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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 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 Tony Beaumont will run a nine day Golden Lamp retreat in April. A Nyung Ne will be held in May.

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.


Centre Closed

Friday, 02 January 2015
Atisha Centre at Myer's Flat and Atisha Meditation Centre, Lyttleton Tce, will be closed from 2nd until 24th January.
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Golden Lamp Retreat

Friday, 03 April 2015
Ten day retreat now led by Venerable Tony Beaumont illuminating the Graduated Path to Enlightenment.
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Community Day

Sunday, 19 April 2015
Community Day welcomes newcomers and regulars alike. You can participate in meditation and discussion led by a Sangha member while children are happily engaged in Dharma club.
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Discovering Buddhism

Monday, 27 April 2015
7.00 'Transforming Problems' with Venerable Lhundrup at Atisha Meditation Room, 324 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo
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One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 09 May 2015
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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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, 31 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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Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Tara Puja

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
6 pm Tara is the female manifestation of the buddha's omniscient mind.
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Friday, 03 April 2015

Golden Lamp Retreat

02:00 PM-09:00 AM
Ten day retreat now led by Venerable Tony Beaumont illuminating the Graduated Path to Enlightenment.
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Sunday, 05 April 2015

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Tuesday, 07 April 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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Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Medicine Buddha Puja

06:00 PM-07:15 PM
6pm The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification.
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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