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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
  • Two 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.

 

Transcript

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

 

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 & 26 January 2015

Everyone is welcome  - Please note there is no meal service in January and the office is closed until the 19th of January

Wednesdays in January 2015

8pm to 9pm - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th January and 4th February

Everyone is welcome  - Please note there is no meal service in January and the office is closed until the 19th of January

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