About Vishrant

The Pragmatic Guru

Vishrant has been guiding seekers towards finding higher consciousness and discovering their true nature since his awakening in 1999. He points people towards a direct path to truth... Read more.

The Search & Being in Service

Vishrant became involved in consciously developing self-awareness through encounter groups from the age of 19, which changed the course of his life... Read more.

Entrepreneurial Businessman

Vishrant recognised his aptitude from an early age for having an entrepreneurial flair while at boarding school. These talents developed upon leaving school as he demonstrated natural leadership qualities... Read more.

Humble Beginnings

Born in 1954 as Vincent William Cooper, Vishrant was raised as a Catholic and grew up in a middle-class family in Perth, frequently spending time at his grandparents’ home in Bunbury... Read more.

About Vishrant's Teachers

Osho Rajneesh

Osho was one of the most well-known spiritual teachers of the 20th century. His teachings introduced many westerners to Eastern spiritual practice and the path to enlightenment... Read more.

Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi was a guru of international renown from southern India who taught during the first half of the twentieth century... Read more.


Sri H.W.L. Poonja, lovingly referred to as Papaji, was one of the most well-known Indian gurus of the twentieth century. He had his first direct experience of the Self at the age of nine... Read more.

Gautama Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Gautama Buddha or the Buddha (meaning “enlightened one” or “awakened one”), lived in Northern India during the 6th to 4th century B.C... Read more.

Pragmatic Buddhism

Vishrant promotes awareness of the practical teachings of Buddhism to support seekers toward higher consciousness.

Our ability to be open and remain uncontracted in any situation or circumstance is mastery of the mind. This degree of equanimity can be cultivated through practices, ease suffering and is part of the Buddhist path to attaining enlightenment.

Buddhism is a way of life, which in essence is The Way of the Heart. The style of Buddhism practiced here encourages development of Heart through giving and taking care of others, and the removal of mental obstacles to freedom through meditation and active practice of the Dharma.

A summary of the Dharma can be found below.

The Three Jewels of Consciousness

The Three Jewels of Consciousness: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, act as a guide and light the way for the seeker who wishes to attain higher consciousness and enlightenment. Read more.

Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths” which Gautama the Buddha taught constitute the essence of Buddhism. They diagnose the human condition of dissatisfaction and lay out a path for the end of dissatisfaction. Read more.

Eightfold Path

The Eightfold Path describes the way to freedom, as it was laid out by Gautama the Buddha. It is a practical guideline to ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing the individual from attachments and delusions and it finally leads to knowing truth as self. Read more.

About The Vishrant Buddhist Society

The Vishrant Buddhist Society

Awakened being Prem Vishrant founded The Vishrant Buddhist Society, a non-profit organisation, situated in Perth, Western Australia, to help spiritual seekers to investigate their true nature and assist in the development of higher consciousness... Read more.

The Vishrant Buddhist Society Precepts

The Precepts are lifestyle guidelines to help seekers live a more generous and noble life, bringing joy into their lives and the lives of those around them, and ultimately preparing a person for awakening to their true nature... Read more.

Lifestyle, Community & Sangha

A community or Sangha of seekers support each other towards a lifestyle of finding heart and awakening. In this pursuit, having the encouragement of a Sangha becomes a safe refuge for a seeker... Read more.