Welcome to Gold Coast Dharma Realm! GCDR is a Buddhist Monastery on the Gold Coast Hinterland in Mudgeeraba, and is an affiliate of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association USA which has been operating for more than 50 years following its founding by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua (1918-1995). We strive to provide a space for Buddhist education and spiritual practice. Visitors are always welcome to join our local community for meditation, chanting, evening lectures on Buddhism, a wander through the library or a pure vegetarian lunch.
phone: (07) 5522-8788
DRBA-USA and its branches and affiliates all strive to maintain Six Guidelines given by the Master. These are:
1. Refrain from fighting; do not contend.
2. Refrain from being greedy; want less.
3. Refrain from all sorts of seeking; be content.
4. Refrain from being selfish; nurture a magnanimous spirit.
5. Refrain from pursuing personal advantages; keep a low profile and live
lightly on the land.
6. Refrain from lying; tell the truth.
4.00-5.30am Morning recitation
10.30am Meal offering
11.00am Vegetarian lunch
6.00-7.30pm Evening recitation
7.30-8.30pm Lecture / Sutra chanting
Dharma Master Heng Chih is currently lecturing on Buddhist Texts every Mon, Fri and Sat 7.30pm-830pm till December
Evening Great Compassion Mantra Repentance every Tue, Wed, Thurs 7.30pm-8.45pm
On Going Events:
8.30-10.00am Great Compassion Mantra
1.30-2.30pm Shurangama Mantra recitation
& Transfer of Merit
8am-10am Meditation & Instruction on Meditation
5th Dec- 9th Dec 2013 Meditation Retreat
1 Jan 2014 Western New Year’s one-day Auspicious Mantra Session.
30 Jan 2014 7:30 pm Asian New Year’s Eve – lighting of Wishing Candles
31 Jan 2014 Asian New Year’s Day – begin Shurangama Mantra Session
1 Feb 2014 New Year’s Shurangama Mantra Session
2 Feb 2014 Conclusion of New Year’s Shurangama Mantra Session. Ceremony for Formally Becoming a Buddhist and transmission of Five Precepts.
Yoga Session with Our Experience Teacher