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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

08 October

Dharma in Daily Life: A Free Virtual Conference on Buddhism For The Modern World

Time 8:30AM
Dharma in Daily Life is a free virtual event focused on tools and techniques for leading a fulfilling life. Watch short talks and panel discussions on topics of immediate application…
15 October

Movie Night: “Return to Gandhi Road”

Time 6:30PM
Return to Gandhi Road is a feature documentary project on the extraordinary life story of Kangyur Rinpoche and of the select few Westerners who discovered him in Darjeeling India in…
23 October

Half Day Purification Retreat: Purification for Ourselves & the World

Time 1:30PM
Led by resident teacher Gen Thubten Dondrub, this powerful practice over three sessions helps purify any negative karma created in this and previous lives – like a detox for the…

Featured Courses

Introduction to Buddhism

LEVEL Beginner
10 October, 2022
 Monday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm

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 facilitated by senior student Denny Moffatt.

Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 18th October 2022
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm (please note the time change)
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 4th December 2022

Get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Study the life story of the Buddha and discover a unique system for putting Buddhist philosophy into practice – the lamrim, or graduated path to enlightenment.

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

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