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Nan Tien Institute and Temple

Address: 180 Berkeley Road   Berkeley NSW 2506
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese, Fo Guang Shan monastic order, all welcome !
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan
Phone: +61 2 42720618
Fax: +61 2 42717862
E-mail: info@nantien.edu.au
Website: http://www.nantien.edu.au
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Marketing Director: Siena Morrisey  Email  (Phone: 42720648)
Main Contact: Student Equiries  Email  (Phone: 42720600)
Teacher: Dr Tamara Ditrich  
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Nan Tien Institute (NTI), located on Australia’s picturesque South Coast of NSW, just south of Sydney, is the country’s first Institute of higher learning grounded in humanistic Buddhist wisdom and values.

This innovative learning environment has grown from a belief that education is an essential part of a life-long quest for knowledge, skills and wisdom. Our vision and mission is to provide a place for cultural exchange, and to broaden students’ knowledge and perspectives through subjects covering the arts, philosophy, humanities, business and science.

As part of a dynamic international learning community that spans Australia, the US and South East Asia, we offer innovative and distinctive subjects and courses designed to enrich and enhance lives. NTI offers an education with a strong foundation focused on multicultural and practical life applications.

NTI is the fourth in a series of tertiary education facilities established worldwide by Fo Guang Shan monastic orders Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Along with our sister universities University of the West in Los Angeles, California; Nan Hua University and Fo Guang University in Taiwan, NTI has the infrastructure to provide a strong support network for students (including future international exchange opportunities).

NTI aims to be recognised internationally for our outstanding location, unique teaching methodologies, world renowned lecturers and researchers, and high-achieving and enlightened students.

With a campus on-site at award-winning major tourist attraction Nan Tien Temple, and a future $40 million campus under construction, NTI has the facilities to support students in all academic endeavours.


Neldoreth Forest Community

Address: Horsecamp Road   Gin Gin Qld 4671
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Buddhist Societies of Vic and WA
Phone: (07) 4157 6146
E-mail: gmail dot com address is mikebqld
Website: http://noldorathforestcomm.weebly.com
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Main Contact: Mike  (Phone: 07 4157 6146)
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Purpose –  I am willing to share my 20 ha of forested land so that others may live and work in native forest and with Nature, guided by Buddhist philosophy.

Teachings  Available Here  – I am willing to teach some forest meditation to a willing student, based on my experience of daily meditation practice since 1982.

My Buddhist Background - I trained at the Buddhist Society of Vic in the 1980’s under Dhammika, attended a variety of Buddhist meditation retreats in the 80’s and 90’s, attended talks each week at the BSWA throughout 1995, 96 and 2002,  and I trained in the Buddhist monastery 99-01.  

My Approach to Buddhist Philosophy – is non clerical; I adapt Buddhist ideas out of their original religious setting and into a form that reflects my own experience of following the Path since 1982.  I am most influenced by the writings of Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain and Harvey Jackins.  I refer to Nyanatiloka’s works.

My 11,000 word treatise on http://noldorathforestcomm.weebly.com  defines my approach to Healing and Spiritual Practice.

Location - 25 km SW of Gin Gin, 4 hours drive North of Brisbane, in the foothills past the coastal plain.

Facilities - simple,  close to Nature  -  BYO camping gear and/or borrow mine

Transport - I can email you “Directions when Driving”,  or I can pick you up from the Greyhound  bus stop in Gin Gin

Cost – by donation and/or your labour contribution.

Meditation and inspirational readings - as needed by those present. 

Contact me  by email if you’d like to stay here, and detail your experience in Buddhism and/or meditation, and whether you’re fit for manual work (a man’s work!) or willing to pay for the Council rates ($40 pw) instead, and whether you’ll bring all your own camping gear.

More details on http://noldorathforestcomm.weebly.com


Nesar Choe Dzong

Address: 11 Nesus Place   Bonny Hills Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya
Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
Phone: (02) 6585 5588
E-mail: peter@directadvisers.com.au
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Main Contact: Peter Rodgers  Email  (Phone: 02 6582 5082)
Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
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We meet from 7.00 to 8.30 each week in Port Macquarie.  The evenings are a mixture of meditation, discussion, listening to or watching teachings from Lama Choedak Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche and HH Dalai Lama.  We also have a lending library of Buddhist books and tapes.


