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
Attend teachings on the Lam Rim, the graduated path to enlightenment. Buddha House offers authentic Dharma teachings in the Tibetan tradition for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Beginning simply, with a gentle focus on mindfulness of the breath, these classes are suitable for students of any level. The basic technique can lead to a greater awareness in daily life, as well as providing additional benefits for relaxation, stress reduction and contentment.
Experienced teachers present relevant, practical and accessible advice to help us in our everyday lives, based on the principles of Buddhist psychology and practice. No prior knowledge of the Dharma is required.
Puja is the name given to the wide variety of devotional and offering ceremonies practiced in all Buddhist traditions. Pujas are an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism, and are strongly recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual guide of Buddha House and the FPMT.
On retreat, you can escape from the distractions of everyday life to focus on meditation or Dharma practice. One-day retreats are offered at Buddha House as part of some Dharma courses. Longer group and solitary retreats are available via our sister centre on Kangaroo Island.
The Dharma For Kids program aims to help children aged between 4 and 12 years develop universal ethics for living a happy life. Activities that encourage a caring attitude and mindfulness will include stories, meditation, children’s yoga and role play.
Geshe Tenzin Zopa – Visiting Teacher
Introduction to Buddhism
START DATE 19 July 2023
DURATION 4 Weeks
TIME Wednesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
AVAILABLE ONLINE No
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 Lyndy Abram.
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: Wisdom of Emptinesswith Venerable Thubten Dondrub
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Tuesday, 27 June 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 6 Weeks
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 6 August 2023
Check out our new introductory video to the Discovering Buddhism series, recorded by resident teacher Venerable Thubten Dondrub.
The Buddha explained how all our problems are rooted in not understanding how things actually exist. In this module, Wisdom of Emptiness, we will explore not only how things exist, but also how we actually exist.
Once we are able to realize the truth about existence, we will end our problems forever. The core of this understanding is emptiness.
This class includes what emptiness means, how to meditate on it and how we actually do exist.
Facility fee, full course: $150 (Member/Concession: $120)
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, April 22 to 13 May
TIME 10.30am to 12.00pm
AVAILABLE ONLINE No
April 22: THEME: How we think. KINDNESS – to be friendly, caring and considerate.
April 29: HONESTY – to act with transparency and fairness.
May 6: GENEROSITY – to give without expecting anything in return.
May 13: RIGHT SPEECH – to speak with insight and sensitivity.
Led by Annette, in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Attend all sessions, or drop in when you can.
Suggested Donation $5
The Power of Prayer to Transform Your Lifewith Venerable Thubten Dondrub
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Thursday, 22nd June 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 6 Weeks (No teaching 6 July)
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 $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.
Buddha House invites and welcomes every person seeking refuge in the Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion to practice.