Centre for Advanced Buddhist Studies
HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA
WELCOME TO TARA INSTITUTE
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in Brighton, 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.
BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & PROGRAMMES
Middle Length Lamrim by Lama Tsong Khapa with Venerable Geshe Doga
(Regular Tuesday Nights’ Teaching Recommence in February 6th 2024)
NO Teachings on Tuesday nights from 28/11/2023 and whole of December 2023 and January 2024.
The Study Group is encouraged by Geshela to come along on Wednesday for the group recitation of Golden Light Sutra
Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
with Geshe Lobsang Dorje
(Regular Wednesday Nights’ Teaching Recommence in
February 7th 2024)
6, 13 & 20 December ~ 8pm
Golden Light Sutra recitation
10 & 17 January ~ 8pm
Chenrezig meditation with Pam Hansen
24 & 31 January ~ 8pm
Green Tara meditation with Pam Hansen
MONTHLY SUNDAY TEACHINGS
with Geshe Lobsang Dorje (9am - 5pm)
(Monthly Sunday teachings for this year have concluded. Please stay tuned for updates on next year's schedule)
June 25th Heart Sutra
July 30th 8 Verses Thought Transformation
August 27th Path to Happiness in relation to the Two truths
September 24th Wheel of Life 12 Links Interdependence
Once a fortnight (Thursdays) from 11am to 12.30pm
7, 14 Dec 2023 & 25 Jan 2024
On the basis of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's profound approach to healing, the Healing Group incorporates advice, discussions and guided meditations in each session.
Sun, 3 Dec | 10am - 12pm | Brighton East
Chanting Manjushri’s Names for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Swift Return
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday
Following instructions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on prayers for swift return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, TI will hold a group recitation of prayers and Chanting Names of Manjushri. On the auspicious occasion of Rinpoche’s birthday which falls on Sunday 3rd December.
Please come along and bring a plate to share after the event.
Sun, 10 Dec | 11am - 3pm | Brighton East
Family Picnic Day
As with previous years, TI will hold a family day picnic on 10th December 2023. On this day from 11am, we will start with prayers in the main gompa followed by a picnic at 12 noon. Traditionally we share food from our many different cultures, enjoy relaxed conversation and play games.
July update from FPMT Board of Directors
Following the 49 day period of Rinpoche’s passing, FPMT Board members took the opportunity while together at Kopan to greet the FPMT community in a video, offering FPMT students a chance to meet each board member, learn a little about their background, and hear them express their commitment to fulfilling Rinpoche’s wishes during this new, transitional time for the organization. It also offers a glimpse into the non-stop activities at Kopan during this period, for those who were unable to attend in person.
MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT
This enables the Tara Institute community to support the dharma and allow us all to receive precious teachings from Venerable Geshe Doga and Geshe Lobsang
Lama Zopa said: My point here is for you to understand what we are doing and what you are helping with. This is so that you can rejoice. It really is unbelievable, incredible, what you are helping with, and this creates so much benefit for the world and for sentient beings. This actually creates the cause to liberate so many beings. This is an incredible opportunity for you to rejoice, and if you rejoice and then dedicate the merits, it is amazing.
Tara Institute is a Buddhist centre located in Melbourne, Australia. Tara Institute is a non-profit incorporated association that is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a group of over 150 meditation centres worldwide.