The Dhamma Teaching Platform at Jetavana Park Savatthi, India from where the Buddha Taught His Assembly

Buddha Dhamma Teaching Program

Practical guidance and instructions on how to apply the Buddha’s Teachings in our everyday lives. Buddha Dhamma Teachings and Meditation from the main schools of Buddhism; Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Chan (Zen) guided by visiting or resident Dhamma Teachers.

Our Schedule 2020

Message from the BDCU in regards to COVID-19:

May you and your loved ones stay safe and calm during this challenging time.
We have decided to close our centre during the virus pandemic which includes all courses and classes.

In the meantime, please join our online Dhamma classes via Zoom on Saturday evenings from 8.00pm. If you wish to join us online please email us at

May all beings be safe, well and happy!


Introduction to Buddhism Course

Our eight-week course entitled ‘Bringing Wisdom To Life’ will explain how to attain
brighter and happier mental states and a more fulfilling life through Buddhist practice.

Each week of our course will introduce key understandings and practices which can be
applied immediately in our everyday life, to bring about improvements in our
relationships with our family, with our partner and our friends, in our work and in our
mental clarity and wellbeing.

Classes will commence on Saturday the 20th of June 2020 and conclude on the 8th
of August. Each session will be from 2.00pm – 4.00pm and are free of charge.
For further information please email Frank at

‘Bringing Wisdom To Life’ courses will also be run later in the year from:
Saturday the 5th of September until the 31st of October

Weekly Saturday Dhamma Class

Saturday evening Buddhist Teaching and Meditation class from 8.00pm to 10.00pm
guided by a Buddhist Monk or Nun or resident lay teachers.

Classes are free of charge.

Children’s Class in Buddhism

Classes in Buddhism for children of various ages accompanied by at least one of their
parents – dates to be confirmed.

Classes will be led by professional school teachers who are Members of our centre
holding a current Working with Children Check. These classes result from requests from
parents wishing to find a place for their children to learn attitudes and behaviours based
on Buddhist Teachings.

For further information please email or call Claire on 0425 864 056

Chan Painting Classes

Chan Painting Classes are conducted monthly throughout the year on Saturday mornings from 11.00am. Please click here for information about Chan Painting and the 2020 class dates.

The Buddhist Hour Radio Program

3MDR Radio Station 97.1 FM

Sunday 4pm to 5pm


Bhavana Courses (Mind Development)

Guided by visiting and resident Buddha Dhamma Teachers, Bhavana courses are held at the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia each year.

Autumn Easter Course – 10 – 12th of April – Sustaining Buddha Dhamma Practice
Winter June Course – 6 – 8th – Padmasambhava/Vajrasattva Retreat
Spring September Course – 25 – 27th – Atisha – Lamp on The Path to Enlightenment
Summer Christmas Course – 27 – 31st – To be confirmed

Vesak Day Commemoration in May (Full Moon)


Surangama Labour Day – 9th March 11.00am

White Tara – Anzac Day – 25th April 11.00am

Buddha Puja – Thursday 7th May 8.45pm (Vesak)

Padmasambhava Queen’s Birthday – 6th June 11.00am

Vajrasattva – 4th July 11.00am

Medicine Buddha – 1st August 11.00am

Sukhavatti – 5th September 11.00am