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Please become a Member

We need your financial support to help spread the Buddha’s teachings of kindness and compassion in Melbourne and beyond

Through membership we are all helping to provide people with experience in meditation and the promotion of wisdom, love and compassion through the pure lineage of Buddhist teachings.  Venerable Geshe Doga, our resident Tibetan teacher, is a highly qualified and realized lama who for 30 years has offered guidance and continous teachings to the many people who come seeking knowledge about Buddha’s gentle philosophies and meditation. 

If you’d like to become a member of Tara Institute & help to provide a comfortable venue where the Buddha's teachings can benefit many people, you can download the membership form here, and print out and return to the Tara Institute office. (See Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teaching on the benefits of supporting the Centre here.)

The cost of maintaining and improving the facilities at Tara Institute, administering and presenting the teachings, insurance, utilities and other centre running costs run to around $1,000 a day.

While Tara Institute receives financial support through residents’ rent, membership fees and the generosity of donors and volunteers, more members are needed to ensure the continuation of the Centre and its work.

Your generosity of a donation or member fees will accumulate merit for your own enlightenment and liberation. However, even in this life, you will help countless sentient beings who attend these teachings and make positive changes in their lives and the lives of those around them.

In gratitude for your support as a Tara Institute member you’ll receive:

  • Free entry to Monday night teachings
  • Borrowing rights to Tara Institute’s extensive library
  • 10% off all bookshop items
  • Discounts on courses and course accommodation
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Free publications from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
  • Invitations to special members’ events
  • Email notification of upcoming events of interest
  • One free 3-course meal in Tara Institute’s dining room (Monday to Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm)
  • Free entry to Monday night teachings

If you have any questions at all, please call our office on (03) 9596 8900 during office hours.

 

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

Nyung Nye

chenrezig blue

Friday 8pm 6th March

to Mnday 6am 9th March

Please visit this page for more information.

Annual Easter Retreat

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

Bookings essential

Maitreya Relics Tour

at The Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers

717 Flinders Street, Docklands

FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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

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