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Sutras are now available for downloading. Check them out under Dharma or click here.

Class Enrolment Form is available now in Classes section, for the public to register for Bao Lin classes.

Dates and time are updated for new English and Chinese Meditation classes.
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Welcome to Bao Lin Chan Monastery!
Bao Lin Chan Monastery is the first Chan (Zen) center established in the southern hemisphere by Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. It is a non-profit Buddhist organization, situated at 94A High Street, Glen Iris, Vic. It opened to the public on 1st November 2008, over 200 guests were in attendance.

Bao Lin Chan Monastery practises and propagates Mahayana Chan Buddhism. It offers free Buddhist meditation classes in English and Chinese to the public and community. It also conducts a range of free classes, such as Chinese calligraphy, Mandarin, Vegetarian cooking, Flower arrangement ,Tai Chi, Dharma Instruments and Chanting as well as Children’s Meditation classes.

Bao Lin Chan Monastery provides a peaceful and tranquil environment and is conducive to the practice of Chan meditation. Newcomers and Buddhists alike feel enriched by what they find here. All visitors are welcomed to the Monastery.
Monastic and lay members are available to assist with information and inquiries of classes and special activities from 9 am to 7:00pm each day.

Please step inside Bao Lin and discover the path to enlightenment.

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Recent Events

2015 Creative Vegetarian Cooking Class

Bao Lin Chan Monastery will be having vegetarian cooking classes starting on the 29th March, Sunday from 10:00 to 11:30am.

Free English Beginners Meditation Class

Have you ever wondered what Buddhist meditation is like? Come and experience the joy of serenity for yourself at a free 2 hour trial class on February 28 from 10am - 12pm.

2014 Moon Festival Celebration

2014 English Meditation Class Potluck Gathering

On 22nd April, Bao Lin Chan Monastery held a potluck gathering for the students of English meditation classes.

2014 Buddha Bathing Ceremony

This year on the 8th April of the lunar calendar is Sakyamuni Buddha’s 3041th birthday.