Upcoming Events

Special Practice Days

Community Events

 


Sunday Meditation Class and LunchIMG 1691 1

Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Resumes 12 August.
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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Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.00am
25 September - 13 November

A beginners guide to Buddhism with Phillipa & Jen. Introducing Buddhist techniques and how they can help us to thrive in modern life, in situations and relationships. For greater happiness and peace of mind. This course includes teaching, guided meditation, and discussion.

Recommended donation $10 a class, or $70 for the 8 week course.

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Monday Evening Shantidevas Bodhisattvas Guide

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Every Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 13 August
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

We will resume the study of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvas Guide, a famous treatise encompassing the Buddhist path, translated into English by Anton. This class is suitable for everyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist thought.

Cost: $10 per class.

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Wednesday Evening Buddhist Science - Awareness & Knowers

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Every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 15 August
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Geshe-la will guide us through the various states of mind we pass through on a daily basis helping us identify our thoughts and learn what is beneficial.

Cost: $10 per class.

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Thursday Evening Review and Discussion Class

Every Thursday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 16 August.

We will review and discuss what we are learning in class with emphasis on questions and sharing.

All welcome no experience needed.

 


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Buddha Nature
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 29 September, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Geshe Tharchin will teach on Buddha Nature. Buddha Nature is a term used to describe the true, pure nature of our mind. This true nature is compassion, wisdom and is limitless. Buddhism offers techniques to uncover this potential and to become the best versions of ourselves. So that we can be of most benefit to ourselves and others.

$30 for the day includes vegetarian lunch.

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37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 20 October, 9.30am - 5.00pm                        Sunday 21 October, 10.00am - 5.00pm                          Monday 22 October, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Geshe Tharchin will guide us through the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.

$90 for the weekend includes vegetarian lunch.

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November One Day Workshopflower

Mindfulness Workshop
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 24 November, 9.30am - 5.00pm

$30 for the day includes vegetarian lunch.

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Public Talks13

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Blenheim

‘Buddha Nature’
- Friday 14 Sep 6.30pm – 8pm
‘Stilling the Mind - Meditation for Daily Life’
- Saturday 15 Sep 10.00 – 11.30am
‘The Power of Loving Kindness & Compassion’
- Friday 26 Oct 6.30pm – 8pm
‘How to Develop the Mind of Compassion’
- Saturday 27 Oct 10.00 – 11.30am

Alzheimer's Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

Kaikoura

‘The Importance of Community in Times of Stress’
- Friday 21 September 7 - 8.30pm
‘Mindfulness Meditation’
– Saturday 22 September 10 - 11.30am

Soul Studio, 40 West End (above Zephyr restaurant)
Renee: 027 506 6342

Nelson

‘Stilling the Mind - Meditation for Daily Life’
- Thursday 27 September 7.00pm – 8.30pm
‘The Power of Loving Kindness & Compassion’
- Thursday 22 November 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson

Golden Bay

‘Stilling the Mind - Meditation for Daily Life’
- Saturday 3 November 9.30am – 12.00pm

The Sandcastle, Haile lane, Pohara,Takaka

Caitlin                   020 4088 1557

Wellington

‘Meditation in Daily Life’
- Thursday 4 October 6.30pm - 8.00pm
‘The Power of Loving Kindness & Compassion'
– Thursday 8 November 6.30pm - 8.00pm


Philosophy House, 33 Aro St, Aro Valley
Kate: 027 5431114

Kapiti

‘Stilling the Mind - Meditation for Daily Life’
- Saturday 6 October 9.30am– 12noon
‘The Power of Loving Kindness & Compassion’
– Saturday 10 November 9.30am– 12noon

Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahini St, Paraparaumu
Kate: 027 5431114

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Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am

Thursday 27 September

Thursday 25 October

Thursday 29 November

Thursday 20 December

Please join us for sutra recitations and lunch at Riverside Café.

 


Special Practice Days

 


  Animal Liberation Day   IMG 0524

Saturday 13 October 10.00 - 11.30am

Special animal liberation day. Bring your pets to Chandrakirti Centre for a blessing from Geshe-la. We will have a community lunch at 11.30am. Get in touch to find out more!

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  Dzambala Vase Day  7

Monday 5 November 10am - Vase Preperation                                Wednesday 7 November 10am - Vase Consecration & Prayers

Special day for wealth and prosperity. Get in touch to find out more!

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  Prayers for World Peace interfaith

Saturday 17 November 10.00 - 11.30am

All faiths welcome. Get in touch to find out more!

 

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Community Events

 


  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

Hatha Yoga classes with Sue exploring a range of postures to increase strength and flexibility, build awareness and improve posture. Breathing techniques and guided relaxations for stress relief and inner balance. Please bring a yoga mat.
Cost: $10 per lesson, cash at the door.
For further info, contact Sue: 027 391 2431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


  Yoga Spring Retreat

With Nikki (Shaktidharma) & Ruth (Paramratna)
Sunday 30 September 9.00am - 4.00pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Move, Breathe, Relax & Connect

Classical Asana, Pranayama, Meditation & Yoga Nidra – presented for all levels

Experience a deeper practice with a full day of Yoga immersion

$125 including lunch, snacks & practice notes

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 021 0247 8561

 


  Yoga & Fasting Retreat

With Phillipa & Jen
Friday 5 October to Tuesday 9 October
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Shambhala Retreat & Guesthouse

Join the 5 day yoga & Juice therapy retreat
Shambhala, Golden Bay

Daily routine incudes meditation, twice daily yoga, juice and broth making, a free massage and other health related activities.

Enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with experienced naturopath and herbalist Phillipa Rutherford, and yoga teacher Jennifer Coyne, as they guide you through this revitalizing retreat.

Shambhala  is an ecofriendly retreat centre on a private beach in sunny Golden Bay.

$490 includes all accomodation, daily retreat program, all juices, a massage and full use of all facilities.

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  Herbal Harvesting Workshop

With Phillipa Rutherford, Naturopath & Herbalist
Friday 23 November 10am-4pm (Full Moon)
Friday 7 December 10am-4pm (New Moon)
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Organic Garden, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

We will be attuning to the healing plants, harvesting local wild herbs and plants, making oils and vinegars and drying herbs for teas and more.

Come and learn about edible wild foods and medicines.

All welcome lunch included $40 for the day.

 

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Annual Fundraising Dinner

Sunday 4 November from 6pm

Join us for a sumptuous 3 course Vegetarian Banquet

At JellyFish Restaurant and Bar, Mapua Wharf

Tickets $50

Silent auction with a twist!

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