About Us

Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane is a not-for-profit organisation. Our Centre in Spring Hill provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Everyone is welcome!
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Our Meditation Centre

Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane is a modern meditation space located in the heart of Spring Hill. Our meditation room is carpeted and soundproofed, with air conditioning and purified air. Seating is available on comfortable chairs or on cushions on the floor. The meditation room has a hearing loop and the Centre is wheelchair accessible. We hold drop-in meditation classes, beginners courses, special events, urban retreats and regular day courses which are suitable for everyone; as well as in-depth study programs for people who want to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Gen Rabten is also the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane and teaches all the main classes and courses at the Centre.

Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over twenty-five years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings, and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

Shop and Opening Hours

We sell a complete range of meditation and Buddhism books written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche as well as meditation CDs, audio books and Buddhist images. Our gift shop also stocks statues, ritual implements, greeting cards, candles, meditation cushions and other gift items. All profits are donated to the International Temples Project.

We are open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm if you would like to drop in and visit the shop, use the meditation room for your personal practice, or find out more about our classes and courses. Please check the calendar in case the Centre is closed during these times for a special event.

How to Find Us

Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane is located at 109 Leichhardt Street in Spring Hill. We are a short walk from Central Station. The Brisbane Airtrain goes directly from Brisbane Airport to Central Station. More details can be found on their website. Parking is available in the surrounding streets and is free after 7pm weekdays, after 12 noon on Saturdays and all day on Sunday.

If you are considering using public transport, options can be found by clicking the button below. You can also catch the Spring Hill Loop Bus from the city up to the Centre. The bus runs approximately every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday from 8.10am to 6.05pm. Check the timetable for details.

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Volunteering at the Centre

We are dedicated to bringing inner peace and happiness to the people of Brisbane and beyond. To fulfil this aim our Centre relies entirely upon volunteers – from those who drop in to the Centre to help out on occasion through to our dedicated managers and teachers.

If you have the wish to help out in any way please let us know. You don’t need to have any particular skills or make any regular commitment. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and help us with a vast range of tasks. Any help is welcome. Email info@meditateinbrisbane.org if you would like to help.


All of our Centre’s activities depend upon the kindness of our community. Every Kadampa Centre is completely run by volunteers and it is through the generous support of the community – by volunteering and making financial contributions – that we are able to offer classes and courses throughout Brisbane. If you wish to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Centre’s activities, you can do so at any time. Every donation regardless of size, is a significant contribution. Email info@meditateinbrisbane.org if you would like to make a donation.