Welcome to Odiyana
Odiyana was the birthplace of Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the Indian Master who established Buddhism in Tibet by taming the wild inhabitants of the Tibetan plateau and transforming them through his spiritual charisma and creativity. In the 8th century he founded the Ancient Order (Nyingma) of Tibetan Buddhism. In this age of technology his teachings are more essential than ever. The present Dalai Lama himself has actually stated the importance of Padmasambhava in this day and age.
The Odiyana Centre was founded in 2001 by Lama David Christensen, (Lama Urgyen Yeshe Ozer) an Australian Lama of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. David completed his traditional training in a 4 year retreat in Dordogne France during the 1980s under the guidance of his main teachers, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khenpo and Tulku Pema Wangyal. He has spent over 30 years studying and practicing Buddhism in Australia, Nepal, France and the USA under some of the most influencial Tibetan teachers of this century. David is also fluent in Tibetan and is highly regarded for his work in translating Dzogchen texts.
David teaches a wide range of Buddhist courses with an emphasis on Tibetan Healing, Tibetan Yoga and the wisdom of the Dzogchen Teachings.
Lama David is also available for spiritual counselling, healing sessions including distance healing and for house blessings.
The Odiyana Centre is affiliated with the Shechen Tennyi Dargye Ling Monastery in Nepal. The Monastery was founded by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and is presently under the direction of his grandson, the current abbot Rabjam Rinpoche.
The Fearless Lion's Roar: Profound Instructions on Dzogchen, The Great Perfection
The Fearless Lion's Roar is a series of Dzogchen teachings that were given by the Master Nyoshul Khenpo during along retreat in Dordogne, France and translated over a number of years by Lama David Christensen. The book is entitled '
Monday 7.30 -8.30pm
Introduction to Meditation
Wednesday 10am -11am
Women's Tibetan Yoga and Meditation
Wednesday 7.30 -8.15pm
The Essence of Buddhism
Thursday 7.30 -9.00pm
Meditation and Teachings
Sunday 10.00 -11.00am
Tibetan Yoga, Meditation and Chanting
Courses and Retreats
23 - 26 Jan 2016
Summer Meditation Retreat