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Bengal Buddhist Association Australia Inc.

Address: 7 Rabaul way   Matraville NSW 2036
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: ESTD: 2000, Reg. INC9895516
Phone: +61(02) 80608979 / +610422653715
E-mail: bengalbuddhistassociation@hotmail.com
Website:
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General Secretary :: Mr. S. Bodhimitra  Email  (Phone: +61415503341)
President :: Mr. Nitish Barua  Email  (Phone: +610422653715)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Sudhira  
Notes and Events:

Monthly Dharma session at the organizations office. 


Blooming of the Lotus Urban Hermitage

Address: 9/2 Harkin Court  Mitchell Park SA 5043
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Inspired by the Vietnamese Truc Lam/Bamboo Forest meditation lineage.
Phone: 0437169657
E-mail: thon0012@flinders.edu.au
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Main Contact: Resident monk: Venerable Thích Thông Pháp.  
Notes and Events:

“Blooming of the Lotus Urban Hermitage” is the home of an English-speaking group meeting on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at 9/2 Harkin Court, Mitchell Park for meditation and Dharma study. Meditation is also available to those interested at 8.30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Oasis Centre, Flinders University. We are closely associated with “Buddhism at Flinders University”.
(www.flinders.edu.au/oasis/religiousgroups/buddhist/)

Tinh Giác is Vietnamese for “Wake Up” and refers to both our initial awakening to the need for a path to help us live deeply and the continuous process of awakening throughout our lives. This name has been given to the group by the Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu, a meditation master and founder of the modern Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Lineage) in Vietnam. The name given to us has not been translated literally into English, but has been expressed in the form of a traditional Buddhist image in order to express more poetically the meaning of Tinh Giác.

  In order to realise the aspiration inherent in our name we focus on studying and practising the ethical principles of Buddhism (The five precepts), meditation in the Bamboo Forest/Truc Lam tradition, the teachings of the Buddha found in the sutras and the gentle building of a fourfold Sangha.

Buddhist books, DVDs, CDs and audiocassettes are available for a three-week loan from the library.


Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

Address: 25 Rutland Road Medlow Bath NSW 2780  NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana, Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
Phone: : (02) 4788 1024
Fax: (02) 4788 1024
E-mail: bmimc@pnc.com.au
Website: http://www.meditation.asn.au/
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Retreats: Regular Vipassana Retreats

Regular program: One day workshops, weekend retreats, nine days, two week, three week and one month longs. Sitting groups in mountains and in Sydney.

• Monday night group meditation:

At the Buddhist Library 90 Church Street, Camperdown, Sydney (02) 9519 6054 Group meditation is held on every Mondays night in the downstairs section of the Buddhist Library at 7pm to 9pm - All Welcome!

There are also at group meditation nights at Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Centre. The type of meditation practice is vipassana or Insight meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw.


Bodhi Zendo Sydney Group

Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Affiliation: Bodhi Zendo, Perumalmalai,Tamil Nadu, Southern India
Phone: Aileen (02) 9314 7831
E-mail: aileenmc@bigpond.net.au
Website: http://www.bodhizendo.org
Teacher: Ama Samy  
Notes and Events:

Please emai: aileenmc@bigpond.net.au beforehand.

The web site for Bodhi Zendo in India can be found at: http://www.bodhizendo.org.


Bodhikusuma - Buddhist & Meditation Centre

Address: Lvl 2, 203 - 209 Thomas Street,Haymarket, NSW 2000 Mailing: PO BOX 258, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012  NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: (61 2) 9211-1188
Fax: (61 2) 9281-1128
E-mail: bmcentre@bodhikusuma.com
Website: http://www.bodhikusuma.com/metta/
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Notes and Events:

Bodhikusuma Buddhist & Meditation Centre started in 2002. It is a functioning Theravada Buddhist centre which provides facilities to learn and practice the teachings of the Buddha through classes, meditation, workshops and talks. Since 2007, Bodhikusuma has moved to a much larger and more central location in Chinatown, Sydney.


Brisbane Buddhist Community

Address:   Brisbane Qld
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Affiliation: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
E-mail: fwbobrisbane@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fwbo.org.au/brisbane
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Main Contact: Vikaca  
Notes and Events:

We are very pleased to again be able to offer Meditation and Buddhism classes, courses and retreats in Brisbane for our regulars and also for new people with some or no previous experience of meditation and Buddhism. These will begin in October 2008 and be led by a very experienced and long standing member of the Western Buddhist Order. Please watch this space for further information, visit our website or contact us by email.


