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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
•6, 13, 20 & 27th July

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

One Day Course with Ven. Michael

Gaining an Insight into Buddhism

The Four Noble Truths

Sunday July 26th 9am to 4pm

Bookings essential

Transcript

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

 

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.

XIVth Dalai Lama



Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 30th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Jul 1st, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Jul 1st, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sun, Jul 5th, @10:00am - 12:30PM
Special Guru Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday followed by a lunch
Mon, Jul 6th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Jul 7th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Jul 8th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Jul 8th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Sat, Jul 11th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Sat, Jul 11th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Jul 13th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Jul 14th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Jul 15th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Jul 15th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Thu, Jul 16th
Tibetan 30 New Moon : Precepts
Sun, Jul 19th, @10:30am - 12:30PM
Dharma Club
Mon, Jul 20th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Jul 21st, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Jul 22nd, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Jul 22nd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga