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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 Monday, 11 May 2015 12:16
 

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

 

Transcript

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

 

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

Mon, Aug 3rd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Aug 4th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Aug 5th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Aug 9th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Sun, Aug 9th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Sun, Aug 9th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Aug 10th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Aug 11th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Aug 12th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Aug 12th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Fri, Aug 14th
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Sun, Aug 16th, @10:00am - 04:30PM
Workshop on Introspection & Patience
Mon, Aug 17th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Aug 18th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Aug 19th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Aug 19th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sat, Aug 22nd
Tibetan 8 Tara Day
Sat, Aug 22nd, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Tara Puja
Sun, Aug 23rd, @10:00am - 11:30AM
White Tara Initiation
Mon, Aug 24th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy