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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December 2019

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday December 12, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday December 19, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday December 26, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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January 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 2, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 9, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Buddhism Intro Day Course

Sunday January 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Spend a day discovering the basic principles of Buddhism that will help transform your life. Understand the human condition from a Buddhist perspective and the path of wisdom, ethics and meditation that leads to a life of greater clarity and compassion. Join Buddhist practitioner, Apada as he presents the teachings of the Buddha. If you have ever wondered what Buddhism is about or are confused with all the forms it takes, this day retreat will focus on the essential and…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 16, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Sunday January 19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A day on empathy, the theme of Shantigarbha's recent book, I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication published by Windhorse Publications. Shantigarbha shows how we connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that when we reach out, we do so from the inside out.…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 23, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 30, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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February 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday February 6, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Experience Buddhism – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 12, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$150 – $250

Experience Buddhism is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. Explore and make sense of the many inspiring teachings that have come down to us from the Buddhist Tradition. Learn the core teachings and practices, and discover their relevance and application to everyday life. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion to clarify the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we too can attain, what the Buddha overcame, we…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday February 13, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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6 Day Retreat led by Tejananda

Thursday February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - Wednesday February 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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Compassion and Emptiness For Order Members and Mitra of the Triratna Buddhist Community Benevolence - metta - and compassion, as taught by the Buddha, are essentially boundless liberations of the mind. The familiar practices with 5 or 6 stages are entry points which enable us to engage with our afflictive emotions - liking, disliking, ignoring - and to uncover the true, unlimited nature of the divine abodes. Liberation of the mind from these afflictions, even if temporary, enables us to return…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday February 20, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday February 27, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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March 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday March 5, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday March 12, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday March 19, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Living a Reflective Life – A Day Retreat for Woman

Sunday March 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

We can hear the teachings of the Buddha and find practicing them a challenge in our daily busy lives. On this day retreat led by Sudaya, learn how to use the Buddha's teachings wisely and appropriately in today's world through adopting a reflective practice. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices. Booking Essential: $70 Full Waged, $60 Low Waged and $50 Concession. Includes a light vegan lunch. Book Now

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday March 26, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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April 2020

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday April 2, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Easter Retreat With Milarepa in the Wilderness

Thursday April 9, 2020, 7:00 pm - Monday April 13, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$250 – $400

Join Lokeshvara & Siladasa at the remote bush of Baanya Biami for a retreat exploring the mind in nature's elements, inspired by the songs of Tibet's great yogi Milarepa. Siladasa Lokeshvara "This is a delightful place, a place of hills and forestIn the mountain meadows flowers bloom;in the woods dance the swaying trees.At such a place, in solitude,I Milarepa, happily abide,Meditating upon the void-illuminating Mind”. Booking Essential: $400 Full Waged, $320 Low Waged and $250 Concession Book Now

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday April 9, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday April 16, 2020, 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. Thursday night Dharma Talk 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…

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