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.
8 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.'
“The most fundamental
aggression to ourselves, the
most fundamental harm we
can do to ourselves, is to
remain ignorant by not having
the courage and the respect to
look at ourselves honestly and
Achaya Pema Chodron
Picture by Andrea Roth from lionsroar.com