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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. Learn to meditate with classes led by trained, experienced meditation leaders.

New here? Check out our Getting Started section.

Buddhist Teachings & Meditation

Featured Events

15 April

Death Cafe Training

Time 9:30AM
At a Death Cafe, people (often strangers) gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death in a relaxed atmosphere. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a…
29 April

Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World in Tara Hall

Time 1:30PM
The first of a series of talks and discussions at Buddha House in the “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Planet” series Everyone welcome to join Janet and Lyndy at…

Featured Courses

Discovering Buddhism: How to Develop Bodhicitta

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 14th March 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 16th April 2023

Discover the clear meditation instructions available in Tibetan Buddhism that enable us to develop our innate qualities of loving kindness and compassion. Become skilled at applying these techniques to generate the mind of Bodhicitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, which is the heart of Buddha’s teachings.

Exploration of the Diamond Cutter Sutra

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

START DATE Thursday, 13th April 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Gen Thubten Dondrub will talk about the importance of the Wisdom of Perfection Sutras in the Mahayana Tradition, in particular looking at the Diamond Cutter Sutra.

Facility Fee: Waged $100 / Members & Concession $80
Includes link to live Zoom, enabling interaction with Gen Dondrub and group in the Gompa, plus access to YouTube recordings of the entire series.

Drop-in sessions welcome: Waged $20 / Members & Concession $15 per night.

Conversations That Matter (Discussion Group)

Exploring timeless values inspired by the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life

Join us in a casual discussion group as we explore mental tools you can use for wellbeing and satisfaction in everyday life. Everyone is welcome.

WHEN Saturdays, February 4 to March 4
TIME 10.30am to 12.00pm

February 4:  THEME: How we think – change your mind, change your life.
February 11: Guideline 01. HUMILITY – to be willing and able to learn from others
February 18: Guideline 02. PATIENCE – to cultivate a calm and spacious mind
February 25: Guideline 03. CONTENTMENT – to enjoy who we are and what we have
March 4:  Guideline 04. DELIGHT – to rejoice in the good fortune of others

Led by Annette, in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Attend all sessions, or drop in when you can.
Suggested Donation $5

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

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