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Lankarama Buddhist Temple

Address: 35 Oak Street, Schofield NSW, 2762   NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: Sri Lankan Buddhist Vihara Association
Phone: (02) 9627 2594
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Teacher: Venerable Meegahakumbure Dhammagavesi  
Main Contact: President, Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Association (SLBVA)  (Phone: (02) 9614 5772 0423 367 056)
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Lankarama Vihara is a traditional Theravada Buddhist Temple established in Sydney that promotes Dhamma, the teachings of Buddha in Australia. There are three residing Sri Lankan Buddhist monks regularly conducting Dhamma sermons in Sinhala and English and fulfilling religious requirements of the Buddhist community. It also provide the temporary accommodation to the visiting Banthes. It is situated in a tranquil and serene landscape in Schofields.

Liberation of Brother and Sister Animals

Address: PO box 307, cygnet, TAS, 7112   TAS 7000
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Patrons - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and HH 12th Gyalwang Drukpa
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His Holiness: 12th Gyalwang Drukpa  
Jetsunma: Tenzin Palmo  
Main Contact: Co-ordinator Trisha Roberts  
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We live in the Huon valley, a beautiful part of Tasmania. We are not a centre, just a couple of people trying to organise some Dharma teachings. :-) Though personally, we are Buddhist, the teachings will not be sectarian, since we believe many traditions have value. As a result, we hope to host teachers from Buddhist, Jain, and other traditions of mind-training and transformation.

We believe that public talks and in particular Dharma teachings should be free :-) so to the best of our ability we are determined to make these teachings freely available to the extent we can. To that end, we are funding public talks and teachings ourselves, though we are not wealthy. There will be opportunities for those who attend to express the value they find in these events by making gold coin donations. Donations should be made freely, so there is no “suggested donation”, no requirement for a donation. Unfortunately events incurs costs e.g hire halls etc.

Lifeflow Meditation Centre

Address: 8 / 259 Glen Osmond Rd Frewville SA 5063   SA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Phone: (08) 8379 9001
Fax: (08) 8379 9012
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Main Contact: Lisa Hancock or John Burston  Email  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Dr. Graham Williams  
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The Lifeflow Meditation Centre is a wholly Australian, non-profit, educational organisation. The meditation practices and techniques have been adapted from both the Burmese tradition, including the practices of Shamatha and Vipassana, and the Tibetan Karma Kargyu Buddhist tradition, including Mahamudra and Yoga-Tantra practices.The Centre has a team of six teachers, all of whom have had at least 10 years of meditation experience. The founder and director is Dr Graham Williams who originally trained in both the Burmese and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and was ordained by HH the 16th Karmapa in 1981. For over twenty five years Dr Williams and the teaching team have been translating the knowledge, skill and wisdom of the Buddhist meditation traditions to makes these accessible and relevant to our contemporary Australian lifestyles.Learn to meditate - Courses are run regularly in Norwood, Adelaide.  Each course runs for 7 weeks, and we teach simple and effective meditation techniques drawn from the Buddhist tradition.

Advanced meditation classes - We also teach through to an advanced level, covering the deepest aspects of Buddhist philosophy and psychology. 

Meditation retreats - Throughout the year we offer retreats at Tara Hills Retreat Centre, for beginners through to advanced practitioners.  All retreats are guided by qualified teachers, and allow participants to engage in advanced Insight and Yoga-Tantra practices. our website to find a full listing of courses, events and teachings available throughout the year.

Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Address: 36 Texas St Street, Mayfield NSW 2304   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Phone: +61 2 4023 0215
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Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Teacher: Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher  
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Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre was established in October 2009 and is now based in a small house in Mayfield, five minutes drive from Newcastle city centre. The purpose of the centre is to provide a facility where people can learn about meditation and the Buddhist way of life.

We hold weekly drop-in classes at Merewether, New Lambton, Mayfield, Erina, Tuggerah and Warners bay. In addition, we also provide a committed study program which is held at Losang Dragpa centre most Sundays. This program is specifically designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and practical application of Buddhas teachings in their daily lives.

Lotus Buds Sangha Association

Address: c/- Ms Khanh Le Van, 43 Osprey Drive Illawong NSW 2234   NSW
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Phone: (02) 9543 7823
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hahn  
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meditation classes

sydney inner west

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm
Buddhist Library, 90 Church Street, Camperdown
Contact John Barclay 9559 8805

western suburbs

Every Friday at 7:30pm
Canley Heights
Contact Be Nam Huynh 9711 7712 or Cam Tu Dang 0410 041 876
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Magnetic Buddha Dharma

Address: 36 Barbarra St 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.
  • TUE 7.30 calm abiding meditation
  • SUN 10-12 am chanting in Pali, meditation.
  • 2nd contact: Contact  (Ms Sharn Rocco)
    Ph: 4758 1190

    Mahamuni Buddhist Society of Cairns

    Address: No.1 Jadana Cl   Mooroobool 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. 

    Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Address: 693 - 695 South Dowling Street  Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa
    Affiliation: Dharmapala Centre, Perth W.A., Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Melbourne VIC , Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Gold Coast, QLD, Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Newcastle, NSW
    Phone: (02) 9699 9902
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    Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
    Teacher: Gen Kelsang Dao  
    Notes and Events:

    We offer a full program suitable for everyone – whatever their level of interest, from 
    those who seek simple relaxation through meditation to those who wish to find lasting
    inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path.

    Maitripa Contemplative Centre (Kagyu E-vam Meditation Retreat)

    Address: 528 Myers Creek Road. Healesville Vic 3777   Vic
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu,
    Phone: (03) 5962 6167
    Fax: 03) 5962 6167
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    Notes and Events:

    Notes and Events:

    or: book through Kagyu-Evam Buddhist Institute
    Tel: (03) 9387 0422, Fax: (03) 9380 8296

    This is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre (Closed June to August) set on 13 HA, 8km from Healesville and 1 hour from Melbourne. Single, double, family and dorm accomodation for 60 people. 5 meeting rooms, 2 large conference and meditation rooms

    Manjushri Buddhist Centre

    Address: 40 Wason Street, Milton 2538 NSW   NSW
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Sakya
    Phone: 02 4457 3111 Mobile: 0415 931 204 02 4454 5760
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    Main Contact: Jo:  (Phone: 0410 548 244 )
    Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
    Notes and Events:

    Regular Program:

    Weekly programme includes Tuesday evening Calm Abiding Meditation at 7pm to 8pm. Saturday morning, fortnightly, Vagrasattva Meditation at 9.30am to 10.30am

    Location map :

    South Coast NSW, North of Ulladulla.

    Marpa Buddhist Centre - Damchoe Dogo Ling

    Address: PO Box 335 15 Delore Crescent TUNCURRY NSW 2428   NSW
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya,Tsharpa Lineage, but open to all tratditions
    Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
    Phone: (02) 6555 7167 0409 9286 58
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    Main Contact: Peter Morgan  
    Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
    Notes and Events:

    Notes and Events:

    Co-ordinator Scott Probst is a practising psychologist.
    Regular Meditation/Dharma Meetings:

    Practice Sessions:
    First Saturdy of month:  Ngondro
    Second Sunday: White Tara  10.00am-12.00pm             
    Third Sunday: Chenrezig 10.00am-12.00pm 
    Third Saturday: Calm Abiding 10.00am-1.00pm

    These sessions are held at our gonpa in the home of Maureen Hayes at Rainbow Flat. An Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation course is held at least once a year.Marpa Buddhist Centre is  open to all Buddhist traditions We organize regular meditation and discussion evenings in the local area, and public events such as talks and weekend workshops or retreats.

    Massey University Buddhist Community

    Address: Massey University  Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui 4410
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Phone: 64 6 (0) 210 44 2922
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    Main Contact: Doug Osto  
    Notes and Events:

    The Massey University Buddhist Community meets every Wednesday at the International Student Centre, Palmerston North Campus, from 12pm-1pm, for a mindfulness meditation. For more details, contact Doug Osto (

    Melbourne Buddhist Centre, Brunswick

    Address: 23 David Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056   Brunswick Vic PO Box 157, Brunswic
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
    Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Order
    Phone: (03) 9380 4303
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    Notes and Events:

    The Melbourne Buddhist Centre is run by the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international network dedicated to practising and teaching Buddhist ethics, meditation and wisdom in the contemporary world. Regular meditation courses and Buddhism courses are held at the Centre as well as introductory drop-in meditation classes.

    Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes

    Address: 2 Minona Street   Hawthorn, Melbourne Vic 3122
    Tradition: Vajrayana
    Phone: 0419702455
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    Teacher: Venerable Toby Gillies  
    Notes and Events:

    Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes give access to the teachings of Venerable Toby Gillies, a Buddhist Monk ordained in the Tibetan tradition for some thirty years.

    Toby gives meditation classes in Melbourne with an introduction to Buddhism each Tuesday evening. All are welcome.

    He also gives more advanced Buddhist meditation sessions, retreat days and a regular schedule of seminars. 

