Upcoming Events

Community Events

Buddhism and Meditation for Beginners

 


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Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Begins 25 February until 24 June. 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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Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Begins 25 February until 24 June. Resumes 12 August.

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 Class

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Every Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 26 February until 25 June. Resumes 13 August.
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

We are studying the Wisdom chapter of Liberation in the Palm of the Hand, with our new translator Anton. ** No class on 2nd April due to Easter Monday Holiday**

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 Evening Study Class1

Every Thursday 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Begins 1 March until 28 June. Resumes 16 August.

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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Tuesday 17 April 10.00am - 3.00pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Geshe Tharchin and Chandrakirti Meditation centre are hosting a one day mindfulness experience for children and young people over the age of 7.

We are encouraging young people to be mindful of their outer and inner world by sharing simple methods to support the daily habit of mindfulness. A healthy vegetarian lunch will be served with drinks and snacks provided during the day.

Register online or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this special event so we can prepare for the activities. By donation. Parents are welcome to join the group.

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April Weekend Teaching Retreat: Eight Verses of Thought 6Transformation

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 21 April, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 22 April 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 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, $60 for the weekend, 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.

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.

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Develop your Meditation Practice10

A meditation workshop with Venerable Youdon
7.00-8.00pm, Wednesday 23 and 30 May, 20 and 27 June
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

If you enjoy Geshe Tharchin’s Sunday Meditation Class and wish to develop confidence in practicing meditation at home, this workshop is for you!

Ven Youdon will guide you in the simple yet profound daily meditation practice as taught by Geshe Tharchin so that you feel inspired and able to practice at home. Practice at home for a 4 weeks and then re-join as a group to discuss and refresh your familiarity with the meditation. Everyone is welcome. Suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to deepen and improve their daily meditation.

Cost: $40 for four weeks. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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May Weekend Teaching Retreat: The Ten Perfections15

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 26 May, 9.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 27 May 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 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, $60 for the weekend, 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.

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.

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Saka Dawa – Buddha’s Birth, Death and EnlightenmentBasic Bud

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Tuesday 29 May

· Precepts, 6.00am

· Golden Light Sutra, 8.00am

· Lama Chopa and Tsog, 7.00pm

All are welcome to come and practice with us on this special day.

 

 


Dzambala Vase Blessings7

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Wednesday 30 May 10.00 am

Geshe Tharchin will bless and re-consecrate vases and lead a special puja for the success of Chandrakirti Centre and our members and friends to receive auspicious abundance for the coming year and beyond. Please register your interest in receiving a vase or having your existing vase blessed by registering online or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will contact you with further information.

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Fundraising Event8

Saturday 2 June, 6.30pm

Please come and join us for a fun night supporting Chandrakirti Centre. With your generosity the centre can flourish, so please help this special sanctuary where people heal their hearts and minds.
Tickets available online, at the Centre, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 03 543 2015

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June Weekend Teaching Retreat: Ngondro Practices20

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 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, $60 for the weekend, 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.

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.

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Guru Rinpoche Day9

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Saturday 23 June from 4.00 pm

• Water Bowl, Flower and Light Offerings from 4.00 pm
• Guru Rinpoche Prayers, 6.00 pm
• Lama Chopa and Tsog, 7.00pm
Come deepen your connection with Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava with prayers and mantras to celebrate the Lotus Born one. Enjoy learning how to make offerings and practicing together. All welcome.

 


Public Talk in Nelson13

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

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

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.


Meditating in GompaPublic Talks in Wellington

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

$10 contribution at the door.

For information and bookings contact Kate: 027 543 1114, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May
Friday 18 May, 7.00 – 8.30pm
At Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahini St, Paraparamu

“Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” Practical methods to turn any circumstance into methods for developing compassion.

Saturday 19 May, 10.00 – 11.30am
At Wellington Friends Centre (Quakers), 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria

“Mindfulness of Actions” Our positive actions create good causes and happy results. Mindfulness of our actions helps us to discover the way to a happier life.


Public Talks in Blenheim

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Alzheimer’s Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

$10 cash contribution at the door.

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

April
Friday 13 April, 7.00 – 8.30pm

“Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” Practical methods to turn any circumstance into methods for developing compassion.

Saturday 14 April, 10.00 – 11.30am

“Mindfulness of Actions” Our positive actions create good causes and happy results. Mindfulness of our actions helps us to discover the way to a happier life.

 


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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 24th 11.30am (7.00am YSI)

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

 All are welcome to attend any evening 7pm Lama Chopa and Tsog, and any morning  Tsog Offering only from 11:30am

 


 Tara Puja21

March: Sunday 25th, 7.00pm

April: Monday 23rd, 10.00am

May: Tuesday 22nd, 7.00pm

June: Thursday 21st, 10.00am

 


Medicine Buddha Puja19

March: Wednesday 7th, 7.00pm

April: Wednesday 4th, 7.00pm

May: Wednesday 2nd, 7.00pm

June: Wednesday 6th, 7:00pm

 


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Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am

Thursday 29 March: Heart Sutra
Tuesday 24 April: In Praise of Dependent Origination
Friday 25 May: Sangata Stura
Wednesday 27 June: Tara Praises

 

 

 


Community Events


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

Weekly classes with Sue 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.


 

Yoga, Breath and Sound WorkshopKathy Valler

With Kathy Valler
Saturday and Sunday 21 -22 April
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
Experience the healing power of sound combined with yoga.

All was created by sound. Every sound current resonates through all the fluid of your body and we are 65-70% fluid. Yogi Bhajan said “ A word is more powerful than any sword, as we can heal from the cut of a sword but we can never retrieve a word”. It is our combined intention to guide you through an experience that will lift your vibration and conscious awareness.

This is a unique workshop, as every participant will have the opportunity to play and work with their own belldrum. Participants of this workshop only will have an opportunity to purchase a bell drum at half their normal price, $150 (normally $300).

No previous experience required to participate.

Saturday
Class 1 : 9.30 - 11.30am Warming up the body. Basic breath work and sound healing knowledge followed by a sounds scaping yoga Nidra journey.

Class 2 : 1.30 - 3.30pm Chakra sound activations - using kundalini yoga kriya (exercises with breath) done to live belldrum sounds

Class 3: 6.30 - 8pm Each student has their own bell drum provided for experimental toning, chanting exercises.

Sunday
Class 4 : 9.30 - 11.30am Draws together the previous days work with a Gentle Hatha sequence to the sound of live music.

Cost: 1 class $25, 2 classes $40, All 4 classes $75

Limited to 20 participants only, registrations and deposit of $25 essential to ensure your place.

Camping is available at $10 per night. Vegetarian meals must be pre ordered $10 per meal. For information and bookings, please contact Kathy: 021 850 766, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.beuplifted.co.nz


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TARA DANCES TO AWAKEN  Calm Mind & Kind Heart
with Catherine Walker
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April, 10 am -3.30 pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Spend a weekend learning and enjoying the Sacred Dances of Tara, the female Buddha. Based in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, these practices are simple to learn and powerful to practice.  No experience is needed, every one is welcome.  Registration essential.

After 30 years experience as a dance teacher, Catherine feels privileged to be offering classes in the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara (blessed by the Dalai Lama in 1985, to be taught worldwide) and other related Profound Moving Meditations.  www.taradhatu.net

Cost: Early Bird $90 by 13th April. Late Bird $120. Includes delicious vegetarian lunch each day. To register contact Catherine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0273232098