Thubten Shedrup Ling
Thubten Shedrup Ling is the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Australia. It is situated near Bendigo, Victoria, and is a member of the International Mahayana Institute of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
In 1994 Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked Australian Buddhist monk Ven. Thubten Gyatso to establish a monastery on land near Bendigo donated by the family of Mr. Ian Green. His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama of Tibet endorsed the name: Thubten Shedrup Ling, An Oasis for Study and Practice of the Buddha’s Teachings. With the architectural and financial support of Mr. Salim Lee and the support of many individual donors, construction began in 1996. The first monks moved into Thubten Shedrup Ling in 1997.
Geshe Konchok Tsering of Sera Je Monastery in India accepted a request from Lama Zopa Rinpoche to take up residence at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery and be the resident teacher for adjacent Atisha Centre. Geshe Konchok Tsering arrived in May 2003.
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