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Sunday Meditation Class and Lunch45 MindfulnessCompassionRetreat2019 151

Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

A very popular public teaching followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch at the Centre. The meditation class covers methods to calm the mind and is suitable for everybody interested in meditation and improving their mind. The class includes breathing meditation techniques and discussion on how we can improve our experiences of daily life, our inner happiness and relationships.

Everyone welcome. By donation.

 

 


Monday Evening Basic Program Studies

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Middle Length Lam Rim  
Mondays at 7pm
 starting Monday 11th February

This accredited module is part of the Basic Program, a five-year, twelve-subject course of studies designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It provides a practice-oriented transmission of the Buddha dharma to committed students ready to progress beyond foundational-level study and practice.

There will be a final examination and weekly discussion Mondays at 6pm.

Online study options available.

Cost: $15 per class.

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Wednesday Evening Studies

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Asanga's Hearer Grounds
 
Wednesdays at 7pm starting Wednesday 13th February

Geshe-la will guide us through this authentic commentary, explaining the different mental factors and aspects of our mind. The ones we need to develop and the ones to abandon. Studying in this way helps our meditation go well and be effective.

There will be home meditation practice and weekly discussion Wednesdays at 6pm.
 
Online study options available.

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One Day Mindfulness Workshopflower

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

18 May 9.30am - 5pm

“Since nearly everyone living in the modern world is coping with an overload of thinking, remembering, and planning, this may be just what the doctor ordered: a general prescription for soothing and healing overworked bodies and minds.” – Alan Wallace 

Learn the foundations of mindfulness and how it can be applied to modern life for more happiness, acceptance, and peace of mind.

Join us for this day retreat, and enjoy the meditations, peaceful retreat atmosphere, and healthy food, teas and snacks.

Suitable for beginners - everyone welcome!

$40 for the day includes healthy vegetarian lunch 

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The Four Noble TruthsHHDL

The Queens Birthday 3 Day Retreat
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Saturday 1 June 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 2 June 10am - 5pm
Monday 3 June 9.30am - 5pm

What did the Buddha mean when he described dissatisfaction and suffering? What causes this and what can we do about it? Come and explore how these ideas can inform our behaviour, choices, and decisions so we can be free of dissatisfaction and find long-lasting happiness.

In this 3 day retreat we will gain an immediate and personal understanding of the causes and conditions that give rise to suffering - and learn how a spiritual life can be the path to liberation and mental happiness.

Investment: $120 for the long weekend includes healthy vegetarian lunch each day

Residential packages are available.

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Public Talks 201913

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Nelson

'Buddhism is Not a Religion' Thursday 30th May 7pm - 8.30pm

Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson

“When we study Buddhism we study ourselves learning about the nature of our own minds. Actually Buddhism is not a religion but rather philosophy, science or psychology.”

Join Geshe-la as he breaks down misconceptions about Buddhism. Discover how we can use the principles of Buddhism to understand our own mind can helps us to thrive in life.

By donation - everyone welcome!


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Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am

Thursday 25 April

Please join us for sutra recitations, picnic lunch & putting up prayer flags.

 

 

 

Special Practice Days

  


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Tsog Puja

7pm Tuesday 14th May

 

Medicine Buddha Puja

3pm Sunday 19th May

 

Community Events 


  Chandrakirti 20th Anniversary Prayer FestivalMonlam

Join the Prayer Festival at Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
16 - 25 May

Come and view the monks creating the Sand Mandala between 10am and 5pm, May 16th  to  22th.
Construction of sand mandalas transmits positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them and are believed to effect purification and healing. 
You are invited to join any and all of the events and of special interest is the Dissolution Ceremony on Friday May 24th at 2pm in the Community Events Building.

 

Monday 13

 

Tuesday 14

Wednesday 15

Thursday 16

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

10:30am Tara Puja

3-4pm Sutra/ Mantra Recitation

Friday 17

 10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

10:30am Tara Puja

3-4pm Sutra/ Mantra Recitation

Saturday 18

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

9.30am-5pm Mindfulness Day Retreat at Nalanda Hall

Sunday 19

9am Prayers with Monks

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

10am Meditation in Nalanda Hall

3-4pm Medicine Buddha Puja

Monday 20

 

