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Buddha House
Centre for Advanced Buddhist Studies Inc
Tel (08) 8333 2824


1 Fisher St, Tusmore
PO Box 434, Glenside, 5065, South Australia

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Buddha House is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMTFPMT).
Buddha House


Buddha House

is a centre for Buddhist study and meditation, located in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

We are are an entirely volunteer run organization without any paid staff. All fees are used to support course offerings. We have a wide-ranging program from Learn to Meditate classes for beginners, to advanced classes on Buddhist philosophy and practice.


 Buddha House provides

  • Authentic teachings by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners who have received their education at Sera Je Monastic University (India). This provides us with the unique opportunity to be a part of an unbroken lineage of spiritual teachings.
  • A vehicle for people to engage in compassionate action toward others.
  • An environment where the real issues in our lives and in society can be looked at and acted upon - where theory and practice can be brought together and nurtured as a living whole.

Our Centre is presently located at 1 Fisher Street, Tusmore. (Masonic Hall)


The streetscape of our Centre.

The main entrance to Buddha House is on the right side of the building which we share with other groups.

Car parking at the rear.

Trying to find your way to Buddha House? See our Location Map. For public transport information, see this Adelaide Metro pagethis Adelaide Metro page.


The new Buddha House, MagillThe New Buddha House
In February Buddha House was successful in our bid for a new property – a beautiful 150 year old bluestone church with extensive rooms and a big hall which we will be able to adapt to our growing needs. Situated at 496 Magill Road, Magill, the site will fulfil our altruistic purpose of making the precious Buddha Dharma accessible to many for a very long time to come.

Presently being renovated, it is planned that we will move in later in the year; full details will be available here and in our weekly eNews.


Venerable Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche 002Venerable Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation of the Preservation of the Mahayana TraditionFoundation of the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition and oversees all of its activities. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s life accomplishments and contributions to the world thus far serve as an incredible testament to Rinpoche’s tremendous compassion for others. You can find lots more detailed information about Rinpoche herehere. Buddha House has just received confirmation that our esteemed spiritual director Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche last visited the centre in Adelaide at the end of May 2015.


Resident Teacher Venerable Thubten Dondrub

Dondrub 12 July 2013 First Wheel TurningVenerable Dondrub is presently in retreat at our sister centre De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre on Kangaroo Island.

Venerable Dondrub is an Adelaide born, well qualified and popular teacher in the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. He obtained his gelong ordination from our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979. Buddha House students will know him as the leader of Lam Rim retreats at De-Tong Ling on Kangaroo Island, and from the month long November course at Kopan which he has led eight times. Read more about Venerable Dondrub on the FPMT website.



Geshe Konchog Kyab

Geshe Konchog KyabBuddha House looks forward to the arrival of Geshe Kyab in August. Geshe Kyab, who teaches in English, is making his first visit to Australia and we look forward to him joining the Buddha House community.

Geshe Konchog Kyab was born in 1961 in Sikkim in the Himalayan region of East India, where his parents had sought asylum after fleeing Tibet to escape the Chinese occupation in 1959. When he was 12 years old, Geshe Kyab joined the Sera-Je Monastery located in the Karnataka State of South India. The original Sera was one of the three Great Monasteries in Tibet.

A few years after entering Sera-Je, Geshe Kyab became a Novice monk. He followed his teachings carefully by memorizing, studying and debating the five major texts of Tibetan Buddhism. When he was 22 years old, he took full ordination.

In 1993, Geshe Kyab passed his Geshe Examination from Sera-Je Monastery University. The degree of Geshe is the highest monastery degree, equivalent to a Doctorate in Philosophy from Western Universities. After that, Geshe la went to Gyumed Tantric College studying the precepts of Tantra.

In 1994, Geshe Kyab returned to Sera-Je Monastery where he taught his disciples. In 1996, he was elected as Discipline Master of Tehore Khamtsen House of Sera-Je, which has 1300 monks. In 1998, Geshe la left his Monastery and traveled to Switzerland, Germany and Austria for one year.

Geshe Kyab was invited to Tubten Kunga Center in Florida by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2000 where he has been the resident teacher for the past 15 years.


Venerable Robina Courtin at Buddha House

ven-robina-bh2016Ordained since the late 1970s, Venerable Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of FPMT.

Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films "Chasing Buddha" and "Key to Freedom".

Venerable Robina was here at Buddha House last year and we welcome her return.





Would You Like To Donate?

Buddha House gratefully accepts donations towards the costs of keeping our Centre open to provide meditation and traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and fulfil the wishes of our Spiritual Guide Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. Your generous donation may also enable participation by students who otherwise would not be able.


Thank you.


Meditation Classes

Meditation at Buddha House

Learn to Meditatepainted Buddha

Monday 6pm -7pm

Tuesday 6pm -7pm

by donation

Healing Meditation

Thursday 10:30-11:30am

by donation

Lam Rim Meditation

Thursday 6-7pm

Sunday 9-10am

Facility Fee: $8, concession & members $5.

Guided Meditation

Wednesday 10:15-11:15am

Facility Fee: $8, concession & members $5.

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