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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The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

By Lama Tsongkhapa
 
Verse Thirteen

Furthermore, appearance eliminates the extreme of existence
And emptiness eliminates the extreme of non-existence.
If you realize how emptiness manifests in the manner of cause and effect
Then you are not captivated by wrong notions holding extreme views.
Verse Fourteen

In this way you realize exactly
The vital points of the three principal aspects of the path.
Resort to seeking solitude, generate the power of eff ort,
And quickly accomplish your fi nal goal, my child.
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Venerable Thubten Tenzin's latest book

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

This book using the English language is just another 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).
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
"Strength is a soft, agile, and open mind that bears witness to life, rather than trying to fight against or live around undesirable experiences. Strength is our willingness to stay present in the face of uncertainty"
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel