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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.

 

One Day Course with Ven. Michael

Gaining an Insight into Buddhism

The Four Noble Truths

Sunday July 26th 9am to 4pm

Bookings essential

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•6, 13, 20 & 27th July

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

Geshe Doga in Warrnambool

August 7th, 8th & 9th

 

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