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
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.
The Eleven Point Cause and Effect Instruction.
By Lama Je Tsongkhapa
Sand Mandala Coming Soon to a town near
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
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
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
"The world will be saved by the western
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 2009 Vancouver
“Generally speaking, women surpass men
in terms of their enthusiasm, compassion,
- Master Hsing Yun, 2013