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Bao Lin Chan Monastery- Zen Centre of Melbourne

Address: 94A High Street   Glen Iris Vic 3146
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese Chan (Zen)
Affiliation: Chung Tai Chan Monastery (Master Wei Chueh,Taiwan)
Phone: (61)-3-9813 8922
E-mail: baolin@mail.ctcm.org.tw
Website: http://www.chungtai.org.au
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Bao Lin Chan Monastery is the first branch of Chung Tai Chan Monastery established in the southern hemisphere. The monastery offers a number of free classes including meditation, Tai Chi and more.

Cnr High St. & Allison Ave.


Bao Minh Buddhist Centre (Chua Bao Minh)

Address: 321-323 Kingston Road  Clarinda Vic 3169
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese
Affiliation: Bao Minh Buddhist Association Victoria Inc
Phone: (03) 8555 0604
E-mail: chuabaominhvic@gmail.com
Website: http://www.quangduc.com/p23321a25586/chua-bao-minh
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Teacher: Abbot: Ven. Thich Vien Tinh  
Notes and Events:

Bao Minh Buddhist Centre (Chua Bao Minh) serves primarily serves the Vietnamese community but all are welcome to visit and participate in its practices of the Pureland Mahayana Vietnamese Buddhist tradition.

Spiritual/community events are pinned to the Vietnamese Buddhist ceremonial calender. We also run Vietnamese vegeterian cooking courses periodically. We raise money from such events for charitable works here and overseas including assistance to a school in Vietnam assisting the disabled and provide support to others experiencing life difficulties in our local community and elsewhere.

Regular program:

• Monday to Saturday, 7pm - 8.30pm: Recitation of sutras and sitting meditation. This includes training in meditation, from beginners to advanced level. 

• Sunday: 9 am - 1pm: Many activities, including sitting meditation, sutra recitation, Vietnamese Buddhist youth activities, Buddhist doctrines, teachings and discussion.


Beaumaris Buddhist Meditation Centre of Great Joy

Address: address given on appointment   Beaumaris Vic 3193
Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: 03) 9589 1838
E-mail: info@bbmc.org.au
Website: http://www.bbmc.org.au
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Spiritual Director: Therese Bottomley  
BBMC Coordinator: Kerrin Hosking  Email  (Phone: (03) 9589 1838)
Teacher: Therese Bottomley  
Notes and Events:

The Beaumaris Buddhist Meditation Centre offers classes at all levels – from beginners, right through to advanced teachings.

Weekly introduction classes focus on fundamental basic Buddhist philosophy together with relevant meditation techniques based on the vast teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Regular attendance to these weekly classes may then create opportunities to other classes that extend to more advanced practices. Some of these advanced practices include the highest yoga tantric class of Vajrayogini and Yamantaka. Following the Tibetan tradition, lively discussions and debates are encouraged – all in good humour !

The Centre is located in a south east suburb of Melbourne and the many enthusiastic and friendly students who attend help to create a unique and personal atmosphere. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

BBMC is located in Melbourne’s Bayside suburbs, in Beaumaris. 

Access to the Centre is by appointment only.   


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)
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Meditation and discussion classes are held twice weekly

Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sunday 7:00 – 8:30pm


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  
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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 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  
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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 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


Clifton Hill Zendo

Address: 17 Clive Street, Alphington Vic 3078   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Phone: (03) 9499 2671 or 0424 047 442
E-mail: plbstn@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CliftonHillZendo
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Main Contact: Contact: Paul Boston (Phone: (03) 9499 2671)  
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The Clifton Hill Zendo has a schedule of sitting meditation on three days of the week. The basic idea is to provide a place where people can come together to support each others practice. Only minimal instruction is given.

Zazen (meditation) times:

• Tuesdays  8.30am -10.30am
• Fridays 8.30am -10.30 am
• Sundays 4.30pm-7.30pm

These sittings are held at the Clifton Hill Yoga Studio 127 Queens Pde Clifton Hill.


Dharma Drum Mountain Melbourne

Address: 36 McDowall Street   Mitcham Vic 3132
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan, Master Sheng Yen
Affiliation: Dharma Drum Mountain Taiwan
Phone: +61 470 690 911
E-mail: contact@ddmmelbourne.org.au
Website: http://www.ddmmelbourne.org.au/
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President: Laura Chan  Email  (Phone: +61 402 041 997)
Main Contact: Wee Keat Ng  Email  (Phone: +61 470 690 911)
Notes and Events:

Dharm Drum Mountain Melbourne is a community learning and living the Buddha's Teachings through the tradition of Chan Buddhism, as established by the late Chan Master, Venerable Sheng Yen.  
 
Please check website for details of our Activities.


Diamond Light Buddhist Study Group

Address: Glen Iris, Victoria   Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Gelugpa
Phone: 0425 869 223
E-mail: pippa.leedow@deakin.edu.au
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Teacher: Pippa Loveday  
Spiritual Director: Lama Ben Christian  
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What we offer: Frameworks for living based on classical Buddhist philosophy; formal course study; and meditation. Classes are sequenced, and designed for practitioners engaged in deepening an already existing practice.


Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne

Address: 163 Victoria Avenue   Albert Park Vic 3206
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way Buddhism
Phone: Call Kat on 0405 122 386
E-mail: Melbourne@diamondway-center.org
Website: http://diamondway.org.au/melbourne
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Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Main Contact: Lyndon Cookson  Email  (Phone: 0416 435 480)
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje  
Notes and Events:

Please see our website for our weekly meditation program and upcoming weekend courses.

Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne is one of more than 600 international Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl. 

The centre is run and maintained through the idealism of friends who meditate together in Melbourne.


