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Bookshop

Whether you’re looking for a book on Buddhism basics, a complex text, a meditation CD or a DVD of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, you can browse in Tara’s well-stocked bookshop.

From introductory to advanced Buddhist teachings, from parenthood to death and dying, from anger management to biographies, you’ll find something on all major topics.

Reading suggestions for Beginners

Bob Sharple's book, Meditation, Calming the Mind, is available in the Tara Institute Bookshop.  Bob Sharples and Venerable Lhamo lead a support group for people with serious illnesses.

You can also choose from a selection of:

  • Cards
  • Malas (rosaries)
  • Candles
  • Incense & incense holders
  • Prayer wheels
  • Wall hangings
  • Ear rings
  • Bracelets
  • Water bowls
  • Ritual objects

For meditators there are stools, cushions and shawls.

Opening Hours:

9am-5pm Monday to Friday only: (please call the office on 9596 8900 to ensure someone will be able to assist you in the bookshop).
Before and after teachings on Monday and Wednesday evenings (7.30pm to 7.50pm - 9.05pm to 9.30pm)

The bookshop is the second door on your left as you enter the main door of Tara Institute.

 

Transcript

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

 

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

Wednesdays in January 2015

8pm to 9pm - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th January and 4th February

Everyone is welcome  - Please note there is no meal service in January and the office is closed until the 19th of January

Praise for Geshe Doga

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

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

It is also necessary for us to be realistic about our approach in meditation. There are no quick results. We need to have a realistic approach where we allow ourselves time for transformation to take place; we need to be patient with our practice. There will be no results merely with a few attempts as it is not that easy to overcome a distracted mind.

Results won’t occur within a few days or few weeks or even few months, but if we engage in the meditation practice year after year, then we will begin to notice that some transformation definitely takes place. A steady transformation over a long period of time is sustainable and stable.

 

Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10