Tharpa Choeling, Wellington Buddhist Centre in North Western New South Wales is situated in a small township between Dubbo and Orange.
The centre was designed to be a place where any person no matter their religion or philosophy could visit.
Many donations have been made towards the bulding and maintanance of the centre by local organisations and cultural groups.
We have several spiritual masters and follow the Tibetan lineage and rely on their guidance.
We attempt to be open and available to all comers!
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Venerable Thubten Tenzin's latest book

Suggestions for Evolution
The Power of Words to Transform the Mind
From the introduction

Using the English language, this book is an attempt to put into words the Path to Enlightenment, according to the profound teachings of the Buddha who lived more than 2,600 years ago.
Buddha talked about the mind, how to relieve the suffering of the mind and how to bring peace to the mind, for, "All experiences are preceeded by mind having mind as their master, created by mind" (Dhammapada).

As a method to dispell the "mysticism" of the concept of Enlightenment, this free book by Venerable Thubten Tenzin uses a technique of identifying "action words' to make enlightenment something we can all achieve.
HUMAN VALUES

A New
Free Book by
Venerable Thubten Tenzin

An Excerpt

"Developing empathy helps us to understand that we are all in this together, and that we all become dissatisfied or unhappy with certain parts of our lives, or our situations in general. Empathy and compassion will develop into the ability to transform unhappiness to happiness, this is a necessary component for all of us living through our many experiences especially in this modern age."
 
Human Values was compiled from a series of workshops given in Western NSW and is intended to help those who are interested in development of our shared human qualities, not as a guide to any particular spirituality. As Buddhist practitioners, we firmly believe that to evolve the very best qualities and attributes, we begin in the here and now, using what we have to benefit as many beings as we can, because they are the cause and we are dependent on them for our highest happiness.
 
What people have said about Suggestions for Evolution

"A beautifully written book outlining the stages of the Path to Enlightenment according to Lord Buddha.  To me this book is written in text book style which is very accessible to the newcomer and to all practitioners of Buddhism where one is able to refer back to it time and time again to gain an understanding of the Buddhist path, our own spirituality and how our actions of body, speech and mind affect our future development.  Venerable Thubten Tenzin allows us to explore different aspects of the Buddhist path according to our own capabilities and enables us to take responsibility for our own enlightenment.  It is not only inspirational but motivates the reader to ultimately follow the Bodhisattva path."
Susan Kirkwood
Current Practice

The Four Reminders
From a commentary on the 59 slogans of mind training By Pema Chodron originally taught by the Kadampa Masters

The preliminaries are also known as the four reminders. In your daily life try to:

1. Maintain an awareness of the preciousness of human life.

2. Be aware of the reality that life ends; death comes for everyone.

3. Recall that whatever you do, whether virtuous or not, has a result; what goes around comes around.

4. Contemplate that as long as you are too focused on self-importance and too caught up in thinking about how you are good or bad, you will suffer. Obsessing about getting what you want and avoiding what you don't want does not result in happiness.

“We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.”

Mattieu Ricard
Requesting Prayers
The sangha of Wellington Buddhist Centre are western sangha (Australian and English) and were ordained in the Tibetan tradition. We are more than happy to perform prayers, practices and offerings in English for the sick, dying and those passed over.

We can do the following practices for your loved one regardless of their beliefs or tradition:

Avalokiteshvara - Chenresig Buddha of Compassion, Quan Yin, Tara - action mother, Manjushri Buddha of wisdom, Maitreya future Buddha, Ksitigarbha and Medicine Buddha for the sick and dying. 

You can request a practice via our contact form or you can telephone us on 2 6845 4661