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FPMT Australia Ltd

Address: PO Box 135,   Erskineville NSW 2043
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelug
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: 0408 428 545
E-mail: office@fpmta.org.au
Website: http://www.fpmta.org.au
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Main Contact: Peter Stickels  Email  (Phone: 0408 428 545)
Spiritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

FPMT Australia Ltd is affiliated with the FPMT, an international Tibetan Buddhist organisation, which actively upholds the Buddhist principles taught by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The FPMT Australian national office supports all FPMT centres, projects, services and activities in Australia by organising bi-annual national meetings, coordinating Buddhist teaching tours and other national activities, as well as maintains harmonious communication between the centres and other parts of the organisation.

The FPMTA website contains the complete list of contact details of all the FPMT centres, study groups and projects in Australia, and news and information about Tibetan Buddhist retreats and Buddhist teaching tours in Australia.


Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre (Gold Coast)

Address: 14 Twenty Fourth Ave  Palm Beach Qld 4221
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: KMCA - Melbourne, Dharmapala Centre - Perth, Mahasiddha Centre - Sydney, Losang Dragpa - Newcastle
Phone: (07) 5535 1140
Fax: (07) 5535 1140
E-mail: info@goldcoastmeditation.org
Website: http://www.goldcoastmeditation.org/
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Teacher: Kelsang Tsalden  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre holds weekly drop-in meditation classes, day courses, study programs, retreats and special events.

Our drop in classes are held in Nerang, Palm Beach, Murwillumbah and Brisbane.  Please see www.goldcoastmeditation.org for more details on these classes and all our centre events.  Everyone is welcome.


Geelong Zen Group

Address: 16 Freesia Court Whittington Vic 3219  Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha Western
Phone: 0352480990
E-mail: colb@internode.on.net
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Main Contact: Dieter (Phone: 0352480990)  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events: Our small group meets Friday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and Wednesday mornings from 7:00am to 9:00am for sitting meditation, chanting and walking meditation. Through the Melbourne Zen Group we have the opportunity to participate in retreats (Sesshin) and weekend workshops where we meet the teachers Subhana Barzaghi Roshi and Susan Murphy Roshi.

Everyone interested in meditation is welcome. Please feel free to contact us for an introduction. 


Gold Coast Dharma Realm Shurangama Monastery

Address: 106 Bonogin Road Mudgeeraba QLD 4213   Qld
Tradition: Mahayana, Wei Yang Sect Chinese
Affiliation: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas ( California,Dharma Realm Buddhist Association USA)
Phone: 07 5522 8788
E-mail: gcdr.australia@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gcdr.org.au/
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Main Contact: president : Dr Peter Nai  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Master Hsuan Hua  
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Welcome to Gold Coast Dharma Realm!  GCDR is home to Shurangama Monastery and is an affiliate of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association USA, which was founded by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua (1918-1995) more than 50 years ago.  At GCDR we strive to provide a space for Buddhist education and spiritual practice.  Visitors are welcome to join us for meditation classes, mantra and sutra sessions, evening lectures on Buddhism, or a pure vegetarian lunch.   We also have an extensive library of Buddhist texts to explore.


Gold Coast Meditation and Non-duality

Address: Tussock Crescent   Elanora Qld 4221
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0438 720 089
E-mail: eslmanagement@yahoo.com.au
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Teacher: Ian and Andrea Johnson  
Main Contact: Ian Johnson  
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The Gold Coast Meditation and Non-duality group meets every Sunday from 9am - 10:30am for meditation and teachings on Non-duality and Buddhism. Ian and Andrea have been practising and teaching meditation for many years including facilitating retreats at Wat Buddha Dhamma in NSW and in Albany, WA. They ran their own meditation institute, the Paddington Meditation Centre, in Brisbane during the 1990s. Ian lectures in Buddhist Philosophy at Bond University. For further information and/or the address for attending the group, call Ian on 0438720089.


