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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.

 

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

"Spiritual practice is difficult in the beginning. You wonder how on earth you can ever do it. But as you get used to it, the practice gradually becomes easier. Do not be too stubborn or push yourself too hard. If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama