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Weekly Events


Sunday Meditation Class and Lunch45 MindfulnessCompassionRetreat2019 151

Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Last class Sunday 7 December 2019 (resumes February 2020)
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.

Family friendly - special children’s program (ages 5+) during the teaching and meditation.

Everyone welcome. By donation.  

Just drop in!

 

 


Basic Program Studies

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Middle Length Lam-Rim 

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

We start a new module in February 2020.

Discussion will resume February 2020

Chandrakirti will continue to offer the Basic Program - our ongoing 5 year study program designed by the Spiritual Director of Chandrakirti Centre, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It offers a balanced approach, combining academic training and meditation practice. 

For more information and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's vision for the Basic Program click here.

The Basic Program is especially suitable for students wishing to study in-depth some of Tibetan Buddhisms most treasured texts. We will be continuing to study Stages of the Path to enlightenment. Using the famous text Middle Length Lam Rim by Lama Tsongkhapa. 

We will be studying 7pm -8.30pm Monday evenings, with discussion from 6-7pm. The module will include homework, final exam, practice weekends. Students can complete one or more modules at our centre and the others at other FPMT centres which offer the Basic Program. To get the requirements of formal certification for the course and register, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have openings for work/study volunteers wishing to offer service and study in-depth. If you or anyone you know is interested to live at Chandrakirti and complete the Basic Program get in touch today!

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more


The Key to Buddhism

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With Geshe Jampa Tharchin 

Every Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm
14th August - 4th December

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism? Would you like to see how Buddhist ideas can help you to better understand your life and practically help you to thrive in the modern world?

Based on the 12 links of Dependent Origination Geshe-la shares the authentic teachings and meditations on karma, causes and conditions, interconnectedness, Buddhist biology, and reincarnation.

Join the balanced academic and friendly class. Everyone welcome - especially those new to Buddhism or looking to enhance their understanding of foundational topics. 

Online study options available.

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

Retreats and Teachings


  8 Verses for Mind Training

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One Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

9:30am - 5pm Saturday 22 February

Buddhist Psychology for Thought Transformation, helping to develop a positive, spacious state of mind. One day retreat in an idyllic retreat setting. Everyone warmly welcome – beginners and advanced practitioners alike!

$40 for the day includes healthy vegetarian lunch.

Accomodation options available.

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021  

 

 


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Anzac Three Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

9:30am Saturday 25 April – 5pm Monday 27 April

 

Allow the mind to settle and abide in its natural clarity in this 3 day retreat at a very peaceful retreat setting.

Investment: $180 for the weekend includes 3 healthy vegetarian meals

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021  


Wisdom of Emptiness13

Queens Birthday Three Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

9:30am 30 May – 5pm 1 June

Using the Wisdom Chapter of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim. This is an intermediate retreat so some exposure to Buddhist philosophy is recommend.

Investment: $180 for the weekend includes 3 healthy vegetarian meals

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021  


Summer Retreats 2020

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Mindfulness of Loving Kindness

Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland

10th—17th January

Geshe-la will lead us in meditation and contemplation on compassion and right living. Based on the famous text Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland. Geshe-la will share the secrets of developing a good heart and creating the causes for real happiness. Allowing us to overcome anxiety, develop genuine love and relationships, and find deeper meaning and contentment in life. 

Arrival time 1-5pm on 10th January and the retreat finishes with lunch at 12:30pm on 17th January.

All course materials and vegetarian meals are provided and included in the facility fee of $420 for the 7 day retreat. Accommodation is a separate cost and can be arranged with the centre, camping is available. The retreats will have periods of silence with no devices, to allow us to deepen our understanding and practice. 

Explanation of the Four Secret Mindfulness

Lama Tsongkhapa

24th January—4th February

A deep explanation of the nature of reality and the way we perceive things, with insightful meditation. Geshe-la will teach the four Mindfulness of Emptiness. Personal reflection will be encouraged to help gain experiential understanding of the way things exist. Interpreted from Tibetan to English by Losang Dawa.

Arrival time 1-5pm on 24th January and the retreat finishes with lunch at 12:30pm on 4th February.

All course materials and vegetarian meals are provided and included in the facility fee $600 for the 10 day retreat.

Accommodation is a separate cost and can be arranged with the centre, camping is available. The retreats will have periods of silence with no devices, to allow us to deepen our understanding and practice. 

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Public Talks 


Public Talks in BlenheimCapture

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
How to Make Friends with Your Mind

dates coming soon!

How To See Things as They Really Are
Alzheimer’s Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

Just drop in or Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021

Everyone warmly welcome!

 

 


Public Talks in Nelsongeshe la small

How to Make Friends with Your Mind

7-8:30pm Friday 27 March

How To See Things as They Really Are
7-8:30pm Friday 22 May

Join Tibetan Monk Geshe Tharchin who shares years of meditation experience to present authentic meditation techniques in a friednly and accessible way. Don't miss this unique opportunity.

Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street, Nelson

Just drop in or Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021

Everyone warmly welcome! By donation/koha

  


Public Talks in Golden Baygeshe la small

How to Make Friends with Your Mind

dates coming soon

How To See Things as They Really Are

Join Tibetan Monk Geshe Tharchin who shares years of meditation experience to present authentic meditation techniques in a friednly and accessible way. Don't miss this unique opportunity.

Just drop in or Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021

Everyone warmly welcome! By donation/koha

 


Public Talks in Wellingtongeshe la small

How to Make Friends with Your Mind

dates coming soon

How To See Things as They Really Are

Join Tibetan Monk Geshe Tharchin who shares years of meditation experience to present authentic meditation techniques in a friednly and accessible way. Don't miss this unique opportunity.

Just drop in or Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021

Everyone warmly welcome! By donation/koha

Practice Days

 

  Special Practice Days

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Everyone warmly welcome to all events.

Just drop in or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 035432021

 

 Tara Puja

Wednesday 4 December 10am 

 

 

Yoga & Healing 

  


  Weekly Hatha Yoga   Sue Ransom Yoga web

With Sue Ransom
Thursday evenings:  6.00pm -7.15pm

last class Thursday 17th December (no class on Thursday 31st October)

Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Join Sue for midweek yoga 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, sessions 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: $12 per lesson, cash at the door. 

Just drop in or contact Sue to book now 027 3912431 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 


  Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls   Caybin

With Caybin Sturgess

7pm - 8:30pm Friday (re-starting January 2020)

Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Unwind from your work week and start the weekend right, feeling more energized refreshed and revitalized. We will a journey through sound and breath work in dynamic meditation to release the tension from the work week.

Through sound healing we connect to  various sound vibrations to re-calibrate, realign and refocus our body, heart and mind to aid in deeper relaxation and release of unwanted tension. Using the Tibetan method of sound healing with Singing Bowls, breath and concentration. All you need to do is come along, lay back and allow the sounds to wash over you and guide you back into the present moment.

Investment $15 per session - cash on the door