Goldfields Meditation Ārāma

Address: 3B Rainsford Loop, Fairways   Boulder WA 6432
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi, Ajahn Chah & Chinese Traditions
Phone: 61 (08) 9093 0902
E-mail: gm.arama@reincarnate.com
Website: Google Sites - Voice of Jummaland
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Main Contact: Bhikkhu Ratnajoti  Email  (Phone: 61-0499 188 260)
Spiritual Director: Bhante Pa  Email  (Phone: 61-0447 519 714)
Notes and Events:

We conduct 5 days Meditation course occasionally. Individual Meditation practitioner is welcome. Contact more information about meditation classes by e-mail please.


Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Address: 25 Sandhurst Town Road   Myers Flat Vic 3556
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: + 61 3 5446 7568
E-mail: info@stupa.org.au
Website: http://www.stupa.org.au/
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Main Contact: Ian Green Director  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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Post: Po Box 869, Maiden Gully, Vic, 3551

 Jade Buddha Website: www.jadebuddha.org.au


Hayagriva Buddhist Centre

Address: 64 Banksia Terrace, Kensington, WA 6151   WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT and Wheel of Life - Hospice Service 858144
Phone: (08) 9367 4817
Fax: (08) 9367 4817
E-mail: welcome@hayagriva.org.au
Website: http://www.hayagriva.org.au
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Teacher: Ven. Thubten Dondrub  
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How to get to the centre http://www.hayagriva.org.au/

Wheel of Life - Hospice Service

http://www.hayagriva.org.au/HayagrivasProgram/WheelOfLife/tabid/89/Default.aspx

Help for the Dying and Their Carers

Birth and death, sickness and health, are part of the reality of human existence. In particular, our attitude towards dying and death makes a great deal of difference to the way in which we experience them. Wheel of Life - Hospice Service offers training so that each of us can prepare for our own death.

Helping others wherever one can, according to their needs, is the true expression of compassion. Wheel of Life – Hospice Service aims to offer this gift of affection and love, companionship and emotional and spiritual support to those individuals and their families who are facing life-threatening illness, to the dying, to those who have died and to those who are left grieving.

The Coordinator of the Wheel of Life-Hospice Service is Venerable  Losang Chodron.

Wheel of Life is a community service of the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre.
64 Banksia Terrace, Kensington,  WA 6151.
Phone: (08) 9367 4817 


Heart Insight Meditation Group

Address: Core Yoga Studio 72 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane Qld   Qld
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0402588347
E-mail: Heart.Insight.Group@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dharma.org.au/heartinsight/
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Notes and Events:

When: Sunday evenings 7.40pm (after the yoga class departs)

Program: A talk (by someone in person or a recording), then a silent meditation period, a discussion then a tea break.

Where: Core Yoga Studios, West End

Directions: Core Yoga is on the corner of Thomas and Vulture St. The entrance is on Thomas St. The studio is at the top of three flights of stairs and there is no lift. A map is here.

Yoga: Core Yoga has a general yoga class preceding the group (5:45pm - 7:15pm) which can be a nourishing preparation to meditation.

Donation: The group is run by donation to help cover the running costs


Hoa Hao Buddhism

Address:   Sunshine 3020
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Overseas Hoa Hao Buddhism Congregation
Phone: 61458885103
E-mail: d_nha1953@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.harmonybuddhism.org
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Spiritual Director: Nha Tien Do  Email  (Phone: +61458885103)
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Phật Giáo Hòa Hảo, literally translated into English, HarmonyBuddhism, is one of the major religions in Vietnam which was founded by Prophet So Phu Huynh, in 1939, in the Hoa Hao Village, now Phu Tan, Tan Chau District, Chau Doc City, An Giang province, with an approximately 8 to 10 million adherents, mostly concentrated in South Western Vietnam.   In fact, the origin and nature of the faith can trace back to more than 200 years, with the appearance of Lord Buddha Master of Western Peace, Phật Thầy Tây An, around 1850s, who was well-known for his miraculous treatment of thousands of victims of a cholera pandemic.  Lord Huynh claimed that He should return to salvage the humans from their delusion on the verge of the Second World War which He predicted was coming and urged people to repent and to actively practice Buddhism.


