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Tara Institute

Tara Institute is named after the female Buddha, Tara, who represents the enlightened and liberating activities of all the Buddhas.  Tara was born from the tears of compassion of Avalokiteshvara, the Great Compassionate One, and puts Avalokiteshvara’s wishes into practice, caring for each and every sentient being as a mother would her precious child.

Tara Institute is one of approximately 150 centres and study groups affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of Buddhist Centres.

Tara Institute has a large membership base that supports the Centre and its activities, as well as a floating population of about 400 who visit the centre on a weekly basis.

The main function of Tara Institute is to provide Buddhist teachings, to offer charitable service to the greater community and to support the members.

Tara Institute relies heavily on our volunteers to keep the Centre running; please see this article if you think you can help.

 

Community Recitation of the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

Sunday 24th May

9am to midday

Everyone is most welcome to come along

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•4, 11, 18 & 25 May

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

Nyung Nye

chenrezig blue

Friday 8pm 29th May

to Monday 6am 1st June

Please visit this page for more information.

Saka Dawa & Brighton Benevolent Society

Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm

Everyone is very welcome

Medicine Buddha Puja

 Medbud01

Wednesday 8pm 10th June

Everyone welcome

 

Transcript

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

 

Praise for Geshe Doga

as given by students at the Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga 2014

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

The point to be understood is that if we work for the welfare of others, then our own goals, our own wishes will be fulfilled naturally. When we think about it, the welfare of others is important because others are important. They are important because they help to fulfil our own wishes. A mundane example is that if we had a wish to become wealthy, then we have to rely on someone else who has wealth so that we can earn from them.  Whatever we wish for is all dependent on others; others who have the means or qualities that can fulfil our wishes. There is no way to gain anything for ourselves without relying on others.

Ven. Geshe Doga 16-6-10