Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre

Lama Tendar wishes to invite everyone to come and see the new Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre at 132 Kars Street in Franskton South.


It is Tendar's intention that many people will benefit from the centre over the coming years. The centre is brand new, so we are starting with very little, apart from the beautiful Medicine Buddha Statue recently arrived from Nepal and some Thankga’s.


Since 2003 Tendar has enjoyed the kindness and hospitality of Father John, residing at the Interfaith Household attached to the Stella Maris Church in Beaumaris, Victoria. From there Tendar has been teaching Meditation, Tibetan language, Tibetan Sacred Art and Chant from the Garden Room.


In early 2010, thanks to the support and generosity of the Sangha, Tendar has finally been able to set up the Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre, which will be a dedicated Tibetan Buddhist centre.


After the house warming held on Friday March 26th, 2010, the whole weekend was dedicated to the filling and consecration of the new Medicine Buddha Statue.


In the Tibetan tradition, holy statues enshrined in monasteries are filled with precious items then blessed in a special ceremony during which the Ultimate Awareness is invited to enter into and merge with the statue. The statue then becomes a living entity capable of bestowing blessings.


If you would like to support Lama Tendar’s new centre with a donation or would like to contribute in anyway, it would be very much appreciated.


Tibetan Children's Fund

If you would like to support Lama Tendar’s new centre with a donation or would like to contribute in anyway, it would be very much appreciated.


All proceeds from, healings, retreats, workshops, and tours go towards providing food, medicine, education, and shelter for Tibetan Children.

Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin

Ngawang Tenzin (also known as Tsadong Rinpoche) comes from Kham, Eastern Tibet. He became a monk at the age of 8 and went to Drepung Monastery in Tibet to train as a monk.


Ngawang Tenzin was formally recognised as the “13th Tsadong Rinpoche” and left Tibet to go to India to study further at Drepung Monastery in South India.


Rinpoche completed his education at Drepung Monastery, obtaining a Geshe Degree (equivalent to a Doctorate degree) in Buddhist Philosophy. He then studied at Gyumed Tantric University and obtained the Tantric Doctorate Degree finishing in first place.


Rinpoche spent six years in Taiwan, where he studied Mandarin, in order to teach Buddha Dharma to the Chinese speaking students there.


Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin is now residing in Melbourne at the Medicine Buddha Centre with Lama Tendar and Buddhist nun, Ani Sonam and has regular teaching programs through the Shantideva Buddhist Foundation Ltd, of which Lama Tendar is the Spiritual Director.


We are very fortunate to have a highly learned Rinpoche come to Australia to share his knowledge and wisdom with us…. and teach us Buddha Dharma.

Ven. Lobsang Sonam (Anne Lis Andersen)

Ven. Lobsang Sonam (Anne Lis Andersen) 68 years Born in Denmark, has been Buddhist since 2000. Having received her ordination February 2006 with Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and Lama Tendar Anne Lis Andersen became a cofounder of Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre (MBTMC).


Anne Lis Andersen worked as nurse in aged care whilst studying regularly and received teaching from Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition HHDL Ven. Lama tendar


Anne Lis Andersen gives regular meditation classes and offers Counselling, spiritual guidance, healing prayers and blessings.

Dorothy Szendei

Dorothy Szendei has been a practitioner of meditation for over 46 years, she was first introduced to meditation by Indian Mahatmas and, many years later, by Buddhist monks and nuns.


Dorothy first met Lama Tendar over 11 years ago and requested him to be her teacher in Tibetan Buddhism, he kindly agreed. From that time, Dorothy has received many teachings, Empowerments and Initiations from Lama Tendar, as well as studying with him the painting of traditional Tibetan Buddhist Mandalas over the past 10 years.


Dorothy has also made many pilgrimages with Lama Tendar to Nepal, Tibet and India where she had the great pleasure and honour of meeting his teacher and receiving a White Tara Initiation and blessing from Geshe Samten Tharchin, before he passed away. These journeys have been deeply enriching experiences.


Dorothy was one of a small group of people instrumental in the start of Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Centre in Frankston. She works joyfully to realize Lama Tendar’s vision that the Centre may be a place where people may find peace and happiness whilst learning the precious teachings of Buddha.


With Lama Tendar’s support, Dorothy teaches beginner’s meditation and philosophy, a Lam Rim study group and takes Friday night meditation at Medicine Buddha Centre, when Lama Tendar is interstate. She also teaches mindfulness training at a private hospital once a week at alcohol rehabilitation and in 2016 was requested to teach mindfulness to people suffering from ADHD at a private clinic on behalf of Medicine Buddha Centre.


Dorothy finds great joy in studying Buddha Dharma, knowing how much it has enriched her own life, she would like others to benefit also from Buddha’s teachings.



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Address:      132 Kars Street, Frankston

                      South VIC 3199

Telephone:   03 9766 0768