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!

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.


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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March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 7:45pm
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: Middle Length Lam Rim by Lama Tsong Khapa


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Heart Advice
March 4, 11 & 18 at 8:00pm

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


On March 4, 11 and 18, Geshe Lobsang Dorje continues to lead us through the essence of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, which he started in March 2019. 

On March 25, Geshe Doga will give his usual Heart Advice.



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

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3 Mavis Avenue

Brighton East, Victoria 3187



Tel: +61 3 9596 8900

Mob: 0492 876 677

Office hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

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