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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.

 

Annual Easter Retreat

GesheDogaFriday April 3rd 9am until Monday April 6th after lunch

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
•2, 9, 16 & 23 February

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 Workshop with Dr Ross Moore

Sunday 26th April: 9am to 4pm

Bookings Essential

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

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