Vajrayana Institute

A place to fully realise your potential

Welcome to Vajrayana Institute

We offer an extensive program of teachings, meditation, retreats, counseling, healing and social work. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to fully realise their potential, transforming their hearts and minds for the benefit of all beings.

VI is a non-profit incorporated association that is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a grouping of over 150 meditation centres worldwide. FPMT was established in the 1970s by Lama Thubten Yeshe and the current spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Our teachings are in accordance with the philosophy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Find out more about our lineage here

Special Events

Vajrayana Institute has been hosting B. Allan Wallace for over 10 years. This year, we are pleased to be offering Alan's retreat in association with The Contemplary in Melbourne. During...
What are the causes of a happy and meaningful life? This is the question behind the world's largest conference on human happiness and wellbeing, organised by Vajrayana Institute. Be inspired...
“Without the guru there is not even the word Dharma” Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Join us for a day of reflection on the benefits of having a spiritual guide, the qualities...

What’s on this week

April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Class

Monday (April 23, 2018)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tara Puja - withVI Community
A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of...
Buddhism 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Basic Program: Tantric Grounds & Paths - withJampa Ignyen
In brief, the buddhahood achieved over countless aeons you will attain in this birth through the most excellent...
Buddhism for Beginners 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presenting the Path - withAlan Marsh
Get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Study the life story of the Buddha...
Tuesday (April 24, 2018)
Classes with Geshe Samten 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Nagarjunas Precious Garland with Geshe Samten - withGeshe Ngawang Samten
Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality.  In the Precious Garland Nagarjuna describes the cause & effect sequences...
Wednesday (April 25, 2018)
Buddhism 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Tsog, Guru Puja - withVen Thubten Chokyi
A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of...
Thursday (April 26, 2018)
Classes with Geshe Samten 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Basic Program: Sublime Continuum - withGeshe Ngawang Samten
I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is...
Friday (April 27, 2018)
Meditation 10:00 am - 11:00 am Drop-in Meditation - withAlan Marsh
Peace begins in the mind and a peaceful mind benefits both you and those around you. Join Alan...
Yoga 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Yoga - withTony Steel
Yoga works with the body and the breath to still the mind. Through regular practice, achieve a sense...
Sunday (April 29, 2018)
Buddhism 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Vajrayogini Self Initiation - withVI Community
Who is Vajrayogini? She is the ultimate flowering of the female energy that lies within all of us,...
Meditation 10:30 am - 11:30 am Drop-in Meditation - withSenior Students
Peace begins in the mind and a peaceful mind benefits both you and those around you. Join us...
Buddhism 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Medicine Buddha Puja - withVen Thubten Chokyi
A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of...
Monday (April 30, 2018)
Buddhism 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Basic Program: Tantric Grounds & Paths - withJampa Ignyen
In brief, the buddhahood achieved over countless aeons you will attain in this birth through the most excellent...
Buddhism for Beginners 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presenting the Path - withAlan Marsh
Get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Study the life story of the Buddha...

April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Geshe-la was born at Panchamari, MP, India. At the age of nine, he entered the Sera Monastic Institute and took the vows of monk ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe-la completed his studies and attained his Geshe degree at the highest level of a Lharampa, the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. He taught as a lecturer in the Gelug tradition at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. Since 2003, Geshe-la has been the main resident teacher at VI.

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