Upcoming Events

Special Practice Days

Community Events


Sunday Meditation Class and LunchIMG 1691 1

Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

A very popular public teaching followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch at the Centre. The meditation class covers methods to calm the mind and is suitable for everybody interested in meditation and improving their mind. The class includes breathing meditation techniques and discussion on how we can improve our experiences of daily life, our inner happiness and relationships.

Everyone welcome. By donation.

 


Monday Evening Basic Program Studies

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Middle Length Lam Rim  
Mondays at 7pm
 starting Monday 11th February

This accredited module is part of the Basic Program, a five-year, twelve-subject course of studies designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It provides a practice-oriented transmission of the Buddha dharma to committed students ready to progress beyond foundational-level study and practice.

There will be a final examination and weekly discussion Mondays at 6pm.

Online study options available.

Cost: $15 per class.

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Wednesday Evening Studies

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Asanga's Hearer Grounds
 
Wednesdays at 7pm starting Wednesday 13th February

Geshe-la will guide us through this authentic commentary, explaining the different mental factors and aspects of our mind. The ones we need to develop and the ones to abandon. Studying in this way helps our meditation go well and be effective.

There will be home meditation practice and weekly discussion Wednesdays at 6pm.
 
Online study options available.

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Chenrezig Compassion Retreat

4 Arm Chenrezig

4 Day Retreat with Geshe-la
 
Easter Weekend 19 April - 22 April

Join this 4 day residential Retreat at the idyllic retreat setting of Chandrakirti Meditation Centre, set in the rolling hills of the Nelson countryside. Geshe-la will guide us through meditations on Chenrezig, the embodiment of Compassion. This peaceful retreat environment provides conducive conditions for us to develop our limitless compassion, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to improve our relationship and connection with others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche says “The benefits of reciting the Compassion Buddha mantra are infinite, like the limitless sky. Even if you don’t have much intellectual understanding of Dharma, even if the only thing you know is OM MANI PADME HUM, still the happiest life is one lived with an attitude free of the eight worldly concerns. If you live your life with that pure attitude free of attachment clinging to this life and spend your life just chanting OM MANI PADME HUM – this six-syllable mantra that is the essence of all Dharma – that’s the purest Dharma.”

All course materials and vegetarian meals are provided and included in the facility fee of $120 for the 4 day retreat. Accommodation is a separate cost - $40 for a single room, $30 for a shared room, $15 for camping. The retreats will have  periods of silence with no devices, to allow us to deepen our understanding and practise.

All warmly welcome—no experience needed.

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Weekend Teachingsflower

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Mind & Mental Factors

23rd to 24th February

 

Two Truths

30th to 31st March

 

4 Day Chenrezig Compassion Retreat

Easter weekend 19th to 22nd April

 

The Four Noble Truths

1st to 3rd June

 

One Day Mindfulness

Workshop

18th May

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Public Talks 201913

With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Blenheim

'The Power of the Mind' Friday 8th March 6.30pm – 8pm

'The Value of Human Life' Saturday 9th March 10.00 – 11.30am

'The Two Truths' Friday 10th May 6.30pm – 8pm

'Buddhism is Not a Religion' Saturday 11th May 10.00 – 11.30am


Alzheimer's Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

Nelson

'Beyond Religion' Thursday 14th March 7pm - 8.30pm

'Buddhism is Not a Religion' Thursday 30th May 7pm - 8.30pm

Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson

Golden Bay

'The Power of the Mind' Saturday 2nd March 9.30am – 12.00pm

'Value of Human Life' Saturday 4th May 9.30am – 12.00pm


The Sandcastle, Haile lane, Pohara,Takaka

Caitlin                   020 4088 1557

Wellington

'Is Buddhism a Religion?' Friday 15 February 7.00pm - 8.30pm

'Buddhism & the Relationships in your Life' Friday 12th April 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Friends (Quaker) Centre, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Vic.
Kate: 027 5431114

Kapiti

'The Two Truths' Saturday 16 February 9.00am– 12.30pm

'The Four Noble Truths' Saturday 13th April 9.00am– 12.30pm


Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahini St, Paraparaumu
Kate: 027 5431114

 


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Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am

 

Saturday 9th February

Please join us for sutra recitations, picnic lunch & putting up prayer flags.

 

 

 

Special Practice Days

  


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Tsog Puja

7pm Friday 1st March

7pm Saturday 16th March

7pm Saturday 30th March

7pm Sunday 14th April

7pm Monday 29th April

7pm Tuesday 14th May

7pm Wednesday 29th May

 

Tara Puja

10am Wednesday 13th February

10am Thursday 14th March

10am Saturday 13th April

7pm Sunday 12th May

 

Medicine Buddha Puja

10am Tuesday 19th February

10am Thursday 21st March

10am Friday 19th April

7pm Sunday 18th May

 

Community Events 

 


  Music Day  Music Day

Sunday 24 March 10am - 7pm

Live Music all day - fun for the whole family

  • Caitlyn
  • Jackson Duo
  • Bo Kay
  • Zambuko Marimbas
  • African Drummers

Delicious lunches, cakes, coffee and icecreams

Childrens stories, facepainting, bubbles, bouncy castle

Center tours, Meditation, Tibetan singing bowls,

Dharma shop, garden produce and much more!

