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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  • BDC Long Weekend Practice
  • Our centre will run two days of practice on the Queens Birthday weekend in June.

    Saturday 10th June

    11.00am - 12.30pm Chan Painting Class

    2.00pm - 4.00pm Bringing Wisdom To Life Class

    7.30pm - 9.30pm Buddhist Teaching & Meditation

    Sunday 11th June

    10.00am - 5.00pm Mindful Living Practice Day

    11.00am - 12.30pm 21 Tara's Puja

  • Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak 2017
  • The Victorian Buddhist Community will join together on the 27th of May in the heart of Melbourne to commemorate VESAK, the commemoration of the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of The Buddha.

    The annual Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak celebration includes a multicultural Vesak procession through the streets of Melbourne followed by a commemoration event at Melbourne Town Hall. The event is free.

    For full details click here.

  • 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.

  • Launch of Our New Website
  • Buddha
  • Welcome to our new Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia website launched on 25 March 2017!

    Please enjoy our new web site which is our offering of Buddha Dhamma to our Members, Friends and the whole online community. We hope you will find something here for your continuing well being and happiness.

    Thank you for visiting our web site.

  • 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.
  • Bringing Wisdom to Life
  • The Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia presents a course over 3 terms to examine and consider the remarkable story of Buddhism.

    Students study the history of Buddhism, the basic teachings and the preliminary practices of each major Buddhist tradition to be able to understand, appreciate and participate in Buddhism as it is in our world today.

    Classes are free of charge and held each Saturday afternoon from 2.00pm - 4pm. For further information or to participate please email Frank Carter at [email]wbu@bdcu.org.au[/email]

  • 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.