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.
July's BOTM is

A Force for Good - the Dalai Lama's Vision for the World.
by Daniel Goleman

Click the link above for more info.
Current Practice
The Eleven Point Cause and Effect Instruction.
By Lama Je Tsongkhapa

Reality Check
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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!
The current practice is:11 Point Cause and Effect Instructions by Lama Tzong Khapa and how to Generate Bodhichitta by Ven. Ribur Rinpoche

5. The Equality of Self and Others, developing affectionate love for sentient beings and having great compassion for sentient beings with attention on the equality of self and others in that we all desire happiness and abhor suffering, also recalling that we are all interconnected and interdependent.

6. Then one can notice the Disadvantages of the Self-Cherishing Thought and

7. The Advantages of Cherishing Others, which gives rise to the extraordinary intention of a mind filled with compassionate love, we can -

8. Meditate on Taking on the Sufferings of Sentient Beings incorporating this meditation with an inhalation of the breath.

9. Then with a mind of incredible love, Give all Sentient Beings all our goodness and roots of virtue, sending these out on the breath as we exhale. that way placing a great deal of emphasis on a very special cause that gives rise to a very special effect -

10. This very special sense of Responsibility - the Meditation (affectionate love and great compassion) as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in His Medicine Buddha Practice" with the mind of great love wishing all beings to happy and with the mind of great compassion wishing all beings to be free from suffering" we can give rise to the generation of -

11.Bodhichitta (the fulfillment of this practice) to reach Buddhahood in order to benefit all beings.

Next practice will be the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa to work alongside the previous practice.
"Buddhism is the one religion that really allows you to inquire. First you hear it, study it, read about it and listen to teachers. You don’t just jump over and believe it. You go away and think about it. You go away and start thinking about it, analyzing it, comparing it with other things you’ve heard. You intellectually digest it."
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
A big thank you to Judith for her kind donations to the centre

and to Ven. Jhampa for his generous donation.
Our friend Ayya Yeshe from Bodhicitta Foundation is trying to collect some pre-school picture books for the children living in poverty in India. Bright books with simple English words and appealing pictures preferred.

Do you have some second hand books? Are you happy to donate some new or used books? Please let us know on 68454661. Or you can drop them into the centre in Wellington during opening hours.

Please only clean books in good condition.
TOYS are also needed urgently. Soft clean toys can also be donated through us contact us for how to donate. Thanks!
"The world will be saved by the western woman.”
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit.

“Generally speaking, women surpass men in terms of their enthusiasm, compassion, and sincerity.”
- Master Hsing Yun, 2013