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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 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

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche returns in September/October for a one month retreat. Lama Zopa will also give a public talk on September 20th. The Annual Chenrezig Retreat will be held from 27th December - 1st Jan 2015.
Lama Zopa Australia Retreat and CPMT bookings are made via the retreat website, www.lamazopaaustralia.org.au. Day bookings are possible.

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 >>

CPMT Meeting

Saturday, 13 September 2014
This is the meeting of all FPMT organisations world wide.
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PUBLIC TALK BY LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

Saturday, 20 September 2014
Every $ donated will help fund free teachings for the Sangha during Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s retreat at the Great Stupa.
Please click here for more details >>

Lama Zopa Australia Retreat

Thursday, 25 September 2014
A one month retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Please click here for more details >>

Refuge ceremonies with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Tuesday, 07 October 2014
You must book in to the Lama Zopa Australia Retreat to be involved in this ceremony. Contact the coordinator.
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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.
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.
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Saturday, 13 September 2014

CPMT Meeting

09:00 AM-05:00 PM
This is the meeting of all FPMT organisations world wide.
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Guru Puja

06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Time to be confirmed during retreat. Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master.
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

PUBLIC TALK BY LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

11:00 AM-03:00 PM
Every $ donated will help fund free teachings for the Sangha during Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s retreat at the Great Stupa.
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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am Guided Meditation and short introductory talk.
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Tuesday, 23 September 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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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Lama Zopa Australia Retreat

08:00 AM-06:00 PM
A one month retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Buddhist Meditation

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10 am. Guided Meditation and short introductory talk. Due to the Lama Zopa Rinpoche retreat that is being run at Atisha Centre, the Sunday Meditation at 10am for the dates 14th Sept - 19th October will be run at Atisha Meditation centre in Bendigo by lay practitioners. 324 Lyttleton Terrace.
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