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  • Don't think of Buddhism as some kind of narrow, closed-minded belief system. It isn't. Buddhist doctrine is not a historical fabrication. Derived through imagination and mental speculation, but an accurate psychological explanation of the actual nature of the mind.

    - Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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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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Atisha Centre is nestled in the quiet native bushlands of central Victoria, near Bendigo.
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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

Golden Lamp Retreat with Geshe Rabten

9 Day Annual Residential Retreat
Illuminating the Graduated Path to Enlightenment - Lam Rim

Saturday 26th March 9:00am - Sunday 3rd April 2.00pm 
Our resident teacher, Geshe Rabten, will present the Lam Rim teachings, using the text 'The Words of my Perfect Teacher'
The Lam Rim forms a complete and graduated spiritual path, leading to ultimate happiness and Enlightenment.

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to Register for the retreat.  
Food costs are part of the registration. 

Accommodation can be booked through Atisha Centre Office with Kathy on  5446 3336 between 12 and 4pm Tuesday to Friday


Sponsorship of the Golden Lamp retreat has been set up on the website and is available for everyone to contribute and create merit.
This enables you to rejoice whether you are able to attend or support another person to attend.
You may also ring Atisha Centre office to sponsor the retreat.

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An Afternoon at Atisha 

Saturday 20th February from 2 to 7 pm

We welcome you to an afternoon of wisdom, kindness and peace.  Explore Buddhism in a warm and friendly environment. Talks from our resident teacher Geshe Rabten, our resident Sangha Thubten Gyatso on an Introduction to Buddhism.  With lively discussion, questions and reflection.  Finishing with a Peace walk.
Fun for all the family leading into the ‘Day of Miracles’. 

Children’s activities all afternoon, Story Telling , Music, Arts and craft.  
Atisha centre Tours. Book and gifts available from our shop. 

2.30pm: Welcome talk by Geshe Rabten
3.15pm:  Special vegan afternoon tea, iced chai tea, cold drinks, icepoles. 
3.45pm: Introductory talk on Buddhism and discussion by Thubten Gyatso 
5pm: Indian street food and mostly plants salads, Dedication Lantern Making

 6pm:   
Peace Walk leaving from Atisha Centre Gompa, around the Great Stupa.

Join us for meditation Sunday 21st 10 am. Accommodation available at House of Peaceful Bliss. 



What's on this week?

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
5.30 pm The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 14 February 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Discovering Buddhism

Monday, 15 February 2016
7pm 'How to Meditate' with Venerable Lhundrup. Atisha Gompa, Myer's Flat Read More>>

Meditation for Beginners

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
5.45pm. Anderson Room, St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral (enter by the rear, Bush's Lane off Mollison St.) Chairs provided. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind. Read More>>

Guru Puja

Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master. Read More>>

An Afternoon at Atisha

Saturday, 20 February 2016
2 pm - 7 pm. We welcome you to an afternoon of wisdom, kindness and peace. Explore Buddhism in a warm and friendly environment. Talks from our resident teacher Geshe Rabten, our resident Sangha Thubten Gyatso on Introduction to Buddhism. With lively discussion, questions and reflection. Finishing with a Peace walk at 6pm. Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 21 February 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Special Events

Golden Lamp Retreat

Saturday, 26 March 2016
Nine day retreat, illuminating the Graduated Path to Enlightenment. Read More >>

Death and Rebirth

Monday, 18 April 2016
How to Help Your Loved Ones Enjoy Death and Go Happily to Their Next Rebirth. Retreat with Ven Robina 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>>