We are a Tibetan Buddhist Centre which, through the guidance of our Tibetan teacher, Venerable Geshe Doga, offers a variety of classes in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and meditation to suit everyone, from beginners and advanced students, through to children, young adults and people struggling with an illness. 

Buddhism is not just a philosophy nor a system of psychology.  It is a way of life.  Buddhism is concerned with the wholesome cultivation of the mind.  As ordinary human beings we all experience inner turmoil time and again - that comes in various forms such as shattered expectations, low self-esteem, doubts, fears, worries, anger, jealousy, anxieties, mild to severe depression and so forth.

Although external circumstances can contribute to experiencing a troubled mind, the Buddha has taught that ultimately all inner turmoil is caused by non-other than misconceptions that are held deep within our own mind.  It is because we fail to recognize this fact that we have a tendency to blame others and external circumstances for our troubles.  However, blaming others doesn't calm our inner turmoil, on the contrary, it contributes to even more angst. 

So the key to overcoming our inner and outer troubles is none other than identifying the source of our own inner conflicts and misconceptions.  Meditation is said to be one such technique which, when applied properly and consistently, can help to identify this factor and restore clarity and calmness within our own mind.

Our program creates opportunities for everyone to listen to, reflect, meditate on, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founders Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 

We follow the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a world-wide organization founded in the early 1970s. Everyone is most welcome, religious or non-religious! 

Tara Institute

... is an affiliate of the FPMT, Foundation for
the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Buddhist Meditation Centre Melbourne

3 Mavis Avenue

Brighton East, Victoria 3187

AUSTRALIA

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Tel: +61 3 9596 8900

Office hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays

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