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Diamond Way Buddhst Centre - Mahamudra House

Address: 104 Wattle Street (corner Brigalow opp. Tilleys) Lyneham Postal: Mahamudra House GPO Box 925 CANBERRA ACT 2601   Lyneham ACT 2602
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Diamond Way Buddhism
Affiliation: Diamond Way
Phone: 0405 618 649 or 6262 7361 or (02) 6249 7090 or 0468 831 082
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Contact: Rob Sok or Maike Brill  
Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje  
Spiritual Directors: Lama Ole Nydahl / Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje  

International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies – Oceania Branch

Address: PO Box 3944 Manuka ACT 2603 Australia   ACT
Tradition: Mahayana, Shin Buddhism Pureland- all are welcome!
Phone: contact by email or mail only
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Main Contact: Mr. John Paraskevopoulos  

Narrabundah Buddhist Temple

Address: (Buddhist Society of the ACT) 245 Goyder Street, Narrabundah, ACT 2604 P.O. Box 1149, Canberra City, ACT 2601   ACT
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (02) 6239 7194
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Teacher: Ven. U Vedhanyana  

Sakya Losal Choe Dzong and Rongton Buddhist Education Centre,

Address: Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra 25 Alderman St PO Box 3430 Manuka (Canberra) ACT 2603   Evatt ACT 2617
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya
Phone: (02) 6238 2088 or (02) 6258 0452.
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Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche  

Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre

Address: 32 Archibald Street   Lyneham ACT 2602
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese (facilitative/information)
Affiliation: open to all traditions
Phone: (02) 6257 5517
Fax: 02-6257 7733
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Spiritual Director: Abbot: Ven. Thich Quang Ba  Email  (Phone: 0412224553)

Wat Khemararangsi

Address: 1 Ross Smith Crescent   Scullin ACT 2617
Tradition: Theravada, Cambodian
Affiliation: Khemararangsi Buddhist Temple of ACT Inc
Phone: +61 2 6255 2428
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Khmer Buddhist Temple in Canberra teaching Buddhist principles & promoting the rich Cambodian culture and traditions.

Wat Lao Buddhanimit

Address: 20 Jenke Circuit, Kambah ACT 2902  ACT
Tradition: Theravada, Laotian
Phone: (02) 6231 3365
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Canberra Zen Group

Address:   ACT
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha Sydney Zen Centre
Phone: 0429635412
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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
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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
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Main Contact: Lesley Lebkowicz  Email  
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Canberra Soto Zen Group

Address:   Ainslie ACT 2602
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto School - Eihei Dogen Daiosho
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Main Contact: Tony Crivelli  Email  
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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!

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
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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  
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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

Rigpa Canberra

Address: Level 1A, 27 Mulley Street   Holder ACT 2611
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dzogchen tradition of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism
Affiliation: Rigpa Fellowship
Phone: 02 6181 7124
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
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There is no resident teacher. We are all dedicated students of Sogyal Rinpoche who volunteer to provide a place and opportunity to study Buddhism.

We hold regular meditation sessions open to the public. Introductory courses are offered usually twice a year.  On-going curriculum for deepening the path.  Contact the centre for details for schedules. 

How to find Rigpa Canberra

Rigpa Canberra is located at Level 1A, 27 Mulley Street, Holder, off either Streeton or Dixon Drives.

Note: the door to the Community Centre closes at 5.30 pm and so for attendance at evening meditation or courses or other events after hours, it is important to arrive on time so someone can be there to let you in. A mobile phone number will be provided for latecomers enrolled in particular courses. 

Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara

Address: 30 Jenke Circuit   Kambah (Canberra) ACT 2902
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association of Canberra
Phone: +61 2 6296 2503
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Secretary: Dr. Tala Talgaswatta  
President: Mr. Jayantha Kottege  
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A regular mediation class (Vipassana Mediation) is conducted in English at the Temple on every Wednessday at 7.30 pm. The class is conducted by Dr Lalith Ranatunga and supported by resident Bhanthe. All are welcome.

Sri Lanka Dhamma Vihara Association of Canberra

Address: 379 Gundaroo Drive   Gunghalin ACT 2912
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: (02) 6166 2604
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Sri Lanka Dhamma Vihara of Canberra (SLDVAC) is a Buddhist Association. Established in 2007, it provides services to its community through promotion of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist way of life. It also offers Weekend Daham School too. Dhamma Vihara welcomes Buddhists and all well-wishers.

Thien Tu Giai Thoat (Monstery of Emancipation)

Address: 5 Castor Place, Giralang ACT 2617  ACT
Tradition: Mahayana, Thien (Vietamese Zen)
Phone: (02) 6258-2149
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Teacher: Ven. Thich Kien Tinh  
Spiritual Director: Zen Master Thich Thanh Tu  
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Printed documents, audio-cassettes, Videocassettes, CD Discs related to Buddhist Meditation, also known as Thien Tong Vietnam, lectured by Zen Master Thich Thanh Tu, are available at the monastery. Meditation technique courses are also conducted by Ven. Thich Kien Tinh at the above address every Sunday morning. Booking is required.

Wat Dhammadharo (Thai Temple)

Address: 80 Archibald Street,   Lyneham ACT 2602
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest Thammayut Sect
Phone: (02) 6249 8594
Fax: (02) 6249 8594
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Abbot: Ven. Phra Maha Suphachai  
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Regular Program:
Every Monday Evening: Open Meditation Group - all welcome!
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Often followed by a Dhamma Talk in English.

Daily morning and chanting and meditation: 8 am - 9 am and
Evening chanting and meditation: 8 pm - 9 pm.

For more information contact, Dr. Aimorn Stewart: (02) 6249 8594