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Zen Open Circle

Address: 90 Church St, Camperdown 2050   Camperdown NSW 2050
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha and Pacific Zen Institute
Phone: 04111 16600
E-mail: emndee1@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.zenopencircle.org.au
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Teacher: Susan Murphy Roshi  


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
E-mail: inquiries@greatliberation.org
Website: http://www.greatliberation.org/
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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
E-mail: thanhnguyenau@yahoo.com.au
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Main Contact: English Language Secretary; Chris Dunk  Email  (Phone: (03) 9478 9769 )
Teacher:  
Spiritual Director: Abbess; Thanh Nguyen  
Notes and Events:

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.


Fo Guang Shan -South Island Christchurch

Address: 2 Harekeke St, Riccarton   Christchurch Christchurch 8011
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, Chinese Ch\\\\\'an (Zen) Buddhism -EVERYONE WELCOME
Affiliation: Buddha\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Light Association
Phone: +64 3 341 6276
Fax: +64 3 341 6294
Website: http://www.fgs.org.nz/south_en/main.aspx
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Main Contact: Rev. Hao, Person in Charge , Bus.: 341-6276 , Fax: 341-6294  
Notes and Events:

Meetings: Sundays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

All welcome.

CORNER OF Harekeke St AND RICCARTON ROAD


Mountains and Rivers Order Zen - Nelson

Address: P.O. Box 1086, Nelson NZ   Nelson Nelson
Tradition: Mahayana, ZEN, Mountains & Rivers Order
Affiliation: Soto/Rinzai Zen
Phone: (03) 548-4619
E-mail: nelson@zen.org.nz
Website: http://www.zen.org.nz
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Spiritual Director: Abbot Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei  
Notes and Events:

 Daily zazen 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Zazen and Beginning Instruction: Monday evenings, 7:30 - 8:30 pm followed by discussion. Sunday half-day sit on the last Sunday of every month (except December) 5:30 am - 12 pm.


Rigdrol Yeshe Buddhist Institute

Address: 39 Rodney Street New Brighton New Zealand   Christchurch Christchurch 8140
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Karma Kagyu
Phone: +64 3 323 6906 (Ani Sanjay)
E-mail: rigdrolyeshe@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rigdrolyeshe.org.nz/
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Teacher: Venerable Lama Assi  
Spiritual Director: His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje  
Notes and Events:

 Meditation practice venue

39 Rodney Street
New Brighton
Christchurch
(enter through the red gate)

Take bus number 5 from the city

Note: Formerly Known As.Karma Thigsum Choeling

 


Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: 40A Pennington Terrace, Friends Meeting House  SA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu/Nyingma, Shambhala Teachings
Phone: 08 8294 6434
E-mail: adelaide@shambhala.info
Website: http://adelaide.shambhala.info/
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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
Website: http://www.jokyo-an.info
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Spiritual Director: His Eminence Monshu Ohtani Koshin (Sokunyo Shonin)  
Teacher: Rev George Gatenby  
Notes and Events:

Postal contact: PO Box 170  Welland SA 5007
 
Monthly dharma talks; daily dawn chanting service.


Adelaide Zen Group

Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Diamond Sangha Western
E-mail: via website
Website: http://www.azg.org.au/
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
E-mail: amitabhafoundationau@gmail.com
Website: http://www.amitabhafoundation.org.au
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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
E-mail: enquiries@meditationcq.org
Website: http://www.meditationcq.org/
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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.


Armadale Meditation Group

Address: Community Health Centre, Armadale Health Campus Albany Highway Armadale WA   WA
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest Tradition
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of WA
Phone: (08) 9390 1188
E-mail: armadale@bswa.org
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Teacher: Ajahn Brahmavamso and senior monks from Bodhinyana monastery  
Main Contact: Mrs R Green  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

POSTAL ADDRESS: Community Health Centre,

Armadale Health Campus Albany 
Highway, Armadale, WA

Venue: Community Health Centre, Armadale Health Campus Albany 
Highway, Armadale, WA
  
Tuesdays Evenings: Guided Meditation and Dhamma talk 7:00 pm - 8.30 pm 

(except Christmas and New Year)


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
E-mail: ross.bennetts@une.edu.au
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Main Contact: Pedro Sousa  Email  (Phone: (Phone: 02 67713016) )
Notes and Events:

Schedule:
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)
E-mail: s.aryatara@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.goldcoastbuddhistcentre.com.au
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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                    
Chenrezig/Avalokitesvara          
Yamantaka
Green Tara                   
Heruka Vajrasattva       
Soor Practice                           
35 Buddhas
16 Arhat Puja               
Vajrapani                    
Dzambala                                
Prajnaparamitta Heart Sutra                   
Mahakala                     
Vajrayogini                               
Hevajra
Guru Puja                     
Manjushri                     
Chő                                         
White Umbrella (Ushnishavijaya)


Ashtree Sangha

Address:   Adelaide SA 5000
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana (Insight Meditation) Western
E-mail: ammarkey@yahoo.com.au
Website: http://www.dharma.org.au/
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Main Contact: Anna  (Phone: (08) 8555-2588)
Notes and Events:

http://www.dharma.org.au/ashtree.html  and http://www.insightmeditationaustralia.org 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
E-mail: sanghalodge@bigpond.com.au
Website: http://www.engagedbuddhists.org.au/
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Teacher: Ven. Tejadhammo  
Notes and Events:

Programme:

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
E-mail: auckland@zen.org.nz
Website: http://www.zen.org.nz
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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
E-mail: dhamma.auckland@gmail.com
Website: http://nzbuddhistcentre.org/about.shtml
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Teacher: Ven Amandoluwe Dhammaratana Thero  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Elle Chandawimala Thera, the Viharadhipathi of the Welikala Bodhirathanaramaya, Pokuniwita  
Notes and Events:

http://www.lakehouse.lk/mihintalava/gaya12.htm

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
E-mail: info@aucklandsphere.org
Website: http://www.aucklandsphere.org
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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
E-mail: contact@buddhistbliss.org.au
Website: http://www.buddhistbliss.org.au
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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...

Counselling

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
E-mail: noproblems@iprimus.com.au
Website: http://noproblems.com.au/
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Teacher: Ven. Chris Roberts (Ani La Yangchen)  
Spiritual Director: H.E. Khejok Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

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 www.noproblems.com.au.


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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Notes and Events:

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:   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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BBMC Coordinator: Kerrin Hosking  Email  (Phone: (03) 9589 1838)
Teacher: Therese Bottomley  
Spiritual Director: 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.


Bengal Buddhist Association Australia Inc.

Address: 7 Rabaul way   Matraville NSW 2036
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: ESTD: 2000, Reg. INC9895516
Phone: +61(02) 80608979 / +610422653715
E-mail: bengalbuddhistassociation@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/bengalbuddhistassociation
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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. 


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