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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.

Discovering Buddhism  

Presenting the Path
with Venerable Lhundrup
Atisha Centre

Monday 30th of May and June 6th and 13th and 27th 7pm
Practice day Saturday July 23rd 9 to 4.30pm

In this course, students will learn about the three main components on the path to enlightenment - Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the right view of Emptiness. The step by step structure of the Lam Rim will be presented and how this can form a basis for spiritual development.


Discovering Buddhism is for beginners and experienced practitioners to learn about and explore Buddhist ideas and practice.
Cost: Members $99 Non members $110
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Advanced Buddhist Study Program

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 3rd  and Saturday 4th June
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July


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?

Meditation for Beginners

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
5.45pm. Anderson Room, St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral (enter by the rear, Bush's Lane off Mollison St.) Chairs provided, BYO Cushion. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind. Read More>>

Guru Puja

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
6:00pm at Atisha Centre Gompa. Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the spiritual master. Read More>>

Tara Puja

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
5:30pm. Tara is the female manifestation of the Buddha's omniscient mind. Read More>>

Teachings with Geshe Rabten

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
7:00pm ~ Our resident teacher, Geshe Rabten, will teach on the Lam-Rim-style text - "Words of My Perfect Teacher" by Patrul Rinpoche. These teachings are suitable for beginners and experienced Buddhist practitioners alike. Read More>>

Teachings with Geshe Rabten

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
7:00pm ~ Our resident teacher, Geshe Rabten, will teach on the Lam-Rim-style text - "Words of My Perfect Teacher" by Patrul Rinpoche. These teachings are suitable for beginners and experienced Buddhist practitioners alike. Read More>>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 03 June 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 05 June 2016
10:00am - Guided meditation and short introductory talk Read More>>

Special Events

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 03 June 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 11 June 2016
9:00am. One Day Meditation Retreat will be led by experienced long-term Buddhist nun, Venerable Tsapel Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 17 June 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 01 July 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

HHDL's birthday

Sunday, 10 July 2016
10am A day of prayers. Visitors welcome. Celebration and discussion of His Holiness Dalai Lama's life will be held as part of International Sangha Day. 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>>