Buddhism, Australia’s second largest religion
Friday 17 April 2015
Perth, Australia — The spotlight will fall on Perth’s growing role as a cultural and tourism hub for the Australasian region over the August 8–9 weekend this year, when more than 1,000 international and Australian delegates will gather for a unique conference hosted at Perth’s Convention & Exhibition Centre: the 9th Global Conference on Buddhism, themed on Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness.
The conference, featuring a diverse and distinguished line-up of international speakers, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, will also underline the significant part now played by Buddhism in Australia’s national spiritual life - Buddhism is the country’s second largest religion.
The non-profit Buddhist Society of Western Australia (BSWA) organising this conference is also the largest such English-speaking organisation outside of Asia. The Society’s Perth-based Spiritual Director and Abbot, British-born Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera or ‘Ajahn Brahm’ (ajahnbrahm.org), convener of the conference, is a renowned Buddhist leader and the author of many books, including world best-sellers.
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