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Dining Room

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

 Please note: the Dining Room will close after the 16th December 2015 and will reopen on the 1st February 2016.

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.






Teaching with Geshe Doga followed by Family Picnic in Landox Park

November 29th at10.30am

Family Picnic at midday

Please join us.

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November

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

Last teaching for 2015 is on December 1st - resumes 9th February 2016

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

Last teaching for 2015 is on Wednesday 2nd December - resumes 3rd February 2016


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



practising generosity


Dharma Quote

Every single virtue we create is the cause for the happiness we long for.

Ven. Sarah Thresher, Mandala Magazine Oct.-Dec. 2009, page 12