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What we offer

house in springWe provide a range of courses from beginner’s meditation and introductory talks to intermediate and advanced philosophical studies. Teachings are complemented by regular group practice sessions, solo retreats and social activities.

We have a serene and beautiful meditation hall, open to anyone who would like to come and meditate or sit quietly in reflection. We also offer a peaceful environment with a Long Life Stupa, a Yeshe Pagoda for fire pujas, a big Buddha statue, beautiful gardens, a small shop, library and a community of practitioners.

Buddhism offers a rich array of methods for overcoming disturbing emotions, promoting health and healing and leading a life of contentment and simplicity. We also offer simple rooms for people who would like to live & study with us in a short time basis.



Buddhist Teachings, Meditation and Retreats

Geshe085Resident teacher Lharampa Geshe Jampa Tharchin teaches on Monday evenings at 7pm a Lam Rim - Graduated Path to Enlightenment Course. Thursday evenings at 7pm Geshe-la teaches the FPMT Basic Studies topics. Sunday mornings at 10am Geshe Tharchin teaches meditation and we offer a complementary lunch to all who attend. Sundays is a great time to come and meet Geshe-la and all at Chandrakirti Centre, as well as enjoy delicious vegetarian food.We also offer weekend courses and retreats.

All teachings can be downloaded through this website: Listen to teachings.

For more information about our study programme and events please go to: Upcoming Events.



Spiritual Mentoring and Guidance

heart2-1At Chandrakirti Centre we offer our experience, our open hearts and our loving ears to support people seeking mentoring and guidance. Please contact us with any of your inquiries. Consultations with our resident teacher Geshe Tharchin can be booked by appointment. 





Meditation and Teachings in Blenheim, Golden Bay, Ruby Bay, Wellington, Nelson & Hamilton

Geshe Tarchin offer classes in these areas, please click here for more details or click here to contact organizers in these areas, look for: Chandrakirti Linked Buddhist Groups.




Baby Blessings and Funerals

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We offer our centre as a place of celebration of life and death. Geshe Tharchin gives baby blessings and performs prayers for funerals at Chandrakirti Centre or elsewhere.







 Personal and Relationship Counselling

Best Renee cropped small-1Renee Alleyne has had over 20 years experience in counselling in Motueka. She is a qualified Psychodramatist, has been a member of NZ Assoc of Counsellors since 1993 and completed a BA in Psychology in 2001. She is a youthful grandmother, and a skilled practitioner in individual, couple, family and group work. Renee brings warmth, wisdom and compassion to assist her in her work. She is nourished by her Buddhist practice and lives with these principles in mind. Renee is also a member of STNZ.

Counselling takes place in Renee's rooms in Motueka and fortnightly in Richmond. Groups are usually residential and held at Kimi Ora Health Resort at Kaiteriteri. Loving Relationships Groups are offered in May each year - Life Review Groups are offered in late August each year. Psychodrama is the method used for groupwork and is an effective and potent tool for growth. In psychodrama the dramas of life are enacted, as both a rehearsal and a preparation for living the kind of life you want to live, offering possibilities for change. You can contact Renee by: text: 027 734 5290 - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Visit Tui House Counselling and Theraphy Centre website.




Outings and Tours for Schools, Resthome Organizations and Interfaith Gatherings

Geshe-la at Nelson Girls College-1We warmly welcome any groups interested to visit our centre.

The outings and tours include introductory talks about our history, holy objects and philosophy, a short talk by our resident teacher Geshe Tharchin in our meditation hall and complementary tea and biscuits.

We also promote harmony between different religions through interfaith gatherings. Geshe Tharchin is also available to visit schools, resthomes and other organizations and give talks about compassion or any topic. Please contact us if you would like to arrange any outings, tours or gatherings Contact form.

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Library & Dharma Shop

gift boxes2We have a wide range of Buddhist and non Buddhist books.

A shop with unique items from Nepal and India such prayer flags, singing bowls, incense, shawls, buddhist books, pictures, meditation rosaries, etc. A great place to get something different for someone special. Our shop and library are open every day from 11am to 5pm.






Pet Blessings and Animal Liberation

IMG 0516Once a year Geshe Jampa Tharchin performs prayers and give blessings to pets, we also liberate animals that would otherwise be killed and release them into their natural habitat. Geshe-la also gives private blessings for sick or near to death animals.








House Blessings

IMG 0151Geshe Tharchin is also happy to come to people's homes and grant blessings, cleansing the energies and creating a harmonious environment in the dwelling. 







Public Talks

DSCN4855-1-1Geshe Jampa Tharchin can be invited to speak at different events. For Public Talks bookings please use the Contact form