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  • Whatever problem one experiences if one thinks about the benefits of problems and how they are beneficial for ones own life, to develop ones mind in compassion, to develop loving kindness, patience, wisdom, and all the positive qualities for the path to liberation. By thinking of the benefits one develops this precious quality, this most healthy positive way of thinking that brings happiness and that stops you from harming yourself and stops you from harming others.

    - Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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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.

Buddhist Studies Programme


"The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas"
Teachings with Venerable Geshe Rabten translated by Venerable Lozang Dorje.


Venerable Geshe Rabten, Atisha Centre's resident teacher, presents a series of teachings based an important lojong text by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo.

In 37 verses, it gives instructions on how to follow the bodhisattva path.

These teachings are available to everybody!

For the remainder of this year the teachings will be held over three weekends: Fridays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm.



Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November


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. 

Book for supper on Friday night, lunch on Saturday by clicking on the date/s you wish to attend in our calendar.
You may also wish to BYO meals.



Wednesday Night Lam Rim Teachings

"Words of My Perfect Teacher"
by Patrul Rinpoche

Teachings with Venerable Geshe Rabten translated by Venerable Lozang Dorje.


Venerable Geshe Rabten continues his series of lam rim teachings on the text by Patrul Rinpoche.

These teachings represent the essential instructions on how to achieve the Buddhist path.

These teachings are also available to everybody and the teachings can be joined at any time.

For the remainder of this year these teachings will be held each Wednesday nights  from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.



Wednesday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November

The teaching on 30th November will be Geshe Rabten's final teaching for the year.






What's on this week?

Guest Event "Conscious Living" Yoga Group

Thursday, 10 November 2016
Private guest event Read More>>

Guest Event "Yoga Hara" Yoga Day

Saturday, 26 November 2016
Private guest event Read More>>

Meditation for Beginners

Tuesday, 06 December 2016
5:45pm at the Anderson Room ~ St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral (enter by the rear - Bush's Lane off Mollison St.) Read More>>

Tara Puja

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

The Road to Peace

Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Talks on Chapter 5 of Shantideva’s “Bodhisattvacharyavatara” With Ven. Thubten Gyatso Read More>>

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday, 11 December 2016
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Read More>>

Community Day

Sunday, 11 December 2016
BBQ Picnic. 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. Read More>>

Special Events

The Road to Peace

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Talks on Chapter 5 of Shantideva’s “Bodhisattvacharyavatara” With Ven. Thubten Gyatso Read More >>

The Road to Peace

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Talks on Chapter 5 of Shantideva’s “Bodhisattvacharyavatara” With Ven. Thubten Gyatso Read More >>
Venerable Jampa Lundrup

Feng Shui Workshops

Saturday, 04 February 2017
Workshop 3 with world renowned master Jampa Lundrup. Sunday Day 2 Essentials of Compass school Feng Shui 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>>