Indonesian Buddhist Society of NSW - Cetiya Dhammadasa

Address: 37/112-122A McEvoy Street Alexandria NSW 2015   NSW
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0413 373 440 (Faith) 0421 356 598 (Andy) 0410 888 292
E-mail: ibsnsw@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ibsnsw.org.au/
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The Indonesian Buddhist Society of NSW Inc. (IBS) is a group of lay Buddhist practitioners who are committed to putting the Dhamma into the daily activities order to be of benefit to oneself and to all.
Established in 1999, the Association runs regular Sunday mornings of service at Cetiya Dhammadasa in Alexandria, as well as kids Sunday school and Buddhist special services.

We welcome all who wish to find out more about a Buddhist way of life or who seek a community within which to practice the Dhamma. Cetiya Dhammadasa is the name of our temple as the meeting place.
We are well-known for providing quality speakers – monks and lay practioners – to give advice and teachings on Buddhist practice and meditation through insightful Dhamma Talks.

IBS aims to teach and practice Buddhist teachings and meditation and also to foster friendship and goodwill among Buddhists residents in New South Wales.

Our aims:

  1. To engage in and encourage education activities that will increase public awareness of Buddhism according to the Pali Texts.
  2. To provide facilities for the teaching and practice of Buddhism according to the Pali Texts.
  3. To provide support for Buddhist monks and nuns.
  4. To provide social welfare services to members of the association and to other people in need.


Infinite Wisdom International

Address: 79-81 Eley Road, Blackburn South Vic 3130  Vic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (03) 9808 5584
Fax: 03) 9808 5584
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Main Contact: Amy Ng  
Teacher: Reverend Mother Mahaviro  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

Regular program of Meditation and Dharma session:

• Sundays, Chanting, meditation and discussion, from 7pm;
• Tuesdays, Chanting, Dharma sessions, 8pm;
• Thursdays, Beginners class


Institute of Buddhist Learning and Practice

Address: 18 Byrne Street, Windsor Qld 4030  Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Phone: (07) 3357 3958
E-mail: kunga@uq.net.au
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Main Contact: Ms Mellisa Noble  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

Regular program:

• Thursday evenings 7pm Ganden Lha Gya Ma, Hayagriva 8pm White Tara.
• Alternate Sundays study group and meditation.
• Guru Puja and Vajrayogini Tsog. phone: (07) 3357 3958 for more details.


Jhana Grove Meditation Centre

Address: 217 Kingsbury Drive   Serpentine WA 6125
Tradition: Theravada, Ajahn Chah tradition, Thai, Western
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of Western Australia
E-mail: caretaker@jhanagrove.org.au
Website: http://cms.jhanagrove.org.au/
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Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre opened by Geoff Gallop, the former premier of Western Australia on Good Friday 10 April 2009.

Meditation Retreats are held at Jhana Grove. For more info see: http://cms.jhanagrove.org.au/

Located 1km from Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery


Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community

Address: PO Box 105, Jamison Centre,   Jamison ACT 2614
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto School - Eihei Dogen Zenji
Affiliation: Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community Melbourne
Phone: 0427 319378
E-mail: canberra@jikishoan.org.au
Website: http://www.jikishoan.org.au
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Kanji ( Secretary): Vaughan Behncke  Email  (Phone: 0427 319378)
Main Contact: Vaughan Behncke  Email  (Phone: 0427 319378)
Teacher: Ekai Korematsu  
Spiritual Director: Ekai Korematsu  
Notes and Events:

Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community Canberra is a Bun-in ( sub-temple) of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community, Melbourne

Jikishoan Canberra meets every Sunday evening, between 5.15 and 7.30pm for public meditation practice which includes zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin(walking meditation) and bowing practice. Newcomers are always welcome.

The venue for Sunday Sanzenkai (meditation) is the Function Hall, Corroboree Park Community Centre, Paterson Street, Ainslie. ACT.

Jikishoan Canberra also conducts an ongoing series of One Day Meditation Workshops throughout the year. Details of these are posted at the Canberra Group pages of www.jikishoan.org.au


Jizoan Zen Centre

Address: Perth   Fremantle WA
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen (Rinzai)
Phone: enquiries by email only
E-mail: infozencentre@gmail.com
Website: https://www.australianzen.org/
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Jizoan Zen Centre a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Perth Western Australiain the citys South West near the area of Fremantle. Jizoan Zendo is the first full time Rinzai centre in Australia . The centre was established in 1998. Most attendees are Australian with some Japanese also attending, anyone is welcome.

