Welcome to Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is a non-residential Tibetan Buddhist centre situated in the rolling hills of the Nelson countryside. Affiliated with FPMT Inc. our goal is to promote the wisdom, compassion and loving-kindness that is the very heart of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. With this in mind we provide a conducive environment for people to contact, study and deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre was founded and named in 1999 by our Spiritual Director Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, who is widely recognised as one of the original great teachers who introduced Buddhism to the west. During a visit to the Chandrakirti Centre in May 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the longlife stupa and named the new meditation temple "Nalanda Hall".
Mindfulness for Beginners 1 Day Meditation Retreat
With Angela Hartman. Saturday 18 November 9.30am - 5.00pm
Developing mindfulness and training our mind trough the practice of meditation is one of the best techniques in order to accomplish happiness in our daily lives.
A one day retreat learning mindfulness meditations.
Cost: $40 including class materials and a delicious vegetarian lunch.
16 Guidelines for a Happy Life -
Saturday and Sunday 16 -17 December, 9.30-5.00pm
A two day workshop with Wendy Ridley
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
16 Guidelines workshops are filled with practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. The idea is simple: to change the way we experience the world, we transform the way we think, act, relate and find meaning.
The workshop teaches participants how to develop a good, open heart. Students will learn how to develop a daily mindfulness practice and integrate the 16 Guidelines into in daily life, in personal, family and professional contexts. Workshops are suitable for people of all ages, faiths and cultural traditions.
Summer Meditation Retreats
Mindfulness and Compassion
9 January - 18 January
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
A 10 Day silent retreat covering the Four Mindfulnesses and Developing Compassion and Loving Kindness
Meditation on Emptiness
24 January - 2 February
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
A 10 day teaching retreat on the highest philosophical view of emptiness taught by Chandrakirti in his famous text on The Middle Way
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is an affiliate of the FPMT and our mission is to support and fulfill the FPMT's mission statement which is:
The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.
We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.
Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
Chandrakirti Linked Buddhist Groups
Geshe Jampa Tharchin teaches in these areas in a regular basis,
please contact them directly
- Hamilton - Contact: Ella 07 823 4533 or 027 3750952 - website http://waikatotibetanbuddhist.weebly.com/
Click: Upcoming Events to know more about our Study Programme and Events
WHOLESOME ETHICAL EDIBLES
Family run organic speciality store
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