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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.


Taking Refuge

Geshe Doga will confer the Refuge Ceremony

October 4th at 2pm

Daylight saving will start in Victoria on Sunday, 4 October 2015, when clocks will go forward one hour at 2:00 am.


Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•7, 14, 21 & 28th 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

Life, Mind & Transformation

One Day Course with Damien Busby

Sunday 25th October 9am to 4pm

Bookings essential


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



practising generosity


Dharma Quote

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

XIVth Dalai Lama