Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Centre | Members Statement

Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

MELBOURNE SHWETAMBAR JAIN SANGHOn 1st of March, I was delighted to be at Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh (MSJS) Centre to participate in the Bhoomi Poojan & Khanan ceremony of the new Jinalay and new Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh Centre in Moorabbin, along with Nina Taylor MP.Thanks to the hard work and leadership of all the volunteers and committee members, the temple will become a place for the communities to visit and admire.Thank you to Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh of Victoria and members of Jain Community, who are tirelessly working year after year to develop a temple and religious centre for community benefitsVisit – http://www.kaushaliyavaghela.com.au/members-statement-melbourne-shwetambar-jain-sangh/#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): I had the pleasure of attending the Buddhist monk’s residence inauguration organised by the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Centre (MBMC) on 7 March 2020 in Werribee South along with the Consul General of Sri Lanka, Mr Kapila Fonseka. MBMC Melbourne West is a registered not-for-profit charitable organisation. They run Sunday school on a weekly basis in my constituency. The focus of the centre is to teach, learn and practise the teachings of the Supreme Buddha to enhance the virtues and moral values of kids, youth, elders and adults.

Victoria’s Buddhist community is growing, with more than 180 000 Victorians who identify as belonging to the Buddhist faith, who come from all corners of the world. The Mahamevnawa Buddhist centre also organises a variety of community projects, such as blood donation campaigns, tree-planting campaigns and park-cleaning activities. The centre has been serving the community since 2016 from their head office based in Mount Evelyn. The event was the inauguration of a new property bought from donations collected from the centre’s members to provide a residence for the venerable monks in Werribee South.

It was spiritually rewarding to be a part of this day and to learn about Buddha’s teachings of wisdom, kindness and tolerance and his universal message of peace. I was very touched by their warm and welcoming reception. I would like to thank the MBMC for making me part of this special day, a very rare opportunity. I congratulate them and look forward to working with them on their future projects.