~ Welcome to Atisha Centre ~

Atisha 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.


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Updated Thursday 18 April

◉ Sunday Meditation 
...This Sunday's meditation will be held in the Monastery gompa.
Please drive straight up to the Monastery and park there.
◉ 16 Guidelines Retreat 
...is now, unfortunately, fully booked!
◉ Atisha Centre Telephone Number 
Please note: Our contact telephone number has changed:
(+61) 0493 247 400

Rinpoche's Room at Kopan Monastery

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Teachings - Publications

All the teachings given at Atisha Centre are available as audios and in most cases, as videos

Follow all our teachings as audios and YouTube videos, with downloadable course materials. 
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Lama's Dharma Shop

Visit our Courtyard shop for Dharma books, gifts, ritual items and interesting artefacts

Programme Events

"16 Guidelines for Life" ~ LEVEL 1
A weekend retreat led by Jane Lewis, Martin Ström and Carmela Quimbo.

Friday to Sunday 19 to 21 April

Guided meditation, perfect for beginners, including those with no experience with meditation whatsoever. An excellent opportunity just to sit with your mind in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

Sunday Morning Meditation ~ Each Sunday morning

We would like to invite you to join us for cake and chai in the courtyard following Sunday meditation.

Next session: 

Sunday 21 April ~ 10:00am to 11:00am

Suitable for everyone!
Event: Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga connects mind, body and breath, to develop awareness and mindfulness.
Yoga improves flexibility, health and well-being.

Next session: 

Monday 22 April ~ 9:00am to 10:00am

Suitable for everyone!
Yin Yoga adds a quieter aspect to our yoga practice, introducing us to the possibility of physical, emotional and mental equilibrium. A nice way to end the day!

Monday Evening Yoga with Donna


Next session: 

Monday 22 April ~ 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Suitable for everyone!
Each Tuesday (not in school holidays) ~ behind St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral - Bendigo ~ Led by Venerable Damcho

Next session: 

 Tuesday 23 April ~ 5:45pm to 6:45pm

Event: Wednesday Night Teachings
"Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" by Shantideva ~ Weekly teachings from Venerable Geshe Rabten

Next session: 

Wednesday 24 April ~ 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Each Wednesday, Geshe Rabten delivers in-depth teachings on the Lam Rim - the Graduated Path to Enlightenment.
"Middle Lam Rim" by Lama Tsongkhapa ~ Fortnightly teachings from Venerable Geshe Rabten

Friday 26 April ~ 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday 27 April ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm

Concise and complete stages on the path to enlightenment. Everyone welcome.
A monthly practice to recite specific prayers and mantra to help and guide those who have passed away.

Next session: 

Sunday 28 April ~ 9:00am to 9:40am

A Shamatha retreat with Venerable Tsapel.

Thursday to Sunday 16 to 19 May


Pujas at Atisha Centre

Below are the next puja dates.
Please confirm that these pujas will take place at the Centre before attending! 

Guru Puja

Thursday 18 April
@ 4:00pm

Medicine Buddha Puja

Tuesday 23 April
@ 4:00pm

Tara Puja

Thursday 16 May
@ 4:00pm
Atisha Centre is located on the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
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