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Monday Nights From 8.00 pm


Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, often makes the point that while our afflictive emotions – such as anger and attachment – appear strong and difficult to subdue, they are actually quite fragile, because they can only arise in dependence upon mistaken views.


By identifying how our views are mistaken, we undermine the basis for afflictive mental states to arise. Using introspection, analysis and reasoning, we can arrive at the correct view, then use concentration to further familiarise our mind with this view, an approach that’s been called ‘cutting through appearances’.


This month, we will examine some commonly held mistaken views and how they cause us problems. We will then discuss practices to challenge these mistaken ideas so that they lose their power over us.  

Sessions will run for one hour and include guided meditations, a talk, and time for questions. 

While our teachers kindly volunteer their time for these teachings and do not take any payment, there is a suggested facility fee of $5, which goes towards the running of the centre. 
Everyone is welcome; there is no need to book.


If you have any inquiries about these teachings, please contact or call 03 9596 8900. 

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MEDITATIONS for Modern Minds

Volume 3

This book is a collection of insightful Monday night Introduction to Buddhism teachings at Tara Institute in 2022, which also include step-by-step meditations and some Q&A sessions. Each author has also written a compelling personal introduction before their teaching on how meditation and buddhism has helped them navigate the ups and downs of life.

These are unique teachings in that they are given by experienced and engaging teachers who can talk clearly about the wisdom found in ancient Buddhist teachings and apply it to modern life.

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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.

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