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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

Each month at Tara Institute, a senior student introduces a different aspect of Buddhist philosophy and meditation. The aim is to couple Buddhist theory with practical techniques that you can use every day; each class will give you something useful to contemplate. The evening usually ends with a brief question and answer session.


Classes are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or current knowledge of Buddhism. While there can be between 50 to 150 people attending, there is no need to book. Simply come to the front entrance and follow the sign to our beautiful Meditation Hall.

To assist in maintaining the Centre and the ongoing teaching program, we do ask for  a $5 facility fee to help cover administration expenses. After the class, please join your fellow attendees for tea and cake in the dining room.

If you have further questions, please call our office on 9596 8900 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

MEDITATIONS for Modern Minds Volume 2

An Introduction to meditation by Western Buddhist teachers

This second volume of "Meditation for Modern Minds" shows us how we can be happy. Accomplished meditation teachers, who follow the same tradition as the Dalai Lama, guide us through a range of breathing and analytical meditations to help counter our negative emotions - such as anger, jealousy and attachment, which all too often play havoc with our mind and make us feel miserable.

These meditations and teachings were originally delivered at Tara Institute by long-time students who have experienced the positive benefits of meditation while balancing the many stresses of modern life. They show us how to take back control of our mind - and feel better in the process.

Available now at the TI bookshop

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