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Our Spiritual Program

Beautify the Gompa - Sponsors are needed to help us buy fresh flowers on a weekly basis for the altar and Geshe Doga’s throne. We are starting a special fund for this in February 2012. If you feel you can help, no matter how small or large the offering, please call Llysse in the office 9596 8900

Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation Courses

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.

Whatever your religious affiliation you are welcome to attend any teachings or events. We encourage you to maintain your own religious customs whilst borrowing any Buddhist practices and teachings that prove meaningful to you.

For information about program events, email the Program Coordinator or telephone the Office on (03) 9596 8900.



Life, Mind & Transformation

One Day Course with Damien Busby

Sunday 25th October 9am to 4pm

Bookings essential

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges - suitable for beginners and older students alike

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•5, 12, 19 & 26th 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


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



practising generosity


Dharma Quote

It is also necessary for us to be realistic about our approach in meditation. There are no quick results. We need to have a realistic approach where we allow ourselves time for transformation to take place; we need to be patient with our practice. There will be no results merely with a few attempts as it is not that easy to overcome a distracted mind.

Results won’t occur within a few days or few weeks or even few months, but if we engage in the meditation practice year after year, then we will begin to notice that some transformation definitely takes place. A steady transformation over a long period of time is sustainable and stable.


Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10