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by Damien Busby

Monday Nights From 8.00 pm

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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

We can describe Buddhism as having Dependent Origination as its philosophical view and Loving Kindness as its practice.


Love and Compassion are essential for one’s own happiness and the happiness of others. The understanding of
dependent origination is key to being able to act skilfully and to maximise the benefit of our love and compassion.


The practice of loving kindness ranges from simple kind acts, up to Bodhicitta and the altruistic aspiration to achieve
Enlightenment to benefit all living beings. Our practice of Loving kindness is enhanced by joining it with understanding dependent arising, initially meaning cause and effect and how this operates. This is central to acting skilfully and necessary for our love and compassion to be fully effective.


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. This fee goes towards the general running of our centre. 


Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book. For any inquires about these teachings please contact or call 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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