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.
"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
Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
A New Book by
Venerable Thubten Tenzin
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.
"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."
A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems by Lama Atisha (Dipamkara Shrijnana), sometimes called The Jewel Rosary of a Bodhisattva.
Contact us for your FREE copy of Venerable Tenzin's commentary on the Garland of Gems!
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."
"You cannot sit here in the shrine room serenely practicing and then walk out that door and treat each other badly … If you meditate in perfect peace and then flash someone an irritable look because they make noise or their child cries, you are entirely missing the point."
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