Buddha House

Address: 496 Magill Rd   Magill SA 5072
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa Tibetan
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (08) 8333 2824
E-mail: info@buddhahouse.org
Website: http://www.buddhahouse.org
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Venerable: Thubten Dondrub  Email  (Phone: 08 83332824)
Main Contact: Office  Email  (Phone: (08) 8333 2824)
Teacher: Geshe Konchog Kyab  
Notes and Events:

We have a wide-ranging program of Buddhist activities including Learn to Meditate classes for beginners, ranging through to advanced classes on Buddhist philosophy and practice with our resident monk, Geshe Konchog Kyab.

There are scheduled events almost every day at Buddha House. The busy program of Teachings and practice includes:

  • Learn to Meditate classes
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Traditional Teachings with Geshe Kyab
  • Guided Meditations
  • Traditional practices
  • Workshops
  • Retreats


Buddha Way Cultivation Centre

Address: 9 Rimington Court   Hampton Park Vic 3976
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, LinJi
Affiliation: Buddhist non-sectarian
Phone: (03) 8768 7152
E-mail: buddhawaycc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.buddhaway.org.au/
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Main Contact: Renyi Shih  Email  (Phone: (03) 8768 7152)
Spiritual Director: Renyi Shih  Email  (Phone: (03) 8768 7152)
Notes and Events:

Meditation and discussion classes are held twice weekly

Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sunday 7:00 – 8:30pm


Buddharatana Monastery of Australia

Address: 36 Hill Street   Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Dhammayut tradition
Affiliation: The Chinese Theravada Buddhist Alliance, Kuala Kangsar Guan Yin Temple in Malaysia
E-mail: dhammavaro@live.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/chinesebuddhists/home
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Teacher: Ven.Dhammavaro  
Notes and Events:

In 2016 at the request of his Chinese students in Sydney, Bhante decided to move to Sydney, so the property in Beaury Creek is sold and a house in Wentworth Falls, Blue Mts. is bought as the new site of the Buddharatana Monastery.

Long live the Buddha Sasana.


Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu'Chi Foundation

Address: 17 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, VIC 3128   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese
Phone: 03 9897 1668
Fax: 03 9897 4288
E-mail: mel@tzuchi.org.au
Website: http://www.tzuchi.org.au/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=776&Itemid=53&lang=en
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Contact: Ms Christina Lee  
Spiritual Director: Dharma Master Cheng Yen  
Notes and Events:

Organisation description: It is a non-profit organisation funded solely by the public. It is involved in all areas of charity, environmental protection, community services, education, cultural promotion, bone marrow donation, medicine and international aid and relief.
Activities / Functions: The main aim of the foundation is to educate the rich and help the poor and needy. Our members and volunteers do not preach buddhism but carry out charitable work based on buddhist teachings on compassion and tolerance.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed on Sun and public holidays.
Meeting times / frequency: Once a week or when required.


Buddhist Council of New South Wales

Address: PO Box 593  Crows Nest NSW NSW 1585
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, BCNSW is the peak body for Buddhism in NSW
Affiliation: Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils
Phone: (02) 9966 8893
Fax: (02) 9966 8897
E-mail: office@buddhistcouncil.org
Website: http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/
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President: Mr. Brian White  Email  (Phone: 02 9966-8893)
Main Contact: Ms Sujata Lim  Email  (Phone: 02 9966-8893)
Notes and Events:

OUR MISSION:  

(1) The first part of our Mission is to serve its member organisations, which include Buddhist temples, Buddhist societies and other Buddhist organisations.  If a member organisation needs assistance or advice, the Buddhist Council will try to assist. For example, a member organisation may require help to improve its governance, financial management, administration, or they may need preliminary advice in dealing with government agencies.

(2) The second part of our Mission is to represent the Buddhist community to inter-faith groups, media, government and the NSW public, in accordance with the Dharma.

(3) The third part of our Mission is to promote the understanding and practice of the Dharma, which is an objective we share with our members.


Buddhist Council of South Australia

Address:   Kent Town SA 5067
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, BCSA is the peak body for Buddhism in SA
Affiliation: Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils
Website: http://www.bcsa.asn.au/
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Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Council of South Australia promotes the teachings of the Buddha in South Australia and serves as the representative organisation for Buddhist temples, groups and organisations in South Australia.


Buddhist Council of Victoria

Address: 36 McDowall Street   Mitcham Vic 3132
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, State Information and Resource Representative Body
Affiliation: Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils
Phone: 0401 200 206
E-mail: admin@bcv.org.au
Website: http://www.bcv.org.au
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Main Contact: Admin Officer: Petr Svoboda  Email  (Phone: 0401200206)
Chair: Julian Bamford  Email  (Phone: 0400 267 330)
Secretary: Helen Richardson  Email  
Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Council of Victoria is a representative body that acts on behalf of Buddhists in the Australian state of Victoria. It is actively engaged in representing the needs of Buddhists to all levels of government, provides speakers for interfaith dialogue and works widely with the community.

