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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
•3, 10, 17, 24 & 31st August

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

 

Workshop on Introspection & Patience

August 16th, 10am to 4.30pm

 

White Tara Initiation

August 23rd at 10am

 

Nyung Nye

Friday 4 September at 8pm to Monday 7th September 6am

Please click here for course details. Please also read this page for more information.

Transcript

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

 

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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