Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
Novembers BOTM is
Feeding Your Demons
by Tsultrim Allione.
Click the link above
for more info.
A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems by Lama Atisha
(Dipamkara Shrijnana), sometimes called The Jewel
Rosary of a Bodhisattva.
Homage to great Compassion
Homage to sublime spiritual Teachers
Homage to those Gone Beyond in whom I have beliefs
Let me abandon all doubts and indecisive wavering
And overcoming laziness, dullness and sleepiness,
wholeheartedly make exertion for practice
and safeguard the door of the senses.
Tharpa Choeling Australia - Wellington Buddhist Centre
continues offering Buddhadharma in accordance with His
Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's lineage.
From Buddha Shakyamuni, through the Indian scholars
from Nalanda University to our present ordination master
Venerable Geshe Thubten Dawa.
We offer classes that allow western students to study in
English these ancient commentaries on the Buddha's words.
"Death catches people totally
unawares. We have no
guarantee that we will live a
long life. Who promised this?
Just pick up the newspaper.
People go to work and don't
come home; healthy people
die in the prime of their lives,
not just old people in nursing
homes. This could happen to
8 Wonderful Years in
"A center ... is where we can learn the whole path to liberation,
the unmistaken path to happiness, the unmistaken cause of
happiness. Not only that, the unmistaken cause for the path to
liberation; and not only that, the unmistaken cause for the path to
great liberation, full enlightenment, how to be free from suffering;
to understand the cause of suffering and how to get rid of that.
This is never explained or taught in schools, colleges and
universities.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Definition of a Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term for any ordinary being who, motivated by compassion and
wisdom, generates the spontaneous wish (Bodichitta) to benefit all sentient beings. "The life
condition of a Bodhisattva is inherent in the lives of all sentient beings. A Bodhisattva is
literally a living being (sattva) who aspires to Enlightenment (Bodhi) and carries out
altruistic practices. Compassion and empathetic sharing of the suffering of others is the
Bodhisattva's greatest characteristic." Soka Gakkai International, Buddhism in Action for