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 2017

Teachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche:  17th & 18th February 2017

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:   How to Use Doubt and Faith

Doubt is one of the afflictions that can impede our meditation. Left unchecked, doubt about the method or benefits of meditation can lead us to resent or ultimately abandon the beneficial practice of meditation. Rinpoche will be addressing what doubt is, how it originates, why it must be resolved, and methods to deal with your doubts.

When: Friday 17/02/2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Central Coast Meditation Centre,
5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257

Cost: By donation

Contact: (02) 43447718 or email nelson38@optusnet.com.au

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: Teaching on Atisha's 'Garland of Gems'

Garland of Gems is a concise poem, which captures the most essential Buddhist Mahayana Buddhist teachings on Mindfulness, Meditation and Wisdom. It is a highly prized short writings of Atisha, but due to the fame of his Lamp to the Path of Enlightenment, this poem did not enjoy the same circulation. Freshly translated by Lama Choedak Rinpoche, Garland of Gems is going to beautify many people's lives. Anyone who fathoms the intent and thought of this poem will offer themselves a precious gift, they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Atisha is a famous Buddhist monk from ancient East India, in Bangladesh. He came to Tibet in 1042 and helped to revive the pure and complete form of Buddhism that is Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche will offer his lucid, practical and authentic commentary on the text diced with his humour and realisation.

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

WhenSaturday 18/02/2017  9:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Central Coast Meditation Centre,
5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257

Cost: $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