Recommended Teachings

If you’re looking to explore your spirituality or learn more about Buddhism, please see the affiliated centres and recommended teachings below.

Atisha Centre
Situated in close proximity to The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Atisha Centre is a peaceful retreat centre and hub of Buddhist education, nestled in the quiet native bushland. Founded in 1981, the Centre provides a serene and welcoming setting for all who seek time out from busy lives or wish to learn about and practise Buddhism.


Visit their website for more information and to view their regular programme.


Explore some of their teachings on the Atisha Centre YouTube:

Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery
On the same site as The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery is a place where monks can devote themselves to study, meditation and spiritual transformation. It’s the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery to be established in Australia to help preserve and disseminate Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Read more on their website.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centers, projects and services (including The Great Stupa) that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe.


Rinpoche’s kindness is legendary. More details of Rinpoche’s ongoing philanthropy can be followed through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund News.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, 1980. Photo by Robin Bath.

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)
FPMT is a network of city centers, retreat centers, monasteries, nunneries, publishing services, hospices, and other services and projects functions to achieve the FPMT mission to preserve and spread Mahayana Buddhism worldwide.


The FPMT organisation was founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, both Tibetan Buddhist monks. The Foundation is devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice, and actualise the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.


FPMT offer a range of comprehensive study programs and practice materials which you can access on their website.