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Centre Membership

Become a supporting member of Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne, attend as many of our classes and courses as you like whilst saving money.

Member benefits include:

  • admission to our drop-in classes
  • admission to our public talks with guest teachers
  • no course fees for our meditation half and full day courses, weekend courses and retreats
  • access to all our online classes, workshops and retreats

Meal and accommodation costs are additional.

Cost: $110 per month (for a minimum of three months)

You must be a resident of Victoria or the Northern Territory to qualify for membership.

Working Visits

Experience the Buddhist Way of life.

Join us for a working visit at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy the tranquil environment, perfect for meditation, contemplation and a break away.

The help required varies from cooking, gardening, decorating, maintenance, cleaning and helping with accommodation. We also have various projects that you could get involved in at particular times. On occasion, we may ask you to be flexible and volunteer on one of the days on the weekend.

If you have particular skills we would love to know. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.

In your free time, there are many ways to relax including enjoying the grounds, local tourist sites and long bush walks.

As a volunteer, you are welcome to join any of the evening or weekend meditation classes running. You are also welcome to join us for the daily prayers we hold in our meditation room.

What we have to offer is varied and provides a perfect opportunity to experience the warm and friendly Buddhist way of life first hand.

“Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - How to Transform Your Life

Books on Buddhism

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has written 23 books explaining simply and clearly the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. These books are suitable for beginner to advanced. A suggested reading order can be found here.

All Geshe Kelsang’s books are published by the NKT’s publishing company, Tharpa Publications, with the Australian division based at KMCA.

This remarkable series of authoritative books represents the most complete and integrated presentation of the Buddhist path to enlightenment available in any western language. Originally written in English they are currently being translated into many of the world’s major languages.

Meditation CDs, audiobooks, prayer booklets, Buddhist art prints, postcards and posters, stationery and much more are also available from Tharpa Publications.

Browse and buy online at the Tharpa Publications website.

Books on Buddhism

Modern Buddhism
Download Modern Buddhism eBook
Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

How to Transform Your Life
Download How to Transform Your Life eBook 
A practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

Our Online Gift Shop

Find a wide range of ritual and gift items from our KMCA Gift Shop. To visit please click here 


Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia | Physical Address:
25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk, VIC, 3793
Postal address:
PO Box 63, Monbulk, VIC, 3793, Australia
Ph:  +61 3 9756 7203
(Office hours are 2pm-4pm, Mon-Fri)
Email:  [email protected]
ABN: 86 114 195 550


Each year the classes & courses run by KMC Australia and KMC Melbourne provide thousands of people with the opportunity to hear Buddha’s teachings, and experience a truly peaceful and happy life.

Please consider helping us by making a donation. Every donation, regardless of size, is a significant contribution, and will directly support the development of our facilities and the spreading of Kadam Dharma in our region and throughout Australia.

KMC Australia is a not for profit organisation.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: