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


Commencing this April:

Our nine week course entitled ‘Calming Your Mind for a Better Life’ will explain how to attain brighter mental states and a more fulfilling life through the Buddhist practices of loving kindness and integrity.
Developing loving kindness (metta) is the direct antidote to many mental disturbances and gives us a more positive foundation. It leads to practising integrity as a means of being harmless to ourselves and the world around us.

The Classes will commence on Saturday the 6th of April 2019 and run until the 15th of June. Each session will be from 2 – 4pm and they are free of charge.
For further information, please email Simon at

Saturday Meditation Class:

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.

Children’s Class in Buddhism:

Classes in Buddhism for children of various ages accompanied by at least one of their parents starting 16 March, 2019.

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 2019 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.

Further details will be published.

Foundation Day –  9 September

Vesak Day Commemoration in May (Full Moon)

Lunar New Year Vietnamese Visits  January / February / March


Australia Day – 26 January

Labour Day – 14 March

Queen’s Birthday – 10 June

Melbourne Cup Day – 1 November