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 our lineage.
The Eightfold Path of Buddhism

Rev. Daizul MacPhillamy
Current Practice
The Eightfold Noble Path

Reality Check
"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.
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Sand Mandala Coming Soon to a town near you!
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 to expect!
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 the
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 peace".
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 wonderful opportunity.