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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)  
Notes and Events:

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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Notes and Events:

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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Notes and Events:

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  
Notes and Events:

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. 


Pure Land Learning College Association,

Address: 57 West Street   Toowoomba, Qld 4350
Tradition: Mahayana, Pureland Chinese
Affiliation: Pureland College Association Inc.
Phone: 7-4637-8765
Fax: 7-4637-8764
E-mail: pllc2001@gmail.com
Website: http://www.amtb-aus.org/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Ching Kung  
Notes and Events:

Our goal is twofold:

to provide a good learning environment for students

who aspire to learn and practice Pure Land Buddhism and the teachings of the sages,

and to train and nurture successors to continue the propagation of Buddhism.

To accomplish this, the PLLCA first emphasizes the foundation studies of

Guidelines for Being a Good Person,

Accounts of Request and Response, Changing Destiny,

the Ten Virtuous Karmas Sutra, and Precepts for Novice Monks.

These texts are the foundation in the study of

morality, ethics, causality, wisdom, and science.

Building on this foundation, students will progress to advanced studies

in the five Pure Land sutras and one treatise.


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  
Notes and Events:

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, Thien Thai (Vietnamese)
Phone: (03) 9312 5729
E-mail: info@quangminh.org.au
Website: https://www.facebook.com/quangminhtemplemelbourne/
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Teacher: Ven. Thich Phuoc Thai  
Main Contact: Tony Le-Nguyen  Email  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Thich Phuoc Tan  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.


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/
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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.


Queensland Zen Centre (Dae Kwang Sa)

Address: 31 Lingle Street Robertson Qld 4109 Qld   Qld
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Korean
Affiliation: Independent
Phone: (07) 3219 4110
E-mail: qzcinfo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.queenslandzencentre.com
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Main Contact: Shim Kwang  
Teacher: Zen Master Sen Shin ,resident teacher.  
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Notes and Events:

Founded in 1989 by the late teacher Zen Master Seung Sahn, internationally renowned Grand Master of the Kwan Um School of Zen, the Queensland Zen Centre – Dae Kwang Sa or “Great Light Temple” is a residential training temple for students of Zen Buddhism. 

The temple offers a training program consisting of daily meditation practice, monthly retreats, and introductory courses for persons interested in discovering their life direction.  In awakening the Bodhisattva ideal, one’s essence is realized and spontaneously functions for the benefit of all beings.

The formal aspects of Zen training consist of sitting and bowing meditation, chanting of sutras, and kong-an practice, a process of direct inquiry into one’s true nature as it appears in each moment.  The temple’s resident teacher oversees all aspects of Zen training including giving Dharma talks and kong-an interviews.

The temple’s resident teacher is Zen Master Sen Shin.  An ordained nun since 1990, Zen Master Sen Shin received transmission in Zen Master Seung Sahn’s lineage from Zen Master Dae Gak in 2006.

Zen Master Sen Shin also oversees the teaching at the Queensland Zen Centre’s practice groups at Nundah (Nundah Zen Group) in Brisbane and at Runaway Bay (Gold Coast Zen Group) at the Gold Coast.


Red Hat Gompa Trust

Address: 110 McHales Road   Chorlton, Banks Penninsula RD3 Christchurch 7583
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma/ Rime
Affiliation: Siddharthas Intent - Dzongsar Kyenste Ripoche
Phone: 03 304 8730
E-mail: kim@tibetanbuddhism.co.nz
Website: http://www.tibetanbuddhism.co.nz
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Main Contact: Ron Books  Email  (Phone: 03 304 8730)
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Rime is the principals of a non sectarian approach to Tibetan Buddhism, the not for profit trust actively invites teachers and organises events at a minimal cost for the benefit of the community. See our website for upcoming events.

Raupo Bay Retreat is situated on a secluded bay with plenty of space in Banks Penninsula, it is available for any organisation to use for group retreats or come for a visit or stay for a solo retreat.

We meet twice a month on special practice days at the Nyingma Buddhist centre for Tsok (Tibetan) or Gana Chakra Puja (Sanskrit) - a Circle Gathering Feast offering. Dates are according to powerful astrological days - the 10th day of the waxing moon (Guru Rinpoche Day) and the 25th day of the waning moon (Dakini Day).

Tsok is primarily a practice of offering. It is a very rich practice with many layers of meaning, and it can be practised on various levels. Further it can be explained: “Ganapuja is a tantric ritual, made up of various phases, whose aim is the reconfirming of the “promise” or commitment (samaya) between the disciple and the master, and also between disciple and disciple. In addition to this, through consuming food and drink in the ganapuja, the practitioners develop their capacity to integrate contemplation with the sense-pleasures, as well as entering into the state beyond dualism, which is the inner meaning of the samaya” - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Dzogchen - The Self Perfected State, 1989.


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