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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

Lama Tsong Khapa Day

Sunday December 18th 2022

Lama Tsong Khapa puja starts at 8pm

You are all invited to share in this beautiful ceremony of chanting and meditation. If you wish to make offerings of candles, food and flowers, you are most welcome to do so.

Please contact Paul at TI office on 9596 8900 or email

The Healing Group is Back!

Great news - the Healing Group is back on, apologies for the long delay.  We realise many of our TI community would have benefitted from having its support in recent years, however due to covid restrictions and other issues there have been delays. Dr Alan Molloy and Kathi Edward will be leading the new Healing Group, held on alternate Thursday mornings, 11am till 12.30pm, beginning October 13th.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given very clear and extensive guidance on how to support people who face serious and perhaps life-threatening illnesses. As a result we have a rich source of insight and inspiration on which to draw. On the basis of Rinpoche's profound approach to healing, as presented in his books such as 'Ultimate Healing', we will incorporate advice, discussions and guided meditations, each session being complete in itself but also sequentially building on the previous ones.

Who is the Healing Group for?

Some of us might say "Well life is itself a terminal illness so we all need to attend the Healing Group!" Yes we understand this sentiment, after all the Buddha did teach, "When there is birth there will be death". We are, all of us, going to die. However, the Healing Group will be restricted to those who are currently facing significant health issues and who need immediate support, and also to their primary carers.

There will be a facility fee of $20 per session (members) and $30 (non-members). Anyone experiencing financial hardship can discuss discounts with Alan or Kathi.

Dr Alan Molloy

Kathi Edward

Please register online by clicking here or contact Paul in the office at

We look forward to seeing you there.

the Golden Light Sutra

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Recitations for Venerable Geshe Doga’s Long Life

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche has recommended we do this practice to remove any

obstacles to the Venerable Geshe Doga’s long life.


The recent day of recitations was a great success, adding over 40 recitations to our tally!

Target - 3000

Tally so far - 606

It is especially effective if done by Venerable Geshe Doga’s own students, Rinpoche explained.


If you would like to participate in this meritorious practice, or to report any new recitations for our tally,

please contact or call the office on 03 9596 8900

You can download the text from the FPMT website here


Monday Nights


December 5, 12 & 19 at 8pm

presented in December by Ashvini Shekhar

Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you with everyday challenges

Suitable for beginners and older students alike

Tuesday Nights

November 22, 29 & December 6 at 7:45pm

Discussion Night

On developing bodhichitta through the seven point cause and effect method.

Bodhichitta is the wish to become enlightened for the benefit of all sentient beings. We do this through cultivating great love, compassion and superior intention. All welcome.

Wednesday Nights


January 11, 18, 25 & February 1

The Wednesday night classes in January will be meditations on developing compassion. This will involve visualising Chenrezig the Buddha of compassion and developing a compassionate attitude. The sessions will consist of explanations of the practice and time engaging in the meditations themselves. There will be time for discussion as well. These classes are suitable for beginners as well as for experienced meditators.

with Damien Busby



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.

January 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8pm

presented in January by Mark Fernandes