Dandenong Ranges

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

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.  


Our classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

Classes consist of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. No prior experience needed and you can join anytime. Everyone is welcome.

class topic

Stop Procrastinating, Start Meditating.

Learn meditations for overcoming procrastination. Enjoy the empowered feeling of getting things done.

Do you feel over stimulated by addictive technologies? Is your phone rarely out of your hand?

We know how we feel when we have lost hours to tech-based distraction, but could it also be draining us of the energy to live with clarity and focus?

Instead of sinking into a habitual love of ease and distraction, now is the time to take back control of our mind.

On this course, we will:

•       Learn to set up a daily meditation practice for a happy life

•       Learn to develop stable self-esteem

•       Understand how to energize and uplift the mind.

•       Find direction in life

These classes are self-contained so you are welcome to join anytime.

Class schedule.

Mondays 7.30pm | This class is taught by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dornying - please click here to book.

Wednesdays 11am | The teacher of this class is Tina Orr.

Walk-ins welcome at both classes.


If you are interested in joining the in-depth study programs at KMC Australia, the Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program, please click here for more information.

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.

Gen Dornying teaches Mondays 7.30pm at KMCA.