Dandenong Ranges

Kadampa Meditation Centre 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.  


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.

To view the class schedule for KMC Australia (Dandenong Ranges), please click here.

Resident Teacher.

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

Gen Kelsang Rabten ordained in 1994, he has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 27 years. He has taught in many centres around the world including Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia.

Gen Rabten exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life, brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

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


We offer accommodation options for our events.
Options include single room with ensuite, single rooms, twin rooms, double room and dorm rooms as well as camping with shared bathroom facilities.

Single and Double Room

Dorm Room


Pre-erected Tents