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Wat Siangthum Phrapotiyan Temple

Address: 123 Torrens Street Canley Heights 2166   Canley Heights NSW 2166
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 0410873723 0287985620 0449 665 329
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Our mission is to promote Dharma practices and meditation practices in line with Buddhism. To provide a place of worship and for meetings for those interested in Buddhism and Buddhist cultures. This would be a central location for community activity, as a place where people can meet & celebrate religious and community events.


Meditation Classes, Buddhist Dharma teaching,Traditional Religious ceremonies, and Prayers.

Wat Sudharam

Address: 49 Kirkstone Road   Point Cook Vic 3030
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 03-83 531 107.
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Wat Sudharam is a Buddhist Monastery for monks to practise meditation. Wat Sudharam is located in Point Cook which is in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Wat Sudharam welcomes lay people who are interested in Buddhism. The monastery provides a number of services including meditation classes.

Visitors who wish to visit from 1pm onwards should make an appointment. Any visit without an appointment may be unanswered. During meditation sessions, please do not disturb unless you have prior appointment.

Dana is vegetarian only.

In case of emergency, please call 03-83 531 107. If there is no answer, please leave a message including your name and phone number. Please do not ring between 9:00 am to 10:00 am and between 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (or during other meditation sessions) because meditation may be conducted at these times.

Please check the calendar for our monastery schedule. Due to lockdown, please left any offering outside the door, and then ring the door bell so a monk knows.

For current projects, please go to the projects page for more details.

Wat Thai Buddharam

Address: 1 Paradise Road, Forestdale, QLD 4118  Qld
Tradition: Theravada, Thai  
Affiliation: Melbourne Thai Buddhist Temple, Lao Buddhist Association of QLD, Khmer Buddhist Society of Qld
Phone: (07) 3806 8900
Fax: 07 3806 8906
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Teacher: Ajahn Chonlatish Chanhorm  
Main Contact: Secretary Ven. Chonlatish Chanhorm  Email  (Phone: 07) 3806 8900)
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Activities: Buddhist Services, Educational, Cultural, Meditation and Thai Language Classes

MAP to locate the Wat.

Wellington Buddhist Centre

Address: 6 Broomhedge Street   Mt Cook Wellington
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna Buddhist Community
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 022 302 3356
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 A contemporary approach to Buddhism

Drop In Nights - every Tuesday 7pm - 9.30pm.

Wellington Insight Meditation Community

Address: P.O. Box 6626   Wellington Wellington 6041
Tradition: Theravada, Insight Meditation
Phone: (04) 389 9465
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Main Contact: Mary Duignan  Email  (Phone: (04) 389 9465)
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Wellington Insight Meditation Community Te Puaki Marama is a group that offers an open space which emphasises individual inquiry and a big hearted attitude to both formal practice and our meetings as a group.


Whanganui Interbeing Sangha

Address:   Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Thich Nhat hanh
Phone: 06 347 7492
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Main Contact: Clare Fearnley  (Phone: 06 347 7492)
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This small Sangha meets weekly to practice mindfulness together.

Whyalla Buddhist Meditation Centre (Sakya Yigah Choe Ling )

Address: 78 Wileman Street Whyalla Playford PO Box 297 Whyalla   Whyalla SA 5600
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Sakya
Phone: (08) 86458482 0400 454 687
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Teacher: Abbott: HE Dungyud Tulku Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Bruce  (Phone: 0427 452 160)
Spiritual Director: Lama Kunga  
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Notes and Events:   Buddhist meditation and philosophy – meets Sundays at 10.00am for Vajrayna practices and Tuesdays at 7.30pm for Mindfulness Meditation


Won-Buddhism of Gosford Meditation Temple

Address: 20 Bundaleer Crescent   Bensville NSW 2251
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean , all welcome
Affiliation: Won-Buddhism
Phone: 02 4368 2393
Fax: 02 4368 2393
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Spiritual Director: Ven. In Myung  Email  (Phone: 02 4368 2393)
Teacher: Ven. In Myung  
Main Contact: Ven. Won Kyung  Email  (Phone: 02 4368 2393)
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This is Won-Buddhism Meditation Temple in Gosford. This temple from south Korea. We opened temple three years ago. We have Buddhist meditation class and Hatha Yoga class. The Meditation class have on the Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and the yoga class have on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Also we have scripture class, meditation and yoga on Sunday too.(10:00~12:00) In the afternoon we have Tradition Korean Drum Class(TKDC) in Gosford Public School at 1pm . Ven. In Myung has teaching in Gosford Public School for Buddhist scripture class. 