It has approximately 40 member temples and has been in operation since 1995. The Committee is elected annually from delegates from the member temples. Principal activities including the introduction of Buddhist education into primary schools and chaplaincy for Buddhist prisoners. We also produced a booklet on palliative care, Buddhist Care for the Dying.


Buddhist Council of Western Australia

Address: Room 2, 275 Stirling Street   East Perth WA 6004
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, BCWA is the peak body for Buddhism in WA
Affiliation: Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils
Phone: +61 0409 686878
Fax: +61 8 9312 3553
E-mail: info@buddhistcouncil.org.au
Website: http://www.wa.buddhistcouncil.org.au/
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Main Contact: BCWA President  Email  (Phone: +61 0409686878)
Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Council of Western Australia was formed in 1995 to serve as a peak body to represent the Buddhist community at government level and national levels. The Buddhist Council of Western Australia is a member of the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils. We are made up of all three of the major denominations of Buddhism. 


Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia

Address: 33 Brooking Street   Upwey Vic 3158
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, (Chan Academy Australia)
Affiliation: World Fellowship of Buddhists Regional Centre and an Associated Institution of the World Buddhist University
Phone: (03) 9754 3334
E-mail: wbu@bdcu.org.au
Website: http://www.bdcu.org.au
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Spiritual Director: Mrs Anita M. Carter  (Phone: (03) 9754 3334)
Director: Frank Carter  Email  (Phone: (03) 9754 3334)
Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia is one of over 140 worldwide Regional Centres of The World Fellowship of Buddhists.

Founded in 1978 the organisations key objectives include encouraging the study, practice and realisation of Buddha Dhamma.

The main activities of the organisation include:

"Introduction to Buddhism" classes on Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm

Buddhist Meditation and Teachings on Saturday evenings from 8.00 pm

Occasional weekend Chan and Sum-ie painting classes

Regular 4 day Bhavana mind and path development courses.

A weekly radio program entitled "The Buddhist Hour" broadcast in Melbourne on 3MDR 97.1FM radio each Sunday afternoon from 4.00pm to 5.00pm

An Internet radio station named World Buddhist Radio broadcasting 24 hours per day from www.worldbuddhistradio.org.

Associated Institution of the World Buddhist University with an extensive multilingual Buddhist reference library housed onsite.

Publication of four websites including www.bdcu.org.au and www.edharma.org


Buddhist Education Services for Schools Inc.

Address:   Mt Ommaney Qld 4074
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 07-32789021
E-mail: infobess@gmail.com
Website: http://bessqld.com/
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Main Contact: Tanuja Y. Sarath-Chandra  Email  (Phone: 07-32789021)
Notes and Events:

Buddhist Education Services for Schools is a non-profit organization providing Buddhist education as part of the Religious Instruction (RI) classes in QLD public schools. 

We are constantly looking for volunteer teachers to teach Buddhism in schools. If you would like to know the schools we are involved in or would like to know more about becoming a volunteer teacher, please contact us at infobess@gmail.com 

Address: PO Box 995, MT OMMANEY QLD 4074


Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre

Address: 90-92 Church Street   Camperdown NSW 2050
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 02 9519 6054
E-mail: info@buddhistlibrary.org.au
Website: http://www.buddhistlibrary.org.au
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Notes and Events:

Tuesday Evening Meditation or Buddhism Class (7-9pm) is a series of courses that combine theoretical exploration of Buddhist teachings with guided meditation practices.

Wednesday Lotus Buds Sangha Meditation Class (7:30pm) is a Buddhist group led by the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (a Zen monk) who has lived in the west for the past forty years. Beginners are most welcome.

Thursday Power Yoga and Meditation (6:30pm) is an “hour of power” combines the practices of mindful body movements through yoga and meditation, suitable for intermediate practitioners.

Saturday Yoga and Meditation (10-11:30am) provide a gentle introduction to both physical and mental yoga for those who want to learn how to clam the mind, beginners are welcome.

1st Saturday of the month Practical Buddhism Discussion Group

(5-7pm) exploring how to apply Buddhism in everyday life.

For more information on special courses and updates: 

www.buddhistlibrary.org.au


Caboolture Mindfulness Practice Meditation Group

Address: South East Queensland   Caboolture Qld 4510
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Thich Nhat Hanh - Community of Mindful Living
Affiliation: Mindfulness Practice Group, Brisbane, Queensland
Phone: 07 3888 1171, 0409401894
E-mail: cmpmg@y7mail.com
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Main Contact: Joyce and Rhys  Email  (Phone: 07 38881171)
Notes and Events:

Currently meet weekly on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm to 8:30

Hold every 2nd month Mindfulness days usually on a Sunday from 9am to 3:30

Usually at least one weekend/3day retreat each year


Canberra Zen Group

Address:   ACT
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha Sydney Zen Centre
Phone: 0429635412
E-mail: gcaitcheon@gmail.com
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Notes and Events:

The Canberra Zen Group is a zen practice group affiliated with the Sydney Zen Centre. The group meets weekly for zen meditation and every two months or so for zazenkai (longer zen meditation meetings) on the weekend. Paul Maloney Roshi from the Sydney Zen Centre usually teaches and provides interviews at the zazenkai.


