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Gold Coast Buddhist Centre

Address: 84 Advancetown Road   Advancetown Qld 4211
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan-all are welcome !
Phone: 07 3808 5083
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The Gold Coast Buddhist Centre was established in 2019 with the help of the Australia - Sri Lankan community in the Gold Coast area. Ven K. Prannasiri Thero, the Viharadhipathi of the GCBC is conducting the services of the Centre from its beginning. Since the beginning of the GCBC, the temple has been giving its services to not only the Sri Lankan community, but also to all other companions who need our services. Saturday of every poya day.

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
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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
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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.

Heart Insight Meditation Group

Address: On line meetings only, Brisbane Qld   Qld
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0402588347
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Notes and Events:

When: Sunday evenings 6pm to 7:45pm

Program: Varied - dharma talks, group sits, discussion

Where: via Zoom

Directions: see the website for information


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

Institute of Buddhist Learning and Practice

Address: 18 Byrne Street, Windsor Qld 4030  Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Phone: (07) 3357 3958
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Main Contact: Ms Mellisa Noble  
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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.

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
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Teacher: Director Ven. Yeshe Khadro  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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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. 

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
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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.

Khmer Buddhist Society of Queensland

Address: 44/50 Third Avenue, Marsden, QLD 4132   Qld
Tradition: Theravada, Cambodian
Phone: (07) 3803 0845
Fax: 07) 3803 0988
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Contact: Mary (07) 3388 2698,  
Teacher: Ven.Choum Vanna  
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Activities:   Cultural development, social, community development, religious education

Langri Tangpa Centre

Address: 535 Old Cleveland Road   Camp Hill Qld 5152
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (07) 3398 3310
Fax: 07) 3398 3314
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Contact: Miffi Maxmillion  Email  (Phone: (07) 3398 3310)
Main Contact: Director Richard Taylor  Email  (Phone: (07) 3398 3310)
Teacher: Ven. Geshe Tashi Tsering  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

We offer classes in meditation, yoga, emotional balance, introduction to Buddhism, and regular teachings with touring Tibetan Lamas. Our centre is open to everyone with an interest in making their life happy and meaningful. There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from the courses on offer, and we encourage questioning and open dialogue.

Magnetic Buddha Dharma

Address: 35 Wansfell st Picnic Bay MAGNETIC ISLAND QLD 4819   Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Affiliation: Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra
Phone: 0429 321 396
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Main Contact: Helene Rankin  (Phone: 0429 321 396)
Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
Notes and Events:

  • Weekly meetings for meditation and hosts visiting teachers from all Buddhist traditions
  • Visitors welcome.
  • - SUN 10-12 am chanting in Pali, meditation.

    Mahamuni Buddhist Society of Cairns

    Address: 117 English st   Manunda Qld 4870
    Tradition: Theravada
    Phone: 0742112603
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    Main Contact: Ven Vazirawuda  Email  (Phone: 0469034931)
    Teacher: Ven Vazirawuda  
    Notes and Events:

    This Mahamuni Buddhist Society of Cairns is a new Theravada monastery. This society is formed by the intention of the distribution of Dhamma. Now, we are accepting the donation to promote the Dhamma. Your generosity is warmly appreciated. Thank you. 

    Maryborough Buddhist Group (Qld)

    Address:   Maryborough Qld 4650
    Tradition: Theravada
    Phone: 0478624449
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    Main Contact: Lyn Cameron  Email  (Phone: 0478624449)
    Notes and Events:

    For anyone in Maryborough - Hervey Bay area interested to join a group to discuss and read Buddhist texts, meditate.  Tradition is Theravada.  I follow the Pali Canon and any teachers who teach from those texts.

    Mountain Moon Zen Society (Mountain Moon Sangha)

    Address: PO Box 76 Coorparoo, QLD 4151 (Meetings are currently held in Cannon Hill)   Qld
    Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Western
    Phone: 07 3822 7792 040 2098 288
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    Contact: Liyea Bretz: (07) 3822 7792  
    Spiritual Director: Sei’un An Roselyn Stone  
    Notes and Events:

    The Mountain Moon Sangha is a group of Zen practitioners practicing at their zendo in Oliver Plunkett Catholic Parish Hall, Beauvardia Street, Cannon Hill.

    There are four authorised Zen teachers presiding within the Sangha - Liyea Bretz, Matthew Love, Garry Cam and Jean Wilson.

    These teachers were appointed by Sei-un An, Roselyn Roshi (founder of the Mountain Moon Sangha) in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Kamakura, Japan.

