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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 recognises His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama as our spiritual leader.  The Dja Dja Wrung people are proudly acknowledged as the traditional owners of this land.

Video of Khandro-La's public talk at Atisha Centre are up on YouTube
Friday 4th April : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zwTVYUojYs
Saturday Pt 2: http://youtu.be/h1rjciJJs7Q

Sunday Pt 1: http://youtu.be/GiHxR78IiF0
Sunday Pt 2: http://youtu.be/1t7VEz278JA

Latest News & Featured events

Coming Retreats and Visiting Teachers

 Thubten Gyatso will lead a Lam Rim retreat in April. Venerable Robina will return in June/July. Nyung Ne with Venerable Dorje 6-9th June. "16 Guidelines for Life" with Venerable Dorje 19-20 July.  Lama Zopa Rinpoche returns in September/October. Details of retreats and teachings are posted in the calendar as soon as topics, times and dates are finalised and costs are known. It is now possible to book for these courses at Atisha Centre through our calendar. Lama Zopa Retreat bookings are now open via the retreat website www.lamazopaaustralia.org.au.


Atisha Centre seeks an Assistant Director


Atisha Centre seeks a Dharma student to serve as Assistant Director (voluntary position) of our well-established Retreat Centre.  For more information >> click here>>


Lam Rim Meditation Retreat

Friday, 18 April 2014
Ten day Meditation retreat led by Thubten Gyatso in the style of the famous Lam Rim (Graduated Path to Enlightenment) meditation courses that first began at Kopan Monastery in the 70s.
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Golden Light Sutra Recitation

Sunday, 27 April 2014
11.30 Practices for the Health and Long Life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Vesak Festival of Light

Saturday, 17 May 2014
Atisha Centre will be open for tours and also for afternoon chai and cakes. Atisha Gifts will be open.
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One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 14 June 2014
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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Green Tara Retreat with Ven Robina

Monday, 30 June 2014
7 days with Ven. Robina Courtin. Green Tara Retreat with meditation to actualise the Lam Rim
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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

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Lam Rim Meditation Retreat

12:00 PM-09:00 AM
Ten day Meditation retreat led by Thubten Gyatso in the style of the famous Lam Rim (Graduated Path to Enlightenment) meditation courses that first began at Kopan Monastery in the 70s.
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

No teaching tonight

07:30 PM-09:00 PM
Rest Day for Thubten Gyatso
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Guru Puja

06:00 PM-07:15 PM
6.00 pm Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Golden Light Sutra Recitation

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
11.30 Practices for the Health and Long Life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Private Yoga Retreat

06:00 PM-05:00 PM
Privately run event
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Meditation for Beginners

05:45 PM-06:45 PM
5.45pm. Randall Room. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind.
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