Canberra Bhāvanā Society

Address:   Canberra ACT 2600
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0421 137 417
E-mail: stuart_amoore@yahoo.com.au
Website: http://www.canberrabhavanasociety.org
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Notes and Events:

Canberra Bhāvanā Society's main focus is meditation and a study of the Suttas (teachings of the Buddha and His disciples).

Courses run throughout the year and are open to everyone regardless of background or experience. For each course, one or several Suttas are chosen. The forum for the courses starts with meditation followed by a reading of a Sutta during which time discussion, questioning and critical reflection are encouraged.

All views are respected and everyone is welcome!


Canberra Insight Meditation Group

Address:   OConnor/Lyneham ACT ACT 2602
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw, Western
Affiliation: Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
E-mail: info@canberrainsightmeditationgroup.org
Website: http://www.canberrainsightmeditationgroup.org/
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Main Contact: Lesley Lebkowicz  Email  
Notes and Events:

Please refer to 

http://www.canberrainsightmeditationgroup.org/ 

for further information.


Canberra Soto Zen Group

Address:   Ainslie ACT 2602
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto School - Eihei Dogen Daiosho
E-mail: tonycrivelli@ozemail.com.au
Website: http://canberrasotozengroup.wix.com/canberrasotozengroup
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Main Contact: Tony Crivelli  Email  
Notes and Events:

We hold weekly ‘Zanzenkai’ services, in the Soto Zen School (Mahayana Buddhism) tradition.  The service is held on Sundays from 5:15pm to 7pm.  Other activities are planned linked to Soto Zen practice: one day workshops, short retreats, talks and discussions by teachers in the Zen tradition.  Membership of the group is desirable but everyone is welcome!


Central Coast Meditation Centre (Tsechen Samten Choe Ling)

Address: 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
Phone: 02 43447718
E-mail: nelson38@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.centralcoastmeditationcentre.com/
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Teacher:  
Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
Main Contact: Donna 02 43447718  Email  (Phone: 02 43447718)
Notes and Events:

Meditation and teachings by appointment -- please call to inquire

Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 10 years, a non for profit organisation the Centre is dedicated to the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism.

Teaching Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya.

Teachings include:

  • Samatha - Calm Abiding Meditation
  • Vipassana – Insight Meditation
  • Diamond Sutra
  • Heart Sutra
  • The Way of the Bodhisattva
  • The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
  • Kamalashila – Stages of Meditation
  • Analytical Meditation
  • Dzogchen Teachings by Soygal Rinpoche
  • Kamalashila Lojong - mind meditation
  • Atisha’s Teachings
  • \'Thich Nhat Hanh\' Teachings – Path of Tranquility, Present Moment, Ultimate Dimensions
  • ... and many other teachings
  • Special teachings for children including: Calm Abiding Meditation, Basic Buddhist Philosophy

Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (Sakya Losal Choe Dzong www.sakya.com.au.

One of the few meditation masters in Australia, Lama Choedak trained under His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (who taught His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin).


Centre for Wisdom & Compassion (Rigpa Albany)

Address: PO Box 5087, Albany WA 6332  WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma
Phone: (08) 9844 4798
E-mail: hamsa@westnet.com.au
Website: http://www.rigpa.com.au/index.htm
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Main Contact: Hamsa Hyder  
Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
Teacher: Rigpa instructor: Hamsa Hyder  
Notes and Events:

Tuesdays:  Rigpa Studies Course (bookings required)  6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tel. (08) 9844 4798

Venue: Dewa Chen, Little Grove


Chag-tong Chen-tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address:   Snug TAS 7054
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa FPMT
Affiliation: FPMT Inc.
Phone: +61484381713 or +61410569909
E-mail: info@chagtong.org
Website: http://www.chagtong.org/
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Main Contact: Lindy Mailhot  Email  
Notes and Events:

Guided meditation : Discussion : Methods to transform the mind : Develop a good heart 

 We provide: 

  • Weekly study group meetings in central Hobart with Dr Sonam Takchoe
  • Also regular visiting teachers
  • Retreat Opportuinities
  • Buddhist library borrowing facilities
  • Gift and Book Shop
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • access to an international community network of support and facilities.
Postal address: PO Box 195 Snug 7054 TAS


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