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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.


5 Day Retreat “7 Point Thought Transformation”


October 1 - 5

Led by Venerable Lhundrup with teachings from Geshe Rabten.

The following three practices will be presented:

• Watching of the breath, in order to calm the mind;

• The development of bodhicitta through the practice of giving and taking;

• Transforming problems on the path.


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The cost of this retreat is by donation only. There will be no specific charge for the retreat or for the teachings. We will seek sponsorship for our costs.
Please note: Accommodation and food will be available.
It is important to register, even if you do not require food.



Click here to make a sponsorship donation for this retreat


Buddhist Studies Programme
                                                                

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
Teachings with Venerable Geshe Rabten translated by Venerable Lozang Dorje.


Venerable Geshe Rabten, Atisha Centre's resident teacher, will present a series of teachings based an important lojong text by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo.

In 37 verses, it gives instructions on how to follow the bodhisattva path.

These teachings are available to everybody!

For the remainder of this year the teachings will be held over three weekends: Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm.



Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November



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 has requested that offerings be made directly to the Centre rather than to Geshe Rabten as we pay a weekly stipend to the geshe and the translator. 

Book for supper on Friday night, lunch on Saturday by clicking on the date/s you wish to attend in our calendar.
You may also wish to BYO meals.




What's on this week?

Retreat: 7 Point Mind Transformation

Saturday, 01 October 2016
Geshe Rabten will teach during this 5 day retreat. The retreat will be led by Venerable Lhundrup. Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 02 October 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Tara Puja

Wednesday, 05 October 2016
5.30 pm. Tara is the female manifestation of the Buddha's omniscient mind. Read More>>

Community Day

Sunday, 09 October 2016
10 am. Community Day welcomes newcomers and regulars alike. Atisha Centre's teacher, Geshe Rabten, will give a public talk while children are happily engaged in Dharma club. Shared lunch to follow. Read More>>

Children's Dharma club

Sunday, 09 October 2016
Dharma club runs in conjunction with Community Days Read More>>

Guru Puja

Tuesday, 11 October 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>>

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
5.30 pm The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. Read More>>

Special Events

Retreat: 7 Point Mind Transformation

Saturday, 01 October 2016
Geshe Rabten will teach during this 5 day retreat. The retreat will be led by Venerable Lhundrup. Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 21 October 2016
“The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas” with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 04 November 2016
“The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas” with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

The Road to Peace

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Talks on Chapter 5 of Shantideva’s “Bodhisattvacharyavatara” With Ven. Thubten Gyatso Read More >>

The Road to Peace

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Talks on Chapter 5 of Shantideva’s “Bodhisattvacharyavatara” With Ven. Thubten Gyatso 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>>