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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Australia 2014

 

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
•6, 13, 20 & 27 October

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

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

Even when we are seeking to accomplish our own aims, it is illogical, even in a worldly sense, to disregard the welfare of others. When the text says, ‘when seeking to accomplish one’s own aims, one must not disregard the welfare of others’ it is in relation to not giving up the sense of love and compassion towards others. According to this tradition, in order to fulfil our own aims, which is to achieve the state of enlightenment, we need to develop love and compassion towards others. This point needs to be understood.

Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10



Upcoming Events

Sun, Nov 2nd
Tibetan 10 Tsog Day
Sun, Nov 2nd, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Nov 3rd, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Nov 4th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Nov 5th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Nov 5th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Thu, Nov 6th
Tibetan 15 Full Moon : Precepts
Mon, Nov 10th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Nov 11th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Nov 12th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Nov 12th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
Mon, Nov 17th
Tibetan 25 Tsog Day
Mon, Nov 17th, @6:00pm - 07:00PM
Guru Puja
Mon, Nov 17th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy
Tue, Nov 18th, @7:45pm - 09:30PM
Study Group
Wed, Nov 19th, @12:30pm - 03:00PM
Healing Group
Wed, Nov 19th, @8:00pm - 09:00PM
An Evening with Geshe Doga
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