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Membership is open to anyone, Buddhist or non Buddhist, who is committed to developing a good heart for the benefit of all living beings. If your membership has expired, you must sign up as a new member. If you are having trouble renewing or logging in to your membership please contact us ASAP.
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Welcome to Atisha

"Atisha Buddhist Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation centre, providing opportunities for study and practice of a spiritual path, where people can develop their natural wisdom and compassion."
  • Accommodation at House of Peaceful Bliss

Atisha Centre is a peaceful retreat centre and hub of Buddhist education, nestled in the quiet native bushland of central Victoria, near Bendigo. Founded in 1981, the Centre provides a serene and welcoming setting for all who seek time out from busy lives or learning about Buddhism.

Situated in close proximity to Atisha Centre is the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, currently under construction, and soon to become among the most significant Buddhist temples and pilgrimage destinations in the world, and the Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, where monks devote themselves to study, meditation and spiritual transformation.

Atisha Centre is a Mahayana Buddhist centre affiliated with the FPMT. Our spiritual Director is Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and we follow the teachings of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. 

The Dja Dja Wrung people are proudly acknowledged as the traditional owners of this land.

Accommodation available between retreats at House of Peaceful Bliss.

Please note: if you have trouble booking for any of our courses, try a different web browser.

16 Guidelines for Life with Venerable Dorje

   16 Guidelines for Life   
with Venerable Lozang Dorje

How we Think;  
How we Act;  
How we Relate to others;  
How we Find Meaning

Introduction to the 16 Guidelines for Life
Friday 19th August 7.30 to 9.00pm
Atisha Centre Meditation Hall

Weekend Course on the 16 Guidelines for Life
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 
9 to 4pm


Learn Practical Tools for Developing Happiness and Meaning in Everyday Life.

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Positions available

Shop Manager:
We are looking to fill the  part time  position of shop manager .

Hours and terms negotiable.
Click here to see more details.

After Hours accommodation support:

15 Hours per week in exchange for accommodation.
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Study Group
                                                                

Four Schools of Tenets.
Teachings with Geshe Rabten translated by Venerable Lobsang Dorje.


Geshe Rabten, Atisha Centre's Resident teacher, will present a series of teachings based on the 'Four Schools of Tenets'.
These teachings are a concise and accessible introduction to the four main schools of Buddhist tenets representing the differing levels of interpretation of the sutras delivered by the Buddha. 

Starting Friday 13th May 7pm to 8.30 and Saturday 14th May 9.00am to 4.00pm.
The teachings will run fortnightly.
Friday 19  and Saturday 20th August
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October

There is no registration for these teachings but we do ask you to arrive on time and register at the door.
This allows us to keep a tally on the numbers attending and send updates and announcements.
We do suggest a offering to made to the centre of between $5 and $20 on the Friday night and between $20 and $50 for the Saturday. This way you get the benefit of offering to support the dharma and we can maintain the centre to keep these teachings available without a fixed payment. The Monastery have requested that offering be made directly to the centre rather than to Geshe Rabten as we pay a weekly Stipend to the Geshe Rabten and the Translator. 

Click Here to book for Supper on Friday night, Lunch on Saturday. 
You may also wish to BYO your own meals.



What's on this week?

16 Guidelines for Life - Introduction

Friday, 19 August 2016
Introduction to the "16 Guidelines for Life" prior to the two-day course, facilitated by Venerable Dorje at Atisha Centre. Read More>>

16 Guidelines for Life

Saturday, 27 August 2016
In this two-day course Venerable Dorje will present the 16 Guidelines, a set of practical tools for developing happiness and meaning in every day life. Read More>>

Guru Puja

Saturday, 27 August 2016
6.00pm at TSL Monastery Gompa. Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master. Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 28 August 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
5.30 pm The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. Read More>>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 02 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 04 September 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Special Events

16 Guidelines for Life - Introduction

Friday, 19 August 2016
Introduction to the "16 Guidelines for Life" prior to the two-day course, facilitated by Venerable Dorje at Atisha Centre. Read More >>

16 Guidelines for Life

Saturday, 27 August 2016
In this two-day course Venerable Dorje will present the 16 Guidelines, a set of practical tools for developing happiness and meaning in every day life. Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 02 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Andy Weber - Buddhist Art Course 1

Friday, 16 September 2016
MEDICINE BUDDHA AND HIS MANDALA Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 16 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Membership

Membership is open to anyone, Buddhist or non Buddhist, who is committed to developing a good heart for the benefit of all living beings. If your membership has expired, you must sign up as a new member. If you are having trouble renewing or logging in to your membership please contact us ASAP.
Click here for membership >>

Newsletter

Download our latest newsletter and access our archive of past newsletters.
Click here >>

Find Us

Atisha Centre is nestled in the quiet native bushlands of central Victoria, near Bendigo.
Click here for a map and more details on how to find us >>

Generosity

Enjoy the many merits of generosity and support Atisha by making an online donation.
Click here >>

Affiliations

Atisha Centre is affiliated with the FPMT.

Click here to learn more>>