About TBI

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 or not you have 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 Kangyur Lama Jetsun Losang Thubten 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.

History

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 Kangyur Lama Jetsun  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

Dalai Lama Visit to Tibetan Buddhist Institute
At the request of Rinpoche, His Holiness Dalai Lama visited the Tibetan Buddhist Institute in Adelaide Australia on Thursday 20 June 2013. (pictures) (video)


Dalai Lama at Tibetan Buddhist Institute June 2013

Spiritual Head
His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama
Founder, Teacher and Spiritual Leader
The Late Kyabje Khensur Kangyur Lama Jetsun Losang Thubten Rinpoche
Spiritual Leader and Director
Nawang Thubten (Tenzin)
Resident Teacher
Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen
Translator and Director of Publishing
Ilia Durovic
Management and Advisory Board
Nawang Thubten (Tenzin) – Chairperson, Director and Spiritual Leader
Carole Armstrong – Assistant Director
Tania Bell – Acting Treasurer
Chris Ridley – Senior Advisor
Chrys Dombroyannis – Membership
Finance and Probity Sub Committee
Ralf Zurbrugg   Tania Bell   Simon Williams
Gordy Losic – Librarian
Anthony Sweeney – Databases 

Other Projects:

Tibetan Sponsorship is administered by Nawang Thubten, Carole Armstrong and Database – Anthony Sweeney. Tibetan Buddhist Institute was established in April 2005 by Kyabje Khensur Kangyur Losang Thubten Rinpoche, in order to fulfil the wishes of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Jamgon Publications is dedicated to the preservation and publication, in bilingual Tibetan-English editions, of the works of one of the pre-eminent representatives of that tradition, Khensur Kangyur Lobsang Thubten.

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