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Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia

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Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia

Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia

Main School Vajrayana
Founder(s) BUORG-Names::Names::Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Teacher(s) BUORG-Names::Names::Gen Kelsang Dornying
Director(s) BUORG-Names::Names::Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Contact Infotmation
Address 25 McCarthy Road
Victoria 3793
Country Australia
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Phone Phone::03 9756 7203
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Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia


Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia is the national centre for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia. Located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for experiencing inner peace. Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne is based in the heart of Melbourne city. This new City Temple provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Both Temples hold regular classes and courses, as well as various special events.

Resident Teacher

Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne. He has been teaching Kadam Dharma in Australia for over 10 years. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to modern life.

Gen Dornying teaches the Teacher Training Program, The Foundation Program, and most of the special courses at KMCA, as well as the Meditation & Buddhism class on Monday nights at the Temple.

Our drop-in meditation classes are taught by Sue Barasits, Colin Caddy, Libby Evans, Jake Zakarauskas, Tina Orr, Christielli Portela, Michele Troughear, Kelsang Malaya, Kelsang Tara: teachers from KMC Australia and KMC Melbourne’s community.

Melbourne City Temple

KMC Melbourne

Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne is based in the heart of Melbourne city. This new City Temple provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves.

We hold regular meditation classes at our city Temple, in addition to classes held at other venues around Melbourne. An in-depth weekly study program is also provided for people who want to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) a global network of over one thousand centres and groups around the world, and is a not-for-profit organisation.

Our Founder

The Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time.

Study and retreat

From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title Geshe, which literally means spiritual friend. Under the guidance of Trijang Rinpoche, his Spiritual Guide, he then spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayas.

Teaching in the West

In 1977 he accepted an invitation to teach at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England, where he lived for many years giving teachings and guidance to an ever-growing group of disciples. Geshe-la has continued to teach on Kadampa Buddhism in many countries around the world, and published a series of remarkable books on Buddhist thought and meditation. He has established three unique study programmes and over 1000 meditation centres around the world, trained qualified teachers and a flourishing ordained community, and created a project to build Buddhist Temples in every major city in the world.

Teaching from example

In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life, the need to be truly happy, and how to cultivate a good heart to help others and he demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life. This remarkable teacher inspires so many people from so many different countries because he teaches from example. He is a humble Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people throughout the world find true happiness in their hearts.

Our Spiritual Director

Spiritual Director

The Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. As one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s close disciples, Gen-la Dekyong’s dedication and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life.


Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia