Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to create peace and harmony within our world. Our Centre in East Fremantle provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which everyone, whether Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Everyone is welcome.

Our Story

Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth was established in December 1995 and is now located in East Fremantle. We hold weekly drop-in meditation classes and weekend workshops and retreats which are suitable for beginners, as well as in-depth study programs for people who want to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

KMC Perth is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a global network of over one thousand centres & groups around the world.

What is Modern Buddhism?

We offer a modern presentation of Buddhism that enables people with busy lives to experience deep and lasting happiness.

The instructions given at our classes are grounded in ancient wisdom and have been handed down in an unbroken lineage since the time of Buddha. Revitalised by contemporary Meditation Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, especially for the people of the modern world, our classes offer practical methods for solving the real-world problems we face, as well as scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

Our Resident Teacher

Kelsang Tara is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth.

Tara has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, and ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2015. Tara’s inspiring teachings reflect her sincere wish to help those in need and to share her experience of Buddha’s life-changing instructions with others.

Book Shop

We sell the complete range of books written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche as well as MP3 guided meditations, audio books and Buddhist images. These are also available online via the Tharpa Publications Australia website. Our gift shop also stocks statues, ritual implements, greeting cards, T-shirts and notebooks. All profits are donated to the International Temples Project.

Other On-Site Facilities

The Centre is wheel-chair accessible and also has a bicycle rack and end-of-trip facilities. Please bring your own towel if you would like to use the shower.

If you have difficulty hearing, we have headphones with independent volume control available so that you can comfortably join in with our classes. Make use of a pair in the meditation room, or bring your own over-ear headphones and cable and plug-in!

What People Are Saying

Everyone is welcome to come along to the meditation and modern Buddhism classes that we hold. Meet some of our regular drop-in class attendees as they share their experience of coming to Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth.
Robyn | reflexologist

“The teachings for me are very insightful and delivered in a light-hearted clear way. I feel calmer, more confident and am able to respond to myself and life in a more patient, compassionate way. To be a better person is now my reason ‘to be’.”

Jamie | father of three

“The classes help me to understand my mind better and keep it happy.”

Doug | welder

“I find the drop-in classes are a lovely way to get a feel for modern Buddhism. The teachings give an insight into what this entails in a friendly, peaceful environment.”

Sadie | document controller

“The drop-in classes have become an integral part of my mental health tool kit. The meditation helps to quieten my mind and leaves me feeling peaceful. The teachings are powerfully inspiring yet incredibly relatable.”

Max | software developer

“I love coming to the weekly drop-in classes at the meditation centre – the friendly and peaceful atmosphere there make it the perfect place to meditate.”