~ 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.
Venerable Geshe Doga
Annual Easter Retreat
Friday April 7th until Sunday April 9th 2023
8:30am to 5pm each day
Geshe Lobsang Dorje will be giving a commentary on
Mind and Awareness
Buddhism points to the mind as the primary source of pain and pleasure, failures and successes, and offers an in-depth knowledge of mind and emotions that ebb and wane. The course will focus on what mind is and grouping the types of mind into various divisions- conceptual and non conceptual, mistaken and unmistaken, primary and secondary etc; and finding out the characteristics and function of each one of those types of mind. Understanding the mind is indispensable to understand karma and kleshas and make a sense of the entire Buddhist Path to Enlightenment.
Everyone is welcome to attend - there are no prerequisites or commitments
The course comprises guided meditation sessions, teachings from Geshe Lobsang Dorje, discussions, and time to enjoy walks in Landcox Park. The retreat will be held at Tara Institute, however we have no accommodation available at the present time.
Early Bird facility fee if paid before 3pm on the 5th April 2023
$225 members $250 non-members
after 5th April the facility fee is
$250 members $275 non-members
For catering purposes please book and pay the office before the 5th of April by clicking HERE
or call 9596 8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The price includes a delicious vegetarian lunch each day and morning and afternoon tea
is looking for
Spiritual Programme Coordinator
Click here to read more about the position, including how to apply
Evening Meals are back!
Commencing Monday April 3, our dining room will once again be serving evening meals prior to teaching sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Why not come for a delicious vegetarian meal before heading into the Gompa for a Dharma teaching?
Bookings are preferred, by 2pm on the day
Click here for more info and to book
the Golden Light Sutra
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.
Sunday March 26th 2023
Please join us for this inspiring practice
click here for more info
Target - 3000
Tally so far - 857
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 email@example.com or call the office on 03 9596 8900
You can download the text from the FPMT website here
REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMME
March 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 8pm
presented in March by Alan Molloy
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
Philosophical tools to help you with everyday challenges
Suitable for beginners and older students alike
March 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 7:45pm
Middle Length Lamrim
by Lama Tsong Khapa
with Geshe Doga
Wednesday meditation session
with Allys Andrews
Wednesday midmorning simple half-hour calm-abiding meditation with Allys Andrews. Please feel free to come along for a short pausing moment.
March 1, 8, 15, 22 at 8pm
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
with Geshe Lobsang
REGULAR MONTHLY PROGRAMME
Dharma Club for Children
Monthly on Sundays
next - March 19
Once a month (Sunday) from 10.30am to 12.30pm
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.