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.

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Venerable Geshe Doga

MEMBERS' SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING  1pm Saturday 14 December, Landcox Hall

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Medicine Buddha Puja
Wednesday 11 December 8pm

Geshe Doga has suggested that Tara Institute perform the Medicine Buddha Puja. The Seven Medicine Buddhas manifested in order to pacify the obstacles to the achievement of temporary happiness, liberation and the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment. They are powerful in healing diseases – both physical and mental – as well as for purification. The Medicine Buddha practice can be used to help purify those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also very powerful for those suffering from natural and man-made disasters. Everybody is warmly invited to attend this puja and also to give the names of anyone who is sick or deceased for inclusion in the dedication.


The puja lasts about one hour; donations of flowers or monetary offering for the puja are most welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia, spc@tarainstitute.org.au.

Lama Tsong Khapa Day Puja
Saturday 21 December 8pm

This year will mark the 600th anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s paranivana. He was considered an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, and single-handedly inspired an entire religious renaissance. He founded the Gelupka lineage, which continues to this day. Tara Institute and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) exist as part of that lineage. Many thousands of people across the world will be celebrating this anniversary and it is very auspicious to be part of this. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the office 9596 8900.


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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
presented in December with Dr. Alan Molloy
Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges.
Suitable for beginners and older students alike.
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at 7:45pm (3 December ~ last for 2019, resumes 11 February 2020)
Study Group with Venerable Geshe Doga
Explore the very heart of what the Buddha taught, in depth
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.
This course: "The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" by Lama Tsong Khapa, Volume 2
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Heart Advice
at 8:00pm (4 December ~ last for 2019, resumes 5 February 2020)

An ideal entry point to the Buddhist teachings as a basis for integrating them into daily life.


On the 27th of November, Geshe Doga will give his usual Heart Advice.


On the 4th December, Geshe Lobsang Dorje continues to lead us through the essence of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, which he started in March. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

No need to register; just come along.  Suitable for everyone:

beginners and older students alike.  There is no fee.



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.

Tara Institute

... is an affiliate of the FPMT, Foundation for
the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Buddhist Meditation Centre Melbourne

© 2019 Tara Institute

3 Mavis Avenue

Brighton East, Victoria 3187



Tel: +61 3 9596 8900

Office hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

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