Our Centres.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne offer meditation and Buddhism classes, workshops and retreats.

Dandenong Ranges

KMC Australia

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMCA) is the national centre for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia. Located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for experiencing inner peace.

The purpose of KMCA is to provide a peaceful and inspiring place for people to learn about meditation and Buddhism. KMCA has an extraordinary Buddhist Temple, established for World Peace, in which a range of classes and courses are held. 

KMCA is home to a residential community of monks, nuns and lay practitioners, and offers in-depth study programs for those wishing to increase their understanding of Buddhism. KMCA also hosts national and international events with highly respected Kadampa Buddhist teachers from Australia and abroad.

KMCA is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to create peace and harmony within our world. All proceeds go towards this aim, and specifically for building International Temples for World Peace.  

Address : 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

Melbourne CBD

KMC Melbourne

Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) Melbourne is an incredible new venue in the heart of Melbourne.

We have been running meditation classes in Melbourne for almost 20 years. Now, after many years of searching, we have opened the doors to our new home. Combining heritage charm, unique architectural features and modern furnishings, our new space provides a modern-day oasis - the perfect venue for enjoying inner peace.

Our new space offers the people of Melbourne a comfortable, peaceful environment for enjoying meditation and modern Buddhism.

Address : Ground Floor / 79-81 Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD

Resident Teacher.

Gen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne.

Gen Kelsang Dornying has been teaching Kadam Dharma in Australia for over 18 years. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to modern life.

Gen Dornying teaches a variety of in-person and online classes throughout the week, as well as regular workshops and events.