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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 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.

Please note: if you have trouble booking for any of our courses, try a different web browser.

Andy Weber ~ Tibetan Art Courses

Andy Weber, world-renowned Buddhist artist returns to Australia in September.

Andy will be holding 2 courses from September 16 -26.

The first course:


~ will cover the basic structure of a mandala so that students will be able to draw and paint it.

All students will receive basic instruction about tangkha painting (canvas making, paint preparation, painting techniques). The course will also include mantra recitation of Medicine Buddha and be conducted in retreat style.

Artistic talent is not necessary; genuine interest and perseverance are preferred.

The second course is on statue painting:

"Opening the Eyes"

~ Andy will teach on how to apply gold and how to paint the whole face.

Previous experience is an advantage but not a necessity.

Click course titles above to book!

In addition, to the 2 courses there will be an exhibition of Andy's work at the Exhibition Centre of the Great Stupa.

After Hours accommodation support:

15 Hours per week in exchange for accommodation.
Click here to see more details.



                                         


   





Advanced Buddhist Studies
                                                                

Four Schools of Buddhist Tenets

Teachings with Venerable Geshe Rabten translated by Venerable Lozang Dorje.


Venerable Geshe Rabten, Atisha Centre's resident teacher, presents a series of teachings based on the "Four Schools of Tenets".

These teachings are a concise and accessible introduction to the four main schools of Buddhist tenets representing the differing levels of interpretation of the sutras delivered by the Buddha. 

The teachings run fortnightly - 
9.00am to 4.00pm.

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October

There is no registration for these teachings but we do ask you to arrive on time and register at the door.

This allows us to keep a tally on the numbers attending and send updates and announcements.

We do suggest a offering to made to the Centre of between $5 and $20 on the Friday night and between $20 and $50 for the Saturday. This way you get the benefit of offering to support the Dharma and we can maintain the Centre to keep these teachings available without a fixed payment. The Monastery has requested that offerings be made directly to the Centre rather than to Geshe Rabten as we pay a weekly stipend to the geshe and the translator. 

Click Here to book for supper on Friday night, lunch on Saturday. 
You may also wish to BYO your own meals.




What's on this week?

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
5.30 pm The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. Read More>>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 02 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 04 September 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Tara Puja

Wednesday, 07 September 2016
5.30 pm. Tara is the female manifestation of the Buddha's omniscient mind. Read More>>

One Day Meditation Course

Saturday, 10 September 2016
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat with Venerable Tsapel Read More>>

Community Day

Sunday, 11 September 2016
10 am. Community Day welcomes newcomers and regulars alike. Atisha Centre's teacher, Geshe Rabten, will give a public talk while children are happily engaged in Dharma club. Shared lunch to follow. Read More>>

Children's Dharma club

Sunday, 11 September 2016
Dharma club runs in conjunction with Community Days Read More>>

Special Events

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 02 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Andy Weber - Buddhist Art Course 1

Friday, 16 September 2016
MEDICINE BUDDHA AND HIS MANDALA Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 16 September 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten Read More >>

Andy Weber - Buddhist Art Course 2

Friday, 23 September 2016
STATUE PAINTING Read More >>

Advanced Buddhist Studies

Friday, 21 October 2016
Four Schools of Tenets with Geshe Rabten 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>>