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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
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:50
 

Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga

Sunday 23rd November at 10am

Please come and celebrate with us

 

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 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

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

White Tara Initiation

with Geshe Doga at Drol Kar Buddhist Centre, Paraparap

Saturday 29th November

Registration prior to the day is essential if you wish to attend the Initiation. Email: drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com OR Phone: 5266 1788 to register your intention to attend.

Family Picnic Day 2014

Sunday 30th November

Teaching with Geshe Doga at 10.30am

followed by a picnic in the park

Everyone is welcome

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

"Spiritual practice is difficult in the beginning. You wonder how on earth you can ever do it. But as you get used to it, the practice gradually becomes easier. Do not be too stubborn or push yourself too hard. If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama



Upcoming Events

Sat, Nov 22nd
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Sat, Nov 22nd, @1:00pm - 04:00PM
Preparation Day for Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga
Sun, Nov 23rd, @10:00am - 12:30PM
Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga
Mon, Nov 24th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Nov 25th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Nov 26th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Nov 26th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sat, Nov 29th
Tibetan 8 Tara Day
Sat, Nov 29th, @11:00am - 12:30PM
White Tara Initiation at Drol Kar Centre
Sat, Nov 29th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Tara Puja
Sun, Nov 30th, @10:30am - 12:00PM
Family Picnic Day
Mon, Dec 1st
Tibetan 10 Tsog Day
Mon, Dec 1st, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Dec 1st, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Dec 2nd, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Dec 3rd, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Dec 3rd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sat, Dec 6th
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Mon, Dec 8th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Dec 9th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group