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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

07 December

Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Date 7 December 2023
Ganden Ngamchoe, literally “Ganden Offering of the Twenty-Fifth Day,” or Lama Tsongkhapa Day, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the twenty-fifth day…
09 December

Death Cafe

Time 10:00AM
Talking about death won’t kill you. In a relaxed and friendly space, it can raise awareness and create lively and interesting conversation. When we talk about death, it can help…
10 December

End of Year Dinner and Silent Auction

Time 6:00PM
Please join us for a delicious 3 course meal at “Taste of Nepal” to celebrate the life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There will be a Silent Auction, good food and…
14 December

Time to Purify and Rejoice

Time 7:00PM
Gen Dondrub will give a short explanation of Vajrasattva Purification Meditation and lead us in the practice. We will then have time to rejoice in our and others good deeds…

Featured Courses

Introduction to Buddhism

LEVEL Beginner
 6 November 2023
DURATION 4 sessions
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 led by senior student Denny Moffat.

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: The Spiritual Teacher

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Beginner/Intermediate
START DATE Tuesday, 21 November 2023
TIME Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 4 sessions
RETREAT DAY Sunday, 17 December 2023

Check out our new introductory video to the Discovering Buddhism series, recorded by resident teacher Venerable Thubten Dondrub.

What qualities must a spiritual teacher have? How do we find a guru? Discover how to be devoted without going astray, and how to flourish on your spiritual path.

Facility fee, full course: $100 (Member/Concession: $80)
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, 11 November to 2 December
TIME 10.30am to 12.00pm

THEME: “How we find meaning”.
11 November: ASPIRATION.
18 November: PRINCIPLES.
25 November: SERVICE.
2 December: COURAGE.

Led by Annette, in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Attend all sessions, or drop in when you can.
Cuppa and snacks provided.
Suggested Donation $5

The Power of Prayer for a Meaningful Life

with Venerable Thubten Dondrub

LEVEL Intermediate/Advanced
START DATE Thursday, 5 Oct 2023
TIME Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00pm
DURATION 9 sessions

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 $160 / Members & Concession $120
Includes link to live streaming and 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.

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