Welcome to Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is a non-residential Tibetan Buddhist centre situated in the rolling hills of the Nelson countryside. Affiliated with FPMT Inc. our goal is to promote the wisdom, compassion and loving-kindness that is the very heart of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. With this in mind we provide a conducive environment for people to contact, study and deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre was founded and named in 1999 by our Spiritual Director Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, who is widely recognised as one of the original great teachers who introduced Buddhism to the west. During a visit to the Chandrakirti Centre in May 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the longlife stupa and named the new meditation temple "Nalanda Hall".
Meditation for Peace and Focus
A 6 Week Course with Lozang Hursthouse
Tuesdays 6.00 – 7.00pm, 28 March - 9 May, Wee Wellbeing Studio, 155 Stafford Drive, Ruby Bay
Explore different breathing meditation techniques, basic visualization meditations and have the chance to ask questions so your practice can strengthen and grow. Cost: $60 for six week course. More Details Here
Mindfulness Meditation 1 Day Retreat for Beginners
Saturday 27 May 9.30am - 5.00pm
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 one day retreat learning mindfulness meditations.
Cost: $40 including class materials and a delicious vegetarian lunch.
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is an affiliate of the FPMT and our mission is to support and fulfill the FPMT's mission statement which is:
The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.
We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.
Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
Chandrakirti Linked Buddhist Groups
Geshe Jampa Tharchin teaches in these areas in a regular basis,
please contact them directly
- Hamilton - Contact: Ella 07 823 4533 or 027 3750952 - website http://waikatotibetanbuddhist.weebly.com/
Click: Upcoming Events to know more about our Study Programme and Events
WHOLESOME ETHICAL EDIBLES
Family run organic speciality store
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