Mind Over Matter

Did you catch our interview with renowned Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm in the ‘It’s Cool to Be Kind’ feature in the latest issue of Peppermint? Based in Perth, WA, Ajahn Brahm is a prolific author, engaging public speaker and active teacher of Buddhism – and those living in WA can experience his wisdom in person this August at the 9th Global Conference on Buddhism, Resolving Conflict with Mindfulness.

Featuring more than 20 speakers over two days, the conference isn’t just for practising Buddhists – it’s suitable for anyone interesting in the teachings of this gentle religion, including how mindfulness and meditation can be used to deal with conflict as well as enhancing many other areas of our lives. The weekend covers topics such as wellness, emerging technologies (featuring a Q&A with artist Neil Harbisson, one of the world’s first cyborgs), depression and suicide, Buddhist journeys, and past lives, hypnosis and psychic phenomena. The innovative and exciting speakers include professor of mathematics and astronomy Bernard Carr, Triple J star and Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire, Tibetan-Nepali movie star Lhakpa Tsamchoe (who co-starred with Brad Pitt in the 1997 Hollywood movie Seven Years in Tibet) and the author of Buddhism for Mothers Sarah Napthali.

The conference runs from 8-9 August 2015 at the Perth Conference Centre. Get your ticket from their website and find out more on how mindfulness can help with living a contented life!