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Centre for Buddhist Study and Meditation

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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.

His Holiness
the Dalai Lama

Inspiration and Guide


Thubten Yeshe

Spiritual Founder


Kyabje Lama
Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Spiritual Director


Geshe Doga

Senior Resident Teacher at 

Tara Institute

Geshe Lobsang Dorje

Resident Teacher at 

Tara Institute



Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

with Mark Fernandes 

5, 12, 19, 26 February at 8pm

Each month, a senior student introduces an aspect of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.


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Middle Length Lamrim by Lama Tsong Khapa with Venerable Geshe Doga

6, 13, 20, 27 February at 7:45pm

Geshe Doga will continue his commentary on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim.

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Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje

7, 14, 21, 28 February at 8pm

Venerable Geshe Lobsang will teach on Shantideva’s text The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Wednesday Morning Meditations


Morning Meditations

Every Wednesday Morning at 11am

(7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 2024 )

The group is suitable for those who are new to meditation and for those who have more experience.


Dharma Club for Children 

One Sunday a month from 18th Feb 2024

10:30am - 12:30pm

The Buddhist teachings for children aged between 4 and 15 an understanding of how to be happy through listening to stories, learning meditation, acting in plays and joining discussions.

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The Healing Group

Led by with Venerable Rigsal, Kathi Edward, Ross Moore and William Liew

Once a fortnight (Thursdays) from 11am to 12.30pm

8, 22 Feb 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, 25 Feb | 10am - 12pm | Brighton East

2024 Annual Members Tara Puja

 Geshe Doga warmly invites everyone to join him for the special Tara Puja where prayers will be offered for the long life, health, prosperity and happiness of Tara’s friends and families.

Refuge Ceremony
Saturday 24th February
10am - 12pm

Taking refuge is regarded as a foundation to achieve full enlightenment. In a taking refuge ceremony, one takes the formal commitment to the 3 Jewels and the Buddhist path. Taking refuge means relying wholeheartedly on the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, to inspire and guide one to a constructive, meaningful and beneficial direction in life

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Friday March 29th to Sunday 31st 2024 |

9am - 5pm | Brighton East

Benefits of the practice of Six Perfections 

2024 Easter Course

The practice of Six Perfections (Paramitas) is the key point of mental practice which leads us toward Liberation (Nirvana) and is a key bodhisattva practice.  Each perfection arises from bodhichitta and is supported by the other perfections, including the wisdom of emptiness. Because of that, a bodhisattva generates infinite merit every moment, whether outwardly engaged in working for others or not. A bodhisattva’s bodhichitta never stops. Engaging in the practice of the six perfections, will lead one to the ultimate state of enlightenment. 

Tara Institute is now a donation partner in the Victorian Container Deposit Scheme! 
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You can now exchange eligible drink containers for 10 cents.

Together we can make a positive difference to our community and our environment. 

All eligible drink containers are worth a 10 cent refund that you can either keep, or donate to a community donation partner. If you would like to donate the refund to Tara Institute, you can use this barcode or Donation Partner ID at the refund point when you deposit your containers. 

To find your nearest donation point, go to 

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.

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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.

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