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    - 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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Welcome to Atisha ...

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.

“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.”

Latest News & Featured events

Coming Retreats and Visiting Teachers

 Venerable Robina Courtin will lead a seven day Heart Sutra Retreat  from 20th July until 26th July. One Day meditation courses run regularly.

Book here for Venerable Robina's Inspirational Talk on Friday 24th July at 5 pm.




Vesak Festival of Light

Saturday, 30 May 2015
Atisha Centre will be open for tours and also for afternoon chai and cakes. Atisha Gifts will be open.
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Community Day

Sunday, 14 June 2015
10 am. Community Day welcomes newcomers and regulars alike. You can participate in meditation and discussion led by a Sangha member.
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One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 20 June 2015
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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Discovering Buddhism

Monday, 22 June 2015
7.00 'The Wisdom of Emptiness' with Venerable Lhundrup. Atisha Meditation Room, 324 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo.
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16 Guidelines for Life - Introduction

Friday, 03 July 2015
Introduction to the 16 guidelines prior to the One day course, facilitated by Venerable Dorje at Atisha Centre
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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>>

Program Summary & Calendar of Events

To view our interactive calendar, full event details and to register for upcoming events.
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Private Yoga Retreat

09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Privately run event
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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Vesak Festival of Light

12:00 PM-07:30 PM
Atisha Centre will be open for tours and also for afternoon chai and cakes. Atisha Gifts will be open.
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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Meditation for Beginners

05:45 PM-06:45 PM
5.45pm. Atisha Meditation Room. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind.
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Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Mind and Mental Factors

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
7pm. Study Group with Venerable Jampa. Atisha Meditation Room, 324 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo
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Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Tara Puja

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
6pm. Tara is the female manifestation of the buddha's omniscient mind.
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Friday, 05 June 2015

His Holiness Dalai Lama's teachings in Sydney

08:00 AM-08:00 PM