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. There are five guided introductory drop-in meditation classes per week involving basic meditation instruction alongside classes for more experienced meditators. Public talks on Buddhism are offered by local and visiting speakers. The Centre also offers a program of day retreats and longer retreats providing an opportunity to deepen aspects of Buddhist practice.
Opening over Christmas and New Year
The Melbourne Buddhist Centre will be open for Christmas Day meditation class at 12.30pm to 1.15pm. We will then have a shared vegetarian/vegan lunch after the class. Bring some vegetarian/vegan food to share. We will close for New Years Eve and New Year Day, reopening on Thursday 3 January 2019.
Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita
It is with great sadness we must inform you of the death of Urgyen Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. He passed away on 30th October 2018 at approximately 10am GMT in Hereford Hospital, UK.
Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante Sangharakshita remembering with gratitutude all that he has given to so many of us. Bhante asked that the following mantras be chanted at the time of his death: Shakyamuni, Green Tara, Manjushri, Amitabha and Padmasambhava.
Upcoming Courses, Retreats and Events
The Centre caters for visits from school groups, as well as providing speakers for schools and colleges. There is a well-stocked bookshop at the Centre, a reference and lending library of Buddhist books and a DVD library of Buddhist films.The Triratna Buddhist Community is an organisation whose charter is to make available the teachings of the Buddha to people of all cultures and backgrounds. Our centre welcomes people of all races, nationalities and those from the lgbti community. We draw inspiration from all the great Buddhist schools to facilitate practice in a Western cultural context.