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".
December 2016 – January 2017
With resident teacher Lharampa Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Developing a Positive Mind
Cultivating your daily practice with Lam Rim meditations
13th – 23rd December 2016
This 10 day retreat will deepen your understanding of the path and create an experiential learning of how to conduct your daily meditation practice. Each day we have morning meditation with preliminary practices, followed by discussion & teachings with Geshe Tharchin and a variety of evening practices.
Developing your Compassion
And a Good Heart
5 -15th January 2017
During this 10 day retreat the focus is on developing loving kindness and warm heartedness, bringing compassion into action in your daily life in real situations. We will explore the different methods of developing the altruistic mind that seeks happiness for all beings.
Developing your Wisdom
Understanding the truth of reality and transform your emotions
20th -27th January 2017
Geshe Tharchin will explain the way things truly exist, how that wisdom can transform our lives and emotions, and allow us to overcome difficulties and find some contentment. The course will include meditations, discussion and Q&A sessions.
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/
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Family run organic speciality store
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