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Chenrezig Institute

Address: 33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo, QLD 4554   Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (07) 5453 2108
Fax: (07) 5453 2188
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Main Contact: Director: Maureen Walshe  Email  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Contact: Manager-JJ Cantor  Email  
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Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat, and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia.

Established in 1974 Chenrezig Institute was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the Western World and remains one of the largest.

Today, the Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (nuns and monks), students, residents, volunteers, retreatants, and guests. 

Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in the formal garden, sip espresso in the café, have a vegetarian meal, drop in for a meditation class or teaching, or just sit and listen to life.

Full details of the current programme available on in the newsletter section.

Sangha Communities at Chenrezig Institute:

Chenrezig Nuns Community

Manager Ven Lozang Lhagsam
Losang Dragpa Monastery 

Ven Lozang Jhampa

Chogye Jamchen Buddhist Centre

Address:   Balwyn Vic 3103
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Phone: 03 9857 3612
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Teacher: H.E. Zimwock Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Secretary  Email  
Spiritual Director: His Eminence Zimwock Rinpoche  Email  
Notes and Events:

  • A friendly space to meet like-minded people, and companionship for your spiritual journey
  • Support for starting, maintaining and deepening your own meditation practice, based on Buddhist teachings from a traditional Tibetan Sakya lineage with an established historical record
  • Access to a resident teacher, with direct help, advice and support for personal spiritual dilemmas and challenges
  • Regular dharma teachings to provide a clear and practical path for further personal growth

We have regular meetings, teachings and meditation sessions. Come and visit us!

Christchurch Dhargyey Buddhist Centre

Address: 27 Averill Street Richmond   Christchurch 8013
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism, Gelugpa lineage
Affiliation: Dunedin Dhargyey Buddhist Centre
Phone: +64 03 385 9590
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Director: Peter Small  Email  (Phone: +64 03 477 8374)
Main Contact: Keran Tsering  Email  (Phone: 03 385 9590)
Teacher: Geshe Nyima Dorjee  
Spiritual Director: Lhagon Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

 Teachings held every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm

Teachings and meditation every Sunday at 3.00pm

All teachings are free, donations welcomed.

Clifton Hill Zendo

Address: 17 Clive Street, Alphington Vic 3078  Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Phone: (03) 9499 2671 or 0424 047 442
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Main Contact: Contact: Paul Boston (Phone: (03) 9499 2671)  
Notes and Events:

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.

Curtin Buddhist Association

Address: Curtin University of Technology -Bentley Campus   WA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Student society
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Main Contact: Kelsand Nampur  Email  
Notes and Events:

Curtin Buddhist Association holds weekly meditation sessions between
1-2pm on Wednesdays in building 109. To be included on the mailing list
please email

Da Xiang Guo Si Shaolin Ju Shi Lin

Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese, Chan ( Zen )
Affiliation: Immense Presence State Temple Kai Feng, China
Phone: 02-62811508
Spiritual Director: Master Shi Yuan Zhi (DC)  
Main Contact: Xing Li (Danny Cook) Chief Administrator)  Email  (Phone: 1300 138 820)
Teacher: Abbot, Ven.Shi Yuan Zhi  
Notes and Events:

The Australian Da Xiang Guo Si Shaolin Ju Shi Lin represents the Australian body of the Da Xiang Guo Si (Immense Presence State Temple) in Kai Feng, China, in conjunction with our Shaolin Temple ties. The Ju Shi Lin (Forest of Lay Scholars) is the main Australian contingent, consisting of Buddhist disciples, devotees and practitioners.

Our parent temple in China is Da Xiang Guo Si

Location:  Canberra ACT

DaiJus Zen Group

Address: 434 King STREET   Newtown NSW 2042
Tradition: Mahayana, Myoshinji
Affiliation: Rinzai Zen
Phone: 04321 90 771
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Notes and Events:

Classes start by teaching the physical and mental posture necessary for meditative awareness then develop into exploring ways to use this awareness in our day-to-day life.

The Rev. DaiJu has had over 8 years in Japanese Monasteries and over 12 years of experience teaching the young and old of all Faiths.

Regular Beginner and Experienced Groups are available at The Buddha Bar Healing Clinic in Newtown on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as Saturday mornings
Private classes for individuals or groups can be arranged by contacting DaiJu directly.

Dalai Lama in Australia Ltd

Address:   Paddington NSW 2021
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 02 9575 4888
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Teacher: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama  
Notes and Events:

Dalai Lama in Australia are the organisers of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama\\\'s visits to Australia.

 PO Box 125Paddington NSW 2021

Darwin Zen Group

Address: International Buddhist Centre, 37 Parkside Crescent, Leanyer  Darwin NT 0812
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Diamond Sangha
Affiliation: Sydney Zen Centre
Phone: 08 89853781
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Teacher: Dr Justine Mayer  
Main Contact: Dr Justine Mayer  Email  (Phone: 08 89853781)
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Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage

Address: 10 Ben Varden Ave.   Kholo Qld 4306
Tradition: Theravada, Associated with the tradition of Ajahn Chah
Phone: 07 3201 2041
Fax: 07 3201 2044
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Dhammasiha  (Phone: 07 3201 2041)
Notes and Events:

A forest monastery about 33km from downtown Brisbane, supported by the Brisbane Buddhist Vihara. All teachings are in English.

Location: outer Western suburbs of Brisbane

Program: Silent meditation only on 23 January 2011. See web site for details.

Saturdays -- 10:30am pindapata (almsround), 11:30am Q&A and Dhamma discussion,

Sundays -- 10:30am pindapata (almsround), 11:30am Q&A, Dhamma talk and discussion, 2:45pm chanting, guided meditation and sutta exploration

Mondays -- 10:30am pindapata (almsround), 11:30am Q&A and Dhamma discussion

(Monthly full day of practice) 8-Precept days -- 8:45am to 5pm (see website)

We also offer secluded accommodation for a limited number of guests on 8 precepts.  Experienced meditators can contact us by mail, fax or phone for details.

Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage

Address: 10 Ben Varden Ave Kholo   Brisbane QLD 4306
Tradition: Theravada, Ajahn Chah
Phone: 61 7 3201 2041
Fax: 61 7 3201 2044
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Spiritual Director: Bhante Dhammasiha  (Phone: 61 7 3201 2941)
Notes and Events:


SATURDAY: 10:30am Pindapata (Almsround)

                 11:45am Personal questions and Dhamma Discussion

SUNDAY:      10:00am Pindapata (Almsround)

                  11:45am Dhammatalk and discussion

                   02:45pm Chanting, guided meditation, Dhammatalk & discussion

MONDAY:      10:30am Pindapata (Almsround)

                   11:45am Personal questions and Dhamma Discussion

                   Everyone is welcome to join the programme on the above days.

                    For more information, please visit our website.

Dhammakaya Buddhist Temple of Melbourne

Address: 18 Centenary Drive  Mill Park Vic 3082
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Dhammakaya International Society of Australia Inc.
Phone: 03 94376255
Fax: 03 94376255
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Main Contact: PhraRonrawee Rawiphapo  Email  (Phone: 0430023595)
Notes and Events:

1st Sunday Function of every month

Start 10.00am - Morning Chanting/Meditation/5 precepts and Foods offering to mokns
11.30am - Lunch

13.30pm -Dhammakaya Meditation Time

led by Phrarajbhavanavisudh

(Venerable Dhammajayo Bhikkhu) The Abbot of Dhammakaya Temple, Thailand

15.00pm- The end of Function


Address:   Brisbane Qld 4051
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Non-aligned
Phone: 0422295738
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Bhante : Shravasti Dhammika  
Main Contact: Dr. Chris Kang  Email  
Teacher: Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering  
Acarya: Godwin Samararatne  
Notes and Events:

Dhammalaya advocates for a vision of Buddhism that is deeply contemplative, trans-sectarian and critically-engaged with our world, relevant to the needs of this time and place and beyond.  Drawing on authentic texts and practice traditions across Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana lineages, our Dhamma study and practice is embedded within an all-encompassing View that transcends boundaries.  This is actualised in a rigorous and comprehensive Path to the Fruition of awakening as taught by the Buddha.

Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre

Address: 18-20 Nanson Way,  Nollamara, Perth WA 6061
Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest Venerable Ajahn Chah lineage
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Phone: (08) 9345 1711
Fax: (08) 9344 4220
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Teachers: Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso and Ajahn Sister Vayama  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso  
Notes and Events:

Wednesdays: Meditation                                                           7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
                          Taped talk by a senior monk                           7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Monday and Thursday:           Open Day                                               10:00 am - 3:00 pm
   Saturdays (for more experienced meditators):
                         Talk on meditation by senior monk or nun     3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
                         Guided meditation                                                           3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
   Fridays:         Chanting                                                                           7:00 pm - 7:20 pm             Guided meditation                                                         7:30 pm- 8:00 pm
                           Talk on Buddhism by a senior monk or nun  8:00 pm- 9:00 pm
   2nd & 4th Sunday of each  month:
                          Buddhist Study Group                                      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
                          Children Dhamma classes                                               3:00pm

Dhammasara Nuns Monastery

Address: 203 Reen Road, Gidgegannup, WA   6083 WA
Tradition: Theravada, Forest Tradition, Thai
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of WA
Phone: 61 8 9574 6583
Fax: 61 8 6210 1131
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Teacher: Ajahn Sister Vayama  
Notes and Events:

Venue: 203 Reen Road, Gidgegannup, WA, 6083
   Daily                     10:30am to 12:30pm  Dhamma talk, blessing and food offering
                                                               from supporters
   Closed every Tues and from the 3rd Sunday of every month to the following Fri
   Occasional visitors should ring before visit to check latest times.

Gidgegannup is located in the eastern sector of the City of Swan and includes the hills area known as the Darling Scarp.  Gidgegannup is a mix of rural and rural residential.

A thirty minute drive north of east of Perth, along Toodyay Road.

Dharma Boat Sangha

Address: Peace Park   Oxford Falls NSW 2100
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen (Thich Nhat Hanh) Western
Phone: 0414 526 503
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Main Contact: Ann Munroe  Email  (Phone: 0414 526 503)
Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  

Dharma Drum Mountain Melbourne Chapter

Address: 1/38 McDowall Street   Mitcham Vic 3132
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese (Chan/Zen)
Affiliation: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Taiwan
Phone: 0422 102 053
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Main Contact: Secretary  Email  (Phone: 0422 102 053)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Master Sheng-Yen  
Notes and Events:

DDM Melbourne is situated in Mitcham, thirty minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD. People from all different religions and traditions are welcome to our centre to attend classes and workshops, listen to lectures, participate in retreats, to learn and practice Chan meditation.


Address: 147 Richmond Road QLD  Morningside Qld 4170
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana
Phone: (07) 3343 8243
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Contact: Victor von der Heyde  
Notes and Events:

Events are normally held at the Cloudroom, which is in the grounds of the Morningside Healing Sanctuary, 147 Richmond Road, Morningside on the corner of Bonar Street. The entrance is in Bonar Street.

DharmaCloud is a Brisbane-based group which runs introductory meditation courses, hosts occasional Sunday morning meditation sessions, organises in-service teacher training courses for established meditation teachers and offers occasional meditation retreats.

Dharmadatu Sangha Inc ( Mandurah Buddhist Centre )

Address: Mandurah Buddhist Centre Mezzanine Level “Serenity House” 9 Hopevale Place, Erskine 6210   Mandurah WA 6210
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0488 223 196
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Main Contact: Tiratnadana  Email  (Phone: 0897 392 256)
Teacher: Tiratnadana  
Spiritual Director: Tiratnadana  Email  (Phone: 0897 392 256)
Notes and Events:

Buddhism classes are held on Monday evenings at the centre between 7.30pm and 9pm. The classes are discussion based and attendees are provided with study material for further reflection at home.

Meditation classes are held on Wednesday evenings at the centre between 7.30pm and 9pm. There are two seperate classes held at the same time the first is for newcomers to meditation and the second is for regilar meditators.

Dharmapala Buddhist Centre

Address: 160 High Street Fremantle WA 6160   WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (08) 9430 7877
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Main Contact: Education Progrqamme Co-ordinator  Email  
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Nampur  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsay Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Regular Program:

We hold a variety of regular classes for all levels of interest:

• General Programme classes are open to everyone and presnet Buddha\\\'s teachings in practical ways that everyone can apply in their daily lives.  These classes are run throughou the Perth Metropolitan area and in Albany and consist of teachings and guided meditations.  In addition to weekly drop-in classes we also offer a range of short courses including Learn to Meditate courses and Introduction to Buddhism courses.  

• Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme  -

Foundation Programme is a systematic study programme. In these classes we study in depth the teachings of Buddha and learn how to apply them in our life. The Foundation Programme consists of two study classes each week. In each class there is prayers, meditation, teachings and discussion.

Teacher Training Programme is also a systematic study programme for those who wish to train as qualified teachers iwthin the Kadampa Tradition. It has an additional retreat component.   

• Home Study Programme - Because Western Australia is so vast we endeavor to provide home study options for those who are unable to access teachings due to either distance/remoteness or due to disability and illness. 

• The centre also provides a range of other activities including half day courses, day courses, weekend retreats, longer retreats, chanted prayers, Kids Club and more.  For details please visit our website.

Diamond Light Buddhist Study Group

Address: Glen Iris, Victoria   Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Gelugpa
Phone: 0425 869 223
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Teacher: Pippa Loveday  
Spiritual Director: Lama Ben Christian  
Notes and Events:

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 Buddhist Group Northern Beaches

Address: 63/48a Consul Road Brookvale   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Diamond Way
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Main Contact: Greg 0434 611 481  
Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Spiritual Director: Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje  
Notes and Events:


Please call Kahla if the gate is locked: Kahla 0414 875 900

Please note: Diamond Way Buddhism Northern Beaches has moved from Avalon to Brookvale. See the contact details below.

We meet every Monday night at 8pm for a half hour of meditation, followed by informal teachings or discussions.

Diamond Way Buddhism Group Cairns

Address: 12 Majestic Street   Kamerunga Qld QLD 4870
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Diamond way
Phone: 0415 422 321
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Main Contact: Marion Davis  (Phone: 07 4039 4550 0415 422 321)
Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Notes and Events:

Diamond Way Buddhism Group Cairns 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 directed by Lama Ole Nydahl. The centre is run and maintained through the idealism of friends who meditate together in Kamerunga.

We are a friendly and informal group and newcomers are always welcome at any of the regular meditations listed below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us on 0415 422 321 below or send an email or visit our webpage

Meditation : Every Wednesday at 7 pm and every Friday at 7 pm
                    @ address under detail

Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne

Address: 163 Victoria Avenue   Albert Park Vic 3206
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way Buddhism
Phone: +61 416 435 480
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Main Contact: Lyndon Cookson  Email  (Phone: 0416 435 480)
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje  
Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
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.

Diamond Way Buddhism NZ - Wellington Meditation Group

Address: Level 1 1 Marion St   Wellington Wellington
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
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Notes and Events:

We teach meditations we have received from the 16th Karmapa, the Black Hat Lama of Tibet and other lamas of our lineage. We provide basic explanations on every Monday 7:30pm and Wednesday 7:00pm, followed by guided meditation.

For those interested in broader overview, there is an extended introduction every first Monday of the month. Several times a year we are hosting traveling teachers.

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