A Dharma centre is a non-monastic Buddhist centre in a community.
According to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, the function of these centres is to preserve and spread the teachings of Buddhism.  Many of the larger centres have lay residents.  According to the New Kadampa Tradition, Dharma centres provide the focus of a local Buddhist community and provide facilities for study, practice and living by moral precepts. 
- Khensur Lobsang Thubten Rinpoche. "A Perfect Human Rebirth". Mahayana Buddhist Association. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
- Lama Jigme Rinpoche (2003-03-01). "Living in a Dharma Center". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
- "Kadampa Dharma Centers". The official site of the New Kadampa Tradition. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
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