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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

14 October

Dharma in Daily Life: Free Virtual Conference

Time 8:30AM
We are excited to invite you to the third annual Dharma in Daily Life Conference, which will be livestreamed at Buddha House and also available online. Dharma in Daily Life…
22 October

Golden Light Sutra Recitation

Time 10:30AM
“This “King of Glorious Sutras”, contains everything needed, from daily happiness to complete enlightenment. It contains a heart-rending practice of confession and rejoicing, profound teachings on dependent arising, reliable assurances…

Featured Courses

Introduction to Buddhism

LEVEL Beginner
 6 November 2023
DURATION 4 sessions
 Monday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm

This introductory course is for complete beginners and assumes little or no knowledge about Buddhism. It presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles within the Tibetan Mahayana context. The course is presented in four sessions and is led by senior student Denny Moffat.

Commencing with a brief history of the Buddha’s life, the course will cover the Four Noble Truths, Impermanence, how to free yourself from the delusions that cause suffering, karma, rebirth, refuge, bodhicitta, daily practice, purification and more.

Attendance in-person only. Registration essential.
Facility fee: $80 (Member/Concession: $60)

Discovering Buddhism: Introduction to Tantra

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 10 October 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 4 sessions
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 12 November 2023

Check out our new introductory video to the Discovering Buddhism series, recorded by resident teacher Venerable Thubten Dondrub.

Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works, and why it is a powerful form of practice.

Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple kriya tantric methods.

Find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lamrim meditation for optimal results.

Facility fee, full course: $100 (Member/Concession: $80)
Hard copy of course book: $25
Come and try the first session: $25 (Member/Concession: $20)
Retreat Day: $30 (Member/Concession: $25). Please bring a plate of vegetarian food to share.

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, 5 August to 26 August
TIME 10.30am to 12.00pm

August 5: How we relate to others – RESPECT.
August 19: GRATITUDE.
August 26: LOYALTY.

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

The Power of Prayer for a Meaningful Life

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
START DATE Thursday, 5 Oct 2023
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 9 sessions

This series of talks by Gen Thubten Dondrub will help us to have a deeper understanding of the basic Prayers and Mantras that are an essential part of a Buddhist Daily Practice.

Facility Fee: Waged $160 / Members & Concession $120
Includes link to live streaming and access to YouTube recordings of the entire series.

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

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

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