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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Australia 2014

 

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
 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 September

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

16 Arthats Puja for Geshe Doga's Long Life

Sunday 7th September at 6pm

Everyone is welcome

One Day Course with Venerable Lhamo

Sunday 28th September from 9am to 4pm

Everyone is welcome - bookings essential

Lama Zopa in Australia 2014

13 September to
23 October
 
CPMT Meeting and Retreat

Geshe Doga's Advice on Teenagers

From a Wednesday evening class recently

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

Why is bodhichitta necessary for success in meditation? Because of selfish grasping. If you have a good meditation but don't have bodhichitta, you will grasp at any little experience of bliss: 'Me, me; I want more, I want more.' Then the good experience disappears completely. Grasping is the greatest distraction to experiencing single-pointed intensive awareness in meditation. And with it, we are always dedicated to our own happiness: 'Me, me; I'm miserable, I want to be happy. Therefore, I'll meditate.' It doesn't work that way. For some reason good meditation and its results – peacefulness, satisfaction and bliss – just don't come.

Lama Thubten Yeshe gave this teaching during a five-day
meditation course he conducted at Dromana,
near Melbourne, Australia, in March, 1975



Upcoming Events

Wed, Sep 3rd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Thu, Sep 4th
Tibetan 10 Tsog Day
Thu, Sep 4th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Sun, Sep 7th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
16 Arhats Puja for Geshe Doga's Long Life
Mon, Sep 8th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 9th
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Tue, Sep 9th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Sep 10th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Sep 14th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Mon, Sep 15th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 16th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Sep 17th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Thu, Sep 18th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Thu, Sep 18th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Sep 22nd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Sep 23rd, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Sep 24th
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Wed, Sep 24th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Sep 28th, @9:00am - 04:00PM
One Day Course with Venerable Lhamo
Mon, Sep 29th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy