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Dorje Chang Institute

Address: 56 Powell Street   Avondale, Auckland Auckland 1026
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (09) 828 3333
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Main Contact: Spiritual Program Coordinator  
Teacher: Geshe Thubten Wangchen (Resident Tibetan Teacher)  
Spiritual Director: Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

We offer a variety of Meditation, Introductory and Intermediate Buddhist Classes taught by Geshe Thubten Wangchen as well as Buddhist pujas (prayer services) on select Weekday Evenings 7.30 - 9pm and Sundays 10am-12pm. For the current program schedule visit:

Dorje Ling Retreat Centre

Address: 1078 Lorinna Road, Lorinna 7306, Tasmania. PO Box 593, North Hobart 7002,   TAS
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelug (Tibetan)
Affiliation: Tashi Choling Dharma Foundation Inc.and Gaden for the west
Phone: 03 6363 5178
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Main Contact: Sue Willey (President)  Email  
Spiritual Director: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche  
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The Tashi Choling Dharma Foundation (TCDF) Inc is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated since 1994.  The organisation provides facilities and activities which benefit both the increasing numbers of people in the community who identify as Buddhist and those people, from all backgrounds and beliefs, who wish to have access to quality instruction in meditation and mindfulness to enhance health and well-being.


The aims of the organisation are (1) to provide teachers and formal courses of education in meditation and Buddhist philosophy conducive to the development of wisdom, compassion, inner peace, stability and good citizenship; (2) to foster open communication amongst spiritual traditions to promote religious and social harmony; and (3) to contribute to the welfare of the Australian community by undertaking and providing activities and amenities which facilitate the above.


The programs and activities of the TCDF are open to all, and regularly attract participants from across Tasmania, from other states of Australia and occasionally internationally.

The organisation undertakes a number of activities in support of its aims and objectives.  These include:

  • Ownership, management and operation of Dorje Ling meditation retreat and education centre in Lorinna on Lake Cethana in remote north-west Tasmania.  Dorje Ling is the second oldest Buddhist retreat Centre in Australia, hosting its first meditation retreat in 1977.  It is situated on 48 acres of native forest and parklands, and includes a hexagonal log meditation hall, a kitchen/dining room/dormitory, a fully renovated caretakers/managers house, a self-contained long-term retreat house/teachers residence and seven retreat huts.  A solar electric system serves the property, which also has ample space for camping.  The centre is used regularly for group meditation and yoga retreats, is used weekly by the local Lorinna community for activities focused on yoga and health, and is also used by many individuals seeking opportunity for quiet contemplation and rejuvenation.  The centre was built, purchased and is maintained by volunteer labour and contribution.
  • Provision of weekly classes in meditation and Buddhist philosophy, and access to a library, open to all, at Tashi Choling Buddhist Centre in central Hobart;
  • Organising and hosting visits by international teachers of Buddhist meditation to Tasmania, including facilitating programs of public talks, weekend workshops and more lengthy meditation retreats for the Tasmanian public;



    PO Box 593, North Hobart, TAS 7002.

    Contacts: Maria Grist – (03) 62 349404 or Kate MacNicol – 0432 630796

    Web site < > Email:

    Our regular meditation meetings are held at 7.30 – 9.00 pm every Tuesday above Gould’s Naturopathica.

    Floor 2, 71 Liverpool St, Hobart. All welcome. See Page 3 for further details.


Dro-phen Ling Buddhist & Cultural Centre

Address: 74 Gladstone Street, Briar Hill,  Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
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Main Contact: Chris on  (Phone: 0409 696 022)
Teacher: Ven. Kunchok Rinzing  
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Learn about Tibetan Buddhism in a friendly, relaxed environment taught by resident Tibetan Buddhist monk, Ven. Kunchok Rinzing.Prayers, meditation, chanting, sand mandalas and discussions on the Buddhist teachings are all part of our centre activities.

Dro-phen Ling Buddhist & Cultural Centre is located in Briar Hill, Melbourne, Victoria.

Drogmi Retreat Centre

Address: 1224B Comleroy Road  East Kurrajong NSW 2758
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya
Affiliation: Retreat centre of Sakya Tharpa Ling
Phone: (02) 4576 0083
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Spiritual Director: Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe  
Teacher: Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe  
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Sunday 9 am - Green Tara practice

One of the foundation practices in Tibetan Buddhism, Green Tara is mother of all the Buddhas, removes obstacles and speeds the success of all our wishes.

Sunday 10 am - Shamatha meditation

A blend of guided meditations and rhythmic chanting, this is a restorative and relaxing practice that increases ability to focus.

Visit for more information about practices, retreats and teachings.

Dzogchen Community in Melbourne

Address:   Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dzogchen
Affiliation: Dzogchen Community of Namgyalgar
Phone: 0448387710
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Spiritual Director: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu  
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Regular practice sessions including:

Video Webcast teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu held throughout the year.

Regular courses in Tibetan Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance and Buddhist philosophy and application.

please see under the Melbourne page for further details

or contact Sam on 0448387710 or at

E-Vam Buddhist Institute

Address: 673 Lygon Street  Carlton North Vic 3051
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 9387 0422
Fax: 9380 8296
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Main Contact: KEBI Office (Phone: 9387-0422)  
Spiritual Director: Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

"The Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute in Melbourne is indeed now one of the most progressive centers in Australia. Offering seminars on East-West psychology and wider social and ecological issues..... Despite its contemporary orientation, the Institute has not lost touch with its tradition." Excerpt from History of Buddhism in Australia, Paul Croucher, News South Wales University Press, 1989, p114.

E-Vam Institute is a dynamic and vibrant Buddhist centre that has been established in Melbourne for more than 20 years. We offer meditation instruction, courses, retreats and conferences on various aspects of the Buddhist tradition from the perspectives of the main denominations available in the world today. We invite you to participate in this rich program.

Flinders University Buddhist Chaplaincy

Address: Oasis Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Flinders University, Sturt Road   Bedford Park SA 5042
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Non-Sectarian
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Main Contact: Reverend George Gatenby  Email  (Phone: 0403 335 721)
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Notes and Events:

Meditation Tuesdays at 1.30 during term time (including mid-semester break)

You do not have to be an experienced to participate in meditation as instruction is available to new people.

Fo Guang Shan -South Island Christchurch

Address: 2 Harekeke Street, Riccarton   Christchurch Christchurch 8011
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism -EVERYONE WELCOME
Affiliation: Buddhas Light Association
Phone: +64 3 341 6276
Fax: +64 3 341 6294
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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.


Fo Guang Shan Temple

Address: 280, Guildford Road WA   Maylands, WA 6051
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese
Affiliation: International Buddhist Association of Western Australia (IBAWA)
Phone: (08) 9371-0048
Fax: (08) 9371-0047
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Main Contact: Rev. Chu, Natasha Tang  
Spiritual Director: Master Hsing Yun  
Teacher: Abbess Venerable Yi Lai  
Notes and Events:

Venue: 280, Guildford Road, Maylands, WA 6051       
   Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
   The centre runs several classes. Please call for specific times.

Fo Guang Yuan Buddhist Centre Box Hill

Address: 24A Rutland Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism pureland Chinese
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order
Phone: 03-98908188
Fax: 03 98905831
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun  
Teacher: Ven. Miao Yung  
Notes and Events:

Open to the Public Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm

The centre consists a Buddha Hall, Exhibition Room, Reading Room & Classroom for Buddhist, education, charity & caltural activities

Weekly Dharma function will be held on every Saturday morning from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Forest Way Zen

Address: P.O. Box 631 Cooroy, 4563 QLD   Doonan Sunshine Coast Qld
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha Zen
Affiliation: Sydney Zen Centre.
Phone: (07) 5471 1332 mobile 0407114761
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Teacher: Sensei Barry Farrin  
Main Contact: Barry Farrin  Email  (Phone: 0754711332)
Spiritual Director: Subhana Barzaghi  
Notes and Events:

 We are a very active group, with 5 regular sittings a week  we run a Sesshin (retreat ) 5 days at Christmas and a 3 Day Sesshin about July. We also run  some 1 day Zazenkai and about 3 or  4 Zen introductory days.

We sit at Doonan in the Noosa hinterland.

Four Winds Garden Retreat

Address: 1076 Bramston Beach Road   Bramston Beach, Cairns Qld 4871
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 61 0740674184
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Main Contact: Peter Cowham  Email  (Phone: 61 0740674184)
Secretary: Nancy Cowham  Email  (Phone: 610740674184)
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Four Winds is located 80 ks south of Cairns, North Queensland, on a 66 acre property, 26 acres of which is in World Heritage rainforest. The property is close to rainforest, waterfalls and pristine beaches. It is an idyllic place to develop a meditation centre.

Peter and Nancy Cowham are the Directors of Four Winds. Both have a long association with Buddhist meditation and practice. Nancy was one of the early lay residents at Wat Buddha Dhamma after it was founded in 1978.

Peter spent five pansahs as a bhikkhu in NE Thailand between 1977 and 1983. His uppacchaya was Venerable Luang Por Chah of Wat Pah Pong. Peter was privileged to have practiced under Luang Por for he last five years of his effective teaching life before diabetes debilitated the famous Ajahn. Peter learnt to speak and read Thai and Lao and compiled translations of Luang Por\\\\\\\'s talks during the time he spent with him. A recent pilgrimage to visit Ajahn Chah\\\\\\\'s memorial at Wat Bah Pong has inspired Peter and Nancy to reconnect with their heritage and make available a retreat facility for Buddhist meditation and practice in the forest tradition of Thailand and Lao.

The developing facility is available for meditation and other related courses by appointment. Camping facilities and a meditation hall will be available once completed. Organizations wishing to utilize the centre should contact Four Winds by email on Meditation sessions are held regularly. Please phone or email for a current schedule.

Anyone wishing to visit Four Winds must ring first and be willing to observe the Pancasila while on the property. Courses will be advertised on our website (when it is completed).

FPMT Australia Ltd

Address: PO BOX 514   Lidcombe NSW 1825
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelug
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: +61 2 4782 2095
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Main Contact: Helen Patrin  Email  (Phone: +61 2 4782 2095)
Spiritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

FPMT Australia Ltd is affiliated with the FPMT, an international Tibetan Buddhist organisation, which actively upholds the Buddhist principles taught by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The FPMT Australian national office supports all FPMT centres, projects, services and activities in Australia by organising bi-annual national meetings, coordinating Buddhist teaching tours and other national activities, as well as maintains harmonious communication between the centres and other parts of the organisation.

The FPMTA website contains the complete list of contact details of all the FPMT centres, study groups and projects in Australia, and news and information about Tibetan Buddhist retreats and Buddhist teaching tours in Australia.

Friends of the Dharma Meditation Centre

Address: Kings Court Unit 6, 203 Kings Road Pimlico 4812   Townsville Qld 4812
Tradition: Non-Sectarian,
Phone: 4725 0534
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Main Contact: Diane  (Phone: (07) 4725 0534)
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Sundays at 2pm.  Meditation and teachings

Thursdays 7pm.  Meditation

Throughout the year, we get teachers visiting, and we are working as a group on Discovering Buddhism.

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre (Gold Coast)

Address: 14 Twenty Fourth Ave  Palm Beach Qld 4221
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: KMCA - Melbourne, Dharmapala Centre - Perth, Mahasiddha Centre - Sydney, Losang Dragpa - Newcastle
Phone: (07) 5535 1140
Fax: (07) 5535 1140
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Teacher: Kelsang Tsalden  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
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Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre holds weekly drop-in meditation classes, day courses, study programs, retreats and special events.

Our drop in classes are held in Nerang, Palm Beach, Murwillumbah and Brisbane.  Please see for more details on these classes and all our centre events.  Everyone is welcome.

Geelong Zen Group

Address: 16 Freesia Court Whittington Vic 3219  Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha Western
Phone: 0352480990
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Main Contact: Dieter (Phone: 0352480990)  
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Notes and Events: Our small group meets Friday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and Wednesday mornings from 7:00am to 9:00am for sitting meditation, chanting and walking meditation. Through the Melbourne Zen Group we have the opportunity to participate in retreats (Sesshin) and weekend workshops where we meet the teachers Subhana Barzaghi Roshi and Susan Murphy Roshi.

Everyone interested in meditation is welcome. Please feel free to contact us for an introduction. 

Goldfields Meditation Centre

Address: P.O.Box. 372, Forrest Street,   Kalgoorlie WA 6433
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi, Ajahn Chah & Chinese Traditions
Phone: 61-0437952804
Fax: 61(08) 90212337
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Venerable: Ratna Jyoti  Email  (Phone: 91-9833796375)
Main Contact: Nicolas  Email  (Phone: 61-0467473618)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Pragya Jyoti  Email  (Phone: 61-0437952804)
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other email contact:

We conduct meditation classes and dhamma talks occaionally only when Bhante available.

Goolwa Dharma Group

Address: Neighbour Street, Goolwa Beach SA 5214  SA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (08) 85552588
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Main Contact: Anna Markey  
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The group meets every alternate Mondays from 10.00- 12.00am at a private home.The attenders are from a wide variety of traditions and experiences. Beginners are welcome.

The session starts with a 30 minute meditation followed by a sharing of the impact of the previous teachings on our daily life. We then listen to or read teachings together, somtimes from a book or text, followed by a discussion. The emphasis of the session is to use the dharma to enrich our daily life through practising integrity, meditation and wisdom as taught by the Buddha and his followers.

Location: 80 k south of Adelaide.

Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Address: 25 Sandhurst Town Road   Myers Flat Vic 3556
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: + 61 3 5446 7568
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Main Contact: Ian Green Director  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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Post: Po Box 869, Maiden Gully, Vic, 3551

 Jade Buddha Website:

Hayagriva Buddhist Centre

Address: 64 Banksia Terrace, Kensington, WA 6151   WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT and Wheel of Life - Hospice Service 858144
Phone: (08) 9367 4817
Fax: (08) 9367 4817
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Teacher: Ven. Thubten Dondrub  
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How to get to the centre

Wheel of Life - Hospice Service

Help for the Dying and Their Carers

Birth and death, sickness and health, are part of the reality of human existence. In particular, our attitude towards dying and death makes a great deal of difference to the way in which we experience them. Wheel of Life - Hospice Service offers training so that each of us can prepare for our own death.

Helping others wherever one can, according to their needs, is the true expression of compassion. Wheel of Life – Hospice Service aims to offer this gift of affection and love, companionship and emotional and spiritual support to those individuals and their families who are facing life-threatening illness, to the dying, to those who have died and to those who are left grieving.

The Coordinator of the Wheel of Life-Hospice Service is Venerable  Losang Chodron.

Wheel of Life is a community service of the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre.
64 Banksia Terrace, Kensington,  WA 6151.
Phone: (08) 9367 4817 

Hospice of Mother Tara Buddhist Meditation & Healing Centre

Address: Unit 3/2B Victoria Street, Bunbury WA 6230   WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (08) 9791 9798
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Main Contact: Director: Jim Aherne  
Contact: Jim Aherne  
Teacher: Thubten Dondrub  
Spiritual Director: Glenda Lee  
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Where we are located :

Venue: Unit 3 2B, Victoria Street, Bunbury, WA, 6230
   Daily     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
   Meditation: Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 10:00 am and 5.45 pm
   Teachings:  Mondays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Hyogo Zazenkai

Address: Hyogo Cultural Center, 25th Floor QV.1 Building, Cnr. St.Georges Terrace Perth   Perth (CBD) WA 6000
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen (Rinzai) western
Affiliation: Australia Kodo Association
Phone: 08 9331 5752
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Anyone is welcome to the Hyogo Zazenkai (Zen meditation group), casual attendance is OK, office or casual clothes are fine.

The Group meets every Wednesday for Zazen and Sarei Tea ceremony and light talk on practice.

There is no charge and booking or preparation are not nessesary. Many people just come from surrounding offices.

Sittings begin with Zen meditation and follow on with tea (Sarei) and also include instruction and light talks on practice.

Wednesdays 12.15pm till 12.50pm Hyogo Centre 25th floor Q.V1 building, 250 st Georges terrace Perth, CBD.

Infinite Wisdom International

Address: 79-81 Eley Road, Blackburn South Vic 3130  Vic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: (03) 9808 5584
Fax: 03) 9808 5584
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Main Contact: Amy Ng  
Teacher: Reverend Mother Mahaviro  
Notes and Events:

Notes and Events:

Regular program of Meditation and Dharma session:

• Sundays, Chanting, meditation and discussion, from 7pm;
• Tuesdays, Chanting, Dharma sessions, 8pm;
• Thursdays, Beginners class

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.

International Buddhist Meditation Temple of New Zealand

Address: 631 Huia Road, Parau, Titirangi, Auckland 1007 NZ   Auckland
Tradition: Mahayana, Korea Seon (Zen)
Phone: 09-817 3450
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Founder: Ven. Baba Moohar  
Teacher: Ven. Dong In  
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A Temple located in Parau, Auckland, New Zealand. Surrounded by beautiful native bush and set in the Waitakere Ranges.

The Temple focuses on the teachings of traditional Korean Seon Meditation.

Wednesdays at 7 pm meditation classes are held, all are welcome.

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