Meet Our Team

Spiritual Director

Geshe Sonam Thargye

Venerable Geshe Sonam is director and founder of Drol Kar Buddhist Centre. 

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Associate Director

Karen Mayer

Karen as associate director manages Drol Kar operations. Karen is a founding member.

Resident Teacher

Venerable Jampa Drolma

Venerable Jampa Drolma is part time resident and teacher at Drol Kar Buddhist Centre. 

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David Mayer

David 's committee role is treasurer. David is a founding member. 

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Linda Chitham

Long time member Linda  makes the arrangements for meetings, including AGMs, and keeps minutes of all Drol Kar meetings. 

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Office Manager & Committee

Helen McKenzie

Drol Kar resident Helen manages the office and any inquiries and also active in managing the grounds and maintenance.

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General Committee

Sue Baensch

Sue is a committee member, publishes the newsletter and social media . 

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General Committee

Tim McDonald

Tim is a resident and committee member. 

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General Committee

Linda Diggins

Linda is a committee member and manages the DKBC website. Linda is a founding member. 

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Drol Kar Buddhist is currently in recess over the Christmas New Year period.

Summer Meditation Wednesdays in January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 11 am until 12 noon.

Regular classes recommence February 1st.

Visitors by appointment only. Ph 52661788. Covid protocols apply.

Closed on days of TOTAL FIRE BAN in the central district which includes the Surfcoast

Drol Kar Buddhist Centre,  625 Nortons Road, Paraparap, Victoria 3240  |  |  Tel:03-5266 1788

 Opening Hours: Friday - Wednesday: 10am-4pm         

 Closed until February 1, 2021 except summer meditation  classes on Wednesdays in January.

Drol Kar Buddhist Centre is CLOSED on days of  TOTAL FIRE BAN

We, Drol Kar Buddhist Centre, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

©2019 DROL KAR BUDDHIST CENTRE. Celebrating 20 years 1999 - 2109. 

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