This introductory course at 1.30 pm from Sunday 4 February provides a step-by-step guide to help each and every one in their search for happiness, peace and freedom according to their aspirations, based on Buddhist practice and philosophy. 

Sessions will offer a guide for beginners to adepts as a path to happiness through self-growth and contributing towards a better world. The course book is Essence of the Path to Enlightenment by the Society’s founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden.

The February course teacher is Angela Scherma, a regular teacher and long-term student of Geshe Loden.

About the classes

You can join the classes in the magnificent traditional Tibetan temple. All welcome.

The temple is a wonderful and serene space, featuring a 12-foot statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and unique Tibetan artworks called thangkas. Cushions for those who like to meditate cross-legged, and chairs to suit others’ comfort. Delicious refreshments and an opportunity to chat after each session.

Sunday classes comprise a guided meditation, a talk, Q&A. A $10 facility charge. All proceeds support the upkeep of the temple and gardens. No need to register.

You can also visit the beautiful 10-acre gardens, and Enjoyment Shop before classes start. The gates open at 1 pm.

Address: Tibetan Buddhist Society, 20 Cookes Road, Yuroke, Vic 3063


TERM 1 classes are on these dates – 1.30 pm on all Sundays in February and March 10, 17 and 24. On Sunday 3 March is the New Year Meditation Festival.