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Sunday Meditation Class and Lunch - ONLINE ONLY45 MindfulnessCompassionRetreat2019 151

Every Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am
With Geshe Jampa Tharchin

This Sunday Class will be available ONLY on YouTube 10-11:30am with a message from Geshe-la about the world situation. Please do tune in online only and SHARE this post with your friends.

There is no need to come to the centre and lunch will not be provided. Thank you for your understanding.

We are looking forward to electronically coming together for meditation and wisdom from Geshe Jampa Tharchin this Sunday.

Please click here for the link to our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBtfayMZyHIUyKlPWWXa3iw

 

 

 


Buddhist Science online

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With Geshe Jampa Tharchin 

Mondays 7pm - 8.30pm
10 February - 15 June 2020

Explore the nature of our material world with Geshe Jampa Tharchin.

This teaching brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for our modern minds. Topics include the elements that constitute the material world, the causes and conditions that create our world, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development.

The course will be based on the text book of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe Jampa Tharchin is a student of the Dalai Lama, and studied at the monastic university Sera Je where he attained a Lharampa Geshe Degree (closest equivalent is PhD). The text book is required reading, you can buy a copy at Chandrakirti Centre shop or order online https://www.amazon.com/Science-Philosophy-Indian-Buddhist-Classics/dp/1614294720

This course is suitable for those totally new to Buddhism.

In order to cover the facilities cost to run the class the course fee is sliding scale - you can pay between $10 and $15 per class. We do ask for a minimum of $10. Thank you for your contribution. :)

Online study ONLY.

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Basic Program online 

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FPMT Basic Program with Geshe Jampa Tharchin

The Tathagata Essence.

Wednesdays at 7pm

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. 

For more information and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's vision for the Basic Program click here.

The Basic Program is especially suitable for students wishing to study in-depth, becoming familiar with some of Tibetan Buddhisms most treasured texts. While Discovering Buddhism is topic based and taught by senior Western students, and provides a good preparation for the BP with it’s overview of Tibetan Buddhism, in the Basic Program you study these themes in greater depth, over a prolongued period of time, and by means of traditional texts and commentaries.

The first subject, Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, using the famous Middle Length Lamrim by Lama Tsongkhapa was completed in 2019. In 2020 we will be continuing with The Tathagata Essence, the inspirational explanation of the buddha nature or buddha potential that is present in all beings. Our study is based on the renowned text by Maitreya and we will be using Gyaltsabe Je’s commentary. Students can enter the Basic Program at the start of this subject.

We will be studying 7pm -8.30pm on Monday evenings, with discussion from 6-7pm. Each subject includes homework and meditation assingments, a final test, and practice days with training options.

To receive an overview of the requirements for Chandrakirti Centre’s subject completion and formal certification for the program and to register, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students can combine study of part of the BP at our centre with completing subjects at other FPMT centres where  the Basic Program is offered. BP online subject completion can also be included for program completion.

In order to cover the facilities cost to run the class the course fee is sliding scale - you can pay between $10 and $15 per class. We do ask for a minimum of $10. Thank you for your contribution. :)

Register Now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more

Retreats and Teachings

 White Tara Healing Retreat ONLINE ONLYwhite tara nick web

Easter Four Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

The retreat starts at 9:30am on Friday 10 April & concludes at 5pm on Monday 13 April

What's it about?

Glorious White Tara is the healer of all ills and giver of long life. This beautiful practice will be the foundation for a retreat focused on experiential meditations that will introduce the tantric sadhana and mantra recitation as a healing method. We will be dedicating the power of this practice to heal ourselves and anyone in the world suffering from illness, fear, famine, or any other type of suffering. The retreat will include guided meditations, mantra reciting, as well as an opportunity to write in with questions about the practice.

How to join?

This home retreat will be offered via Zoom, so you can do the 4 sessions of the retreat from the comfort of your home. Scroll down to find the Zoom instructions.

Who can join?

Anyone with faith in White Tara is welcome to join the retreat. If you were fortunate enough to receive the White Tara Jenang from HE Ling Rinpoche – it is said to make this practice even more powerful.

Investment?

This retreat is by donation, to make it accessible for anyone who may have lost their jobs or be experiencing financial hardship. If you would like to make a donation click here: https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/org/chandrakirti

We look forward to sharing this unique experience with you!

