Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia

Our new Buddhist centre has been established in Wellington New South Wales. Set in the grounds of a former garden centre, we offer meditation, Buddhist workshops, with many more activities planned for the future.

Tharpa Choeling was named by Venerable Geshe Thubten Dawa, a highly respected Tibetan master in the Gelug Buddhist tradition. 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.
When Things Fall Apart
Acharya Pema Chodron

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Current Practice

Fundraising for a Disabled Toilet

We are currently trying to raise $2000 to build and install a disabled toilet so we are open and accessible to everyone!

Please visit Ven. Yeshe's GoFundMe campaign and if you can donate you will see there are some interesting rewards available.
Reality Check
"Enlightenment is not meant to be an object of religious faith. It is an evolutionary goal, something we want to become."
Prof Robert Thurman
May all beings everywhere,
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.

May the blind see forms,
And the deaf hear sounds
May those whose bodies are worn with toil,
Be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food.
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.
Ayya Yeshe NSW Tour 2014
Ayya Yeshe is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun from Australia who lives in Nagpur, Central India, working for the slum community of Buddhists who are benefiting from her many projects:
job training for women
domestic violence support
English classes for children
school sponsorship
nourishing meal programme
Buddhist teachings and more...
How to Care for the Community

Thurs 30th Oct 4pm
21 Teaspoons Café, Wellington

Free entry, purchase Devonshire Tea from 21 Teaspoons while you listen to Ayya Yeshe speak about her work in a Central Indian slum community and the principles of caring for local communities.



Sat 1st Nov 2pm
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

Ayya Yeshe will be performing chants from her "Dakini" CD as well as talking about her social work in India and screening a short doco about her work and life journey. Free entry.

Heal Your Heart

Sun 2nd Nov 2-5pm $30
Pranayoga Centre, Bathurst

An in-depth workshop of meditation and chanting to heal the heart.


Sun 2nd Nov 7pm $40
Tamarin Indian Restaurant, Bathurst

Enjoy a delightful vegetarian meal together with Ayya Yeshe to support her charity work in Central India.

Ayya Yeshe is the author of "Everyday
Enlightenment" and the CD "Dakini: In Praise of the Sacred Feminine."

Come along to meet or re-connect with Ayya Yeshe as she tours the Central West for the third time. For more information about her work in India visit:
Master Shantideva
May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy.
May the forlorn find hope
Constant happiness and prosperity.

May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests,
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.

May all who are sick and ill,
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed.
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other.
Dedication Prayer By Master Shantideva
Revised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Dedication Prayer
written by Lama Je Tsongkhapa
Thurs 6th November

6.30-8.30pm Vegetarian Dinner
Nara Thai & Uncle Raja's Curry House
165 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown
$40 per person
Contact is Tashi - 4988 6607
Sat 8th November

10am - 12pm - Informal Talk and Chanting Performance "Dakini: In Praise of the Sacred Feminine" with Sister Yeshe
$30 suggested donation

2pm - 4pm - Heal your Heart Workshop
$30 suggested donation

Organic Feast 10-12 William St, East Maitland
Contact is Tashi - 4988 6607
Sun 9th November

Newcastle Aikido, 7 Bennett St, Hamilton
Heal your Heart Workshop
Buddhist Meditation and Chanting to Heal the Heart
2-4pm $30 suggested donation
Contact is Tashi - 4988 6607
Newcastle Events