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Tara Institute

~ Buddhist Meditation Centre

in Melbourne Australia   

Welcome to everyone who aspires to gain happiness and inner peace, through the study, meditation
and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.


Our programmes suit beginners and more advanced  students in the quest for a more meaningful life.

Click here to find out more!

Buddhist Meditation Centre Melbourne

Venerable Geshe Doga

COVID Safety at Tara Institute

Now that we are returning to in person teachings, it is important that we all stay mindful in minimising the risks of Covid transmission occurring.

Tara Institute takes the safety and wellbeing of our community very seriously, and all Government restrictions and guidelines will be followed.

It is important to understand the risks and make an informed decision about whether to attend a large gathering, in order to keep yourself and others safe.

There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements for religious gatherings, and places of worship are open to full capacity - a density quotient does not apply.

If you wish you can access the government regulations here -

Tara Institute, like all other businesses in Victoria, is required to have an up to date Covid Safe Plan in place. If you would like to see our covid safe plan, it is available here.

One Day Course with Geshe Lobsang
Four Close Placements of Mindfulness
Sunday, May 29th, 9am - 5pm

In order to engage in the practice of the Four Noble Truths, impermanent phenomena are thoroughly investigated through the general and specific characteristics of the four aspects of the close placements of mindfulness on the body, feelings, the mind and on phenomena.
In order carefully to investigate the many paths of impermanent phenomena, there are:

1. The close placement of mindfulness on the body
2. The close placement of mindfulness on feelings
3. The close placement of mindfulness on the mind
4. The close placement of mindfulness on phenomena

Facility fee: $45 for members - $65 general public including vegetarian lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

Please book before the 8th of May to help us with catering - phone the office on 9596 8900 or email


Monday Nights


May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8pm

Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

presented in May by Mark Fernandes

Philosophical tools to help you with everyday challenges

Suitable for beginners and older students alike

Tuesday Nights

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 7:45pm


The Ornament of Higher Realisation

by Maitreya

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje

Wednesday Nights

May 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 8pm

The Swift Path

by Panchen Losang Yeshe

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje



Download free e-books and booklets from our Publications page, including a digital reprint of Inner Peace and Happiness by Geshe Doga and a selection of Geshe-la's archived teachings.