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Meet Your Teachers

Siladasa and Dhiracharita are ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order 


Siladasa (one who serves ethics) Became vegetarian at 19 and has been vegan for the past 30 years. As a neurologist he was familiar with the effects of trauma and stress on the nervous system, and learned that emotional pain is usually expressed physically one way or another. An experienced meditation teacher, Siladasa will be our guide to some simple practices for increasing awareness of body and mind and cultivating kindness, thereby enabling greater resilience and compassionate self-care.


Dhiracharita (she whose spiritual practise is constant) From a very early age has had a strong sense that the planet is a living entity and any damage or harm done is harm done to all life. As a climate change activist, mother and animal lover, Dhiracharita understands the power of meditation to improve emotional resilience and self compassion.

Program Module 1

1:30 Welcome. Self care purpose 

1:45 Body is not separate from emotion 

2:00 Body scan practice followed by discussion 

3:00 Workshop concludes

Program Module 2

Sunday December 18th, 2022

7pm  Welcome. Self care purpose 

7:15pm  5 stage Loving - Kindness Meditation 

7: 45pm Questions / Discussion

8pm Discussion of the 4  fundamental virtues (generosity, gentleness, helpfulness, and authenticity) and how they can strengthen our  animal carer/ activist community.


We are so grateful to Siladasa, Dhiracharita and Karyn from Melbourne Buddhist Centre for presenting this workshop, MBC in Brunswick offers drop in meditation and dharma classes. 

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