Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia is a Buddhist Temple and retreat centre based in the Dandenong Ranges, and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne (our city Temple) is a contemporary urban Temple based in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.
Both centres provide comfortable and peaceful environments in which people from all walks of life can learn about meditation and Buddhism. Together we provide a full program suitable for everyone – whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path. We offer meditation classes in many locations around Melbourne.
Meditation is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.
Buddhism is a path of individual transformation. It teaches us to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. By developing a more positive outlook, and in particular by deepening our wisdom and compassion, we can improve the quality of our life and gain great power to help others.
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts
subsides and our mind becomes still,
a deep happiness and contentment naturally
arises from within
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
from the book
'The New Meditation Handbook'