New Zealand Bodhi Study Group

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Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan tradition, Nyingmapa school
E-mail: gracemeideng@yahoo.co.nz
Website: http://www.buddhistweb.org/index.php/bodhi-institute/new-zealand-bodhi-study-group
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Main Contact: Grace Deng  Email  (Phone: 0064 21 2996209)
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The NZ Bodhi Study Group was founded in 2007. Most of the group members live in Auckland.

Of central importance in Buddhism study is to engage in systematic study to lead to correct conceptual development. The courses we take offer the basic, essential teachings; these include:

Prajna , Tibetan Pure Land Method, and Dzogchen

Master Khenpo SoDargye is the vice head of Seda Larong Wuming Buddhist Institute. Under his guidance, following the teaching system of Han monks, the NZ Bodhi Study Group involves free teaching and group study via the internet (language is Mandarin) . Specifically, you will receive systematic Exoteric and Tantric Buddhism teachings from Master Khenpo SoDargye, as well as tutorials from teaching monks. This involves either local group study or participation in on-line study group.

General Aims:

· Teaching and practice (equally important)

· Propagate Buddhism to benefit all the sentient beings

· Participate in charitable events and practice Buddhas spirit: compassion and altruism

Since the foundation of the study group, in addition the courses as above, we have taken part in the following: live broadcasting of the four grand Buddhism Gatherings of the Institute via internet: the Vajradhara Dharma gathering, the Dewachen Dharma Gathering, the Dharma event of the Kishitigarbha retreat, and the great Dharma event of Vajrasattva retreat.

Social and Charitable Events:

· Distributing Dharma books, DVDs, blessing goods from Master Khenpo SoDargye and other Masters of Seda Larong Wuming Buddhist Institute.

· Care for others: In modern society, due to high-pressure living, lack of balance between mind and body, a lot of diseases arise in human beings. In addition to traditional life care, we also advocate the healthy living style involving both the body and mind. If interested, we encourage people to study and practice Buddhism systematically using prostration and meditation – to help one realize the bad effects of negative thoughts and unhealthy lifestyle. The goal is to change ones attitude to their surroundings to achieve a happy, healthy life. In the meantime, we refrain from killing, set animals free, and occasionally hold free Chinese treatment and acupuncture for injury, and other activities for healthcare.

It is better to act than speak. We hope more people will join our group. Let us cooperate together to benefit all sentient beings, follow the path of Mahayana Bodhisattva. We also hope more people will open their heart through getting to know Buddhism, and you will consequently live a more peaceful, enjoyable life by reading your heart.


Newcastle Triratna Buddhist Group

Address: The Commons 150 Beaumont Street   Hamilton NSW 2303
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 0423579404
E-mail: deanwooding@gmail.com
Website: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/newcastle-new-south-wales?display=latest
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Spiritual Director: Dharmacari Arthacarya  Email  (Phone: 61423579404)
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Community group leading Buddhism and Meditation Courses in the Newcastle Area.


Nonsectarian Mindfulness Meditation

Address: 304 Church Street (Theosophical Hall)   Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 6463285953
E-mail: sudhana_2000@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.douglasosto.com
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Teacher: Doug Osto  
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Doug Osto is a lay Buddhist meditation teacher who has studied and practiced Buddhism for over twenty years. He has trained in all three vehicles (Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana) particularly in Vipassana, Zen, Pureland and Geluk techniques. Additonally, he holds higher degrees in Buddhist studies from Harvard, the University of Washington and the University of London. He teaches a mindfulness meditation practice primarily based on the vipassana technique taught by the late Sri Lankan lay meditation teacher Godwin Samararatne and the "just sitting" method of Japanese Zen master Dogen.

Tuesday meditation meetings are at the Theosophical Hall (304 Church Street) in Palmerston North  from 6pm-7pm.


Nyima Centre

Address: Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu/Nyingma
Affiliation: E-Vam Buddhist Institute, Melbourne
Phone: 0449 579 509
E-mail: nyimacentre@gmail.com
Website: http://www.evaminstitute.org
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Main Contact: Felicity Lodro co-ordinator  (Phone: 0449 579 509)
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Teachers

Ekai Korematsu Osho is Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community in Melbourne and the main Teacher of Jikishoan’s Zen Training and Integrated Buddhist Studies Program. . He is a transmitted teacher in the lineage of Soto Zen tradition receiving his transmission from Daigen Ikko Narasakiin 1986 in Japan. Osho has taught meditation in Japan, India and the USA for 30 years. Since 1997 he has been a faculty member of  Antioch University, USA, for Education Abroad Buddhist Studies Program,

Osho also gives regular Teachings at E-vam Institute in Melbourne.

Lama Pema Dorji Rinpocheis a Yogi of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism and was born into a renowned family of Tibetan Yogis. He was a student of some of the great masters including H.H Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Chagdud Rinpoche, and Trinley Norbu Rinpoche. He is considered a master of Lu Jong ( LuJong are the physical yogic practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition).  In 1993 Rinpoche began teaching in the West, first in USA, and many other countries after that.  This will be Rinpoche’s third visit to Australia. This is a rare and fortunate opportunity to receive teachings and Yoga instructions from such a world renowned master.

Traleg Khandro (Felicity Lodro) is Director of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s Centre’s in Sydney, and New York. She has been a student of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s for around 30 years and has done a number of long meditational retreats during that time. Khandro received her Yoga qualifications from the International Yoga Teachers Association  training in both Iyengar and Desikachar styles. Under Rinpoche’s guidance Khandro has also received training in LuJong (Tibetan physical training) and combining these practices with Hatha Yoga. She conducts LuJong classes in both Australia and America. Her LuJong classes provide a unique combination of Tibetan and Indian Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques. Khandro has a Degree in Psychology.

Neelam Gopalani brings her passion, positive energy and depth of experience to her teaching. She has studied Yoga in India, Thailand and Australia, and has taught people from all walks of life from children to business people. She also has a background in communications and facilitation in the corporate world. "I"m really excited and honoured to share these special practice with you. It is so different to other styles I have learnt over the years.” The 5 Element Form has been taught to Neelam by her main teacher who spent many years training in traditional practises of Yoga in India.


Odiyana Buddhist Centre

Address: 11 Henrietta Street, Hawthorn   Melbourne Vic 3122
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma, Dzogchen
Affiliation: Shechen Monastery, Nepal
Phone: (03) 9813 2431 or 0427 559 869
E-mail: info@odiyanacentre.org
Website: http://www.odiyanacentre.org
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Main Contact: Jane Davis  (Phone: 0427 559 869)
Teacher: Lama David Christensen  
Spiritual Director: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche  
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The Odiyana Centre was founded in 2001 by Lama David Christensen, (Lama Urgyen Yeshe Ozer) an Australian Lama of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. David teaches a wide range of Buddhist courses with an emphasis on Tibetan Healing, Tibetan Yoga and the wisdom of the Dzogchen Teachings.


Odiyana Retreat Centre, Longchen Osel Ling

Address: c/o Odiyana Buddhist Centre   Vic
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma-Dzogchen
Affiliation: Shechen Monastery, Nepal
Phone: (03) 9813 2431 or 0427 559 869
E-mail: info@odiyanacentre.org
Website: http://www.odiyanacentre.org
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Main Contact: Jane Davis  (Phone: 0427 559 869)
Spiritual Director: Lama David Christensen  
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The Odiyana Retreat Centre is located in Gippsland, Victoria. Set on 60 acres of spectacular hills surrounded by native bush and lush rainforest with panoramic views of the ocean, the centre provides a breathtaking and inspiring location for meditation and yoga.


