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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 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:50
 

Community Recitation of the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

Sunday 24th May

9am to midday

Everyone is most welcome to come along

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•4, 11, 18 & 25 May

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

chenrezig blue

Friday 8pm 29th May

to Monday 6am 1st June

Please visit this page for more information.

Medicine Buddha Puja

 Medbud01

Wednesday 8pm 10th June

Everyone welcome

 

Transcript

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

 

Praise for Geshe Doga

as given by students at the Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga 2014

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

... to practice kindness everyday towards sentient beings, constantly as much as possible, from the heart – so this is Dharma.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore



Upcoming Events

Wed, Apr 29th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Apr 29th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, May 3rd
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Mon, May 4th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, May 5th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, May 6th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Mon, May 11th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, May 12th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, May 13th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Wed, May 13th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Wed, May 13th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, May 17th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Mon, May 18th
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Mon, May 18th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, May 19th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, May 20th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, May 24th, @9:00am - 12:00PM
Recitation of the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Mon, May 25th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, May 26th
Tibetan 8 Tara Day
Tue, May 26th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Tara Puja