~ 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 7 December

◉  Happy Lama Tsongkhapa Day!
Join us this afternoon for a special puja to celebrate and remember Lama Tsongkhapa.
Today ~ 7 December @ 4:30pm
◉  Habit Alignment Key Retreat at the Great Stupa
~ 9 to 13 December ~
Tickets still available!
A profound, unique and innovative retreat experience created by Tenzin Osel Hita to facilitate deep insight and awareness into our inner and outer environments. Combining Buddhist wisdom with current scientific thinking we will discover our intricate relationship to ourselves and the ever-changing interdependent worlds around us. For more information on this amazing experience and to book your tickets, please click the button below.

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

Join us for a special puja to celebrate and remember Lama Tsongkhapa

~ Thursday 7 December at 4:30pm ~

Open to all!
Each Tuesday (not in school holidays) ~ behind St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral - Bendigo ~ Led by Venerable Damchö

Next session: 

 Tuesday 12 December ~ 5:45pm to 6:45pm

A monthly practice to recite specific prayers and mantra to help and guide those who have passed away.

Next session: 

Sunday 17 December ~ 9:00am to 9:40am

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


Next session: 

Sunday 17 December ~ 10:00am to 11:00am

Suitable for everyone!
Event: Hatha Yoga

Next session: 

Monday 18 December ~ 9:00am to 10:00am

Hatha Yoga develops mind, body and breath to develop awareness and mindfulness.
Our annual end of year retreat

Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024

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

Next session: 

Wednesday 14 February ~ 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 1 March ~ 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday 2 March ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm

Concise and complete stages on the path to enlightenment. Everyone welcome.

Pujas at Atisha Centre

Guru Puja

Wednesday 7 December at 4:30pm

Tara Puja

Wednesday 20 December at 4:30pm

Medicine Buddha Puja

Monday 26 December at 4:30pm
Atisha Centre is located on the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
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