Upcoming Events


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Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Begins 25 February until end of June
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.


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Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Begins 25 February until end of June

Come to our Sunday Meditations and bring your children! The Centre will be running easy meditation, mindfulness and values-based activities for children aged 5-15.

 


Monday Evening Lam Rim Class5

Every Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 26 February until end of June
Teachings with Geshe Jampa Tharchin and interpreter Anton

We are studying the Wisdom chapter of Liberation in the Palm of the Hand.

Cost: $10 per class. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thursday Sutra Reading4

Every Thursday 6.00pm – 6.45pm
Begins 1 March

Recite the Vajra Cutter Sutra and In Praise of Dependent Arising to purify your mind and accumulate vast blessings. We will dedicate the merit of this beneficial practice for the long and healthy life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. All welcome.


Thursday Evening Study Class

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Every Thursday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 1 March untill end of June

We will resume the study of Shantidevas Bodhisattvas Guide, a famous treatise encompassing the Buddhist path.

This class is suitable for everyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist thought.

Cost: $10 per class. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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March Weekend Teaching Retreat: Four Noble Truths

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 10 March, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 11 March 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Geshe Tharchin will outline the first teaching the Buddha gave about suffering, causes of suffering, path and cessation, giving the 16 divisions of the Aryas four truths.

This teaching is suitable for everyone interested in the Buddhist thought, all are welcome.

Cost: $40 per day, including a delicious vegetarian lunch, tea and teaching materials. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pick ups from Nelson or the airport available. Simple accomodation is available at the Centre for an affordable cost, please mention in your registration and we will contact you.


April Weekend Teaching Retreat: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 21 April, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 22 March 2.30pm - 5.00pm

A classic teaching on how to overcome difficulty and use your experiences to develop a positive mind.

Geshe Tharchin will share his experiences with us, with Anton interpreting into English.

All are warmly welcome

Cost: $40 per day, including a delicious vegetarian lunch, tea and teaching materials. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pick ups from Nelson or the airport available. Simple accomodation is available at the Centre for an affordable cost, please mention in your registration and we will contact you.


May Weekend Teaching Retreat: The Ten Perfections

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 26 May, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 27 March 2.30pm - 5.00pm

The path of the Bodhisattva is the practice of the 10 perfections, Geshe Tharchin will cover each perfection and give an understanding of the depth of each perfection, to help us create more contentment in our lives.

Cost: $40 per day, including a delicious vegetarian lunch, tea and teaching materials. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pick ups from Nelson or the airport available. Simple accomodation is available at the Centre for an affordable cost, please mention in your registration and we will contact you.


June Weekend Teaching Retreat: Ngondro Practices

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 16 June, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 17 June 2.30pm - 5.00pm

These are the preliminary practices a yogi engages in before a long retreat to help subdue the mind and body. The ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. As foundational practises they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and wisdom teachings.

Geshe Tharchin will outline how and why we can accomplish these. For the sincere student, with an existing background in Buddhist Practice.

Cost: $40 per day, including a delicious vegetarian lunch, tea and teaching materials. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pick ups from Nelson or the airport available. Simple accomodation is available at the Centre for an affordable cost, please mention in your registration and we will contact you.


Weekly Hatha Yoga - Wednesday Mornings, Thursday EveningsSue Ransom Yoga web

Weekly classes with Susan Ransom
Wednesday:  9.30am - 10.45am
Thursdays:  6.00pm -7.15pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Hatha yoga classes with Sue exploring a range of postures to increase strength and flexibility, build awareness and improve posture, breathing techniques to improve lung capacity and aid in stress relief, and guided relaxations/meditations for balance and calmness.

Sue's enjoyed the holistic practice of Hatha yoga for over thirty years, and her yoga journey brought her to the Chandrakirti Centre four years ago. She loves sharing the many benefits Hatha yoga brings to overall health and well-being in her relaxed and gentle yoga classes.

International Yoga Teachers' Association (NZ) Teaching Diploma (current)

Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.

Cost: $10 per lesson, cash at the door. Contact Sue Ransom for further details. Phone: 027 391 2431, or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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A 4 Week Course with Angela Hartman
Dates pending
St Johns in the City 86 Selwyn Place, Nelson

Are you interested in mindfulness for a healthy body and mind? In this four week course you will learn how to use mindfulness in daily life. Practice breathing techniques, mindfulness of body, working with challenging situations with mindfulness and more. Grounded in Buddhist techniques this course has been developed for all who wish to explore mindfulness and the positive effects it can bring. No experience needed, everyone is welcome.

Angela has studied Buddhism for 8 years and has previously taught meditation classes in the North Island. She is a veterinarian and has taught vetinary students in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and India. Her interests are helping others and animals as much as she can. Students enjoy her warm and clear teaching style.

 

Cost: $60 for four week course. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mindfulness for Beginners 1 Day RetreatMindfulness Retreat web

Dates pending
With Angela Hartman
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Practice mindfulness meditation in a peaceful retreat environment. A perfect beginners retreat: You will learn what is mindfulness, practice meditation, walking meditation and have the chance to ask questions.

A great way to find peace and a sense of space in your busy life. Anyone can join us, you don't need experience or to be Buddhist to gain a sense of peace and relaxation from mindfulness, it is for everyone.

As human beings we all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people. Developing mindfulness and training our mind through the practice of meditation is one of the best techniques in order to accomplish happiness in our daily lives.” - Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Cost: $40 including class materials and a delicious vegetarian lunch.

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A 6 Week Course with Lozang Hursthouse
Dates pending
Wee Wellbeing Studio, 155 Stafford Drive, Ruby Bay

Open your heart and calm your mind. Enjoy a calming meditation course with experienced meditator Lozang Hursthouse. Explore different breathing meditation techniques, basic visualization meditations and have the chance to ask questions so your practice can strengthen and grow. Based in Buddhist techniques, these meditations are open and relevant for all who would like to increase peace and focus in their daily lives. No experience needed.

Cost: $60 for six week course

Lozang grew up in a Buddhist family in New Zealand and is a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s. He was ordained as a monk for 10 years. During that time he studied at Chenrezig Institute in Australia and spent a number of years in different meditation retreats. Lozang has a relaxed and open way of guiding meditation and discussion.

Cost: $60 for six week course
Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or at Wee Shop Organics, 03 540 2657

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Basic BuddhismBasic Bud

A 6 Week Course with Angela Hartman
Dates pending
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

A course specifically designed for beginners to experience meditation and gain a basic understanding of Buddhist concepts. Each class will include meditation, explanation and discussion. Enjoy a structured introduction to Buddhism with a focus on being useful in daily life. Drawing inspiration from the Dalai Lama and other accomplished teachers, the course aims to be a clear and practical introduction to basic Buddhist ideas and meditations. Everyone is welcome.

Cost: $60 for six week course

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Mindfulness for Beginners 1 Day RetreatMindfullness

With Angela Hartman
Dates pending

A gentle one day retreat learning mindfulness meditations. Suitable for beginners and anyone who enjoys meditating.

As human beings we all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people. 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 great way to find peace and a sense of space in your busy life.

Anyone can join us, you don't need experience or to be Buddhist to gain a sense of peace and relaxation from mindfulness, it is for everyone.

Cost: $40 including class materials and a delicious vegetarian lunch.

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

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Explore Mindfulness - A Day to De-stress, Recharge and Relax! With Jamilla Knopp
Dates pending

We spend a lot of time on the go totally consumed by the daily business of our lives. But how often during the day do we really spend time in the present moment? How often do we take time for ourselves and pause?

This one-day workshop offers a real opportunity to pause and to bring mindful attention to your life, beginners are welcome.

Through mindfulness we can learn to be more in the present, recognise habits of our mind and body and 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.

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

Cost: $69 includes workshop notes and a delicious vegetarian lunch

Please bring some paper or a journal, a pen, a yoga mat, a blanket and a 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.

This workshop is suitable for people of all ages, faiths and cultural traditions.


Public Talks in Nelson

Gallery Room, Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street, Nelson
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

$10 Waged/ $5 Unwaged contribution at the door.

Mindfulness of Joy
Wednesday 28 March, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Being in the present moment helps us to recognize our own good qualities and rejoice.

Mindfulness of Actions
Wednesday 30 May, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Our positive actions create good causes and happy results, mindfulness of our actions helps us discover the way to a happier life.


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With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

 

Friday, March 16th, 7pm: Mindfulness of Joy
Saturday, March 17th, 10am: Mindfulness of Being in the Present Moment
Friday, May 18th, 7pm: Mindfulness of Actions
Saturday, May 19th, 10am: How to develop a Positive Mind
$10 cash donation at the door.

For bookings contact Kate: 027 507 5448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Public Talks in Blenheim

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Alzheimer’s Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

$10 cash contribution at the door.

For information contact Phillipa: 027 434 8665, 03 543 2015

Mindfulness of Joy
Friday 23 February, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Being in the present moment helps us to recognize our own good qualities and rejoice.

 

Mindfulness of Being in the Present Moment
Saturday 24 February 10.00am - 11.30am

Awareness of each moment is the easiest way to find joy and have a happy life.

 

Mindfulness of Actions
Friday 13 April, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Our positive actions create good causes and happy results, mindfulness of our actions helps us discover the way to a happier life.

How to develop a Positive Mind
Saturday 14th April 10.00am - 11.30pm

 

 


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February: Saturday 10th, 7.00pm and Sunday 25th, 7.00pm

March: Sunday 11th, 7.00pm and Monday 26th, 11:30am (7.00am YSI)

April: Tuesday 10th, 7.00pm and Wednesday 25th 11:30am (7.00am VYSI)

May: Thursday 10th, 10.00am and Thursday 24th 11.30am (7.00am YSI)

June: Saturday 9th, 7.00pm and Saturday 23rd 11:30am (7.00am VYSI)

July: Sunday 8th, 7.00pm and Sunday 22nd, 7.00pm


Tara Puja

February: Friday 23rd, 10.00am

March: Sunday 25th, 7.00pm

April: Monday 23rd, 10.00am

May: Tuesday 22nd, 7.00pm

June: Thursday 21st, 10.00am 

July: Friday 20th, 7.00pm


Medicine Buddha Puja

March: Wednesday 7th, 7.00pm

April: Wednesday 4th, 7.00pm

May: Wednesday 2nd, 7.00pm

June: Wednesday 6th, 7:00pm

July: Wednesday 4th, 7.00pm

August 1st, 7pm