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Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust

Address: 23 Sturdee Road Manurewa Auckland NZ   Auckland
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: official branch of Palpung Sherab Ling Monastery of Tai Situ Rinpoche
Phone: Ph/Fax: +64 9 268 0786
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Contact: Sonam Rinchen  Email  (Phone: 09 268 0786)
Teachers: Ven. Lama Karma Shedrup and Lama Sotten  
Spiritual Director: His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche  
Teacher: Ven. Choje Lama Shedrup  

An Lac Hanh Temple

Address: 80 Cyprus Street   Lalor Vic 3075
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen /Pureland
Phone: (03) 9402 6274
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Main Contact: English Language Secretary; Chris Dunk  Email  (Phone: (03) 9478 9769 )
Spiritual Director: Abbess; Thanh Nguyen  
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An Lac Hahn Temple  serves primarily serves the Vietnamese community but  all are welcome to visit and participate in its practices of the Pureland Mahayana Vietnamese Buddhist tradition. The temple has a meditation/chanting teaching program, and provides a week-end  childrens group that  focusing on Buddhist moral teachings,  maintaining Vietnamese language and traditions and  family values for a more harmonious life experience.

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.

Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: 40A Pennington Terrace, Friends Meeting House  SA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu/Nyingma, Shambhala Teachings
Phone: 08 8294 6434
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Teacher: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chodron  
Main Contact: Loretta Geuenich  Email  (Phone: (Phone: (08) 8294 6234))
Spiritual Director: Chogyam Trungpa  
Notes and Events:

Weekly Open House including sitting and walking meditation. Monday evenings at the Friends Meeting House in North Adelaide. Please call Loretta for further details or information.

Visiting teachers and Shambhala Training Levels

Adelaide Shin Buddhist Dojo

Address:   Welland SA 5007
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land
Affiliation: Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha (Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia)
Phone: 0403 335 721
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Spiritual Director: His Eminence Monshu Ohtani Koshin (Sokunyo Shonin)  
Teacher: Rev George Gatenby  
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Postal contact: PO Box 170  Welland SA 5007
Monthly dharma talks; daily dawn chanting service.

Adelaide Zen Group

Address:   SA
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Diamond Sangha Western
E-mail: via website
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Teacher: Bob Joyner, Roshi  
Notes and Events:

The Adelaide Zen Group meets Zazen meetings every Sunday at 172 Hutt Street, Adelaide, (The Hatha Yoga Centre). Apart from zazen(seated meditation), the meetings can also include an encouragement talk or dokusan (one-to-one meeting) by our teacher, Bob Joyner, Roshi.

The Adelaide Zen Group is formally affiliated with the Diamond Sangha in Hawaii and follows the form of practice originating there.

Amitabha Foundation Australia

Address: 79 Edgeworth David Ave (the former Uniting Church at the cornerof Edgeworth David Ave and Palmerston Rd   Waitara NSW 2077
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drikung Kagyu
Affiliation: Amitabha Foundation (International)
Phone: 02 8250 5213
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Main Contact: Jane Crancher  Email  (Phone: 02 8250 5213)
Spiritual Director: H.E. Ayang Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Regular teaching visits by His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche, Driking Kagyu Phowa master.

Besides Phowa, Rinpoche also teaches Amitabha Buddha, Vajrasattva, Wrathful Guru Rinpoche, Achi Chokyi Drolma and other traditional Tibetan Buddhist practices. He also bestows the pointing out instructions on qualified students.

Regular weekly year-round meditation sessions and courses in Buddhism - all welcome.

Courses and teachings in English. 

All activities free or by donation.

Ananda Buddhist Centre

Address: Cnr Hinchliff & Munro Sts North Rockhampton   Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Sakya and other Buddhist Traditions
Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
Phone: 0429 940 472 0448005807
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Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
Main Contact: Dan Waterhouse  (Phone: 0409 631124)
Notes and Events:

The Ananda Buddhist Centre has secured a suitable, permanent location from where we can conduct our activities from. The new Dharma centre is situated upstairs from the MOUNT ARCHER  LION\'S CLUB HALL on the corner of Hinchliff and Munro Streets (Farm Street end of Alexandra Street), North Rockhampton.

From The beginning of September, 2011, all of our Sunday meditation sessions, 8 week CAM classes and non-residential retreats will be held here. The new centre will also house our library of books, CD’s, DVD’s and magazines.

Armidale Community Buddhist Centre

Address: 211 Beardy Street PO Box 25 Armidale NSW 2350 NSW   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, various Tibetan teachers of different traditions
Phone: 02 67713016 or 0478 008 840
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Main Contact: Pedro Sousa  Email  (Phone: (Phone: 02 67713016) )
Notes and Events:

Mondays 6-7pm - Beginners Meditation classes
Tuesdays 7-8.30pm Union of Sutra and Tantra Course
Wednesdays -Zen Meditation - 5.30 - 6.30pm and Intro to Buddhism - 7- 8pm

LOCATION: (white door near Mandarin Restaurant, upstairs).

Arya Tara Serling Gold Coast Buddhist Centre

Address:   Gold Coast Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Sakya
Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
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Teacher: Venerable Dolma-la  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Ani Dolma-la Patron: Lama Choedak Rinpoche  
Teachers: Venerable Dolma-la  
Notes and Events:

For details on teachings visit our website. Classes and meditations are constantly changing.

Practices offered:

(Many of these practices are for initiates only so please make enquires or bookings with the centre)
Medicine Buddha         
White Tara                    
Green Tara                   
Heruka Vajrasattva       
Soor Practice                           
35 Buddhas
16 Arhat Puja               
Prajnaparamitta Heart Sutra                   
Guru Puja                     
White Umbrella (Ushnishavijaya)

Ashtree Sangha

Address:   Adelaide SA 5000
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana (Insight Meditation) Western
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Main Contact: Anna  (Phone: (08) 8555-2588)
Notes and Events:  and for more info

Ashtree Sangha is an Insight Meditation Group based in central Adelaide. The group meets every 2nd Sunday of the month from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and is held at the Centre OM. 7 Compton St Adelaide. (Opposite the Central Market).

We meditate and discuss the meditation then follow up with the reading of a text and discussion.

Association of Engaged Buddhists

Address: Sangha Lodge" 20 Victoria Street Lewisham NSW 2049  NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Western
Phone: Ph/Fax: (02) 9590 3617
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Teacher: Ven. Tejadhammo  
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Monday evening at 7.30 pm Silent Sitting Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 7.30 pm Dhamma Talk and Meditation/Discussion/ Cup of Tea + a visiting teacher once per month.

1st Sunday of the Month Dana Day begins at 10.30 am with Chanting, Dhamma Talk and meditation then offering of food to Sangha and shared lunch together. Followed by an open committee meeting at 1 pm.

3rd Sunday of the month a One Day Retreat 9.30 am to 4pm (bring your own lunch)

Teaching programme varies throughout the year but usually in 6 week blocks on a Thursday evening at 7 pm (telephone first to be sure)

Every second month a long weekend retreat for those who are seriously ill (residential available)

Weekend Workshops throughout the year (Telephone to enquire)

From June 2005 Tuesday Mornings from 10 am to Noon - Meditation practice for those dealing with illness.

Auckland Affiliate, Zen Institute of New Zealand

Address: 20 Williamson Ave Ponsonby   Auckland Auckland
Tradition: Mahayana, ZEN, Mountains & Rivers Order
Phone: 021664948
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Sensei: Konrad Ryushin Marchaj  
Main Contact: Jim Jinmon Langabeer  (Phone: (09) 577 3352)
Spiritual Director: Abbot Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei  
Notes and Events:

Monday meditation nights, 7.00-9.00pm, Ponsonby.

Beginner instruction in meditation is offered.

The group also holds regular Sunday morning meditation sessions and weekend retreats.

For inquiries about sitting with the group, phone: Cameron  021 664948

Auckland Centre for Buddhist Learning

Address: 64 Banks Road, Mt. Wellington   Auckland Auckland
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Phone: 0064 9 579 1574
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Teacher: Ven Amandoluwe Dhammaratana Thero  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Elle Chandawimala Thera, the Viharadhipathi of the Welikala Bodhirathanaramaya, Pokuniwita  
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more info link

The Auckland Centre for Buddhist Learning (ACBL) provides facilities for learning, practising, studying and researching Theravada Buddhism in New Zealand and abroad.

