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
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."
© Wellington Buddhist Centre 2016
What people have been saying about Human Values

In ‘Human Values’ Venerable Thubten Tenzin compassionately explores our most painful emotions and teaches us to face them in a way that is trans-formative and healing. We begin to understand our extraordinary potential as well as the extraordinary potential of all those around us.
Next time your heart is breaking or life just seems too hard, please reach for this book instead of something to numb out the discomfort and pain, let your wisdom become your refuge and you will hold the key to happiness".

Ven. Thubten Tashi
"I am committed to promoting human happiness, the most important contributing factor to which is peace of mind. And the best way to achieve that is to cultivate compassion. All the major religious traditions advocate love and compassion. Meanwhile, scientists have revealed evidence that basic human nature is compassionate-so there is real hope".
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
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.
Current Practice

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

By Lama Tsongkhapa
Verse One

I bow down to the venerable teachers
I will explain as well as I am able
The essence of all the teachers of the conqueror,
The path praised by the conqueror's offspring,
The entrance for the fortunate ones who desire liberation
Verse Two

Listen with clear minds,you fortunate ones
Who direct your minds to the path pleasing to Buddha,
Who strive to make good use of leisure and opportunity
An are not attached to the joys of samsara.