Orana Buddhist Society: Promoting Buddhism & the Dharma in Central & Mid West NSW

Address: Macquarie Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830   NSW
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
E-mail: oranabuddhistsociety@gmail.com
Website: http://oranabuddhistsociety.webs.com
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Main Contact: Ben Zhao  
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We are dedicated to promoting and supporting local Buddhist events, increasing awareness of Buddhism and the Dharma throughout the Central West, Mid West and Far Western NSW

We promote any and all Buddhist events in the region that we become aware of, both on this site and through our regular email list updates.


Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne

Address: PO Box 136 Kangaroo Ground Vic 3097   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Affiliation: Ordinary Mind Zen
E-mail: t.fisher@latrobe.edu.au
Website: https://zenmelbourne.com/
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Main Contact: Tom Fisher  
Teacher: Geoff Dawson (Dharma Successor of Charlotte Joko Beck)  
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Meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at Kangaroo Ground, and on the second Sunday of each month at the Augustine Centre, Hawthorn.
Geoff Dawson visits to lead sesshin a number of times each year.

Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne group is planning two visits by Geoff
Dawson to Melbourne for the second half of 2009 - the first will be an introductory workshop on the 11th of July. There will also be a four day meditation intensive over the Cup long weekend from 31st October to the 3rd of November in Lower Plenty. Costs for both will be kept to a minimum.


Ordinary Mind Zen School

Address: Suite 4/188 Pacific Highway, North Sydney   North Sydney NSW 2060
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, western
Phone: (02) 9955 0110
E-mail: geoffreydawson@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.ordinarymindsydney.com.au
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The group is led by Geoff Dawson.

The Ordinary Mind Zen School is evolving a style of Zen that is adapted to Western temperaments and ways of life but maintains the rigour and discipline of its traditional roots.Located in Sydney the group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm at Suite 4/188 Pacific Highway, North Sydney 2060

(Look for the Alexander Technique Institute sign on the front of building then up the stairs)

Zazenkais are held most months from 9am - 1pm. Sesshins are conducted during the year as advertised please see the website for more details.


Original Nature Meditation Centre

Address:   Wellington Wellington
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Insight Meditation
E-mail: info@originalnature.co.nz
Website: http://www.originalnature.co.nz
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Teacher: Stephen Archer  
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Our vision is to promote the practice and realization of being fully awake to the truth of our experience.

We recognise that this radical awareness, while inherent and completely natural, demands a profound and disciplined inquiry to bring to fruition.

Sustaining this inquiry, encouraging suitable meditation practices and supporting the growth of a community of practitioners is the work of Original Nature.

Becoming fully present to our experience naturally evokes a response of reverence, compassion and joy. These qualities are the heart of our teaching and practice.

Original Nature Meditation Centre is founded on the ethical principles of the Buddha-dharma. Our work is dedicated to nurturing wisdom and peace in ourselves and others, and for the benefit of all beings.

We acknowledge with gratitude the lineage of our past and present teachers and we belong primarily to the Insight/Vipassana strand of the Buddhist tradition.


Origins Centre - Study and Retreat Centre

Address: 153-157 Jayes Road, Balingup PO Box 161, Balingup, 6253   WA 6253
Tradition: Theravada, Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu and Burmese Theravda teaching
Phone: (08) 9764 1109 (08) 9764 1275
E-mail: origins@iinet.net.au
Website: http://www.originscentre.org/contact.html
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Contact: Centre Manager  
Main Contact: Tobias Newman (centre manager)  
Spiritual Director: Karma Chime Shore  
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We are a respite/retreat/activity centre governed by Origins Centre in Western Australia, a charitable not-for-profit NGO founded in 1983.

Situated on 10 acres the Centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens, trees and native bush and is on the Bibbulmun Track and Balingup Brook.

We welcome all for respite, retreat and personal or group activity: yoga groups, health groups, meditation, carers/caring organisations, bush walkers, activists, environmental or school/youth groups, art groups and individuals - all have used Origins. There is a resident Manager and Caretaker.      

Tig-le House at 266 Oxford Street, Leederville in Perth, Western Australia, is a community based house offering a regular Wednesday program of art, gardening, meetings, body work, lunch and a 5.30pm mindfulness practice.

Tig-le opened in 2000 to support open exploration as well as Dharma Teachings in Perth. It has monthly gatherings and study groups with a guest teacher or facilitator.

For more information or to be put on our email list for upcoming events contact:

Anne Clark
Tig-le House,
266 Oxford Street
Leederville 6007
Western Australia

phone (08)94439639
aaclark@space.net.au


Parami Dhamma Centre

Address: 18 Hillwa St  Villawood NSW 2163
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese, all are welcome
Phone: 02-9726 4126
Website: http://parami.shutterfly.com/
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Used for  Lay meetings/ Dhamma talks by visiting Lay and Sangha teachers / special events.


Pathway Zen

Address:   Brisbane & Darwin
Tradition: Mahayana, Sanbo Zen
Phone: 0429 600 308
E-mail: Info@pathwayzen.org.au
Website: http://www.pathwayzen.org.au
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Teacher: Arno Hess  
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Pathway Zen offers a full program of Zen practice including weekly meditation groups in Brisbane and Darwin and regular day retreats and sesshins.

All welcome, please view our website for more details.


Perth Insight Meditation Group

Address: P.O.Box 1611, Fremantle. 6959. Venue: Beacon Yoga Centre, 151 South St, Beaconsfield 6162   WA
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana, Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw (Burmese)
Phone: 08.9335 3847
E-mail: bavali@iinet.net.au
Website: http://www.pimg.org/
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Main Contact: Anne Del Fante  Email  (Phone: 08 9758 8631 and 0417 996 787)
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About Us

"The Perth Insight Meditation Group is a group of Dhamma practitioners who invite meditation teachers from around the world to conduct retreats in Perth."

The Perth Insight Meditation Group is a not-for-profit organization with a small group of people who support meditation retreats in Perth. As the group has strengthened over a 13 year period, several retreats are organized annually, led by a range of visiting lay and ordained teachers.

PIMG invites both lay and ordained teachers from around the world to visit Perth to lead retreats. Ordained teachers include: Venerable Bhante Gunaratana, Venerable Sujiva, Sayadaw U Lakhana, Daw Ariya Nani, Sayalay Dipankara Lay teachers include: Patrick Kearney (NSW), Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters (USA), Guy Armstrong and Sally Clough (USA), Sky Dawson (Perth).

About Vipassana

Vipassana or Mindfulness practice is simple and direct. It is the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm, open and precise awareness. Learning to observe experience from a place of spacious stillness enables one to relate to life with a balance of wisdom and compassion. This experience fosters insight into the nature of who we are and increased peace in our daily lives

Venue:
Beacon Yoga Centre,
151 South Street,
Beaconsfield 6162


Phap Loa Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: 17 Athol Road, Noble Park, VIC 3174   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen (Thien), Vietnamese ,Truc Lam sect.
Phone: (03) 9574 6061
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Spiritual Head: Ven. Thich Thanh Tu  
Main Contact: Tony Foster  Email  (Phone: 03 9587 5703 Mobile: 0405000606)
Contact: Ven. Thich Thong Giac  
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Resident monks: Thich Kien Chan and Thich Thong Giac. Thich Thong Giac studied under Thich Thanh Tu, a renowned Vietnamese Zen master.

Available at the centre: Private consultation six days per week. A Dharma talk every Sunday afternoon. Books, audio and videotapes in Vietnamese and in some other languages, including English. Drop-in meditation available for everyone, capacity of up to sixty people. Retreats conducted at least twice per year depending on demand. Attendance is completely free including accommodation and food.

Time table:
Daily (Monday to Saturday)
5 am - 7am, morning meditation session;
7 am - 8am, breakfast;
8 am - 12 ndoon, house cleaning duties;
Private consultation available upon completion.
12 pm - 1pm, lunch;
1pm - 2 pdm, rest period;
2.30 pm - 4.30pm, afternoon meditation session;
Private consultation available upon completion.
5 pm - 6pm, walking meditation;
6 pm -7 pm, chanting;
7pm -7pm, light tea;
8 pm -9pm, evening meditation session;
9 pm - 10.30pm, personal studies;
11pm - bedtime.