 

Bring friends and family and enjoy a day at Chandrakirti Center 

 $10 at the gate

 

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  Chandrakirti 20th Anniversary Prayer FestivalLama Zopa Mandala Offering

Wednesday 22 May - Saturday 25 May

Construction of Sand Mandala
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Wednesday 15 May - Saturday 22 May

with Geshe Jamyang, Geshe Dhonyoe and Geshe Tharchin

Recitation of Tara praises and prayers daily led by students

Wednesday May 22nd

Dinner and welcome to our Sanga Guests

Ven Lhagon Rinpoche and Geshe Dhonye from Dunedin, Geshe Nyima Dorjee from Christchurch, Geshe Wangchen and Geshe Dhonam from Auckland, Geshe Sangye Thinley, Ven Karma and Ven Nyima from Whangarei,  and Geshe Jamyang from Tauranga.

Thursday May 23rd

9.30 am     prayers at Wish Fulfilling Land

11am                    Walking tour WFL

12.30          Lunch at Riverside Café

3pm           Revealing the Tara Mandala

4pm           Tara puja in Nalanda Hall with offerings, water bowls

6.30           Tibetans Dinner in Geshe-las house.

Dinner at Chandrakirti for all other guests, Chanting mantras with Caitlyn

Friday May 24th

9.30 am     Prayers in Nalanda Hall

12.30          Lunch at Chandrakirti Center

2.30           Monks Chanting, Public Ceremony, other religions, dignitaries

4pm           Afternoon tea

6pm           Dinner Jellyfish

Saturday 25th

9.30 am     Guru Puja Tsog

Offering to Sanga

12noon  lunch at Chandrakirti Center

Sanga departing in afternoon

 

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  Fasting & Yoga Retreat

yoga retreat

at Kimi Ora Spa Resort, Kaiteriteri
With Phillipa & Jen
Friday April 12 to Tuesday April 15 2019

We will be in an idyllic setting by the sea with an experienced Naturopath and Herbalist, Phillipa Rutherford, and experienced Yoga Teacher Jennifer Coyne. The environment is very supportive and relaxed with full use of all the facilities at the Spa Resort including sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool with swim jet and an outdoor swimming pool We will have twice daily yoga and meditation.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$1195 for share twin or $1445 for single room all inclusive

This is a very popular retreat so please book early!

 

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  Weekly Hatha Yoga   Sue Ransom Yoga web

With Sue Ransom
Resumes Wednesday 13 February 
Wednesday mornings:  9.30am - 10.45am
Thursday evenings:  6.00pm -7.15pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Join Sue for midweek yoga on Wednesday mornings 9.30 till 10.45am to balance, restore and energise you for the day, and Thursday evening sessions 6 till 7.15pm to release and relax into your evening. Sue's classes include asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), and relaxation, and have a meditative quality. All levels welcome as Sue gives alternatives throughout the sessions, which are small and friendly. Sue has practiced yoga for over thirty years, has an International Yoga Teachers' Association Teaching Diploma, and looks forward to welcoming you. Find her on Facebook at Sue Ransom Yoga.

Cost: $10 per lesson, cash at the door.
For further info, contact Sue: 027 391 2431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 


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 Tara Dancing Day Retreat

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at Chandrakirti Community Hall
With Catherine Walker
Saturday 27 April 10am - 3.30pm

Spend a day learning and enjoying the Sacred Dances of Tara, the female Buddha. Based in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, these practices are simple to learn and powerful to practice.  No experience is needed, every one is welcome.  Registration essential.

After 30 years experience as a dance teacher, Catherine feels privileged to be offering classes in the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara (blessed by the Dalai Lama in 1985, to be taught worldwide) and other related Profound Moving Meditations. 

Cost: Early birth  $80     late bird $120     by  20th April.  Vegetarian lunch $15.

Register: Catherine 0273232098,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.taradhatu.net 

 


  Healing Disturbing Emotions & Yoga Retreat

with Venerable Namgyel

Thursday 14 November - Wednesday 20 November

Join us for this 7 day residential retreat at the peaceful retreat setting of Chandrakirti Meditation Centre. The retreat includes teachings on authentic Buddhist principles, guided healing meditations, twice daily yoga, and facilitated discussions. Outside of discussion times, we will keep noble silence. The retreat is suitable for those new to Buddhism and Yoga, as well as more advanced practitioners. The investment for the 7 day retreat is $500 which includes healthy vegetarian meals, snacks, and teas. Accommodation is an additional charge.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reiki with Venerable Namgyel

Reiki Level 2: Friday 1 November - Sunday 3 November

Reiki Level 1: Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November

Join Venerable Namgyel to become attuned to the Reiki Ray of healing. Reiki is a healing art that transforms and uplifts all who come in contact with it.

The first degree connects the student to the Reiki ray and begins an internal transformation. Once you have attuned to Reiki Level 1 you can practice the healing art daily. Reiki Level 2 attunement deepens the connection and allows the student to give mental and long distance healing. Please note that you can only take R2 after a period of at least six months practice.

Special accomodation packages available if attending both the Retreat and Reiki.

For further details and booking contact Jen 03 5432021 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.