Upcoming Events

Special Practice Days

Community Events

Sunday Meditation Class and LunchIMG 1691 1

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


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


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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Weekend Teachingsflower

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Mind & Mental Factors

23rd to 24th February


Two Truths

30th to 31st March


4 Day Chenrezig Compassion Retreat

Easter weekend 19th to 22nd April


The Four Noble Truths

1st to 3rd June


One Day Mindfulness


18th May

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Public Talks 201913

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin


'The Power of the Mind' Friday 8th March 6.30pm – 8pm

'The Value of Human Life' Saturday 9th March 10.00 – 11.30am

'The Two Truths' Friday 10th May 6.30pm – 8pm

'Buddhism is Not a Religion' Saturday 11th May 10.00 – 11.30am

Alzheimer's Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim


'Beyond Religion' Thursday 14th March 7pm - 8.30pm

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

Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson

Golden Bay

'The Power of the Mind' Saturday 2nd March 9.30am – 12.00pm

'Value of Human Life' Saturday 4th May 9.30am – 12.00pm

The Sandcastle, Haile lane, Pohara,Takaka

Caitlin                   020 4088 1557


'Is Buddhism a Religion?' Friday 15 February 7.00pm - 8.30pm

'Buddhism & the Relationships in your Life' Friday 12th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Friends (Quaker) Centre, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Vic.
Kate: 027 5431114


'The Two Truths' Saturday 16 February 9.00am– 12.30pm

'The Four Noble Truths' Saturday 13th April 9.00am– 12.30pm

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


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Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am


Saturday 9th February

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




Special Practice Days


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Tsog Puja

7pm Friday 1st March

7pm Saturday 16th March

7pm Saturday 30th March

7pm Sunday 14th April

7pm Monday 29th April

7pm Tuesday 14th May

7pm Wednesday 29th May


Tara Puja

10am Wednesday 13th February

10am Thursday 14th March

10am Saturday 13th April

7pm Sunday 12th May


Medicine Buddha Puja

10am Tuesday 19th February

10am Thursday 21st March

10am Friday 19th April

7pm Sunday 18th May


Community Events 


  Music Day  Music Day

Sunday 24 March









  Chandrakirti 20th Anniversary Prayer FestivalLama Zopa Mandala Offering

Wednesday 22 May - Saturday 25 May












  Weekly Hatha Yoga   Sue Ransom Yoga web

With Sue Ransom
Resumes Wednesday 13 February 
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.
For further info, contact Sue: 027 391 2431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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  Fasting & Yoga Retreat

yoga retreat

at Kimi Ora Spa Resort, Kaiteriteri
With Phillipa & Jen
Friday April 12 to Tuesday April 15 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!