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.
LIVING BEAUTIFULLY with Uncertainty and Change

Acharya Pema Chodron

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Current Practice
The Four Immesurables
Reality Check
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The Four Immesurables
As transmitted by Venerable Geshe Thubten Dawa

May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.

May all sentient beings never be parted from higher rebirth and liberation's excellent bliss.

From Wikipedia:
According to the Metta Sutta (taught by) Gautama Buddha, the meditator is instructed to radiate out to all beings in all directions the mental states of:

1) loving-kindness or benevolence
2) compassion
3) empathetic joy
4) equanimity

"...In this context, a living bodied practice can be a dedicated intention that we are in the "here and now"; that is to say we experience both a tranquil awareness of at once a) our own and other being's gifts and accomplishments and b) tranquil awareness of moments where our own and other being's actions do not reflect the four immeasurables.[14]."
"Meditate again and again until you have turned your mind away from the activities of this life, which are like adorning yourself while being led to the execution ground."

Lama Je Tsongkhapa, Lamrim Chenmo