Yun Yang Temple

Address: 6-10 Reservoir Road, Narre Warren North Vic 3805   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Ch\'an, Chinese
Phone: 03 9796 8079
Fax: 03) 9796 9969
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Teacher: Abbot: Venerable Ru Sun  
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Notes and Events:

Regular Program:

* Every Sunday
9:00 to 10:30 am Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation
11:00 to 12:00 noon Offerring to Buddha

* Every month
First Saturday of the month - 1-day Meditation Retreat
Second Saturday of the month - 1-day Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation Retreat
Third Thursday to Saturday - 3-day Meditation Retreat
Fourth Thurday to Saturday - 3-day Amitabha Buddha Name Recitation Retreat

* Every Full moon and New Moon Day
9:30 to 10:30 amLotus Sutra (Full moon day) and Diamond Sutra (New Moon day) chanting
11:00 to 12:00 noon Offering to Buddha.

Zen Affiliate of Christchurch, Zenz Garden City

Address: The Opawa Zendo 4 Kennedy Place Hillsborough Christchurch   Hillsborough Christchurch 8022
Tradition: Mahayana, ZEN, Mountains & Rivers Order
Affiliation: Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism
Phone: (03) 981-9171
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Contact: Steve Ingram  Email  (Phone: (03) 981-9171)
Spiritual Director: Abbot Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei  
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Garden City Zenz is based at the Opawa Zendo, a purpose-built facility. There are three regular meditation (zazen) sessions each week.

Tuesday: 7.30-8.45pm (beginners start at 6.45pm and should phone in advance)
Friday: 6.00-7.10am
Sunday: 7.00-9.15pm

We also hold regular half-day and full-day sits (zazenkai), as well as monthly question-and-answer sessions with the Zen teachers and seniors of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO).

In January each year one of the MRO teachers leads a set of public talks, workshops and retreats held in the Christchurch area. A further week-long meditation intense (sesshin) led by an MRO senior monastic is offered in the Nelson region in July. Information on these events can be obtained by contacting any of the regional sitting groups

Zen Affiliate of Wellington (Zenz Wellington), MRO

Address: Kaizen Academy (Seido Karate Wellington) 223 Thorndon Quay (above Resene Paints)   Thorndon Wellington
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Soto and Rinzai, Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism.
Affiliation: Society of Mountains and Rivers, Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism
Phone: (04) 977 6460
E-mail: (see associated website)
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Sensei: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold  
Sensei: Konrad Ryushin Marchaj  
Main Contact: Rachel Stockwell  (Phone: (04) 977-6460)
Spiritual Director: John Daido Loori, Roshi  Email  
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We meet every Tuesday night at 8 pm for zazen.  Beginners are welcome - instruction given.  Please telephone for further information on the Tuesday evening schedule and other group activities.

Zen Group of Western Australia

Address: Box 442  Fremantle WA 6959
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha founded by Aitken Roshi
Phone: (08) 9430 9155 (08) 9430 9255
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Contact: Mary Heath  
Main Contact: Mary Heath - the contact person can change  
Spiritual Director: Ross Bolleter Roshi  
Teacher: Ian Sweetman  
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Sits every Thursday night 7-9pm in Fremantle. Regular sesshin and dharma talks.

Venue: St Pauls Church Hall, 162 Hampton Road, Beaconsfield, WA,
Meditation is held every Thursday night from 7.00pm to 9:00pm and also on every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month at 5.30 am.

Sesshin (formal Zen retreat) available to people who attend the weekly meditation

Zen Open Circle

Address: 90 Church Street (Buddhist Library)   Camperdown NSW 2050
Tradition: Mahayana, Diamond Sangha Zen Lineage, authorised by Robert Aitken Roshi
Affiliation: Diamond Sangha and Pacific Zen Institute
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Main Contact: Merran Dawson, Practice Leader  Email  
Spiritual Director: Susan Murphy Roshi  
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Beginning Zen Course - with Susan Murphy Roshin and Merran Dawson, Practice Leader, Zen Open Circle

For those who are just starting out in their practice, or who are just curious about Zen, a chance to find out about

* the history of Zen and its connections to China and Japan

* meditation, in easy steps

* background and explanations of chanting and sutras particular to Zen

*  information about koans and their role in Zen practice

* exploration of the working of the student-teacher relationship.

Session Dates 2015:

Sunday March 8     1:00 – 3:00pm 

Sunday March 29   9:00 – 11:00am 

Saturday April 18   1:00 – 3:00pm  

Saturday April 26   9:00 – 11:00am

With fortnightly optional support group continuing until the end of July, 2015.  As well, there will be the ongoing comradeship of being in a group who are all learning together and able to question and discuss.

 The two hour course sessions will run before regular Zen Open Circle fortnightly sitting, at the Buddhist Library 90 Church Street, Camperdown, and comprehensive course notes will be supplied.  Fees charged for the course will be used to provide a space for Zen practice, and the continuation of Susan Murphy’s otherwise unpaid work as a teacher of Zen.  



Note: A second Beginning Zen Course is planned for August- September, 2015.

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