Aims: What We Want to Achieve
Our vision is to create a Centre with the conditions necessary to die peacefully, without fear or anxiety, in an atmosphere of affection and love, and with the spiritual support required to transition into a happy next life.
In other words, our vision is for a focus on preparing for the next life, whilst embracing the dying person’s family and friends in our compassionate love.
Our vision is also that the Pure Land Centre will be financially viable in the long run, through a combination of donations, and grants from both private and government sources.
When people deal with us, and especially when they visit or stay at the Pure Land Centre, we we would like them to feel that we are:
The Pure Land of the Indestructible Buddha Incorporated is established as a charity whose purpose is to advance mental health and spiritual practice in the last weeks of life by:
- Establishing a peaceful residential accommodation centre for the dying person in the last weeks of their life, and accommodation for their carers;
- Providing spiritual, emotional and physical support for the dying person and their carer(s);
- Ensuring access for registered health care professionals engaged by the dying person and/or their carers. The Association itself does not provide medical or nursing care and admission is contingent on the dying person being under the care of a medical practitioner and visiting registered nurses;
- Providing volunteers (trained in accordance with the Association’s operational documents) to support the dying person and their carer(s) and to maintain the centre;
- Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the dying person, their carers, visitors, and volunteers and staff in accordance with the Association’s operational documents; and
- Conducting our operations in such a way that reflects the Buddhist philosophy as taught by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
‘Objects of The Pure Land of the Indestructible Buddha, Incorporated as stated in the Constitution or Rules, as approved by the WA Government, 16 August 2018’
Plans for 2020 – 2021
Our research reveals that our concept for the Pure Land Centre has not been tried elsewhere. Our first step, therefore, is to run a pilot trial for a period of three years. We are now seeking funding, suitable premises and volunteers to start the pilot project. Our two main objectives for the next twelve months are to find a house to rent (in order to test our concept of a special purpose hospice) and to raise $100,000.