The Centre

Vajrayana Institute (VI) is a centre for the study and development of the mind in accordance with the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. Since it was founded in 1984, VI has been dedicated to providing practical and effective solutions to the problems of suffering and dissatisfaction within daily life, using profound psychological techniques first taught by the Buddha over 2,500 years ago.

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.


Vajrayana Institute is located at:

9 Victoria Square, Ashfield, NSW 2131 Australia

Come and visit us during office hours, Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm. We are pleased to welcome visitors to the centre and to share our resources, including bookshop, cafe, meditation gompa and gardens. For teachings, meditation and other events, please check the calendar for dates and times.

Getting there

It is very important that we are mindful and respectful of our neighbours so we encourage visitors and students to park in the surrounding streets or to use public transport if possible. Please keep noise to a minimum when arriving and leaving.

For details of how to travel by car from your location to our centre go to Whereis.

Public Transport Options

Bus routes 406, 413 and 418 all come to within a few minutes of the centre.

By train, the centre is a 15-20 minute walk from either Ashfield or Summer Hill Stations. For more information on public transport options visit