Located in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia is a not-for-profit, home-grown Australian Buddhist temple supporting the study, practice, realization and preservation of the Buddha’s Teachings … read more

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  • Buddhist Classes for Children in 2018
  • Our centre will conduct classes in Buddhism for children of various ages accompanied by at least one of their parents starting on the 10th of February 2018.

    The classes will be led by professional school teachers who are Members of our centre and result from requests we have received by parents wishing to find a suitable place for their children to learn attitudes and behaviours based on Buddhist Teachings.

    Please click here to find further information including the class dates and times and a brief introduction to the syllabus.

  • 2018 Lunar New Year Visits
  • Our centre will host up to 650 Vietnamese Buddhists from two Vietnamese temples during February as part of their annual Lunar New Year Pilgrimage.

    Hoa Nghiem Buddhist Temple from Springvale and Giac Hoang Buddhist Temple from Noble Park will visit us on Saturday the 24th of February 2018.

    Giac Hoang Temple will arrive at our centre at around 10.15am and Hoa Nghiem Temple will arrive around 3.00pm.

    For more information, email us on [email]wbu@bdcu.org.au[/email]

  • 40th Anniversary Celebrations
  • The Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia was founded on the 9th of September 1978.

    On the 9th of September 2018 we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary and 40 years of Buddhist Learning and practice at the same location - 33 Brooking Street, Upwey, Victoria. Many projects and activities are planned during the next 12 months in celebration of this milestone including the construction of a new Asian style temple building and offering lunch to 40 Buddhist Monks and Nuns.

    Please click here for more details.

  • Chan Painting Classes 2017
  • Chan Painting
  • Chan Painting Classes are conducted every second Saturday starting at 11.00am.

    Please click here for information about Chan Painting and the 2017 class dates.

  • Buddhist Teaching and Meditation
  • Weekly Saturday evening Buddhist teaching and meditation class from 7.30pm to 9.30pm guided by a Buddhist Monk or Nun or resident lay teachers.

    Classes are free of charge.