Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.

Hello!

The mayor has cut the ribbon and officially opened Wellington Buddhist Centre! We've been open 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.
Four Noble Truths
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Four Noble Truths
Venerable Ajahn Sumedho
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Current Practice
The Four Noble Truths
Reality Check
The Four Noble Truths

The First Noble Truth - There is suffering (birth, sickness, old age and death).

The Second Noble Truth - The origin of suffering. Sense pleasure, to become, to get rid of (ignoring one's true nature).

The Third Noble Truth - Cessation of suffering, which should be understood (realised).

The Fourth Noble Truth - The truth of the path in all aspects. Shows the way out of suffering.
"When the Buddha met the five ascetics at Deer Park in Varanasi, His first sermon simply said: "there is suffering, there is the origin of suffeirng, there is cessation of suffering, there is the path out of suffering". Presented in this way, His teaching requires no acceptance or denial."
Venerable Ajahn Sumedho
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