Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 13 years, a non for profit organisation the Centre is dedicated to the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism. Our mission is to promote the teachings and philosophy of the Buddha and to teach meditation to the public.

The Centre follows the principles of the Sakya lineage of His Holiness Sakya Trizin. And sponsors visiting Tibetan Lamas to give teachings to the people of the Central Coast.

Teaching Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya.

Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (Sakya Losal Choe Dzong www.sakya.com.au.

One of the few meditation masters in Australia, Lama Choedak trained under His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (who taught His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin).


Schedule of Teachings and Events 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: Teachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

PUBLIC TALK:    All are  welcome! - Friday 30th October 2015 7pm – 9pm
Planning To Die and Getting a New Life

Lama Choedak Rinpoche will speak on transforming our views about death, in order to achieve the most in our lives.

“If you realise that all things change, there is nothing that you will try and hold onto.
If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing that you cannot achieve" - Lao Tzu

In this special public talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will offer pragmatic Buddhist advice for thinking wisely about the life and death of others and ourselves.
This wisdom will enable us to reduce our fear and anxiety surrounding death. Rinpoche will demonstrate that the process of contemplating death actually has the capacity to heal the past and repay the kindness of others while we still have the capacity to do so.

Infused with the warmth and humour that pervades his teachings, Rinpoche's profound yet gentle wisdom can provide powerful insights on how to make our life, as short as it is, truly worth living.  

Cost: Suggested donation $20      

  • NB: Bookings Essential   
  • Seats are limited so please RSVP early

Venue: 5 Haynes Avenue, Umina Beach
Bookings: Donna Nelson
PH: 02 4344 7718 or
Email: nelson38@optusnet.com.au

DAY TEACHING: Saturday 31St October  - 9:30am – 4.30pm
Chenrezig Teaching and Empowerment

Buddha gave many teachings on how to increase loving-kindness and compassion, including many different meditation techniques.
Through an unbroken lineage of meditation masters, the Chenrezig sadhana involves merging our mind stream with Avelokitesvara, the enlightened being of compassion.
This practice also involves taking refuge in the triple gem, mantra recitation, an understanding of the emptiness of phenomena, and dedicating the benefits of the practice for the benefit of all sentient beings. 
In order to practice this meditation technique properly, an empowerment from a qualified teacher must be performed. Lama Choedak Rinpoche will be giving the empowerment and explaining the sadhana with his characteristic wit, humour and insight.

Cost: Suggested donation $50

  • NB: Bookings Essential
  • Seats are limited so please RSVP early
  • Morning tea and Lunch Provided

Venue: 5 Haynes Avenue, Umina Beach
Bookings: Donna Nelson
PH: 02 4344 7718 or
Email: nelson38@optusnet.com.au

8 Week Calm Abiding Meditation Classes -
Private classes are available by appointment only.

Learn the essential life skills of mindfulness, calmness and compassion through the practice of meditation.

Meditation has a proven record in its ability to improve health, awaken happiness and give a clear perspective on life. It enables you to identify the real causes of unhappiness and recover from stress, anxiety as well as manage pain.

There are many styles of meditation and in this course we learn how to focus with single-pointed concentration on the breath as taught in the Buddhist tradition. This technique of mindfulness is a natural process and a fundamental life skill to help you to focus better on ordinary tasks.

This course is presented by Dr Lan -Hoa Le.

Bookings: Dr Lan- Hoa Le 0411 331 038
or Email lanhtle@gmail.com
Cost: Fee by donation

Dharma Teachings and Intermediate Meditation Classes available

Bookings: Donna 02 4344 7718 
or Email nelson38@optusnet.com.au
Cost: Fee by donation

*Please note: For all events donations go towards visiting teachers and teaching materials.

Online Teachings on YouTube

Online DharmaTeachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche as well as other teachers including His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Eminence Choegye Trichen and others.

Lama Choedak Rinpoche

H.H Sayka Trizin


Address:5 Haynes Avenue Umina 2257 NSW
Phone:Phone: (02) 4344 7718 Email: nelson38@optusnet.com.au find us on facebook view us on youtube