Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 11 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
*Please note: For all events donations go towards visiting teachers and teaching materials.


PUBLIC TALK: Depression and Anxiety: A Buddhist Perspective
FRIDAY 27th February 7:00 PM –9:00 PM

  • When His Holiness the Dalai Lama first visited the west he was shocked by people who experienced depressive feelings and a sense of inadequacy. His Holiness regularly observes that despite extraordinary benefits brought on by material progress and physical health, people can be left feeling vulnerable and insecure dealing with daily life's ups and downs. The darkness of depression is experienced by many of us, if not personally, then probably by someone we love impacting on our relationships, families, workplaces and community. A great deal of resources have been directed into raising public awareness around depression, but how much of this condition is well understood by modern research? Buddhist teaching shines light on the causes of mental well-being in order to regain emotional resilience and inspiration. The Buddhist meditation method of mindfulness is respected amongst health workers in the field of depression because it goes beyond just treating the symptoms with medications. In this very timely talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche offers from his heart, succinctly and with humour, the profound Buddhist understanding of depression and anxiety and the antidotes to these states. Rinpoche takes us through the process of transforming the debilitating grip of these mental states into fulfilment, appreciative joy and confidence.
  • Seats are limited so please RSVP early on the contact details below!
  • Cost: Suggested donation $20

FULL DAY TEACHING:  - Saturday 28th February  - 9:30am – 4.30pm

Bodhicitta and Insight Meditation Workshop

Lama Choedak Rinpoche will combine the two most important Buddhist concepts - compassion and wisdom - into a carefully tailored meditation practice and profound teaching on emptiness. Rinpoche will teach on how to cultivate Bodhicitta and insight meditation. The unity of these two is sacred. 

The relative aspect of Bodhicitta is the wish to assist sentient beings in a practical, worldly sense. Ultimate enlightenment thought comes from the realisation that ultimately neither the self, sentient beings, nor suffering exist inherently.
The idea of being enlightened should not be regarded as merely a long term goal. At this very moment, our most sacred duty is being, speaking and acting selflessly for the benefit of others. 'Bodhicitta' means doing service for the benefit of others with love and compassion.

  • Seats are limited so please RSVP early on the contact details below!
  • NB: Bookings Essential
  • Cost: Suggested donation $50
  • Morning, Lunch and Afternoon Tea Provided


Venue: 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257

Bookings: Donna: 02 43447718 or 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

Starting March 22nd 2015
Intermediate: Sunday Class 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This regularly scheduled class begins with a Master Dharma teaching, followed by a question and answer period where attendees can inquire about practice.

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


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