BUDDHIST DISCUSSION CENTRE AUSTRALIA
Founded in 1978 as a not for profit self help organisation, the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia is a home grown Australian Buddhist Temple.
We are a Regional Centre of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, an Associated Institution of the World Buddhist University, a Member of The Buddhist Council of Victoria and the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria. Our multilingual reference library houses a collection of over four thousands books for Buddha Dhamma Scholars and Practitioners.
We are a non-sectarian temple and embrace all Buddha’s teachings. Over the years many great monks, nuns and scholars have come from all over the world, from many traditions, to visit and give teachings and blessings at our Centre. We continue in the style and vision of our founder to help the Buddha Sasana, to spread the Dhamma, to support the Sangha and we welcome those who wish to learn and practice the Buddhist path.
OUR KEY OBJECTIVES
To introduce a philosophy of life based on Buddha Dhamma
To encourage the study, practice and realisation of Buddha Dhamma
To provide beings with Buddha Dhamma training
To preserve the Buddha Dhamma at this Temple for at least 500 years
For these purposes teachings are given at our Centre in the Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Chan (Zen) traditions.
WE ARE A LEARNING ORGANISATION
Our Meditation Hall and Library, where we practice, is both well equipped and of world standard.
Leadership and work skills are learnt at the Centre by Members with attention to the following five styles:
Members employ the five styles as part of their active Buddha Dhamma practice and in a range of Community-based activities, both local and overseas.