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!
Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
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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.
A New Free Book by
Venerable Thubten Tenzin
"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."
The Four Reminders
From a commentary on the 59 slogans of mind training By Pema Chodron originally taught by the Kadampa Masters
7. Sending and Taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath
8. Three objects, three poisons and three seeds of virtue
9. In all activities, train with slogans
10. Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself.
“Our mind is a treasure. But it’s very absorbent, so we must also be very discriminating in what we hear, read, and see. And in the spiritual life, our fence is our ethics. If we know we are living ethically to the best of our ability, the mind will become peaceful.”
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Tibetan Buddhist New Year
Thank you to Deputy Mayor Anne Jones for opening our meditation hall. She was very gracious and gave an inspiring speech complimenting the centre for its presence in Wellington and to all the people who contributed towards the donations, construction, maintenance and ongoing upkeep of the centre.
We are now celebrating the Buddha's 15 days of miracles in which merit is multiplied in its accumulation.
Our Yoga and Tai Chi leaders now have a professional website where you can organise classes for groups and private events.
From the Introduction to Exploring The Mind:
The aim of writing this book is to explain how to explore ‘mind’ from a Buddhist perspective. Examining our own mind leads to comprehending our experiences of life, birth and death. Over the centuries, people from different cultures have studied their lives, their minds, emotions and feelings. They have taken up numerous explanations of the meaning of life from religion, spirituality, philosophy, and more recently science, psychology and psychiatry. One inescapable fact is that when we develop our intelligence we want to know where we have come from and where we are going.