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Happiness and suffering come from your own mind, not from outside. Your own mind is the cause of happiness; your own mind is the cause of suffering. To obtain happiness and pacify suffering, you have to work within your own mind.
Lama zopa rinpoche

Welcome to Buddha House

Situated in Magill, Adelaide and housed in a beautifully restored 125 year old former church, Buddha House is a warm and friendly place to learn Buddhism and meditation.

All levels of teachings are offered, from introductory teachings on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, to advanced studies for those who are familiar with the Dharma.

Teachings are given by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners who have received an education at Kopan Monastery, Nepal and Sera Je Monastic University, India. Meditation classes are lead by trained, experienced meditation leaders.

New here? Check out our Getting Started section.

Buddhist Teachings & Meditation

Featured Events

21 August

Lam Rim Meditation

Time 9:00AM
Come into the Gompa or join in through the Buddha House Facebook Page. Each week a different topic from the “Graduated Path to Enlightenment” (Lam Rim) is explored. Some understanding…
20 September

Visiting Teacher – Venerable Robina Courtin

Date 20 September 2022-25 September 2022
Praised for her dynamic and powerful teaching style and popular amongst students of all abilities, Buddha House are privileged to host Ven. Robina in Adelaide for a week of teachings.…

Featured Courses

Venerable Robina Courtin

Visiting Teacher

LEVEL All Levels
START DATE Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Praised for her dynamic and powerful teaching style and popular amongst students of all abilities, Buddha House are privileged to host Ven. Robina in Adelaide for a week of teachings.

Since taking her first vows as a Buddhist nun from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in early 1978, Ven. Robina Courtin has worked full-time for the FPMT, serving at different times as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and, since 1987, as a teacher of Buddhist philosophy and practice. She now teaches throughout the year at FPMT centers worldwide and continues to edit the books of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Her life, as well as her work with prisoners, have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

Attend any or all of Ven. Robina’s teachings in person or by Zoom via the link below. Bookings essential.

The Two Truths

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
 Thursday, 18th August 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm

The absolute and relative are ways of explaining our reality.

Gen Thubten Dondrub will give teachings on the Two Truths: the conventional or surface level of truth, and the ultimate truth.

Within these two words: conventional and ultimate, the two truths contain within them all of Buddhist Wisdom.

Facility fee, full course: $60 (Member/Concession: $45)
Facility fee, single session: $20 (Member/Concession: $15)

Includes the link to livestreaming. Recordings of the livestreams are available for the duration of the course.

Discovering Buddhism: Samsara and Nirvana

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 (Please enrol by 29th July)
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 4th September 2022

Investigate what “Samsara” is and how we are stuck in it.

Find out what “Nirvana” is and how to achieve it.

Learn how to be free from suffering and gain practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

Discussion Group: "Tools for Happiness"

Based on the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Saturday, 28th May
END DATE Saturday, 10th September
TIME Saturday mornings, 10:30am

Over 16 weeks, join a discussion group exploring mental tools you can use in everyday life for wellbeing and satisfaction.

Attend all sessions or drop in when you can.

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

LOCATION Tara Hall at Buddha House, 496 Magill Rd, Magill
DATE Thu 25 Aug – Fri 26 Aug 2022
TIME 9:00am – 4:00pm
COST $150
Please bring own drinks & lunch

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health issues.

  • Mental health first aid provides assistance for an emerging illness, known mental illness, or with a crisis.
  • Learn to recognise the signs & symptoms, how to talk to a person experiencing a worsening mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis and where to refer them.
  • The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

Make a DIFFERENCE, be informed and know what to do.

Buddha House invites and welcomes every person seeking refuge in the Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion to practice.

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