Welcome to Tharpa Choeling Australia,
Wellington Buddhist Centre.
Tharpa Choeling Australia - Wellington Buddhist Centre continues offering
Buddhadharma in accordance with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's
From Buddha Shakyamuni, through the Indian scholars from Nalanda
University to our present ordination master Venerable Geshe Thubten
We offer classes that allow western students to study in English these
ancient commentaries on the Buddha's words.
A Bodhisattva's Garland of Gems by Lama Atisha
(Dipamkara Shrijnana), sometimes called The Jewel
Rosary of a Bodhisattva.
9 Wonderful Years in
"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
Dipamkara Sri Jnana
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.'
"Meditation is one of the rare
occasions when we're not doing
anything. Otherwise, we're always
doing something, we're always
thinking something, we're always
occupied. We get lost in millions
of obsessions and fixations.
But by meditating, by not doing
anything, all these fixations are
revealed and our obsessions will
naturally undo themselves like a
snake uncoiling itself."
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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