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In  the  Tradition  and  under  the  Spiritual  Guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

We all have the ability to obtain the bliss and happiness of peace.
Venerable Geshe Doga

The Centre is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, an organisation founded in the early 1970s by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.

Tara Institute, through the guidance of Venerable Geshe Doga, offers programs to suit beginners and advanced students aspiring to gain inner peace through the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.

Everyone is welcome to come to the Centre to learn and apply whatever Buddhist practices and teachings are most useful and meaningful in their lives.  The gompa (meditation room) is temperature controlled for those cold winter nights and hot summer evenings.

As a visitor or member, you can participate in the regular weekly teaching program (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings), one day courses, pujas, Healing Group for seriously ill people and social events. We invite children aged 4 to 15 years to attend the monthly Dharma club where we hope to inspire children to practice a healthy way of life. 

Please note: the Centre is closed on weekends (with the exception of pre-scheduled events as per the program). 

Please visit our Bookshop and Dining Room and feel welcome to browse this site for more information.

If you can’t find the answers you seek:

  • visit Tara Institute at 3 Mavis Avenue, Brighton East, Victoria (Please note; the Centre is closed over the weekend unless there is an event running; also note that there is street parking only.  Note parking restrictions along the bend of Mavis Avenue.)
  • call our office on (03) 9596 8900 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  The phone is not attended after hours or over the weekend.
  • contact us via email
  • Tara Institute expresses full confidence in and respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our complete agreement with him in regard to the Dogyal/Shugden
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 12:16
 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges - suitable for beginners and older students alike

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•3, 10, 17, 24 & 31st August

GesheDogaSmilingThroneStudy Group

An in-depth study into classical Buddhist texts; suitable for those with a reasonable understanding of Buddhist philosophy.

Tuesdays ~ 7.45pm to 9.45pm

GDoga 02abAn Evening with Geshe Doga

Practical instructions for daily life
The Middle Lam Rim—a text by Lama Je Tsong Khapa -Suitable for everyone

Wednesdays ~ 8pm to 9pm

Nyung Nye

Friday 4 September at 8pm to Monday 7th September 6am

Please click here for course details. Please also read this page for more information.

Commentary on the Six-Session

Guru Yoga Practice

This course is only for those who have received Highest Yoga tantra initiation.

9am - 5pm Sunday 27th September

Bookings essential

 

Transcript

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's talk given at Tara Institute in November 2014

 

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

The point to be understood is that if we work for the welfare of others, then our own goals, our own wishes will be fulfilled naturally. When we think about it, the welfare of others is important because others are important. They are important because they help to fulfil our own wishes. A mundane example is that if we had a wish to become wealthy, then we have to rely on someone else who has wealth so that we can earn from them.  Whatever we wish for is all dependent on others; others who have the means or qualities that can fulfil our wishes. There is no way to gain anything for ourselves without relying on others.

Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10



Upcoming Events

Sat, Aug 29th
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Mon, Aug 31st, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 1st, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Sep 2nd, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Sep 2nd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Fri, Sep 4th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sat, Sep 5th
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sat, Sep 5th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sun, Sep 6th
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sun, Sep 6th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Mon, Sep 7th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Mon, Sep 7th, @3:00am - 06:00AM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Mon, Sep 7th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Sep 7th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 8th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Sep 9th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Sep 13th
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Sun, Sep 13th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Mon, Sep 14th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 15th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group