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Buddha Dhamma is taught by resident Teacher Anita Carter and visiting Sangha at the Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia.

You are invited to join us to attend any class or course or call to arrange a convenient time to meet our Teachers.
Five day meditation (bhavana) courses are held several times during the year.


Being a Member of a Dhamma Centre provides help and support for your practice of the Buddha Dhamma. There are many opportunities provided to learn the Buddha Dhamma at classes and courses and also to benefit from Dhamma projects and activities which cultivate the causes and process of developing wisdom and many other beneficial qualities.

It is rare to meet with Buddha Dhamma. Your involvement now will increase the probability of meeting with Buddha Dhamma in the future. One way of doing this is to become a Member of our Centre.

As a Member of our Centre you will have the following privileges:

  • able to attend all activities at the centre and use the resources (excluding the lending library of which there is a Library Subscription Fee of $44.00 inc GST);

  • able to attend general meetings and vote;

  • able to put motions (after one year’s membership);

  • eligible to be an office bearer (after two year’s membership);

  • able receive regular newsletters and emails from our Centre;

As a member you accumulate merit to help you gain the wisdom, will and determination to develop on the path to enlightenment for your benefit and the benefit of all beings.

Your membership supports the activity of all past, present and future members, providing a place where beings have the rare opportunity to meet the Buddha Dhamma in Australia.

Membership Fees

Joining Fee Annual Subscription Annual Library Fee Chan Fee/Class Sumi-e Fee/Class
$10.00 $44.00 $44.00 $20.00 $25.00

All fees are inclusive of 10% GST.

For further information on Membership please contact our Centre on 0408 303 550


External Communication

Our Members broadcast the weekly Buddhist Hour program with Buddha Dhamma talks and chanting live from Emerald Victoria on Mountain District Radio Station 3MDR 97.1 FM, every Sunday afternoon from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

You can read previous weekly  ‘Buddhist Hour’  radio scripts on our Buddhist Hour Weekly Radio Program Archive.

We offer Buddhist Internet Radio 24 hours per day on our website World Buddhist Radio.

Internal Communication

Our BDC Newsletter, the Brooking Street Bulletin, is published for Members and Friends and can be downloaded from the BDCU Newsletter (PDF) link in the What’s On section in the footer below.

Access to the Centre

Buddhist Discussion Centre Australia is situated in Upwey Victoria approximately 40 km from the city of Melbourne. Transport to our centre is easily accessible via major arterial roads or by rail to Upwey station on the Belgrave line.

On-site parking is available at owner’s onus for 10 cars.