    Neldoreth Forest Community

    Address: Horsecamp Road   Gin Gin Qld 4671
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Buddhist Societies of Vic and WA
    Phone: (07) 4157 6146
    E-mail: gmail dot com address is mikebqld
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    Main Contact: Mike  (Phone: 07 4157 6146)
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    Purpose –  I am willing to share my 20 ha of forested land so that others may live and work in native forest and with Nature, guided by Buddhist philosophy.

    Teachings  Available Here  – I am willing to teach some forest meditation to a willing student, based on my experience of daily meditation practice since 1982.

    My Buddhist Background - I trained at the Buddhist Society of Vic in the 1980’s under Dhammika, attended a variety of Buddhist meditation retreats in the 80’s and 90’s, attended talks each week at the BSWA throughout 1995, 96 and 2002,  and I trained in the Buddhist monastery 99-01.  

    My Approach to Buddhist Philosophy – is non clerical; I adapt Buddhist ideas out of their original religious setting and into a form that reflects my own experience of following the Path since 1982.  I am most influenced by the writings of Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain and Harvey Jackins.  I refer to Nyanatiloka’s works.

    My 11,000 word treatise on  defines my approach to Healing and Spiritual Practice.

    Location - 25 km SW of Gin Gin, 4 hours drive North of Brisbane, in the foothills past the coastal plain.

    Facilities - simple,  close to Nature  -  BYO camping gear and/or borrow mine

    Transport - I can email you “Directions when Driving”,  or I can pick you up from the Greyhound  bus stop in Gin Gin

    Cost – by donation and/or your labour contribution.

    Meditation and inspirational readings - as needed by those present. 

    Contact me  by email if you’d like to stay here, and detail your experience in Buddhism and/or meditation, and whether you’re fit for manual work (a man’s work!) or willing to pay for the Council rates ($40 pw) instead, and whether you’ll bring all your own camping gear.

    More details on

    Phoenix Zen Centre-Brisbane

    Address: 3 Albury Street   Deagon Qld 4017
    Tradition: Mahayana, International Kwan Um School of Zen
    Affiliation: Mu Sang Sa is the head temple of Asia and as such the Phoenix Zen Centre
    Phone: 07 3269 7393
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    Main Contact: Dae Haeng  Email  (Phone: 07 3269 7393)
    Teacher: Founding Abbot Dae Haeng  
    Notes and Events:

    Practice times Monday and Wednesday 7-9 PM

    Sunday 8 am - 12.30

    Monthly : 1 day retreats 

    Pure Land Learning College Association,

    Address: 57 West Street   Toowoomba, Qld 4350
    Tradition: Mahayana, Pureland Chinese
    Affiliation: Pureland College Association Inc.
    Phone: 7-4637-8765
    Fax: 7-4637-8764
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    Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Ching Kung  
    Notes and Events:

    Our goal is twofold:

    to provide a good learning environment for students

    who aspire to learn and practice Pure Land Buddhism and the teachings of the sages,

    and to train and nurture successors to continue the propagation of Buddhism.

    To accomplish this, the PLLCA first emphasizes the foundation studies of

    Guidelines for Being a Good Person,

    Accounts of Request and Response, Changing Destiny,

    the Ten Virtuous Karmas Sutra, and Precepts for Novice Monks.

    These texts are the foundation in the study of

    morality, ethics, causality, wisdom, and science.

    Building on this foundation, students will progress to advanced studies

    in the five Pure Land sutras and one treatise.

    Queensland Buddhist Regional Groups

    Address: 296 Hansens Road, Mackay, QLD 4740   Golden Beach Qld 4551
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Non sectarian
    Affiliation: Dzogchen commity
    Phone: (07)4954 5188 Mobile: 0429 024 339 (Australia) +61 4 29 024 339 (Other countries)
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    Main Contact: Coordinator Ven Tenzin Namdag  
    Teacher: Ven, Lozang Jigme Thab ke  
    Spiritual Director:  
    Notes and Events:

    Mackay is currently the main base of Queensland Regional Buddhist Groups.  In Mackay we offer teachings and meditation on Tuesday evening, and meditation on Thursday evening.  Other groups are at Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Cairns, Fernvale, Maleny, Noosa, Rockhampton, and Toowoomba.  For these locations, members come together for teachings when Venerable Namdag travels to them and most meet weekly or fortnightly to do readings and meditate when Venerable Namdag is not there.  Our aim is to provide Buddhism for all and everyone is welcome.

