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

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8pm Friday 6th March to 6am Monday 9th March

Fasting and Purification Practice on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion

The Nyung Nye meditation practice, based on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, is a concentrated practice consisting of eight meditation sessions, with praises, prostrations and mantra recitations over two days. The emphasis of this practice is on developing compassion.


The eight Mahayana precepts are taken for the duration of the practice and on the second day, additional vows of not drinking any fluids, eating or talking are observed.


The retreat finishes early on Monday in time for a fabulous breakfast and plenty of time to get to work. This practice is a powerful way to collect extensive merit and to purify the negative karmas collected during beginningless rebirths.


Members $45 / general public $60 (non-residential)

Very limited dorm-style accommodation is available for women (members $60 / general public $75) – please call 9596 8900 asap to avoid being disappointed if you wish to stay overnight.


If you would like to discuss any aspects of the retreat itself, please call Amelia on 0421 829 693 or email spc@tarainstitute.org.au. For bookings, please contact the TI office on 9596 8900 or email admin@tarainstitute.org.au.

7.30pm 18th March

It is with great joy that we welcome Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Tara Institute where he will be teaching Praise to Bodhicitta by Khunu Lama.


No need to register. Please just turn up.


Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
presented in February with Mark Fernandes
Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges.
Suitable for beginners and older students alike.
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February 11, 18 & 25 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
February 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 8:00pm

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


On February 5, 12 and 19, Geshe Lobsang Dorje continues to lead us through the essence of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, which he started in March 2019. 

On the 26th of February, 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

Office hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

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