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

10:30am Tara Puja

1:30-2:30pm School Tour

2:30-3:30pm Steiner School

3-4pm Sutra/ Mantra Recitation

7-8.30pm Monday Class at Nalanda Hall

Tuesday 21

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

10:30am Tara Puja

3-4pm Sutra/ Mantra Recitation

Wednesday 22

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

9am Prayers with Monks

9.30am Yoga at Nalanda Hall

10:30am Tara Puja

1:30-2:30pm School Tour

3-4pm Sutra/ Mantra Recitation

6pm Pot Luck Dinner

Thursday 23

 

10am-5pm Open for Viewing

10am WFL Prayers & Riverside Lunch (booking essential)

4pm Guru Puja Nalanda Hall

Friday 24

 

9.30am Prayers and Practices

2pm Sand Mandala Dissolution

Afternoon Tea

Releasing the Mandala Sand at Mapua Wharf

6pm Dinner at Jellyfish

Saturday 25

 

9am Tara Puja Nalanda Hall

11.30am Lunch and farewell

Sunday 26

10am Meditation & Community Lunch

Prayer Festival Highlights

Prayer Festival Highlights at Chandrakirti Meditation Centre 
Join the sanga in the following activities -
 
Wed 16 to Wed 22nd  10am – 5pm daily
Join the recitation of Praises to Tara from 10.30 am daily
Watch the monks at work and try your hand at sand painting
Take a walking tour of the centre and enjoy a delicious lunch.
 
Saturday 18th May 
One Day Mindfulness teaching Nalanda Hall
 
Sunday May 19th 
10 am Sunday Meditation with Geshe Tharchin
 
Wednesday  May 22nd Pot Luck dinner
6pm Pot Luck Dinner to welcome the  visiting Sanga
 
Thursday May 23rd
10am Blessing the  Retreat land at 262 Central Road South
4pm Guru Puja Tsog in Nalanda Hall Chandrakirti Center
 
Friday May 24th
2pm Dissolution Ceremony with Special local guests. Afternoon Tea.
                        Releasing the sand to Mapua Wharf
 
Saturday May 25th
9am Tara Puja Nalanda Hall Chandrakirti Center
 
Sunday May 26th
10am Sunday Meditation Nalanda Hall

Everyone is welcome! Just drop in or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Sponsorship OptionsIMG 9844

Sponsor a sangha $500 - $1000 Support the monks visiting us for the prayer festival

Our thanks:

Add your name to the dedications of prayers and auspicious activities

Read a personal dedication for loved ones or success of positive activities in your life (please tell us your dedication in the Notes field when you make your donation)

Preferred seating at meals and in the gompa

Reserved parking space

A picture of Tara 

A lovely mala blessed by Geshe Tharchin

A small packet of blessed sand from the mandala (you will need to be at the deconstruction of the mandala or stop by the centre after)

Sponsor a puja $108 - The monks, nuns, and community will be performing a puja to Buddha Tara, who swiftly accomplishes enlightened activities. Prayers to Tara help remove obstacles and fulfil all good wishes. You can be one of the sponsors of this special puja. As thanks, we will:

Add your name to the dedications at the puja

Read a personal dedication for loved ones or success of positive activities in your life at the puja (please tell us your dedication in the Notes field when you make your donation)

Preferred seating if attending the puja

Sponsor Tara Praises $50 - The community will be performing Praises to Buddha Tara, who swiftly accomplishes enlightened activities. Prayers to Tara help remove obstacles and fulfil all good wishes. You can be one of the sponsors of these praises. As thanks, we will:

Add your name to the dedications after the Praises

Read a personal dedication for loved ones or success of positive activities in your life at the puja (please tell us your dedication in the Notes field when you make your donation)

Sponsor Tara Mantras $21 -  The community will be performing Praises to Buddha Tara, who swiftly accomplishes enlightened activities. Prayers to Tara help remove obstacles and fulfil all good wishes. You can be one of the sponsors of these praises. As thanks, we will:

Add your name to the dedications after the mantras

Donation in any amount - you can also support the days activities in any amount you choose. You’ll get immeasurable merit from all the activities by making a general donation that helps provide these blessings for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Please click hereto donate now or direct credit to 03-0751-0098678-25

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  Fasting & Yoga Retreat

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at Kimi Ora Spa Resort, Kaiteriteri
With Phillipa & Jen
September 2019

We will be in an idyllic setting by the sea with an experienced Naturopath and Herbalist, Phillipa Rutherford, and experienced Yoga Teacher Jennifer Coyne. The environment is very supportive and relaxed with full use of all the facilities at the Spa Resort including sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool with swim jet and an outdoor swimming pool We will have twice daily yoga and meditation.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$1195 for share twin or $1445 for single room all inclusive

This is a very popular retreat so please book early!

