Membership New & Renewal

Membership is one of the most practical ways to support our Centre. Our Members are the heart of our Centre and provide a stable financial base to ensure the continuation of our work.

A number of benefits are offered to Members such as discounts on courses, discounts from our bookshop, library borrowing rights, invitations to members’ events. Once an application has been approved by committee, applicants will also have a say in the future of our Centre through voting rights at our Annual General and other meetings.

Types of Membership

Individual Membership $155 per year
Family Membership $230 per year
Concession Membership* $105 per year

* Concession Membership is for individuals on age pension, disability pension or full-time students. Proof of eligible concession needs to be sighted and should be brought into the centre and presented to our volunteer “welcome” staff on your next visit.

Our online membership application form is undergoing maintenance. You can still apply for (or renew your) membership in person using the paper application form available from HBC. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Click here to Apply for a New Membership or to Renew Existing Membership

To help provide an atmosphere conducive to the study and practice of Buddhism, Members must agree to abide by our Conditions of Membership.

Conditions of Membership

We have a fundamental responsibility to create a supportive, harmonious and safe environment at our Centre. To this end Members are expected to:

  • Observe Gompa Etiquette at the Centre (the Gompa is the hall in which we conduct teachings and meditations)
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Abide by the five lay precepts at the Centre – not to kill, steal, lie, engage in sexual misconduct or take intoxicants
  • Be respectful of other religions, traditions or groups but not promote or support them in any way while at the Centre unless approved by the Executive Committee.
  • Not engage in the practice of Shugden as advised by our Spiritual Director, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche **
  • Obtain prior approval of the Executive Committee before holding meetings or events at the Centre
  • Abide by decisions of the Executive Committee

** Read the Collection of Advice Regarding Shugden (Dolgyal)

(Note: It is also possible to sponsor the Membership of someone experiencing financial difficulties for $155. Please contact our Membership Coordinator for more details.)