Dharma fundraising event with Ayya Yeshe, Stephen Batchelor and Ajahn Brahm


Image of Ayya Yeshe, Stephen Batchelor and Ajahn Brahm


Saturday, 4 June 2022

10am-12pm BST     ♦     11am-1pm CEST     ♦     5pm-7pm AWST     ♦    7pm-9pm AEST

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The Path to Enlightenment


Is enlightenment something that can be attained in daily life or something we need to work on in intensive meditative practice, for example jhana practice? Is aiming for enlightenment helpful in our lives? This event will be an opportunity to explore with Ayya Yeshe, Stephen Batchelor and Ajahm Brahm how is enlightenment or awakening relevant to those following the Budhha’s teachings today.



We are excited and incredibly grateful that these three internationally renowned teachers will be joining us in conversation to discuss ‘The Path to Enlightenment’. All three are lending their support to help sustain Gaia House, Bodhicitta Monastery Australia and Bodhicitta Foundation India and Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project – and we hope you will be part of this very special event too.

We have consciously chosen not to specify a rate or suggested donation for this Dharma fundraising event. Instead, we are appealing to you to contribute in the same spirit of great generosity with which the teachers are offering their time and teachings. Reflecting on the value that the Dharma holds for you in your personal life, please be as generous as you possibly can to ensure these precious causes can continue to be places of refuge where we cultivate wholesome qualities and a more expansive heart in the face of suffering.

Gaia House will be collecting all donations and sharing them equally in three parts to causes close to the teachers’ hearts: Gaia House, Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project and the Bodhicitta Monastery and Foundation. We feel it’s important at these times to co-operate and strengthen our networks, so that together we can continue to serve as a healing force in these challenging times and beyond.

In case you can’t make the live event, you are still welcome to register and make a donation – all those who register will be emailed a link to a recording of the event.

Please make your donation and we look forward to seeing you there!

Using Zoom

These online events will be hosted using the Zoom platform. For support with learning how to use Zoom, please click here to read the guidance notes we’ve put together.


If you have any questions regarding these events, please email info@gaiahouse.co.uk


Dharma fundraising event

To register for this event:
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Reflecting on the value that Gaia House, the Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project and the Bodhicitta Monastery and Foundation holds for you in your personal life, please offer your utmost financial support.


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AYYA YESHE is a Buddhist nun of 21 years who is the director of Bodhicitta Foundation India, a charity empowering women and children on the slum communities of Central India. Ayya is also the Abbess of a non Sectarian Mahayana Forest monastery, Bodhicitta Dakini Monastery in Unesco world heritage wilderness in Tasmania, Australia. Ayya is a published author, Teacher, contemplative, feminist and activist. Her sacred chants have 100k hits on YouTube.

Bodhicitta Foundation India
Bodhicitta Dakini Monastery


AJAHN BRAHM was born in London in 1951 and earned a degree in theoretical physics from Cambridge University. He became a monk in 1974 in the Forest Tradition of north-east Thailand under the highly esteemed meditation master Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Brahm is today a revered spiritual teacher and guide, and is abbot of the largest Buddhist monastery in the Southern Hemisphere. He is the author of Opening the Door Of Your Heart (a.k.a. Who Ordered this Truckload of Dung?), Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond, The Art of Disappearing and Don’t Worry Be Grumpy (a.k.a. Good? Bad? Who knows?). His public teachings regularly attract thousands to his inventive and insightful talks, which are heard by millions of people online.

Buddhist Society of Western Australia          Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project

Image of Stephen BatchelorSTEPHEN BATCHELOR is a translator, teacher, artist and writer known for his secular approach to the Dharma. A co-founder of Bodhi College, his books include Buddhism Without Beliefs, Living with the Devil, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist and After Buddhism. His most recent publication, The Art of Solitude, was published by Yale University Press in 2020. He lives in southwest France with his wife Martine.​ 




link to the Bodhicitta Foundation in India
Link to the Bodhi Dakini Monastery
Link to the Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Link to Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project
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