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 2016

Teachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Lama Choedak Rinpoche is an accomplished teacher in the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Choedak Rinpoche’s profound explanation of meditation and its everyday relevance is renowned for its lucidity, authenticity and humour. Eloquent in the English language and familiar with the Western mind, Rinpoche offers teachings from the heart, spiced with the richness of his knowledge, dedication and realisation.

PUBLIC TALK: Buddhism: From Ancient Wisdom to Mind Science
Saturday 27th August, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this Public Talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will explain the ways that Buddhism's ancient underpinnings are still very relevant to today's scientific inquiries into the mind.

Buddhism is a centuries old philosophical tradition that has pondered the subtle relationship between mind and body. For many, the Buddhist answers to these questions provide clarity and purpose to their life. However, many are also curious - how does the ancient Buddhist tradition relate to the ideas of modern science?

In this special public talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will draw on Eastern approaches along with contemporary scientific understandings of the mind. He'll outline the points of convergence, as well as the aspects of the two traditions which could lead to greater insight for both disciplines. 

With Lama Choedak Rinpoche's characteristic humour, lucidity and wisdom, talk is suitable for people without any prior knowledge of Buddhism as well as those who are more experienced Buddhist practitioners.

  • When: Saturday 27th August, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Central Coast Meditation Centre, 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257
  • Ticket Prices: By donation
  • Contact: (02) 43447718 or email nelson38@optusnet.com.au

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: Meditation on The Four Immeasureables  - Sunday 28th August 2016 -9:30am –4.30pm

Loving kindness, compassion, joyfulness and equanimity are antidotes to ill will, anger, depression, desire and aversion. They are known as four Immeasurables. They form a very important part of all Mahayana Buddhist meditation. To understand what is the background, purpose and application of this important meditation practices, Rinpoche will give in depth teachings on the four immeasurables based on Maitreya's famous writing on the topic in Mahayanasutralankara.

Seats are limited so please RSVP early
Morning Tea provided
Lunch: Please bring plate to share

  • When: Sunday 28th August, 2016  9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Location: Central Coast Meditation Centre, 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257
  • Ticket Prices: General Attendance $50.00
  • Contact: (02) 43447718 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.
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