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".
Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April
A 4 day course with Geshe Tharchin on the fundamental reality as understood in Buddhist philosophy.
Sunday Meditation Class - Every Sunday morning 10am – 11.30am
with Lharampa Geshe Jampa Tharchin, the resident teacher at Chandrakirti Meditation Centre. This is a class for beginners and those with a general interest in meditation and mind training. All welcome - by donation. A very popular and fun class.
Lam Rim Class. The A to Z of Buddhism - Every Monday Evening 7pm
with Geshe Jampa Tharchin. If you are interested to know more about Buddhism this is the class for you. All welcome $10 donation.