesi was born in London and educated in Sri Lanka. He migrated to the UK and lived the life of a successful corporate executive for 28 yrs. With all his conventional experiences in telecommunication & consulting, he abandoned “himself” and joined the monastic community, to accomplish his own liberation while sharing some of his experiences with the wider world.
    As a monk, he has had extensive experience with his own practice of Vinaya & meditation, under his teachers and also as a teacher to an international following. He also spent 6 years in India and in the Himalayas experiencing his path.
    Within the Australian community he has been involved with many young groups and families, assisting them with their “personal circumstances” and the practice of meditation.


    All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a 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.