Sunday timetable is the same except from 2 pm up to 6 pm
2 pm - 3.30 pm, meditation; 3.30 pm - 6 pm, Dharma Talk


Pho Quang Temple

Address: 19 Bradford Place WA   Marangaroo WA 6064
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land
Affiliation: Congregation of Vietnamese Buddhists in WA
Phone: 08 9343 3230
Fax: 08 9343 1446
E-mail: phoquangtu@yahoo.com.au
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Quang-Temple/309966489106765
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Teacher: Abbot: Ven. Thich Phuoc Nhon  
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Venue: 19 Bradford Place, Marangaroo, WA, 6064
  
Sundays Chanting  1:00pm to 4:00pm


Port Fairy Buddhist Community

Address: P.O. Box 61   Port Fairy Vic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Phone: +613 55682413 Mobile 0412 366 883
Fax: 613 55682013
E-mail: sangmati@bigpond.net.au
Website: http://www.portfairybuddhistcommunity.com/
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Main Contact: Sanghamati  Email  
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Weekly Meditation and Discussion Evenings

The Port Fairy Sangha meets each Tuesday evening for Meditation and discussion.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Sanghamati: 55682413 or 0412 366883


Potowa Buddhist Group

Address: 1 Shiralee Place   Wagga NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT and Vajrayana Institute, ( Sydney )
Phone: 04 3182 0663
E-mail: potowastudygroup@gmail.com
Website: http://potowabuddhistgroup.simplesite.com/430169879
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Main Contact: Coordinator Peir Woon  
Teacher: Ven. Chokyi ( advisor )  
Spiritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche  
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Phone: 04 3182 0663 (if you are calling from within Australia)

Phone: +61 431 820 663 (if you are calling from outside Australia)

Find us on:

Facebook: @potowawagga

Twitter: @potowabuddhist

Instagram: @potowabuddhist

Skype name : potowagroup

Our purpose

We are a non-profit Buddhist group based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. Guided by Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, we offer programs that promote study and development of the mind in accordance to the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. We are committed to provide the opportunity for people to fully realise their natural wisdom and compassion; achieve transformation of their minds and hearts in order to benefit all sentient beings. 


Pureland Learning Center of Victoria

Address: 551 Burwood Hwy   Knoxfield Vic 3180
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land Chinese
Affiliation: Pure Land Learning College of Toowoomba, Queensland
Phone: (+61-3) 9887 1557
Fax: (+61-3) 9803 7497
E-mail: purelandvic@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pureland-victoria.org
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Teacher: Venerable Master Wu Xing  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Master Chin Kung  
Contact: Ellen Cheng  
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The Pure Land Learning Center is a non-profit incorporated association and was granted Tax Exempt status by the ATO in 2001. The center devotes its full effort in introducing the concept of Buddhism as an education. It guides us to be filial, respectful to our teachers, cherish our traditional values, and promote multicultural understanding between different religious and ethnic groups as The Buddha explained "WE ARE ALL ONE ENTITY".

We conduct weekly meditation, Dharma lectures, and supply free Dharma materials. All services are free of charge and everyone is welcome to join us. We follow the instruction of the Buddha to deliver his teaching to anyone who has needs or is interested in Buddhism, without discrimination and conditions.  We hope everyone who practices according to the teachings will benefit spiritually and physically, and will prosper in whatever they are doing. Only then can there be harmony among people, and world peace.

Our center is affiliated with the Pure Land Learning College of Toowoomba, Queensland. We operate independently from the college in the financial and management aspects, however, we share the same mission and objectives and receive guidance from the same master, Venerable Chin Kung.


Quang Duc Buddhist Temple

Address: 85-105 Lynch Road, Fawkner Vic 3060   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, (Vietnamese)
Phone: (03) 9357 3544
Fax: 9357 3600
E-mail: quangduc@quangduc.com
Website: http://www.quangduc.com/
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Main Contact: Ven. Thich Nguyen Tang  
Teacher: Abbot: Ven. Thich Tam Phuong  
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Regular program:

• Monday and Saturday, 6 pm - 8 pm: Recitation of sutras and sitting meditation. This includes training in meditation, from beginners to advanced level.

• Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm: Many activities, including sitting meditation, sutra recitation, Vietnamese Buddhist youth activities, Vietnamese language course for children, Buddhist doctrines, teachings and discussion.


Quang Minh Temple

Address: 18 Burke Steet   Braybrook Vic 3019
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land (Vietnamese)
Phone: (03) 9312 5729
Fax: (03) 9312 5729
E-mail: info@quangminh.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/quangminhtemplemelbourne/
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Teacher: Ven. Thich Phuoc Thai  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Thich Phuoc Tan  Email  
Main Contact: Tony Le-Nguyen  Email  
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Quang Minh Temple is a centre for the Vietnamese Buddhist community in Victoria, as well as the office of the United Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Victoria. The Temple is situated about twelve kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD, overlooking the gentle Maribyrnong River.

Current Developments at Quang Minh Temple

In the next five years, Quang Minh Temple will emerge as one of the most significant Buddhist institutes in Australia, with plans for a new shrine, meditation huts and a Community Services Centre with additional training facilities. The fundamental aims of Buddhism are to encourage people to live in peace and harmony by providing essential cultural, social and educational services to the community at large.

Quang Minh Temple is currently engaged in a major project i.e. constructing a new Temple, Community Services Centre and Stupa on the site at 18 Burke Street Braybrook.

This new Temple will cost in the vicinity of $10 million dollars. Construction began in April 2006 and will be completed by December 2009.  The new structure will have three levels; one level will be completely dedicated as a ‘Community Services Centre’ with updated interview and training facilities incorporated in the internal layout of the building.

By providing dedicated areas/levels within the new Community Services Centre, we will be able to expand the delivery, range and quality of the services we provide, including increasing access to quality facilities to various agencies to provide additional outreach services on site.

The Buddhist community at Quang Minh Temple over the past 5 years has been delivering a number of community services from Braybrook in partnership with various agencies. These services include: Work for the Dole program; drug and alcohol counselling; health and education programs; and accredited training courses including aged care and youth services. The current buildings from which these services are delivered have become overcrowded, limiting the expansion and range of services provided.

As part of the new development, we at the Temple are keen to ensure that the services we offer reflect the needs of the community. It is our intention, in collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, to integrate programs in the community that reflect the most urgent, and in some cases, the long term needs of the community.


Queensland Buddhist Regional Groups

Address: 296 Hansens Road, Mackay, QLD 4740   Golden Beach Qld 4551
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non sectarian
Affiliation: Dzogchen commity
Phone: (07)4954 5188 Mobile: 0429 024 339 (Australia) +61 4 29 024 339 (Other countries)
E-mail: admin@qldbuddhist.asn.au
Website: http://qldbuddhist.asn.au/
Find on:
Main Contact: Coordinator Ven Tenzin Namdag  
Teacher: Ven, Lozang Jigme Thab ke  
Spiritual Director:  
Notes and Events:

Mackay is currently the main base of Queensland Regional Buddhist Groups.  In Mackay we offer teachings and meditation on Tuesday evening, and meditation on Thursday evening.  Other groups are at Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Cairns, Fernvale, Maleny, Noosa, Rockhampton, and Toowoomba.  For these locations, members come together for teachings when Venerable Namdag travels to them and most meet weekly or fortnightly to do readings and meditate when Venerable Namdag is not there.  Our aim is to provide Buddhism for all and everyone is welcome.

Everyone coming to Queensland Regional Buddhist Group locations is welcome to participate in the spiritual programs; which features courses, retreats, talks, guided meditations and discussions.  The sessions provide instruction on how to develop compassion toward all living beings and are based on the teachings of the historic Buddha as co-ordinated by Lama Tsong Kapa. We uphold the Mahayana strand of Buddhism and our aim is to preserve the teachings in an unmistaken way.


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