In the Tradition and under the Spiritual Guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
We all have the ability to obtain the bliss and happiness of peace.
Venerable Geshe Doga
The Centre is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, an organisation founded in the early 1970s by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
Tara Institute, through the guidance of Venerable Geshe Doga, offers programs to suit beginners and advanced students aspiring to gain inner peace through the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Centre to learn and apply whatever Buddhist practices and teachings are most useful and meaningful in their lives. The gompa (meditation room) is temperature controlled for those cold winter nights and hot summer evenings.
As a visitor or member, you can participate in the regular weekly teaching program (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings), one day courses, pujas, Healing Group for seriously ill people and social events. We invite children aged 4 to 15 years to attend the monthly Dharma club where we hope to inspire children to practice a healthy way of life.
Please note: the Centre is closed on weekends (with the exception of pre-scheduled events as per the program).
Please visit our Bookshop and Dining Room and feel welcome to browse this site for more information.
If you can’t find the answers you seek:
- visit Tara Institute at 3 Mavis Avenue, Brighton East, Victoria (Please note; the Centre is closed over the weekend unless there is an event running; also note that there is street parking only. Note parking restrictions along the bend of Mavis Avenue.)
- call our office on (03) 9596 8900 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. The phone is not attended after hours or over the weekend.
- contact us via email
- Tara Institute expresses full confidence in and respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our complete agreement with him in regard to the Dogyal/Shugden