We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call on (07) 3398 3310.
When you first arrive, introduce yourself to the volunteer at reception and they will point out where everything is, and if it’s not busy they will show you around the centre. Once you’ve registered (sign the day’s roll, make a donation) at the reception entrance, you can:
- pick up a print version of the monthly calendar
- join us for complimentary tea and biscuits
- pick up a free book from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) display
In the time before class you can relax in reception or go straight into the meditation hall and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Dharma bell rings for class a few minutes before we start.
If you happen to get here late, please do join us for class anyway. After the effort of travelling here, we would much rather you come in! Sign in first, gather your thoughts, and a volunteer will show you into the hall and find you a seat if the room is full.
The reception and lounge area is open before and after class. Feel free to have a tea or coffee, chat with fellow students, browse in the gift shop, or have a look at our library. Now that you’ve attended a class, you might want to ask the teacher further questions, or ask a volunteer at reception about anything regarding the program or the centre.
What to Expect
Walk down the drive at the side of the church and come up the stairs to reception. Directly at the front door is a little table where you put your name on the day’s roll and donation in the bowl.
Then please join us for tea and biscuits in reception before class, and feel free to browse around the shop or the library.
On the sideboard next to where you signed in there are monthly calendars, free books on Buddhism, and an email list if you want to receive weekly reminders.
Classes are offered on a donation basis. There is a suggested $10 for a class, but there is no set amount. Donate whatever amount you are comfortable with.
The Dharma is freely offered, but the centre relies on your donations to keep the lights on, the photocopies rolling, the mortgage covered, and tea and biscuits on the table! Some people donate a large amount, others put in just a few coins – all are greatly appreciated!
If you need change for the donation bowl please ask at reception. or you can make your donation with EFTPOS. Please don’t ever let financial difficulty be the reason for not attending class!
We are easily accessible by bus. Outbound from the city, get the 200 Carindale bus from the Myer Centre Platform C or the 222 Carindale bus from City Hall. Both of these buses also stop at the Cultural Centre and at Southbank. (The 204 Carindale also passes us but it is slower, stopping all stops.) We are just 50 m from the Camp Hill Cityexpress bus stop (stop 30).
The area is well-lit, but we are more than happy to accompany you to the bus stop after class. Just ask us at reception!
It is traditional to remove your hat and shoes when entering the meditation hall. If you need to wear shoes for medical reasons it is perfectly OK to keep them on. Please keep your shoes on your feet around the rest of the centre for safety reasons, and remember to bring warm socks in winter!
Out of respect for the monks and nuns, we ask you to abide by the ‘neck-to-knee’ principle. This means in summer being mindful not to wear shorts, and avoiding strappy singlets. No sleeves is fine, but try to have the shoulders covered. If in doubt, bring a light sarong or scarf. We have light blankets to put around your shoulders if you find the air-conditioning a bit chilly, and you can also use these to cover your knees for modesty purposes.
Parking onsite is reserved for wheelchair access and class teachers. There is parking in the side streets around the corner or in Bruce Street opposite us. Please be mindful of our neighbours and leave enough space for them to get out of their driveways.
You might want to bring along a notepad and pen. If you take hot drinks into the hall please make sure they are in a container with a lid, like a thermos or keep-cup. Some classes use prayer books or the overhead smart TV, so remember to BYO specs!
If it’s winter, bring along thick socks, as we take our shoes off in the meditation hall. Depending on where you are in relation to the air-conditioning, you might want to bring a light shawl.
What Visitors Say
Warm and friendly teachers giving graduated teachings in our beautiful Gompa. Greatly nourishing and uplifting, attending Langri Tangpa Centre feels like “coming home”.
Member since 2017
I just keep coming back because of the tremendous benefits that have flowed into my, and consequently my family's life, from the invaluable knowledge and skills I've acquired. It's positively life changing!
Member since 2007
Thank you to all the wonderful people who work devotedly to keep the Centre such a delightful place to visit. I deeply appreciate how all of you wholeheartedly welcome and include such a diversity of people, whether we are Buddhists or not.
Member since 2015