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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Green Tara and Chenrezig Meditation

Green Tara  Meditation—8th & 15th January at 8pm with Clare Callinan

Tara meditation is a special technique for tapping into our amazing potential as human beings in order to overcome our own problems and also to be able to really help others. It provides a way to change the negative image we often have of ourselves so that we can at least imagine what it would be like to shine with wisdom and compassion. The evenings will comprise guidelines for the practice, guided meditation and time for questions.


Chenrezig Meditation—22nd & 29th January at 8pm with Jeremy Cohen

In this session we will do the meditation practice of Chenrezig, the meditational deity who represents enlightened compassion. In this practice we use visualisation and mantra recitation to generate and increase love and compassion in our minds.


Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
presented in January with Clare Callinan and Jeremy Cohen
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

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Brighton East, Victoria 3187



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