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.
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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.
Death Cafe Training
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Discovering Buddhism: How to Develop Bodhicittawith Venerable Thubten Dondrub
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Tuesday, 14th March 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 5 Weeks
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 Sutrawith Venerable Thubten Dondrub
AVAILABLE ONLINE Yes
START DATE Thursday, 13th April 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 6 Weeks
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
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.