Since 2004 the Centre sponsored a Zazenkai for office workers in the Central Business District in conjunction with the Hyogo Prefectural Centre who provided the location. As of early 2008 this meditation group has been suspended until a new city location is found.
A residential Zen training program is hoped by 2010.

Based in the teachings of Hakuin, Zen practice at Jizoan follows Rinzai tradition of zazen meditation, open daily to public participation.

Daily Zazen periods at Jizoan last 90 minutes followed by tea ceremony known as sarei and a light talk on practice. As with most Zen temples there is no need to enroll in a class.

Sunday;

  • Full day of Zazen meditation and a chance experience rounded healthy life at Zen. temple.
  • During other times of the month other Cultural activities related to Zen such as Flower arranging Ikebana, and Traditional Japanese Martial arts Koryu bujutsu are also held using traditional style rooms at the Centre.
Facility Information
  • Hours of Operation

    Daily Zazen: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Sunday  5:00am to 9:00pm
    Open throughout the year.
    Please make an appointment for your  first attendance by telephone or email. Japanese speakers may be available to assist.

    Access
    By Bus from Perth Esplanade Busport 940 route, or from Fremantle Train Station 144 route


Kabaraye Buddhist Monastery

Address: 71-73 Churchill Park Drive   Endeavour Hills Vic 3802
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese
Phone: (03) 87744924
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Spiritual Director: Abbot: Sayadaw U Zanita  
Notes and Events:

Sayadaw U Zanita conducts meditation classes (Kanni meditation method) in Burmese & English.

Sayadaw also teaches basic foundations of Buddhism for school boys & girls at Sunday schools.


Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia

Address: 25 McCarthy Road   Monbulk Vic 3793
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: NKT-IKBU
Phone: 397567203
Fax: 397520077
E-mail: info@kadampa.org.au
Website: http://nkt-kmc-australia.org/
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Main Contact: Kelsang Pagma  Email  (Phone: 397567203)
Teacher: Kelsang Dornying  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia offers a wide range of classes, courses and retreats that are open to the general public. We aim to provide something for everyone: from relaxing breaks in the Dandenongs to in-depth Buddhist teacher training programme.

So whether you just want to unwind and de-stress or are looking for a new way to apporach the challenges life presents, we hope you will find something for you here.

As well as the perfect retreat setting of our beautiful temple in the idyllic Dandenong ranges, we organise weekly classes in areas throughout Melbourneurban sprawl from the inner city to the rural fringes.

Meditation and Buddhism in Melbourne - classes and courses for all levels of interest.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMCA) is the mother centre of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union in Australia. Perched on a mountainside, located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for enjoying inner peace.

KMCA has a thriving residential community of monks, nuns and lay practitioners, and provides classes and retreats for all levels of interest.

KMCA contains a beautiful World Peace Temple, created through the pure vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, and the joyful dedication of many volunteers. The Temple is host to a number of local, national and international events for Kadampa Buddhists, year after year.


Kadhampa Buddhist Society of Australia Inc.

Address: 614 Highbury Road  Glen Waverley Vic 3150
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: (03) 8822 3308
E-mail: admin@auskadhampa.org.au
Website: http://www.auskadhampa.org.au
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Spiritual Director: H.E. Gontug Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: (03) 8822 3308)
Notes and Events:

The Kadhampa Buddhist Society of Australia is a part of a worldwide network of more than 20 centres. We are a charitable organisation focused on propagating Buddhist culture, heritage and teachings of love, compassion and wisdom.

We offer a wide range of activities and events for people at different levels of practice and interest. Events vary from teachings, chantings, meditation, guru puja, candle offerings, qigong and more.


