Past Events

This page provides detail on previous events held by Bodhi Sangha Perth, in case you need to refer back to these for details at a latter point in time, or wish to see the types of events that are usually held.



February 2021: 1-Day Zen Meditation Workshop

A beginners' workshop day (experienced meditators also welcome), in a friendly atmosphere of silence, sitting and walking meditation. The history and practice of Zen is explained. Attendees will take home the confidence to continue their own practice.

  • Suggested Donation: $40 (Concession: $30)
  • Saturday, 27 February 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BNSLB
  • BYO Mask, Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

April 2021: "Make Your Own Journal Workshop" (cancelled)

Journaling! A mindful practice that helps you meet your goals, reduces stress and anxiety and improves your quality of life, in a way that makes you feel relaxed, or engaged, or mindful. A few tips to get started. No rules. Start by writing one sentence or even one word, 10 minutes daily.

  • Cost: $70 (Concession: $50)
  • Sunday, 18 April 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • Bookings TBA

April 2021: Weekend Retreat — "Reflections on the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures"

Dr Meath Conlan, with the assistance of Brendan O’Leary, offer reflections on ten sketches from a twelfth century Chinese Zen Master, portraying the stages in the spiritual journey to enlightenment. They typically mirror where we are in our individual spiritual quest.  In our reflections recognition may come - "AhThat's it! That's me!

  • Facility Charge: $250 (Concession: $225)
  • Friday, 9 April 2021 (5:00pm) - Sunday, 11 April 2021 (2:30pm)
  • St. Benedict's Monastery, New Norcia
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BMLCT

May 2021: 1-Day Workshop (POSTPONED) — "The Human Condition"

Meath Conlan offes a reflection on contemplation, meditation, the search for happiness and our exploration of the world. Yet our wounded self-consciousness gets in the way. We discover our pain and the way we have insulated ourselves with "homemade" selves where we feel protected. Through the contemplative journey we gradually own up to ourselves, becoming fully human. As we move into an unsure future, this process of letting go of false attachments and of self-centeredness is more important than ever.


Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been postponed indefinitely to a future date that is yet to be advised. If you would like a refund, please contact Brendan at [email protected] Otherwise, your fee and place will be held until a future time at which the workshop will be held.


  • Cost: $70
  • To Be Advised (Duration: 5hr)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • BYO Mask, Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

May 2021: Weekend Fully Silent Zen Retreat

Dr Meath Conlan offers a weekend silent retreat for those on a spiritual quest. Wisdom teaches there are times that are important to walk out in the desert or in the mountains, or go on retreat and listen. Quiet the mind, open the heart and listen deeply. Perseverance is rewarded. Silence is a gift, and those who attend silent retreats typically love it. Be realistic about your physical needs and creature comforts. A silent retreat may prompt insight into the difference between what you want and want you need.


  • Facility Charge: $250 (Concession: $225)
  • Friday, 14 May 2021 (5:00pm) - Sunday, 16 May 2021 (2:30pm)
  • St. Benedict's Monastery, New Norcia
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BMLDZ

May 2021: 'Quiet Day of Reflection' Workshop

'Bodhi Sangha Perth' has arranged a series of 'Quiet Days' for Zen Meditation, with Zen Chants led by Brendan, and talks led by Meath, as well as refreshments and and a shared BYO lunch. You are all encouraged to come and enjoy this beautiful bushland setting, 45 minute drive from Perth in the Perth Hills near Darlington at Hovea.



June 2021: 1-Day Zen Meditation Workshop

A beginners' workshop day (experienced meditators also welcome), in a friendly atmosphere of silence, sitting and walking meditation. The history and practice of Zen is explained. Attendees will take home the confidence to continue their own practice.


  • Suggested Donation: $40 (Concession: $30)
  • Saturday, 12 June 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BNSLH
  • BYO Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

June 2021: 'Quiet Day of Reflection' Workshop (cancelled)

'Bodhi Sangha, Perth' has arranged a series of 'Quiet Days' for Zen Meditation, with Zen Chants led by Brendan, and talks led by Meath, as well as refreshments and & shared (BYO) lunch. You are all encouraged to come and enjoy this beautiful bushland setting, 45 minute drive from Perth in the Perth Hills near Darlington at Hovea.


Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. If you would like a refund, please contact Brendan at [email protected]



July 2021: 'Quiet Day of Reflection' Workshop (cancelled)

Bodhi Sangha, Perth has arranged for a 'Quiet Day for Relection' for Zen Meditation, which include Zen Chants led by Brendan, and talks led by Meath, as well as refreshments and a shared lunch. All are encouraged to come and enjoy this bushland setting in the Perth Hills. Bring your own lunch and refreshment and a share plate for morning tea. Chant sheets are provided.


Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. If you would like a refund, please contact Brendan at [email protected]



July 2021: 'Quiet Day of Reflection' Workshop (cancelled)

'Bodhi Sangha Perth' has arranged for the following 'Quiet Day' for Zen Meditation, which include Zen Chants led by Brendan, and talks led by Meath, as well as refreshments and a shared lunch. You are all encouraged to come and enjoy this beautiful bushland setting just 45 minutes from Perth City in the Perth Hills. Please bring lunch and a share plate for morning tea at Hovea Ashram.


Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. If you would like a refund, please contact Brendan at [email protected]


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