Tibetan Buddhist Institute (Thekchen Shedrub Choeling)
Tibetan Buddhist Institute is a warm and welcoming Buddhist centre dedicated to providing Refuge to students of all levels, offering classes and meditation for beginners, through to teachings on Buddhist Philosophy of the highest academic standard, that are rarely transmitted to Western students. Whether you have never meditated before and want to learn how to calm your mind, or are a serious student of Buddhist philosophy, we have classes and activities to meet your needs.
Tibetan Buddhist Institute was established in April 2005 by our dearly beloved founder and Spiritual Teacher Kyabje Khensur Rinpoche to fulfil the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who has blessed our centre with his presence.
We offer a beautiful and tranquil environment in which to meditate and learn in the Mahāyāna tradition, which seeks to encourage the values of love, kindness, compassion and wisdom, to benefit not just ourselves but all beings. By training our minds through meditation and through study, we can learn how to fulfil our own limitless potential to become happier and more able to cope with the difficulties we all experience.
The Tibetan Buddhist Institute was established in April 2005 by Kyabje Khensur Kangurwa Lobsang Thubten Rinpoche, in order to fulfil the wishes of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The aim of the centre is to cultivate Mahayana Teaching and Meditation. It is dedicated to providing the teachings of Lama Tsong Khapa in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. It seeks to encourage the values of love, compassion, wisdom, non discrimination, self responsibility and fairness, through these teachings, meditation and community service.
The teachings provide a path to achieve such aims, and reminds us to be of benefit to others and ever vigilant in our sense of universal responsibility. This Centre aims to preserve the teachings of H.H. Dalai Lama, our spiritual head, and Kyabje Khensur Kangurwa Lobsang Thubten Rinpoche, our founder and spiritual director.
Thekchen Shedrub Choeling means:
Thekchen = Mayahana; all beings to be free of suffering
Shedrub = Cultivating Study and Meditation
Choeling = Island of Dharma; Dharma Land/Place