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Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.
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. Meditation classes are lead by trained, experienced meditation leaders.

New here? Check out our Getting Started section.

Buddhist & Meditation Teachings

Featured Events

08 August

Learn to Meditate

Time 6:00PM
Attend in person, or join us online through the Buddha House Facebook page. Beginning simply, with a gentle focus on mindfulness of the breath, these classes are suitable for students…
14 August

Lam Rim Meditation

Time 9:00AM
Come into the Gompa or join in through the Buddha House Facebook Page. Each week a different topic from the “Graduated Path to Enlightenment” (Lam Rim) is explored. Some understanding…

Featured Courses

Discovering Buddhism: Samsara and Nirvana

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 (Please enrol by 29th July)
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 4th September 2022

Investigate what “Samsara” is and how we are stuck in it.

Find out what “Nirvana” is and how to achieve it.

Learn how to be free from suffering and gain practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
 Thursday, 14th July 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm

The Buddha taught: because this exists, that arises. Because this is born, that is born. The Twelve Links explains how through the condition of ignorance, compounding factors arise, from these; consciousness, name and form, the six sense spheres, contact, feeling, craving, grasping, existence, birth, aging and death. Understanding dependent origination is fundamental to understanding how we perpetuate Samsara.

Discussion Group: "Tools for Happiness"

Based on the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Saturday, 28th May
END DATE Saturday, 10th September
TIME Saturday mornings, 10:30am

Over 16 weeks, join a discussion group exploring mental tools you can use in everyday life for wellbeing and satisfaction.

Attend all sessions or drop in when you can.

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

LOCATION Tara Hall at Buddha House, 496 Magill Rd, Magill
DATE Thu 25 Aug – Fri 26 Aug 2022
TIME 9:00am – 4:00pm
COST $150
Please bring own drinks & lunch

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health issues.

  • Mental health first aid provides assistance for an emerging illness, known mental illness, or with a crisis.
  • Learn to recognise the signs & symptoms, how to talk to a person experiencing a worsening mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis and where to refer them.
  • The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

Make a DIFFERENCE, be informed and know what to do.

The Two Truths

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
 Thursday, 18th August 2022
TIME Thursday nights, 7:15 – 9:15pm

The absolute and relative are ways of explaining our reality.

Gen Thubten Dondrub will give teachings on the Two Truths: the conventional or surface level of truth, and the ultimate truth.

Within these two words: conventional and ultimate, the two truths contain within them all of Buddhist Wisdom.

Facility fee, full course: $60 (Member/Concession: $45)
Facility fee, single session: $20 (Member/Concession: $15)

Includes the link to livestreaming. Recordings of the livestreams are available for the duration of the course.

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

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