    Venerable Toby has been teaching Dharma for nearly 40 years and frequently writes for the blog on his website

    Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre

    Address: 1/246 Grange Road   Carnegie Vic 3163
    Tradition: Vajrayana, His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet
    Phone: +61 3 9576 7792
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    Spiritual Director: Sandup Tsering  Email  (Phone: +61 3 95767792)
    Notes and Events:

    The Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in an accessible modern manner.

    Buddhism has useful viewpoints to offer on:

    • Developing greater wellbeing and inner peace
    • Coping with life’s difficulties and challenges
    • Managing negative emotions & cultivating positive emotions
    • Living a meaningful values based life
    • Compassion, altruism and secular ethics
    • Meditation and mindfulness practice
    • Understanding the nature of mind

    A weekly drop-in class suitable for anyone who is interested to learn more about Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism involves philosophy, reasoning and meditation practice as a pathway towards greater inner peace and spiritual development.

    Please refer to the website for the class timetable. Sunday night weekly classes run from 6.30pm-7.30pm. By donation.

    This class will include:

    • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
    • Some basic Buddhist meditation practice
    • Discussion on important key concepts
    • Questions, queries and doubts are encouraged in the sessions

    Melbourne Zen Hospice

    Address: PO Box 329, Albert Park, Melbourne, Vic.3206  Vic
    Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
    Affiliation: Japanese Zen
    Phone: (03)98855725
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    Main Contact: Seikan  (Phone: 0410827027)
    Notes and Events:

    The Melbourne Zen Hospice provides free home support and companionship to persons of any age who are approaching the end of their life and living at home, and to their carers and any family members living with them.

    Milarepa's Buddhist Centre

    Address:   Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
    Tradition: Vajrayana
    Phone: (+61) 427167432 / (+61) 414491899
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    Main Contact: Donna Mountstephen  Email  (Phone: 0427167432)
    Spiritual Director: Mila White Tiger  
    Teacher: Mila White Tiger  
    Notes and Events:

    Milarepa’s Buddhist Centre in Lightning Ridge, Australia of the Red Dragon Shaolin Kagyu Lineage. The founder and Vajra Master Mila White Tiger, teaches the Vajrayana Secret Mantra Meditations for the first time on the planet in easy English terminology, of Buddha Marpa and Milarepa’s practice path as well as Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.

    Mila White Tiger trained in perfect Guru Yoga under his Teacher, The Purple Dragon. The Purple Dragon is one of the finest Shaolin Masters of this century.

    Gen Lama, from The Gyuto Monks of Tibet, has recognised the resident teacher, Mila White Tiger, as a true incarnation of Milarepa, Laughing Vajra.

    Mila has been in retreat for 25 years perfecting the esoteric transmission he received through the blessings of the Divine Gurus. For the last year Mila has opened the doors of knowledge and is teaching the Buddhadharma publicly. 

    Milarepa’s Buddhist Centre will display Tantric Pantomime’s. It will be the First Australian Centre to provide first class tantric methods as a performance and educational activity. a health and education centre where people can come for treatment, education and techniques to a healthy state of body and mind.

    Mill Park Meditation Centre

    Address: 18 Centenary Drive   Mill Park 3082
    Tradition: Theravada, Dhammakaya temple, Thailand
    Affiliation: Dhammakaya Society of Victoria Inc.
    Phone: 03 9744 7768
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    Teacher: Phra Ronrawee Rawiphapo  
    Main Contact: Lisa Ded  Email  (Phone: 0426164588)
    Notes and Events:

    Saturday Meditation Classes

    2pm to 3.15pm: An Introduction to Meditation course, instruction and guided meditation by a teaching monk, outline the techniques, benefits and difficulties of meditation practice. No previous experience is necessary and there is no charge or fee for the classes - You are advised to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

    Please contact Lisa for booking Mobile: 0426164588 or Email: and cc: to

    Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th

    Saturday 12th and 19th

    Saturday 9th, 16th and 23rd

    Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

    Saturday 11th, 18th and 25th

    Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

    Saturday 13th and 20th

    Saturday 17th and 24th

    For more information: Contact

    Mill Park Meditation Centre

    Tel. 03 9744 7768

    Email: October
    Saturday 8th, 15th and 29th

    Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th

    Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th

    Mindfull Path Sangha

    Address: Level 1, 486 Salisbury Hwy.   Parafield Gardens SA 5107
    Tradition: Mahayana, Thich Nhat Hanh
    Affiliation: Order of Interbeing
    Phone: 61 427699913
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    Main Contact: Wesley  Email  (Phone: 04276 999 13)
    Notes and Events:

    We are a small group of friendly people, practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây) and other Teachers.

