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.
Upcoming Courses and Retreats
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.