 

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  Weekly Hatha Yoga   Sue Ransom Yoga web

With Sue Ransom
Wednesday mornings:  9.30am - 10.45am
Thursday evenings:  6.00pm -7.15pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Join Sue for midweek yoga on Wednesday mornings 9.30 till 10.45am to balance, restore and energise you for the day, and Thursday evening sessions 6 till 7.15pm to release and relax into your evening. Sue's classes include asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), and relaxation, and have a meditative quality. All levels welcome as Sue gives alternatives throughout the sessions, which are small and friendly. Sue has practiced yoga for over thirty years, has an International Yoga Teachers' Association Teaching Diploma, and looks forward to welcoming you. Find her on Facebook at Sue Ransom Yoga.

Cost: $10 per lesson, cash at the door.

 

Sue will be running Beginners Yoga Course

Resumes Mondays 6-7.15pm 29 April - 10 June

If you would like to practice yoga but are unsure where to start, join Sue for this gentle introduction to Hatha yoga. Nurture your wellbeing and enjoy: 

 Small and friendly classes 

 A beautiful practice space in a private, peaceful setting 

 An unpressured course suitable for all abilities 

 Postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxations 

Awareness of your body, breath and mind, for strength, flexibility, stress management, inner balance, and more... 

Investment is $72 for the course.

Contact Sue to book now 027 3912431 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


  A Day of Mindfulness Workshop

Explore Mindfulness - A Day to De-stress, Recharge, and Relax!

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With Jamila Knopp

This one-day workshop offers a real opportunity to pause and to bring mindful attention to your life. The workshop will teach simple practices that anyone can do – so beginners are welcome.

This is the perfect time of the year to gift yourself this time out!

Through mindfulness we can learn:

• To be more in the present moment

• To slow down when we feel that our body is rushing

• To bring attention to, and be with, a bodily experience

• To recognize the habits of our mind and body

• To feel more balanced and calm

We will explore various kinds of mindfulness practices, including basic yoga, mindful walking, mindful sitting or lying meditation, mindful eating or just simple movements and stretches.

When we pause and allow ourselves to simply be, we can connect again with our body & mind and our true self can shine through. We can be here in our lives more fully.

Give yourself the “gift” of this one day of mindfulness!

When: Sunday, 2nd of June, 9.30 am – 4 pm

Investment: $75 (includes delicious vegetarian lunch and workshop notes)

Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one), a blanket, and cushion.

For more info, or to book, contact Jamila on 027 644 6145 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  Healing Disturbing Emotions & Yoga Retreat

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With Venerable Namgyel

Thursday 14 November - Wednesday 20 November

Join us for this 7 day residential retreat at the peaceful retreat setting of Chandrakirti Meditation Centre.

The retreat includes teachings on authentic Buddhist principles, guided healing meditations, twice daily yoga, and facilitated discussions. Outside of discussion times, we will keep noble silence.

The retreat is suitable for those new to Buddhism and Yoga, as well as more advanced practitioners.

 

The investment for the 7 day retreat is $500 which includes healthy vegetarian meals and drinks.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                

Reiki with Venerable Namgyel

Reiki Level 2: Friday 1 November - Sunday 3 November

Reiki Level 1: Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November

Join Venerable Namgyel to become attuned to the Reiki Ray of healing. Reiki is a healing art that transforms and uplifts all who come in contact with it.

The first degree connects the student to the Reiki ray and begins an internal transformation. Once you have attuned to Reiki Level 1 you can practice the healing art daily. Reiki Level 2 attunement deepens the connection and allows the student to give mental and long distance healing. Please note that you can only take R2 after a period of at least six months practice.

Special accomodation packages available if attending both the Retreat and Reiki.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Venerable Losang Namgyel, an Australian Tibetan Buddhist monk, has been living in India and Nepal and studying and teaching Buddhism for more than 30 years.

His teachers include such great masters as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Denma Locho Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Gen Lamrimpa and Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Venerable has also completed four years of Lam Rim retreats, and many tantric retreats.

During his more than thirty years in Buddhism, Venerable has taught in many countries primarily for the FPMT, including India, Nepal, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK, Bangladesh and the USA.

Venerable had the honour of being the tutor to Lama Osel Rinpoche. Read more about Venerable here: http://venerablenamgyel.blogspot.com/p/about-me_8377.html