Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems by Lama Atisha
(Dipamkara Shrijnana), sometimes called The Jewel
Rosary of a Bodhisattva.
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.
9 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
Dipamkara Sri Jnana
The definition of a Bodhisattva from Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron:
A person whose spontaneous reaction upon seeing any sentient being
is ‘I aspire to become a Buddha in order to benefit them.'
“It is vital that young people, the
guardians of our future, develop a
strong awareness of the futility of
violence and war. They can learn
from the examples of Mahatma
Gandhi and Martin Luther King,
Jr., that non-violence is the best
way to ensure peace in the long
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama