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    - Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden
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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

 Venerable Tony will lead a weekend on Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying 16th&17th August. 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 Australia Retreat and CPMT bookings are made via the retreat website, www.lamazopaaustralia.org.au.

Refuge Ceremony with Lama Zopa Rinpoche


Lama Zopa Rinpoche has agreed to give refuge during the September/October 2014 retreat.  Refuge will be offered in October on the 7th, 8th or 9th. If you have not booked in for these dates and are interested in taking refuge with Lama Zopa, we suggest you book in for all three days to ensure you are onsite when Rinpoche decides the time is right for the ceremony. We are asking you to let us know if you intend to take refuge.  To do so, please complete the following short (8 question) survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GN9DQP8. Completing the survey will enable us to ensure everyone planning on taking refuge receives the right experience & necessary materials. To book for partial retreat, click here >>

One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 09 August 2014
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
Please click here for more details >>

Community Day

Sunday, 10 August 2014
10 am. Community Day welcomes newcomers and regulars alike. You can participate in meditation and discussion led by a Sangha member.
Please click here for more details >>

Peaceful Living Peaceful Dying

Saturday, 16 August 2014
Weekend teaching with Venerable Tony Beaumont.
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Casual Discussion with Ven. Jampa

Saturday, 23 August 2014
2 pm A casual discussion group facilitated by Venerable Jampa. Atisha Meditation Centre. Lyttleton Terrace.
Please click here for more details >>

One Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, 06 September 2014
9 am. One Day Meditation retreat led by Venerable Jampa
Please click here for more details >>

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 >>
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Medicine Buddha Puja

06:00 PM-07:15 PM
6 pm. The seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification.
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Sunday, 03 August 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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, 05 August 2014

Study Group: Three Principles of the Path

07:00 PM-08:15 PM
7pm. Atisha Meditation centre with Venerable Jampa.
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Wednesday, 06 August 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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Saturday, 09 August 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, 10 August 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk as part of Community Day.
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