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.
Join the 5 day juice therapy retreat for improved quality of life with enhanced health and wellbeing
Kimi Ora Eco Resort, Kaiteriteri, Nelson
Autumn Retreat March 27th – 31st 2015
Spring Retreat October 16th to 20th 2015
Daily routine includes morning meditation, yoga, hydrotherapy, massage and health related activities. Enjoy a relaxed and
supportive atmosphere with experienced naturopaths Valmai Becker and Phillipa Rutherford, as they guide you through this revitalizing fasting retreat.
Kimi Ora Eco Resort features a luxury Aqua centre with indoor and outdoor pools, spa, saunas, beach views and a variety of natural spa treatments.
Book early as this is a very popular retreat!
Valmai has established an organic medicinal plant farm on Banks Peninsula where she runs herbal apprenticeship programs, workshops and garden tours.
Phillipa is the founding director of the Chandrakirti Meditation Centre in Upper Moutere Nelson, with the program including regular study classes, meditation retreats, Buddhist philosophy and healing courses.
The Juice therapy or fasting retreat will involve the daily preparation of fresh organic juices, herbal teas and nourishing vege broths.
Kimi Ora Eco Retreat overlooks the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach and offers a wide range of spa facilities as well as beach & bush walks, mountain bike trails, tennis and fitness trails, as well as many indoor activites all of which you can enjoy on your retreat.
Twin share $875 all inclusive. Own room $935 all inclusive.
A deposit of $200 is required to secure your place on this very popular retreat.
Cost includes all accommodation, daily retreat program , all juices, a massage, and full use of all aqua centre facilities .
Preparation details and a schedule for the retreat will be sent out upon receipt of your deposit.
Cancellation policy - deposit is retained if 7 days notice of cancellation before retreat date is not given.
Book at www.phytofarm.co.nz - retreats or www.kimiora.com, payment can be made to 06 0801 0459444 00
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