    Everyone coming to Queensland Regional Buddhist Group locations is welcome to participate in the spiritual programs; which features courses, retreats, talks, guided meditations and discussions.  The sessions provide instruction on how to develop compassion toward all living beings and are based on the teachings of the historic Buddha as co-ordinated by Lama Tsong Kapa. We uphold the Mahayana strand of Buddhism and our aim is to preserve the teachings in an unmistaken way.

    Queensland Zen Centre (Dae Kwang Sa)

    Address: 31 Lingle Street Robertson Qld 4109 Qld   Qld
    Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Korean
    Affiliation: Independent
    Phone: (07) 3219 4110
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    Main Contact: Shim Kwang  
    Teacher: Zen Master Sen Shin ,resident teacher.  
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    Founded in 1989 by the late teacher Zen Master Seung Sahn, internationally renowned Grand Master of the Kwan Um School of Zen, the Queensland Zen Centre – Dae Kwang Sa or “Great Light Temple” is a residential training temple for students of Zen Buddhism. 

    The temple offers a training program consisting of daily meditation practice, monthly retreats, and introductory courses for persons interested in discovering their life direction.  In awakening the Bodhisattva ideal, one’s essence is realized and spontaneously functions for the benefit of all beings.

    The formal aspects of Zen training consist of sitting and bowing meditation, chanting of sutras, and kong-an practice, a process of direct inquiry into one’s true nature as it appears in each moment.  The temple’s resident teacher oversees all aspects of Zen training including giving Dharma talks and kong-an interviews.

    The temple’s resident teacher is Zen Master Sen Shin.  An ordained nun since 1990, Zen Master Sen Shin received transmission in Zen Master Seung Sahn’s lineage from Zen Master Dae Gak in 2006.

    Zen Master Sen Shin also oversees the teaching at the Queensland Zen Centre’s practice groups at Nundah (Nundah Zen Group) in Brisbane and at Runaway Bay (Gold Coast Zen Group) at the Gold Coast.

    Rigpa Brisbane

    Address: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace GPO Box 2658, Brisbane, 4001.   Red Hill Qld
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthik
    Phone: (07) 3030 0649
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    Main Contact: Natalie Stuart  (Phone: (07) 3630 4979)
    Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
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    Rigpa aims to present the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic, and as relevant as possible to the lives and needs of modern men and women.

    Open to all schools and traditions of Buddhist wisdom, and with the guidance and gracious patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rigpa offers those following the Buddhist teachings a complete path of study and practice, along with the environment they need to experience the teachings fully.

    Under the Spiritual Direction of Sogyal Rinpoche, Rigpa has grown into an international network of over 100 centres in 23 countries. Rinpoche is a world renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and the author of the highly acclaimed book - the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

    Rigpa Brisbane offers a number of courses and events which bring students together with the teachings in an interactive environment.

    The centre is roughly a 10 minute drive from the CBD. Parking is available the lot accross the road (see map).

    Entrance is via the gate on the right of Kids on the Terrace

    Rongton Buddhist Centre Incorporated

    Address: Contact Robin for details   Alderley Qld
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
    Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
    Phone: 07 33115532 Mob. 0439 992 312 0409 486 540
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    President: Robin Mathieson  Email  (Phone: (07) 33568791)
    Main Contact: Ven. Tsultim  Email  (Phone: (07) 33524730)
    Teacher: Ven. Lekshe Tsultim  
    Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche  
    Notes and Events:

    Location: north Brisbane

    Weekly Practice Schedule:

    Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm: Refuge prayers & Calm Abiding Meditation practice followed by Chenrezig practice and tea & chat.

    Tuesdays evenings at 7.30pm: Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation (8 week course)

    Weekly Vajrayana practice:

    Saturday morning at 7.00am:  Green Tara Puja (All welcome)

     Calm Abiding Meditation at 8am. with Refuge Prayers and some prostrations (recommended but optional) suitable for all.

    Sunday morning at 9.30am: White Tara (uncommon version)

    White Soor Offering for the Deceased by request

    Check our new website for up and coming events

    Sun Mountain Zen Community

    Address: St Paul\'s Anglican Church Hall 554 Vulture Street East Brisbane Qld   Qld
    Tradition: Mahayana, Rinzai and Soto Zen,Sanbokyodan (school of Zen, Roselyn Stone Roshi.
    Phone: (07) 3298 5094
    Fax: 07) 3298 5883
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    Teacher: : Dr. Rev. Mervyn Lander and Dr. Rev Cecilie Lander  
    Main Contact: Arno Hess  
    Notes and Events:

    Notes and Events:

    Welcome to the Brisbane based Sun Mountain Zen Community. Sun Mountain Zen is an intentional community of Zen practitioners guided by Mervyn and Cecilie Lander. They are authorized teachers of the Sanbokyodan (school of Zen), Kamakura, Japan and are Dharma heirs of Roselyn Stone Roshi.

