Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.

Novembers BOTM is

Feeding Your Demons
by Tsultrim Allione.

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Current Practice
A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems by Lama Atisha (Dipamkara Shrijnana), sometimes called The Jewel Rosary of a Bodhisattva.

Reality Check
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Homage to great Compassion
Homage to sublime spiritual Teachers
Homage to those Gone Beyond in whom I have beliefs

Let me abandon all doubts and indecisive wavering
And overcoming laziness, dullness and sleepiness,
wholeheartedly make exertion for practice
and safeguard the door of the senses.
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.
"Death catches people totally unawares. We have no guarantee that we will live a long life. Who promised this? Just pick up the newspaper. People go to work and don't come home; healthy people die in the prime of their lives, not just old people in nursing homes. This could happen to us."
-Ayya Yeshe
8 Wonderful Years in Wellington!
"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
Lama Atisha
New Class Schedule
(beginning November 1st)
Please visit the ACTIVITIES page for more information
Definition of a Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term for any ordinary being who, motivated by compassion and wisdom, generates the spontaneous wish (Bodichitta) to benefit all sentient beings. "The life condition of a Bodhisattva is inherent in the lives of all sentient beings. A Bodhisattva is literally a living being (sattva) who aspires to Enlightenment (Bodhi) and carries out altruistic practices. Compassion and empathetic sharing of the suffering of others is the Bodhisattva's greatest characteristic." Soka Gakkai International, Buddhism in Action for Peace.