Karen Monastery & Community Centre in Bendigo

Address: 26 Hercules Street   Long Gully - Bendigo Vic 3556
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese
Affiliation: Karen Culture and Social Suppport Foundation (Incorporated)
Phone: 03 5441 3560
E-mail: kbddfbendigo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.karen.org.au/bendigo_monastery.htm
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Main Contact: Ah Pay:  (Phone: 0403 040 733)
Teacher: Venerable Ashin Moonieinda  
Notes and Events:

The Karen Buddhist monastery in Bendigo is much more than a place of worship.

The monastery is:

  • A community centre for Christian Karen as well as Buddhist Karen
  • A cultural centre
  • A place where newly arrived refugees (Christian and Buddhist) can stay while they look for long term accommodation
  • A place where visitors to Bendigo can stay
  • A residence for monks and nus

As there is no other Theravada Buddhist  monastery in Bendigo, our community welcomes Thai and Sri Lankan Buddhists, as well as Australians  with an interest in Buddhism.

Our current monastery is a small house with a garage we use as a prayer hall.

We have bought a large block of vacant land and we have applied to Bendigo City Council for permission to build a prayer hall and residence for monks, a kitchen, and a house where newly arrived refugees can stay.


Karma Yiwong Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Address: 1064 Sandy Creek Road, Molong NSW 2866 Postal Address 1064 Sandy Creek Rd MOLONG NSW 2866   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Rumtek Monastery Sikkim - North India
Phone: Phone (02) 6366 8376
E-mail: karmakagyu@ceinternet.net.au
Website: http://www.karmakagyu.org.au/
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Main Contact: Rosie & Gerry Aguila  
Spiritual Director: Ven Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Karma Yiwong Samten Ling is a retreat centre in the Karma Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism under the direction of Ven. Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche


Karuna Foundation

Address: Buddhist Society of NSW) PO Box 89 North Sydney NSW 2059  NSW
Tradition: Mahayana, Tien-tai Hua-yen, Japanese
Phone: (02) 9929 8643
Fax: 9955 6183
Website: http://www.karunafoundation.org.au/default.asp
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Teacher: Malcolm Pearce  
Main Contact: Nara  
Notes and Events:

The Karuna Foundation has two centres, Katoomba and Sydney. Introductory courses of eight evening sessions are held four times per year. Regular programs for members: Sunday afternoons and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Weekend retreats are held at the Katoomba centre


Karuna Hospice Service Ltd

Address: 27 Cartwright Street PO Box 2020   Windsor Qld 4030
Tradition: Vajrayana, Buddhist Hospice Service
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (07) 3632 8300
Fax: 07 3857 8040
E-mail: karuna@karuna.org.au
Website: http://www.karuna.org.au
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Teacher: Director Ven. Yeshe Khadro  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Since 1992 Karuna, a Brisbane-based charity, has used its expertise and compassion to help thousands of individuals and families live a meaningful and happy life while embracing uncertainty and change.

We provide in-home palliative care, a grief and bereavement service, a learning and support service and we have a bookshop full of useful resources. We take the time to understand your needs and provide a holistic approach to delivering the best possible support.

We offer in-home palliative care in the Brisbane North, Caboolture and Redcliffe areas. In addition helpful information is available on our website and most of our support sessions and courses are run out of Karuna House at 27 Cartwright St Windsor. 


Kempsey Buddhist Meditation Gorup

Address:   Kempsey 2440
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: +61414666263
E-mail: ballyhero@gmail.com
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Spiritual Director: Beth Sherlock  Email  (Phone: +61414666263)
Notes and Events:

A Triratna meditation and Dharma study group in the small rural town of Kempsey. We meet Monday nights at 5:20 at the CWA Hall near Coles. We also celebrate Buddhist festival days together.

All peoples are welcome. Come for the meditation (beginners welcome) and if you wish, stay for a shared meal and study.


Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre

Address: 348 Severin Street   Cairns Qld 4870
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
Affiliation: Sakya Tradition
Phone: (07) 4041 5556
E-mail: kylbc@yahoo.com.au
Website: http://www.yuloling.com
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Main Contact: Venerable Rinchen  (Phone: 0740415556)
Spiritual Director: His Holiness Sakya Trizin & His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Meditation times are Monday Night at 7pm, Wednesday morning 10am and Sunday morning at 11am.


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