    We gather every week for practicing mindfulness together, and to support one another in mindful living.

    We practice mindful sitting & walking meditation, sharing tea .Buddhist teaching videos, singing or sharing thoughts and stories from our lives with one another. 

    Mindfulness Meditation Hub

    Address: 1/154 Hampden Road   Nedlands WA 6009
    Tradition: Non-Sectarian
    Phone: (08) 9467-7331
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    Main Contact: Nick  Email  (Phone: (08) 9467-7331)
    Notes and Events:

    Mindfulness Meditation Hub is a centre to learn, practice and share our Mindfulness Meditation practices together.

    All class and course information can be found on our Mindfulness Meditation Perth website. 

    We offer :

    •  4 Week Learn course - teaching the Breath, Metta, Walking & Noting techniques.
    •  1hr Guided meditation classes guiding you through the Breath, Metta, Walking & Noting techniques.
    •  Regular weekly Practice sessions where you can practice your mindfulness meditation in a group with others.
    •  Weekly Sharing sessions to discuss and share your mindfulness practice with others.

    There are 20 meditation sessions per week.  Please check our website for the schedule.

    In our teaching and practice we are following The Eightfold Path to help us realise the Four Noble Truths.

    Pay What Your Heart Feels

    All sessions operate on a Pay What Your Heart Feels Basis.

    Allowing all individuals the opportunity to use all provided services for what they feel like contributing, or can financially afford.

    At each session when you contribute what your heart feels you create an opportunity that allows us to continue to support others through offering our mindfulness meditation sessions.

    All financial contributions are used to cover the costs of rent, compulsory rental insurance, electricity, website and other miscellaneous expenses.

    Additional funds exceeding our expenses are used to help spread the mindfulness meditation message to others - there is no personal profiting or financial gain from any transactions!

    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.

    Mountains and Rivers Order Sitting Group

    Address:   Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
    Tradition: Mahayana, Mountains and Rivers Order founded by John Daido Loori
    Affiliation: Zen in the tradition of John Daido Loori
    Phone: (06) 356 8811
    E-mail: Peter.Jolly@vets
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    Dr: Peter Jolly, MRO  Email  (Phone: (06) 356 8811 )
    Spiritual Director: Jeffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei  Email  (Phone: +001 845-688-2228)
    Notes and Events:

    The Zen Institute of New Zealand (ZENZ) is a national, non-residential Zen Buddhist training organization of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) that provides training and guidance to those interested in practicing Zen Buddhism. Members meet regularly for zazen, intensive retreats (sesshin), and other activities throughout the country. Sitting groups are located in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, and Manawatu.

    The MRO was founder by one of the most influential American Zen Masters, John Daido Loori (1931-2009), and is an organization of associated temples, practice centers and sitting groups in the United States and abroad. The MRO was founded by Daido Roshi in 1980, and is inspired by the teachings of Zen Master Dogen as presented in his "Mountains and Rivers Sutra."

    For more information, see

    For information about local groups in New Zealand and the group in Palmerston North, Manawatu, see

    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
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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.

    Mountains and Rivers Zen Group

    Address: 2nd Floor, 71 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS 7000   TAS
    Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Eclectic mix of Zen traditions, Western
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    Contact: Ross Coward (03) 6224 9806  Email  
    Notes and Events:


    Place: above Gould’s Naturopathica Floor 2, 71 Liverpool St, Hobart.

    Lunchtime Meditation in the City

    Mondays and Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.00pm

    low key “just sitting” meditation.

    Jill, Ron and Andreas try to ensure that someone is always there. Zen in Hobart

    Very occasionally it doesn’t happen because no one with a key can make it

    a good opportunity to practice equanimity if you’re waiting and nothing happens ;-)

    Sundays 10.00am - 12.00 noon, twice monthly

    formal practice on the second and last Sunday every month.

    includes, bowing, chanting of Zen verses, sitting and walking meditation.

    Thursday 5.00 - 7.00pm not as formal as the Sunday sits.

    bowing, minimal chanting, sitting and walking meditation.

    a period for sharing of experiences or a reading related to practice

    (inspirational piece of prose or poem).


    Ross Coward 6224 9806, email

    Ron Moss 6239 6610 (ah), email


    Address: 21-23 Ruthven Way Ringwood East, VIC 3135   Vic
    Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
    Phone: 0449996492
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    Main Contact: Secretary  Email  
    Teacher: H.E. Zimwock Rinpoche  
    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!

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