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".
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.
Community Events Building
We would like to thank everyone who contributed for this amazing project to manifest!.
The hot showers are running, the landscaping looks amazing and the Building will be officially opened on:
Community Events Building Opening - Sunday 23rd August – from 4pm
Everyone welcome to a community dinner with music
We are extremely happy to invite all our dear community to the opening of our new Community Events Building. We will begin by doing some prayers together, followed by dinner and music.
Our Community Events Building will serve a wide variety of uses including:
• Meditation & Yoga Classes
• Children's Dharma Club
• Tai Chi & Dance Workshops
• Arts and crafts opportunities
• Modern retreat facilities
• Dharma related lectures and talks
• Community gatherings and celebrations
Join us in celebration as we all contribute to the grounding of universal values within our community. Please contact us if you would like to run any classes or workshops in the near future.
Please click on Upcoming Events for the Community Events Building events!
Chandrakirti Linked Buddhist Groups
Geshe Jampa Tharchin teaches in these areas in a regular basis, please contact them directly
- Blenheim - Contact: Jan 5782737 or Marie 5722774
- 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
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