Buddhism

The basic message of Buddhism is simple:

  • we can’t depend on anything to be permanent
  • our actions have consequences
  • we can change for the better
  • Buddhism speaks to all kinds of people regardless of their gender, gender identity,  race,  sexuality or nationality.

We present a range of courses, classes, seminars and retreats for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, offering the opportunity to expand your understanding of Buddhism, its principles and practices.

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May 2020

Buddhism Course – The Wheel of Life

Wednesday May 27, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Explore the mysterious Buddhist teachings depicted in the Wheel of Life, an iconic symbolic representation of how habits form our lives and how we change for the better. These essential principles are vital in showing us a way to freedom from the things that hold us back and cause us to suffer. Join Dhiramani online for this 5 week course as she explains the meaning and the practical things we can do to bring these teachings into our lives. Suitable…

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Loneliness and Solitude: Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 28, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Loneliness may not seem such a catchy topic to talk about, yet most of us will have experienced it, especially in these times. How can solitude lead to happiness? Dhiramani will explore themes around loneliness from a Buddhist perspective and the importance of periods of solitude in our lives. To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Give Now button. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support.

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Young Melbourne Buddhists – Special Guest Saturdays

Saturday May 30, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Young Melbourne Buddhists Saturday gatherings are back with a difference, we will be online with Zoom. For a limited time only, join this weekly series where special guests from our community will talk about what Buddhist practice means to them. This gathering will be limited to an hour and will include a short meditation, a talk and a time for Q and A. Today's special guest is Dhammakumara, a young Order Member from Sydney. Open to for anyone under 35. …

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June 2020

Young Melbourne Buddhists – Special Guest Saturdays

Saturday June 6, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Young Melbourne Buddhists Saturday gatherings are back with a difference, we will be online with Zoom. For a limited time only, join this weekly series where special guests from our community will talk about what Buddhist practice means to them. This gathering will be limited to an hour and will include a short meditation, a talk and a time for Q and A. Today's special guest is Sanghadara, an Order Member from the UK. Open to for anyone under 35. …

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Buddhism Now – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday June 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Find Freedom in these Challenging Times This 6 week course will teach you the fundamental principles of Buddhist teaching: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible: as well as exploring how the teachings can help you uncover more value and meaning in your life today and find freedom in these challenging times. Join experienced Buddhist practitioner, Siladasa as he lays out the Buddhist path. Suitable for those new to Buddhism or wanting to develop their knowledge and practice…

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Young Melbourne Buddhists – Special Guest Saturdays

Saturday June 13, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Young Melbourne Buddhists Saturday gatherings are back with a difference, we will be online with Zoom. For a limited time only, join this weekly series where special guests from our community will talk about what Buddhist practice means to them. This gathering will be limited to an hour and will include a short meditation, a talk and a time for Q and A. Today's special guest is Eva, who has been coming along to YMB for two years. Open to…

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July 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday July 2, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday July 9, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday July 16, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday July 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday July 30, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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August 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday August 6, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday August 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday August 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday August 27, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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September 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday September 3, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday September 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday September 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Young Persons Retreat 2020

Friday September 18, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 20, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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$130 – $230

A weekend retreat for young people aged 18 - 35yo led by Dhammakumara and Rijumayi. More details to follow closer to the event. Suitable for young people aged 18 to 35yo Booking Essential: $230 Full waged/ $190 Low Waged/ $130 Concession

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday September 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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October 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday October 1, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday October 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Women's Weekend Retreat

Friday October 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 11, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

A retreat for woman led by Sudaya. More details to come. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged, $130 Concession

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday October 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday October 22, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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