Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
The mayor has cut the ribbon and officially opened Wellington Buddhist
Centre! We've been open for a year now, but still have ongoing building
projects and lots more to do! By next Losar we aim to have the gonpa
built, and we will invite the mayor back again.
Venerable Geshe Thubten Dawa, a highly respected Tibetan master in
the Gelug Buddhist tradition gave us the Tibetan name Tharpa
Choeling. Geshe Dawa's main teacher is the 15th Lab Kyabgon
Rinpoche. We hold His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the head of
The Eightfold Path of
Rev. Daizul MacPhillamy
The Eightfold Noble Path
"The Noble Eight Fold Path is the true path -
a mind directly realising nibbana (liberation) -
that brings about all cessation of dukkha
(suffering) and its causes."
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and
Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, from the book
Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.
Sand Mandala Coming Soon to a town
The Gyumed monks will be touring
Victoria and NSW as part of the Sacred
Footsteps mandala tour. Beginning in
April and are visiting lots of regional
towns like Dubbo and Bathurst (yay!) as
well as Melbourne and Sydney. Have a
look at some info HERE or have a look
at this YouTube video so you know what
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
is coming to Australia!
He will be holding a public talk in Katoomba
on the 6th June and more! Have a look at
Dalai Lama in Australia website
for more information.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge has extended a
"glad welcome" to His Holiness who will
attend the event on 11th June.
He said, "We look beyond politics and
ideology to greet a man who comes in
1. Right view
2. Right intention
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration
The monks will be visiting Wellington
Buddhist Centre on Sunday July 26th
to do a blessing and chanting
ceremony starting at 1pm. We are
grateful and excited for this