The Buddhaloka Centre is currently closed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Regular programmes offered at the Centre have been cancelled and there will be no access to the Centre for individual meditation practice. The monastic led teaching program is being delivered online from NBM. Check the events page for further details

The Committee will continue to assess the situation and notify our community when a decision is made to re-open the Buddhaloka Centre on the BSV website and the BSV weekly email news.

Postponement of BSV 2020 AGM

Due to the COVID-19 situation and in accordance with Federal Government edicts, the BSV will be submitting an application to the Department of Consumer Affairs – Victoria to postpone the BSV 2020 AGM scheduled for 19th April 2020 by 2 months.

The Committee will assess the situation at the end of this period to decide on a new date for the AGM.

Pending the AGM, the current Committee will remain in place.

Further updates will be communicated via the BSV Weekly News and BSV Website.

A peaceful sanctuary in the Heart of Melbourne

The Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) was established in 1953 and is the oldest Buddhist Teaching Centre in Australia.

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“The gift of Dhamma excels all other gifts” – The Buddha (Dhammapada no. 354)

Established in 1953, the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) is the oldest Theravada Buddhist Teaching Centre in Australia. The vibrant teaching program at the Buddhaloka Centre in East Malvern is offered free to the community. The weekly teaching program, Dhamma School, the Teens Group and Cityzen (young adults) along with the Newbury Buddhist Monastery provide great opportunities for all ages, stages of life and varying levels of practice to discover and practice the Dhamma

Open To Public

The Newbury Buddhist Monastery is supported by the BSV and is set on a 150-acres of lush green pasture amidst the rolling countryside neighbouring the Wombat State Forest in Victoria, Australia.

For Ages 5 – 13

The school curriculum focuses on practical Buddhism in contemporary life, we discuss personal and public issues and how the Dhamma can be used to assist us to lead a more compassionate existence with our family, friends and animals.

For Ages 13 to 18

The BSV Teen Program supports secondary school students to learn the teachings of the Buddha (the Dhamma) readily applicable to their lives; and to create a society of Dhamma practitioners amongst themselves

For Ages 18 to 30

CITYZEN aims to help young adults cultivate wisdom and peace through meditation and the Buddha’s teachings. If you have plans to join a social group of like-minded and grow spiritually, you’re in the right place.

Special message on COVID-19 situation and impacts to the BSV

Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.

 – Ajahn Brahm

Whatever disturbance is happening, it is disturbing you for one moment only. But if it echoes in your mind, it will keep disturbing you for a long time.


– Ajahn Brahm

Forget about the results. Creating the causes, that is your work. The results will come by themselves.

 – Ajahn Brahm

Weekly Events

Mar 30, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Apr 05, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Apr 06, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 10, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

“Never allow your knowledge to stand in the way of truth.”

– Ajahn Brahm
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