Buddhist Society of Western Australia
The Chicken Plucking Ceremony | Venerable Mudu | 2 July 2020

The Chicken Plucking Ceremony | Venerable Mudu | 2 July 2020

July 5, 2020

This teaching and guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Expecting From The World What It Can Never Give | Venerable Mudu | 3 June 2020

Expecting From The World What It Can Never Give | Venerable Mudu | 3 June 2020

June 4, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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How to Surf the Waves of Peace | Venerable Mudu | 13 May 2020

How to Surf the Waves of Peace | Venerable Mudu | 13 May 2020

May 14, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Venerable Mudu apologises for the annoying crunchy microphone sounds caused by it being stuck between the folds of his robe. It disappears after the 8 minute mark. This was recorded at Bodhinyana Great Southern, Albany Hermitage.

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Petrol for the Meditation Fuel Tank | Venerable Mudu | 15 April 2020

Petrol for the Meditation Fuel Tank | Venerable Mudu | 15 April 2020

April 17, 2020

This is from a series of daily meditation and Dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery and Bodhinyana Great Southern to support the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. This was recorded at Bodhinyana Great Southern, Albany Hermitage. 

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Venerable Mudu | Make Peace, Be kind, Be Gentle | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Mudu | Make Peace, Be kind, Be Gentle | The Armadale Meditation Group

April 24, 2019

It was only Venerable Mudu's second visit to the Armadale Meditation Group's Tuesday evening session and as such, a most welcome surprise. Venerable started the evening by letting us know that he doesn’t really have a preferred method of meditation. In Venerable’s words “I really don’t have a fixed kind of meditation of step one, two, three and four. I roll them all into one, I sit down, shut-up and just watch what goes on in my mind”. Venerable does recognise that those of us new to or still learning, need guidance though. With that in mind Venerable related to us his experience when he first started to learn meditation techniques of breath and metta etc. On a nine day retreat when still a lay person, his view of daily life differed from what he is now learning. In this example he demonstrated how the simple mantra of “Make Peace Be Kind Be Gentle” helped him to overcome his conditioned response of self criticism.

Venerable Mudu then led the group in meditation. Venerable started the meditation with a short body sweep giving thanks and being grateful to our bodies for the work they do each day. For the balance of the meditation we all went in search of the beautiful breath.

After meditation Venerable continued his explanation of why we should meditate each day. Venerable concluded the night with a joke he was asked to deliver to us by Ajahn Brahm. Everyone in attendance left relaxed and happy. This meditation is well suited to both beginners and experienced alike.

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Why on earth would we want to meditate? - Venerable Mudu - Armadale Meditation Group

Why on earth would we want to meditate? - Venerable Mudu - Armadale Meditation Group

January 26, 2019

It was Venerable Mudu's first of, hopefully, many, visits to the Armadale Meditation Group's Tuesday evening session. Venerable opened the evening by introducing himself to us all and relating a shortened version of his life as a monastic. After his introduction he posed the question of "Why on earth would we want to meditate". Is it because it's cool, hip and popular? Well, yes it is cool, hip and popular, but that isn't enough of a reason to do it. Venerable related a story of a visit Ajahn Chah had from an American scientist. The scientist, wishing to know what, if anything, was going on when we meditate, brought along all manner of instruments to try to measure any results he might find. Before he commenced, he asked Ajahn Chah “Why do you meditate”. To which Ajahn Chah responded "To have a healthy body, you must eat right and exercise". "To have a healthy mind, you must meditate".

With that in mind, Venerable then gave an explanation easily understood by inexperienced and experienced meditators alike on the simplest way to start meditating and gently gaining experience with practice. Venerable then led us through meditation beginning with a body sweep and progressing to breath meditation.

After meditation Venerable opened to Q&A before continuing his talk on monastic life and life in general.

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ABC Radio interview with Venerable Mudu

ABC Radio interview with Venerable Mudu

December 18, 2018

In this interview from ABC Radio Great Southern, interviewer Lily Hoffman asks Venerable Mudu about the proposed monastery for the Albany region of Western Australia and his journey to becoming a monk.

Click here to find out more about the Bodhinyana Great Southern Monastery Project.