    Our practice combines elements of both Rinzai and Soto traditions of training.
    Zen practice is appropriate to all who seek the contemplative way, irrespective of whether they have a specific religious affiliation or none.

    No previous experience of Zen or meditation is required to participate in this Brisbane Zen community.

    We sit every Monday from 7PM to 8:30 PM. Individual Zen insturctions are provided.

    Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

    Address: 24 Hampstead Road   Highgate Hill, Brisbane Qld 4101
    Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa
    Affiliation: Heruka Centre, Melbourne SA, Khedrubje Centre, Central Coast, Maitreya Centre, Adeleide., Bodhisattva Centre, Canberra, NSW., Dharmapala Centre, Perth W.A., Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Melbou
    Phone: (07) 3217 2888
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    Teacher: Kelsang Tsalden  
    Spiritual Director: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
    Notes and Events:

    Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre is based in a large old Queenslander at Highgate Hill.  The Centre provides a facility where people can learn about meditation and the Buddhist way of life.  We offer a full programme of classes and events suitable for everyone.  

    Our drop in classes are held in the City, New Farm, Paddington, West end and Highgate Hill.  Please see for more details on these classes and all our centre events.  Everyone is welcome!

    Tibetan Buddhist Healing Practices

    Address: Atkinson House, 1st Floor, 145 Stanley Street   Townsville Qld 4810
    Tradition: Gelugpa
    Affiliation: Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices, Sydney
    Phone: 0423075575
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    Teacher: Gen-la Chris Yangchen  
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    Overcoming Problems – 2017 course enrolment now open

    Overcome Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Transform Adversity; relevant – practical – life changing

    Overcoming Problems was formally recognised in 2008 as a new form of Buddhism for Westerners to overcome problems.

    The course founder, Gen Chris Yangchen, is a Tibetan Buddhist nun and has been teaching for 26 years.

    These innovative classes:

    Have an openness that allows you to explore for yourself

    Take a holistic approach to overcoming stress & negative habits

    Include meditation and mindfulness

    are multidimensional and down to earth

    are remarkably insightful and resonate on a personal level

    improve relationships with others

    are user friendly for those who want to change

    demystify mind, western culture and conditioning

    are taught with humour, understanding and compassion

    Course starts Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 at 6:50pm (late enrolments close 20th September 2017)

    Level 1, 145 Stanley Street, Townsville City

    0423 075 575

    Patron:  H.H. Khalkha Rinpoche, Head of the Jonang Tradition & Buddhism in Mongolia

    Spiritual Director: His Eminence Khejok Rinpoche

    Tibetan Buddhist Society

    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
    Affiliation: TBS Melbourne
    Phone: 0409 793 314
    Teacher: Charles Topp  
    Spiritual Director: Geshe Thubten Loden  
    Notes and Events:

    The venue for teaching/meditation is the East Brisbane Community Centre, 538 Vulture St., East Brisbane. 

    Enter through the side entrance up the stairs to the right of the Centre. At that time there is parking in Vulture St or round the corner in Rosslyn.

    Toowoomba Buddhist Centre

    Address: 4-6 Cress Street, Toowoomba 4350, QLD 4350   Qld
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Affiliation: Triratna
    Phone: 07 4564 9636 or 07 4634 4303
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    Contact: Roger Bastick  
    Spiritual Director: Sangharakshita  
    Notes and Events:

    The basic aim of the Toowoomba Buddhist Centre (TBC) is to provide the opportunity for people in the Toowoomba region to explore the practices and tools available from the Buddha Dharma, for personal growth and coping with modern living.  People at the Centre try to put the ideals of the Dharma into practice in their daily lives.  The meditation techniques can be used by anyone regardless of their religion or background.  The TBC draws upon the core Buddhist teachings to meet the spiritual needs of today's men and women.

    Activities at the TBC include weekly Friend’s Nights and Women's Meditation sessions, study courses in Buddhism and meditation, residential and day retreats and a monthly newsletter.  To help meet the costs of the TBC, donations are encouraged when attending Friends Nights and other events.  The fees for Introducing Buddhism and Introduction to Buddhist Meditation courses and for retreats are varied from time to time with the cost of living.  For more information, see the Program and Events and Newsletter pages.

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