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    - Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden
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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

  The Annual Chenrezig Retreat will be held from 27th December - 1st Jan 2015. Corey Jackson will run a series of three weekend teachings on "Cultivating Emotional Balance" in February and March.


Thank you

Atisha Centre thanks all involved in helping to make the recent retreat with Lama Zopa such a memorable and beneficial event. Without the many volunteers and supporters these retreats can't happen. Please have a well earned rest.

Vegecareian Festival

Saturday, 01 November 2014
Atisha Centre joins with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion to celebrate caring for animals, vegetarianism and kindness to all sentient beings.
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One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 08 November 2014
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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Community Day

Sunday, 09 November 2014
10 am. 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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Question and Answer

Tuesday, 18 November 2014
7pm Atisha Meditation Centre.
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Vajrasattva Practice Day

Saturday, 29 November 2014
9.00-4pm. This day helps purify the mind of negativities. 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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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Vegecareian Festival

10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Atisha Centre joins with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion to celebrate caring for animals, vegetarianism and kindness to all sentient beings.
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Sunday, 02 November 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Sunday, 02 November 2014

Guru Puja

06:00 PM-07:30 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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Tuesday, 04 November 2014

Meditation for Beginners

05:45 PM-06:45 PM
5.45pm. Atisha Meditation Centre, Lyttleton Terrace. Learn a range of techniques that help calm the mind.
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Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Tara Puja

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
6pm. Tara is the female manifestation of the buddha's omniscient mind.
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Saturday, 08 November 2014

One Day Meditation Retreat

09:00 AM-04:00 PM
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
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Sunday, 09 November 2014

Buddhist Meditation

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