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Prem Vishrant Biography

Prem Vishrant has been teaching for 18 years, is the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society and holds Satsang at Restful Waters weekly. All are welcome.

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Born in 1954 to a middle-class family in the country town of Bunbury, Western Australia as Vincent Cooper, his family soon moved to Perth where he attended Aquinas College. While in boarding school, he became interested in spirituality and at the age of 14 considered becoming a priest.

As his love for the unknown continued an unexpected involvement with an encounter group at age 19 stirred a passion for self-discovery which was to grow ever stronger as time passed.

Moving into the 1970s as a successful publisher gave him ever greater opportunity to travel the world to seek ways of opening up the mysteries of his own mind and spirituality.

As a Sanyasin for much of the 1980s, Vishrant’s discipline was developed from Zen Buddhist practices, he developed a love for meditation, devoting his life to discovering his true nature.

Having lived a fast-paced life as a high-flying businessman, he sought a more meaningful way to live his life through meditation and the way of the heart.

He had his first major awakening in 1987 while practicing the Zen Buddhist methodology of self-enquiry, an event that changed his life forever.

Vishrant dedicated his life to the service of all he came in contact with, training first as a naturopath and masseur and later as a psychotherapist as he looked for better ways to serve those around him.

It was in 1998 in the presence of travelling Advaita Vedanta teachers (Isaac Shapiro, Gangaji and Vartman) that multiple awakenings started occurring, establishing in May 1999.  Vishrant found himself as universal Truth in an ongoing way.  Seekers noticing the changes in Vishrant started requesting Satsang almost immediately and within a few years, he was holding ten Satsangs a week.

His Satsangs have the potential to show seekers their true nature using a mix of traditional and modern techniques helping people remove the obstacles to freedom. Vishrant brings his passion for life, his razor sharp insight, and his radiant presence to every meeting.

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Meditation

Meet our Meditation teachers.

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Tosh has been a devoted meditator for many years. His warm, welcoming and friendly nature make his students feel very relaxed. He has recently completed the Power of Now Mindfulness Training and is skilled in guiding people in their own meditation practices.

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Anam has been part of the Sangha for 18 years and remains dedicated to the Buddhist lifestyle and sharing the Dharma. He has had a consuming passion for investigating higher consciousness and meditation since his early teens. He brings a heartfelt warmth and humour to helping people on the path to peace and happiness.

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Isha has been practicing meditation for 10 years. Her love and devotion towards others is expressed by sharing techniques for relaxation and mindfulness. She currently teaches humming meditation and also co-facilitates kirtan which is an ancient powerful singing practice that supports healing and our exploration within.

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Dakini has been a practitioner of meditation and mindfulness for the past 22 years. She has been a student of Prem Vishrant for 7 years. Dakini facilitates the highly popular ‘The Power of Now Mindfulness Training’ and is committed to supporting people develop the life skills mindfulness offers. She brings a caring presence and a bright aliveness to her Mindfulness training.

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Counselling

Meet our Counselling Practitioners.

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Dakini is an experienced counsellor who is highly skilled at assisting people to live more consciously, improving their relationships and quality of life.

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Tao is a qualified counsellor who has a deep understanding of the human psyche & of the pathway to freedom; insight which he uses to support others in their journey. 

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Ariel is a Director of The Vishrant Buddhist Society and is a qualified counsellor. Ajahn Prem Ariel has skillful means which are used in supporting others towards their goals. 

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Kali works as a relationships counsellor for individuals and couples, using her experience and understanding to support people in making healthy choices in their lives. 

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Women's and Men's Groups

Meet our Group Facilitators.

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Dakini is an experienced counsellor who is highly skilled at assisting people to live more consciously, improving their relationships and quality of life.

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Tao is a qualified counsellor who has a deep understanding of the human psyche & of the pathway to freedom; insight which he uses to support others in their journey. 

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Sai has been involved in business and personal growth for a number of years. He is committed raising his own consciousness, serving others and finding contentment within. He is currently studying counselling.

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Kali works as a relationships counsellor for individuals and couples, using her experience and understanding to support people in making healthy choices in their lives. 

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Ariel is a Director of The Vishrant Buddhist Society and is a qualified counsellor. Ajahn Prem Ariel has skillful means which are used in supporting others towards their goals. 

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Vishrant Yoga & Movement

Meet our Vishrant Yoga & Movement Teachers.

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Prema offers a teaching style that is naturally open and inviting, allowing her students to find peace within the practice. Her love of restful yoga and passion for assisting others is apparent in every class she teaches. Prema has trained in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.

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Indi has a deep understanding of the philosophy and history of yoga, which, when combined with his gentle approach and intuitive teaching style means he easily accommodates the individual needs of each student in his classes. Indi has trained in Ashtanga Yoga.

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Kali trained as a dancer, performer and teacher for 16 years before designing and creating her own classes. Dance for Health brings simple movement, stretching & meditation together to improve fitness, flexibility, mental clarity and self-expression

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Meditation Sound Bath

Meet our Meditation Sound Bath Facilitators.

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Indi has a deep love of music spending many years playing the guitar, drumming and producing music.  He has a keen interest in yoga, meditation and sound meditation, and the ability of sound to alter states of consciousness. Indi leads meditation sound baths to help others experience deep states of relaxation, peace, rest and healing through sound.

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Anam has had a passion for meditation since his early teens. He brings a heartfelt warmth and humour to helping people find what works best for them along the path to peace and happiness. Anam’s keen interest in meditation and sound therapy has lead him to co-facilitate meditation sound baths.

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Shiva has a lifelong love of music and sound. He works as an interpreter and has been part of the Vishrant Buddhist Society for 4 years. He loves the outdoors, nature and is fascinated with meditation and meditative practices. Shiva co-facilitates meditation sound baths.

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Vishrant Tai Chi

Meet our Vishrant Tai Chi Instructors.

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Kavi has a passion for Tai Chi and how relaxed and centered it makes him feel and for that reason he is enthusiastic in teaching others. He spent 10 years training in karate and other martial arts and is now a certified Tai Chi instructor.

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Akuna loves to share the benefits he has gained from his ongoing Tai Chi practices. He believes that offering his students an opportunity to unplug, de-stress and slow down is one of the greatest gifts he can give. Akuna has practiced meditation and yoga for many years and is an accredited Tai Chi Instructor.

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Maitreya is passionate about helping other people find the same calm, relaxed, peaceful space he finds through his practice and enjoys teaching Tai Chi as part of this selfless service.

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Shiva aims to share with others the silence and clarity that he has grown passionate for during his time through co-facilitating Sound Baths and teaching Vishrant Tai Chi.

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Tosh is passionate about helping people find the inner peace and stillness that he has found through the practices of Tai Chi and meditation.

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Address: 64 Canns Road Bedfordale WA 6112

Phone: Dakini Williams on +61 438 831 883

Email: info@restfulwaters.org

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