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Dining Room

Please ensure you book before 3pm as we are unable to accept bookings any later than that.  Thanks!

Dining RoomThree-course vegetarian set meals are available in the Tara Institute dining room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. To make your booking for catering purposes, please call our office on (03) 9596 8900 before 3pm on the day you wish to dine; we cannot take bookings after 3pm.  Please note that the food is vegetarian, but it is not gluten free; it can contain egg and egg products, milk and milk products and/or nut products as well.

Entrée, main and dessert are all meat-free, cost $20.00 and are prepared by Tara Institute’s chef. You can call the office to find out what's on the menu for the night!

You can also opt for single courses.

  • Soup with bread - $6.00
  • Main course - $12.00
  • Dessert - $6.00

Meals are served from the servery in the dining room and through the doorway to your right. Please pay for and collect your meals from here. If you are attending Monday night's teaching, please remember to make your way to the front door around 7:30pm to offer your $5 dollar facility fee to the helpers there.

Serving begins at 6:30pm and finishes at 7:30pm. Please book through the Tara Institute office before 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June

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 29th May

to Monday 6am 1st June

Please visit this page for more information.

Saka Dawa & Brighton Benevolent Society

Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm

Everyone is very welcome

Medicine Buddha Puja

 Medbud01

Wednesday 8pm 10th June

Everyone welcome

 

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

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