The objectives of the ACBL are:

  • Provide opportunities and a conducive environment for the practice of Lord Buddha’s teachings of Moral Conduct (Sila), Mental Discipline (Samadhi) and Wisdom (Panna);
  • Provide facilities for the study, research and learning of Lord Buddha’s teachings – the Dhamma through a Centre for Buddhist Learning equipped with appropriate teaching methods;
  • Provide and manage places of Buddhist worship to pay homage to Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha – the Buddhist priesthood;
  • Promote and facilitate propagation of Buddhist practices of higher moral conduct through observance of “Seela”, Dhamma discourses, discussions and seminars.
  • Promote and facilitate the development of mental discipline and concentration through Buddhist Meditation
  • Publish books, magazines and other writings and disseminate information about Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist teachings and the Buddhist way of life.
  • Provide guidance and counselling services based on Buddhist principles relating to individual and community welfare to improve quality of life, especially in times of difficulties, grief and crisis.
  • Provide assistance by engaging in charitable activities in response to human disasters and community needs.

Auckland Sphere Group

Address: Tirotai Crescent   Westmere Auckland 1022
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, The Queenstown Dharma House,
Phone: +64 21 548 781
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Lama: Tarchin Hearn  Email  
Lama: Mark Webber  Email  
Main Contact: Mira Riddiford  Email  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

The Auckland Sphere Group was established in the 1980 to organise retreats and classes in Auckland for teachings by the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, and Teachers who teach within the tradition of Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche. 

Come and learn meditation practices from these highly skilled Teachers who are dedicated to awakening Wisdom, Compassion and Non-Clinging Awareness. 

We have Metta Meditation sits every Wednesday night, at 7.30pm.

Australia Buddhist Bliss Culture Mission

Address: 21 Woodthorpe Drive, Willetton WA 6155  WA
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese
Affiliation: Buddhahood Sect World Jen Chen Buddhism
Phone: (08) 9354 1245
Fax: 08) 9354 4475
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Main Contact: Ven. Jue Ru Shih  
Teacher: Venerable Jue Ru Shih  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Shen Kai  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

Opening hours for consultation: Tuesdays - Sundays 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 2.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Meditation & Buddhism classes (Tuesdays & Fridays 7.30pm, in English)

Dharma talks, meditation & chanted prayers (Sundays 9.30am, in Chinese)

Buddhist ceremonial events: Lamp-lighting Blessing Ceremony, Bathing the Buddha Celebration, Guan-Yin Bodhisattva Blessing Ceremony, Ullambana Dharma Practice, etc...


Meditation retreats

Young Buddhist Class (teenagers & children)

Vegetarian cooking classes

Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices

Address: Level 4, 12 Thomas Street   Chatswood NSW 2067
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 02 8011 3956
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Teacher: Ven. Chris Roberts (Ani La Yangchen)  
Spiritual Director: H.E. Khejok Rinpoche  
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Course on Overcoming Problems Through Tibetan Buddhism and meditation with Ani-la Chris Roberts. 

Overcome stress, anxiety, anger, jealousy. This unique course is designed for those who want to change within themselves, and is accessible and user-friendly. It is recognised, practical and western. Ani-la Chris does not just tell you to change, she shows you how. 

The course runs each Sunday at 4pm starting 28 October 2012.

For course closing date & more information please visit our website

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
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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
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Teacher: Abbot: Ven. Thich Vien Tinh  
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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:   Beaumaris Vic 3193
Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: 03) 9589 1838
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Teacher: Therese Bottomley  
Spiritual Director: Therese Bottomley  
BBMC Coordinator: Kerrin Hosking  Email  (Phone: (03) 9589 1838)
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.

Bengal Buddhist Association Australia Inc.

Address: 7 Rabaul way   Matraville NSW 2036
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: ESTD: 2000, Reg. INC9895516
Phone: +61(02) 80608979 / +610422653715
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President :: Mr. Nitish Barua  Email  (Phone: +610422653715)
General Secretary :: Mr. S. Bodhimitra  Email  (Phone: +61415503341)
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
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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”.

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
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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
Teacher: Ama Samy  
Notes and Events:

Please emai: beforehand.

The web site for Bodhi Zendo in India can be found at:

Bodhicitta Chan International Association

Address: 223 Dennis Road   Springwood Qld 4127
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhism
Phone: 0738085661
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Teacher: Hui-Chyuan  
Spiritual Director: Hui-Chyuan  Email  (Phone: 07-38085661)
Notes and Events:

Free Class in English: Every Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Including: Buddhism teachings, meditation and Tai Chi.

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
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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.

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