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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

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Message from Damien Busby (Centre Director) and Amelia Kelsang (Spiritual Program Coordinator)

Due to the Victorian Government restrictions on indoor gatherings, the Tara Institute Public events program is suspended for the time being. For reasons of auspiciousness, the program is still shown here.

We are very sorry for this situation as we know how important the teaching program is to so many people.

The meal service is also suspended and any casual visits to the centre are requested to be curtailed. As this issue for the whole community continues, we hope that the program can be reactivated as soon as possible. As soon as the current conditions subside, the centre will re-open and the teaching programs will resume.

In the meantime we wish you all to remain well and happy. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche said to a nervous student in the middle of the Nepal earthquake ‘Now is the time to practice Dharma’.

There are many teachings from the Tara Institute program available on our YouTube channel.


with Geshe Lobsang Dorje​​


The Swift Path

by Panchen Lobsang Yeshe

Live every Wednesday at 8pm

there is no need to register, simply go to our Facebook page at 8pm


​The Swift Path by Panchen Losang Yeshe is a Lam Rim text and is a step-by-step guide on the path to Enlightenment. It is a concise and very practical presentation of the various points from renunciation and the altruistic aspiration (bodhicitta) up to the development of concentration and insight. The text is a practical meditation guide and it explains in detail what to do in a meditation practice on the points of the path and what to do in between sessions. It also addresses the pitfalls that can occur and gives advice on the different experiences meditators may have.




The Ornament of Higher Realisation

by Maitreya

Live every Friday night at 8pm


Maitreya composed The Ornament for Clear Realizations to clarify and make explicit the teachings composed in The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.  It is composed entirely of verses and is divided into eight chapters. Each chapter presents one clear realization.

For more information click here.

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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
presented in February with Allys Andrew
Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges.
Suitable for beginners and older students alike.
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(Currently suspended due to Covid)
Study Group with Venerable Geshe Doga
This course: Middle Length Lam Rim by Lama Tsong Khapa


In Study Group Venerable Geshe Doga guides the students through profound classical Buddhist texts that have been studied for centuries in the great monasteries of Tibet and India.



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.