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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.

 

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

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.

XIVth Dalai Lama