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  • Our problem is that inside us there's a mind going, "Impossible, impossible, impossible. I can't, I can't, I can't." We have to banish that mind from this solar system. Anything is possible; everything is possible. Sometimes you feel that your dreams are impossible, but they're not. Human beings have great potential; they can do anything. The power of the mind is incredible, limitless.

    - Lama Thubten Yeshe
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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

Corey Jackson will run a series of three weekend teachings on "Cultivating Emotional Balance" in February and March. Thubten Gyatso will run a nine day Golden Lamp retreat in April.


Atisha Centre seeks a new Director.

We are looking for a dynamic, confident, hands-on Director, a real team player who can motivate, support and lead staff and volunteers.  The Committee provides a stipend of $200 per week to reimburse expenses incurred by the Director. Depending on individual circumstances, the position may additionally offer basic accommodation. For a full position description please click here.


Cultivating Emotional Balance

Saturday, 28 February 2015
Follow up weekend 1 with Corey Jackson
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One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 07 March 2015
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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Animal Blessing and Animal Liberation

Saturday, 21 March 2015
4pm. Meet at the Great Stupa.
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Golden Lamp Retreat

Friday, 03 April 2015
Ten day retreat led by Thubten Gyatso illuminating the Graduated Path to Enlightenment.
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Buddhism in a Nutshell

Friday, 17 April 2015
7pm Atisha Centre, Myer's flat. An introductory course on Buddhism for complete beginners. Led by Venerable Lhundrup.
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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.
Please click here >>
Monday, 02 March 2015

Discovering Buddhism

07:00 PM-08:30 PM
7.00 'How to Develop Bodhicitta' with Venerable Lhundrup. Atisha Meditation Room, 324 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo.
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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Meditation for Beginners

05:45 PM-06:45 PM
5.45pm. Atisha Meditation centre. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind.
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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Introduction to Buddhism

07:00 PM-08:00 PM
7pm. Atisha Meditation room, with Venerable Jampa. Course running over 8 weeks for beginners.
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Wednesday, 04 March 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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Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Teaching with Thubten Gyatso

07:30 PM-09:30 PM
7.30pm. Treasury of Manifest Knowledge by Vasubandhu (Abhidharmakosha)
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Friday, 06 March 2015

Yoga Weekend

06:00 PM-05:00 PM
Privately run retreat.
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Saturday, 07 March 2015

One Day Meditation Retreat

09:00 AM-04:00 PM
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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