Brisbane Buddhism Discussion Group meets once a month to discuss a variety of topics relevant to common human experiences and aims to promote an exploration and understanding of various aspects of life. The format for each session is casual and conversational, encouraging an open dialogue. You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend. Details of future events can be found through this link: For further information, feel free to contact David Pham on 0431 525 313.

Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage is a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery on 85 acres of forested hills only 45 mins drive from Brisbane CBD. Dhammagiri offers Dhamma talks & guided meditations, secluded accommodation for lay guests to experience monastic life on personal retreats, daily opportunities to offer almsfood and requisites to the resident monks, a library with an extensive collection of texts on Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and traditions. More information and a full schedule of programs and special events available on the website:

Heart Insight meets Sunday evenings from 6 to 8pm at Haiku, 71 Russell Street, West End. For more information, see

Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre Langri Tangpa Centre is a teaching and meditation centre in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We offer a drop-in meditation session every Sunday at 10.30am, and on the first Saturday of every month at 2pm is our orientation session called Starting Point. These are introductions to the Centre and our broad program of activities for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike to support people in making their lives happy and meaningful and to learn about the teachings of the Buddha. Affiliated with an organisation of over 160 centres worldwide, we reflect the teachings and support our principal inspiration, HH the Dalai Lama. 535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill. Call Program Coordinator Miffi 3398 3310 or visit

Open Way Zen holds regular Zen meditation meetings in Brisbane at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 Hampson Street, in Kelvin Grove from 7:00pm to 9:00pm every Wednesday. It is an unincorporated non-profit organisation supporting the Australian teachings of Zen Master Daido Hogen Yamahata. Regular teacher: Peter (Genjo) Bruza.  See for more information.

Ordinary Mind Zen Brisbane is a lay Zen group in the tradition of Charlotte Joko Beck (Ordinary Mind Zen School).  We meet weekly on Sunday evenings for meditation in Paddington, hold one-day sittings at various times through the year, and conduct Sesshins (retreats) twice a year.  Our teacher is Gregg Howard, a Dharma Successor of Joko Beck.  Regular dharma talks and individual instructional meetings with the teacher form part of our program.  In order to participate in our activities, please contact us through the Contacts page on our website and you will be invited to attend a short orientation before one of our Sunday evening sittings.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Pathway Zen hosts weekly meditation and mindfulness practice groups in Brisbane (Spring Hill and Samford), as well as regular daylong and residential multi-day retreats (Sesshin). Newcomers are always welcome and are given an orientation on arrival and an opportunity to participate in our introduction to Zen lectures. Pathway Zen is part of a lay lineage of teachers (Sanbozen International) and offers a comprehensive program that includes aspects of both Soto and Rinzai Zen, including koan introspection. Pathway Zen is guided by Arno Hess, a Brisbane based Zen Buddhist teacher. For further information, please visit:

The UQ Buddhist Society (UQBUDS) is a non-sectarian Buddhist society which aims to represent all Buddhist students at the University of Queensland. The core activities include meditation and dharma talks. Our values are to respect the diversity of Buddhist beliefs and practices, to act in an inclusive manner and to support members from culturally diverse backgrounds. We welcome all members of the public as well. Generally, events are convened every Wednesday evening during University terms. Contact info: Email — uqbuds[at], Facebook —