Centre for Advanced Buddhist Studies
HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA
WELCOME TO TARA INSTITUTE
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.
BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & PROGRAMMES
Sun, 24 Sept | 9am - 5pm | Brighton East
Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
ONE DAY COURSE
with Geshe Lobsang Dorje
Lunch included Members - $50 Non-members - $70
As quoted by Geshe Doga in 2015 teaching - The purpose of learning about the twelve links of interdependent origination is to achieve the goal of reaching the highest states of samsaric existence, and also to gain freedom from this samsaric realm.
Sun, 22 Oct | 10am - 2pm | Brighton East
Long Life Puja for
Venerable Geshe Doga
SAVE THE DATE!
Each year, in order to thank our beloved teacher Geshe Doga for his unwavering commitment and kindness to the students and friends of Tara Institute since 1984, the Long Life Puja is offered to him for his long and healthy life. Follow by a delicious lunch.
Everyone is welcome!
Fri, 03 Nov 8pm - Mon, 06 Nov 7am | Brighton East
Nyung Nye Retreat
Fasting & Purification Practice on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion
TI members $60 / Non-members $75
TI members $45 / Non-members $60
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 2 days. The emphasis of this practice is on developing compassion.
Sat, 07 Oct | 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Brighton East
TI Fundraising -
<Wondering But Not Lost>
by Director Paul McGowan - English / 89 min
Members $10 Non-members $12 Concession: $5
As part of TI’s continuous efforts and initiatives to upkeep our historic building, we are holding this special fundraising event.
Please come along to watch this inspiring movie about Mingyur Rinpoche, who is also a close friend of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Sun, 15 Oct | 10am - 12pm | Brighton East
White Tara Initiation for Long Life
with Geshe Doga
White Tara is associated with practices which can contribute to enhancing one’s lifespan and overcome life-threatening hindrances. White Tara practice can also be done on behalf of someone who is ill. Venerable Geshe Doga prepares for the empowerment by doing a White Tara retreat on our behalf, and dedicates the positive energy to our physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.
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.
Book Your Evening Meals!
Our dining room is once again be serving evening meals prior to teaching sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Why not come for a delicious vegetarian meal before heading into the Gompa for a Dharma teaching?
MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT
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.