Dro-phen Ling Buddhist & Cultural Centre

Address: 74 Gladstone Street, Briar Hill,  Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
E-mail: raesaleeba@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~raesaleeba/DPL/DPL/index/index.htm
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Main Contact: Chris on  (Phone: 0409 696 022)
Teacher: Ven. Kunchok Rinzing  
Notes and Events:

Learn about Tibetan Buddhism in a friendly, relaxed environment taught by resident Tibetan Buddhist monk, Ven. Kunchok Rinzing.Prayers, meditation, chanting, sand mandalas and discussions on the Buddhist teachings are all part of our centre activities.

Dro-phen Ling Buddhist & Cultural Centre is located in Briar Hill, Melbourne, Victoria.


E-Vam Buddhist Institute

Address: 673 Lygon Street  Carlton North Vic 3051
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 9387 0422
Fax: 9380 8296
E-mail: e_vam@smartchat.net.au
Website: http://www.evaminstitute.org/
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Main Contact: KEBI Office (Phone: 9387-0422)  
Spiritual Director: Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

"The Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute in Melbourne is indeed now one of the most progressive centers in Australia. Offering seminars on East-West psychology and wider social and ecological issues..... Despite its contemporary orientation, the Institute has not lost touch with its tradition." Excerpt from History of Buddhism in Australia, Paul Croucher, News South Wales University Press, 1989, p114.

E-Vam Institute is a dynamic and vibrant Buddhist centre that has been established in Melbourne for more than 20 years. We offer meditation instruction, courses, retreats and conferences on various aspects of the Buddhist tradition from the perspectives of the main denominations available in the world today. We invite you to participate in this rich program.


Fo Guang Shan Er-You Temple

Address: 24A Rutland Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism pureland Chinese
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order
Phone: 039590 3996
Fax: 03 98905831
E-mail: ibcvb@fgs.org.au
Website: http://www.bliav.org.au/home/ibcvhome.html
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun  
Teacher: Ven. Miao Yung  
Notes and Events:

Open to the Public Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm

The centre consists a Buddha Hall, Exhibition Room, Reading Room & Classroom for Buddhist, education, charity & caltural activities

Weekly Dharma function will be held on every Saturday morning from 10.00am to 12.30pm.


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. 


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  
Notes and Events:

Post: Po Box 869, Maiden Gully, Vic, 3551

 Jade Buddha Website: www.jadebuddha.org.au


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  
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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


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  
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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.


Maitripa Contemplative Centre (Kagyu E-vam Meditation Retreat)

Address: 528 Myers Creek Road. Healesville Vic 3777   Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu,
Phone: (03) 5962 6167
Fax: 03) 5962 6167
E-mail: info@maitripacentre.org
Website: http://maitripacentre.org/
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or: book through Kagyu-Evam Buddhist Institute
Tel: (03) 9387 0422, Fax: (03) 9380 8296
Email: e_vam@smartchat.net.au

This is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre (Closed June to August) set on 13 HA, 8km from Healesville and 1 hour from Melbourne. Single, double, family and dorm accomodation for 60 people. 5 meeting rooms, 2 large conference and meditation rooms


Melbourne Buddhist Centre, Brunswick

Address: 23 David Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056   Brunswick Vic PO Box 157, Brunswic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Order
Phone: (03) 9380 4303
E-mail: office@melbournebuddhistcentre.org
Website: http://www.melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au
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The Melbourne Buddhist Centre is run by the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international network dedicated to practising and teaching Buddhist ethics, meditation and wisdom in the contemporary world. Regular meditation courses and Buddhism courses are held at the Centre as well as introductory drop-in meditation classes.


Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes

Address: 2 Minona Street   Hawthorn, Melbourne Vic 3122
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 0419702455
E-mail: ventobygillies@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.tobygillies.com
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Teacher: Venerable Toby Gillies  
Notes and Events:

Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes give access to the teachings of Venerable Toby Gillies, a Buddhist Monk ordained in the Tibetan tradition for some thirty years.

Toby gives meditation classes in Melbourne with an introduction to Buddhism each Tuesday evening. All are welcome.

He also gives more advanced Buddhist meditation sessions, retreat days and a regular schedule of seminars. 

Venerable Toby has been teaching Dharma for nearly 40 years and frequently writes for the blog on his website www.tobygillies.com


Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Address: 1/246 Grange Road   Carnegie Vic 3163
Tradition: Vajrayana, His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet
Phone: +61 3 9576 7792
E-mail: info@melbournetibetanbuddhistcentre.org
Website: http://www.melbournetibetanbuddhistcentre.org
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Spiritual Director: Sandup Tsering  Email  (Phone: +61 3 95767792)
Notes and Events:

The Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in an accessible modern manner.

Buddhism has useful viewpoints to offer on:

  • Developing greater wellbeing and inner peace
  • Coping with life’s difficulties and challenges
  • Managing negative emotions & cultivating positive emotions
  • Living a meaningful values based life
  • Compassion, altruism and secular ethics
  • Meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Understanding the nature of mind

A weekly drop-in class suitable for anyone who is interested to learn more about Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism involves philosophy, reasoning and meditation practice as a pathway towards greater inner peace and spiritual development.

Please refer to the website for the class timetable. Sunday night weekly classes run from 6.30pm-7.30pm. By donation.

This class will include:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
  • Some basic Buddhist meditation practice
  • Discussion on important key concepts
  • Questions, queries and doubts are encouraged in the sessions


Melbourne Zen Hospice

Address: PO Box 329, Albert Park, Melbourne, Vic.3206  Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Japanese Zen
Phone: (03)98855725
Website: http://www.zen.org.au
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Main Contact: Seikan  (Phone: 0410827027)
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The Melbourne Zen Hospice provides free home support and companionship to persons of any age who are approaching the end of their life and living at home, and to their carers and any family members living with them.


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