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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

Featured Courses

Introduction to Buddhism

LEVEL Beginner
START DATE
 Monday, 6th February 2022
DURATION 4 Weeks
TIME
 Monday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm
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 facilitated by senior student Denny Moffatt.

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: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Tuesday, 24th January 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 4 Weeks
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 19th February 2023

Get informed about what it means to take refuge in the three jewels – the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community. Find out what the lay vows entail, the refuge commitments and essential practices to assure a safe direction in your spiritual development.

Mindfulness of Impermanance

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Thursday, 9th February 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 5 Weeks

Gen Dondrub will take us through various short texts including “Heart-Spoon” and a poem of conversations between a young and old man reflecting on ageing and death.

These texts will help us to also reflect on death and impermanence in daily life.

Gen-la will be leading us with meditations and time for Q & A.

Facility Fee: Waged $80 / Members & Concession $60
Includes link to live Zoom, enabling interaction with the teacher and group in the Gompa, plus access to YouTube for the entire series.

Drop-in sessions: 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
AVAILABLE ONLINE No

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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