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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
 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•2, 9, 16 & 23 February

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 6th March

to Mnday 6am 9th March

Please visit this page for more information.

Annual Easter Retreat

GesheDogaFriday April 3rd 9am until Monday April 6th after lunch

Bookings essential

Maitreya Relics Tour

at The Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers

717 Flinders Street, Docklands

FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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

You should realize that all such experiences—happiness, peace, good, bad—completely depend on the interpretation of the individual wrong conception mind. If you realize the teachings beyond words, you’ll really be able to solve your inner problems.

Lama Thubten Yeshe



Upcoming Events

Sat, Feb 28th
Tibetan 10 Tsog Day
Sat, Feb 28th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Mar 2nd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Mar 3rd, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Mar 4th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Mar 4th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Thu, Mar 5th
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Fri, Mar 6th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sat, Mar 7th
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Sun, Mar 8th
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Mon, Mar 9th, @3:00am - 06:00AM
Nyung Nye Fasting & Meditation Retreat
Mon, Mar 9th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Mar 10th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Mar 11th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Mar 11th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Mar 15th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Sun, Mar 15th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Sun, Mar 15th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Mar 16th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Mar 17th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group