Study Group

~ Tuesday nights ~ 7.45pm to 9.45pm

         (Currently suspended due to Covid) 

The present course:

Geshe Doga will be teaching on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim. This text shows the path to enlightenment in a step by step process and is suitable and accessible for beginners through to more experienced students.

Venerable Geshe Doga guides students through profound classical Buddhist texts that have been studied for centuries in the great monasteries of Tibet and India. The texts can be quite difficult and it is important that students have a fair knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Transcripts of the discourses are available to purchase for $1 the following week after the teaching or available via email for $40 a year (speak to the TI office - 03 9596 8900).


These classes provide the opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy in depth. Study of these text may continue for some years. The on-going courses comprise lectures, structured discussion, self-assessed homework and an  "exam" with the aim to help consolidate the information.


Help is always available for new people. You are welcome to experience Study Group at any time, but members of Study Group are requested to make a commitment to attend regularly. There is no fee on Tuesday nights.

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Some of the topics Geshe Doga has taught in recent years include:

  • "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" by Atisha

  • The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination

  • Ganden Lha Gyama

  • Madhyamika

  • "Liberation the Palm of the Hand" (Lam Rim)

  • The Buddhist Schools of Tenets

  • Chapter 9 of Shantideva's "A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life" 

  • The Stages and Paths (Sutra)

  • Tantric Stages and Paths

  • Chandrakirti’s "Supplement to the Middle Way"

  • Explanation of the Principles of Tenets

  • Aryadeva's "Four Hundred Verses"

  • Mahamudra

  • "A Precious Garland" by Nagarjuna