- Sunday Meditation Class & Lunch
- Basic Program - indepth study
- The Key to Buddhism
- What's Buddhism About?
- Death & Living a Meaningful Life
- Healing Disturbing Emotions - 7 Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat
- Brightening Your Inner Clarity - Meditation & Yoga Weekend
- Summer Retreats 2020
- Wish Fulfilling Land Monthly Prayers
Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
Resumes on 11th August after the Teaching Tour (see details below on Wellington, West Coast / Southern Tour)
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.
Just drop in!
Middle Length Lam-Rim
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
We resume on 7pm - 8.30pm 12th August continuing the module Stages of the Path. It is not too late to sign up now!
Chandrakirti will continue to offer the Basic Program - our ongoing 5 year study program designed by the Spiritual Director of Chandrakirti Centre, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It offers a balanced approach, combining academic training and meditation practice.
The Basic Program is especially suitable for students wishing to study in-depth some of Tibetan Buddhisms most treasured texts. We will be continuing to study Stages of the Path to enlightenment. Using the famous text Middle Length Lam Rim by Lama Tsongkhapa.
We also have openings for work/study volunteers wishing to offer service and study in-depth. If you or anyone you know is interested to live at Chandrakirti and complete the Basic Program get in touch today!
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
Every Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm
14th August - 11th December
Would you like to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism? Would you like to see how Buddhist ideas can help you to better understand your life and practically help you to thrive in the modern world?
Based on the 12 links of Dependent Origination Geshe-la shares the authentic teachings and meditations on karma, causes and conditions, interconnectedness, Buddhist biology, and reincarnation.
Join the balanced academic and friendly class. Everyone welcome - especially those new to Buddhism or looking to enhance their understanding of foundational topics.
Online study options available.
With Sarah Brooks
At Richmond Library
4 Week Course - 3-4.30pm Sundays 4th - 25th August
An introduction to Buddhism as a psychology of the mind, with tools for working with our emotions and finding happiness in our everyday live.
Join this four-week course to learn more about the basic framework of the Buddhist teachings and mindfulness.
Investment $40 for all four weeks.
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin
26th October - 28th October - Labour Weekend
Join Geshe-la to discover the Buddhist perspective on death, and how techniques from this authentic teaching can help us to live our best life, as well as to care for others in difficult times.
Investment $180 for the weekend - includes course fee and vegetarian lunch.
With Visiting Teacher Venerable Lobsang Namgyel
Thursday 14 November - Wednesday 20 November 2019
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 and drinks.
Venerable Losang Namgyel, an Australian Tibetan Buddhist monk, has been living in India and Nepal and studying and teaching Buddhism for more than 30 years.
Venerable had the honour of being the tutor to Lama Osel Rinpoche. Read more about Venerable here: http://venerablenamgyel.blogspot.com/p/about-me_8377.html
Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Retreat
with special visiting teacher Venerable Khadro & Jennifer Coyne
30 November - 1 December 2019
Learn, embrace or deepen the gentle, yet powerful and practical skill of being mindful.
The meditations will be guided and focused mainly on the breath, gradually moving to being mindful of mental activity, and moving even subtler inwardly to being mindful of awareness itself. Learn also how to focus on mindfulness of motivations, and how to transform them into being compassionate and wise. It will include full days in silence. This retreat will support developing a regular meditation practice.
Through yoga, explore how meditative movement balances the energy in the body and mind. Use movement to experience a more expansive, calm, and clear mind, which in turn deepens our meditative experience and helps us to uncover our inner clarity.
The retreat is suitable for everyone, beginners and advanced practitioners. Come exactly as you are.
$150 for the weekend, includes meditation, yoga, and healthy vegetarian food.
Accomodation options available.
Mindfulness of Loving Kindness
Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland
Geshe-la will lead us in meditation and contemplation on compassion and right living. Based on the famous text Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland. Geshe-la will share the secrets of developing a good heart and creating the causes for real happiness. Allowing us to overcome anxiety, develop genuine love and relationships, and find deeper meaning and contentment in life.
Explanation of the Four Secret Mindfulness
24th January—4th February
A deep explanation of the nature of reality and the way we perceive things, with insightful meditation. Geshe-la will teach the four Mindfulness of Emptiness. Personal reflection will be encouraged to help gain experiential understanding of the way things exist. Interpreted from Tibetan to English by Losang Dawa.
All course materials and vegetarian meals are provided and included in the facility fee of $420 for the 7 day retreat, and $600 for the 10 day retreat. Accommodation is a separate cost and can be arranged with the centre, camping is available. The retreats will have periods of silence with no devices, to allow us to deepen our understanding and practice.
Meet at the Centre at 9.30 am
Please join us for sutra recitations, picnic lunch & putting up prayer flags.
Special Practice Days
Watch this space!
with Visiting Teacher Venerable Lobsang Namgyel
Reiki Level 2: Friday 1 November - Sunday 3 November
Reiki Level 1 & Self-Healing: Saturday 23 November
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki claims to provide many of the same benefits as traditional massage therapy, such as reducing stress, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy, and relieving the pain and symptoms of health conditions. Practitioners have reported success in helping patients with acute and chronic illnesses, from asthma and arthritis to trauma and recovery from surgery. Reiki can been used by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to bring touch and deeper caring into their healing practices.
Why a Tibetan Monk?
Reiki was re-discovered in the late 1800’s by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. This lineage was passed down over the years and received by Venerable Namgyel, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has been teaching Reiki for 25 years. He brings together his practice of Buddhism with the practice of Reiki, wanting to help and benefit others.
Reiki Level 1 for Self Healing $250 Early bird by August 30th $200
Reiki Level 2 $450 Early bird by August 30th $400
Learn to give Reiki treatments and receive attunement from a Reiki Master of 25 years
Reiki Manual for future reference
Signed Reiki Certificate upon completion
Accommodation and lunch options available—all warmly welcome!
With Sue Ransom
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: $12 per lesson, cash at the door.