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Wisdom and Wonders

Make peace, be kind, be gentle

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THIS

IS

GOOD

ENOUGH

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We’re all damaged goods like crooked trees

THAT’S WHY WE’RE BEAUTIFUL

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You can never fix up the past, because

THE PAST IS GONE FOREVER.

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Tragedy, difficulty, and pain keep coming back because

THEY’RE THERE FOR US TO LEARN FROM

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FEAR CREATES NEGATIVITY.

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Once the tears are dry and the heart is healed,

YOU’LL BE A WISER, MORE COMPASSIONATE, AND MORE WONDERFUL FRIEND.

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What’s the purpose of having a garden where everything is just beautiful

IF YOUR HEART IS ANGRY AND VIOLENT?

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THOUGHT IS ONLY AN APPROXIMATION OF REALITY.

We gaze at the past through a distorted lens.

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THE FUEL FOR DISCONTENT

is thinking that happiness lies somewhere else

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EVERY TIME YOU'RE THINKING, YOU'RE NOT SEEING

you're missing out on reality

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JEALOUSY is seeing only one side of the person we want to be like.

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'I want peace' is an oxymoron

'I want peace' is an oxymoron.

PEACE HAPPENS WHEN WANTING ENDS

PEACE HAPPENS WHEN WANTING ENDS.

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LIFE

is like climbing a mountain of treacle with the heavy weights of past and future on your back.

LIFE

is like climbing a mountain of treacle with the heavy weights of past and future on your back.

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DON’T BE SO JUDGEMENTAL ABOUT THE WEEDS IN YOURSELF

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Dhammasara Buddhist Monastery
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The Path to Becoming a Buddhist Nun
Venerable Hāsapañña from Dhammasara Monastery in western Australia explains about the stages of becoming a nun. Dhammasara welcomes requests from women all over the world who would like to become nuns.
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Riches to rags: A nun's story. Part 1
66-year-old Venerable Nirodha gave up a fortune that would have lasted her a lifetime in the search of truth. She found her calling in Buddhism and shares her faith journey with us.
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Nuns Story 2
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Riches to rags: A nun's story. Part 2
When asked if she has absolutely nothing to her name, Venerable Nirodha exclaims that she does not even have a stamp to post a letter. Despite this, she says she is very happy and content with her life now.
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Bodhinyana Monks Monastery
This short video introduces you to Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery, the forest monastery for monks of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in the hills near Serpentine and headed by Ajahn Brahm.
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Dhammasara Nuns Monastery
This short video introduces you to Dhammasara Buddhist Monastery, the forest monastery for nuns of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in the Darling range north of Perth and the current Abbot is Ajahn Hāsapañña.
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Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre
This short video introduces you to Jhana Grove, the Meditation Retreat Centre of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in Serpentine close to Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery.

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