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Anzac Three Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

9am Saturday 25 April – 5pm Monday 27 April

What is it about?

Allow the mind to settle and abide in its natural clarity in this 3 day retreat at a very peaceful retreat setting. The retreat will include guided meditation on calm-abiding meditation. Uncovering our inner clarity. Everyone warmly welcome.

Suggested reading

Stages of Meditation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

How to See Yourself as You Really Are by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Investment

$180 for the weekend includes 3 healthy vegetarian meals

Additional Information

Accommodation Options available

There will be partial silence during the retreat

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Wisdom of Emptiness


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Queens Birthday Three Day Retreat

with resident teacher Geshe Jampa Tharchin

9am 30 May – 5pm 1 June

What is it about?

In the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, the Buddha identified wisdom realizing emptiness as the means to cut through the ignorance. Without this understanding, we are bound into cyclical existence and stuck in our unenlightened state. While such stainless wisdom is said to be somewhat difficult to cultivate, masters of the Indian and Tibetan Madhyamika tradition, such as Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Lama Tsongkhapa, have left us a treasure of insightful texts and commentaries to aid us in this process.

In this group meditation retreat, we will focus on the various techniques for contemplating the wisdom of emptiness, using the Wisdom Chapter of Lama Tsonghapa's Middle Length Lam Rim and guided meditations on emptiness.

This is an intermediate retreat so some exposure to Buddhist philosophy is recommend.

Suggested reading

The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

How to See Yourself as You Really Are by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Investment

$180 for the weekend

 

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  Alan Wallace Meditation Retreat

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5th to 7th December 2020

About the retreat

Meditation retreat, co-led with Eva Natanya, on the shamatha section of Panchen Rinpoche’s root text and commentary on Mahāmudrā, with a discussion of Nagarjuna’s Bodhicittavivāraṇa and Tsongkhapa’s views of the substrate consciousness (ālayavijñāna).

About Lama Alan Wallace

Lama Alan Wallace is an internationally recognised Buddhist teacher and scholar who has studied and practiced Buddhism for over 45 years. He spent 14 years as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama and he has studied with many great teachers from the Geluk, Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Theravada schools.

Alan is a world-renowned meditation teacher and guide, specialising in śamatha, vipaśyanā, dream yoga and Dzogchen teachings. He also brings deep insight into mindfulness as taught in secular movements and spiritual traditions other than Buddhism.

Apart from his training in Buddhism, Lama Alan has a degree in physics and philosophy of science, and a doctorate in religious studies. Drawing on this multi-faceted background, he brings many years of dedicated and profound practice and the wisdom of authentic experience to the challenge of integrating traditional Buddhist training with the needs of the modern world.

Alan’s website is: http://www.alanwallace.org

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Practice Days

 

  Special Practice Days

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Available live on youtube at the following times:

 Tara Puja

Wednesday 1 April 7pm

Medicine Buddha Puja

Wednesday 8 April 7pm

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  Learn Tara Praises in Tibetan

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 Thursdays 7pm - 7:20pm

starting Thursday 26 March 2020

Learn how to Chant Tara Praises with Geshe-la. We will take a verse of the Tara praise each week and learn how to chant in Tibetan. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other holy beings have recommended the importance of Tara in dispelling disease.

By donation. Please do register to receive instructions on how to join.

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Yoga & Healing 

  


Sound Healing Workshops   sound healing

With Caybin Sturgess

ONLINE ONLY

Click below for more information

https://www.facebook.com/caybin.sturgess

~~Friday night refresh session~~🎧🙌🏻

❤️With much love and happiness I wish to share with you all beautiful evenings of relaxation and rest 🧘‍♂️🙏🏻

Unwind from your work week and start the weekend right, feeling more energized refreshed and revitalized. We will a journey through sound and breath work in dynamic meditation to release the tension from the work week. 

 Caybin has spent the last 7 years I have been diving into the tools for coming back into balance with ourselves and the present moment. With the last 4 years practicing, teaching, sharing and healing abroad it is much love that I wish to share these teachings throughout New Zealand. 

In an evening of relaxation we will be cultivating and using the tools such as; 

> Light yoga sequence🧘🏻‍♀️🤸🏽‍♂️

>Breath-work awareness of breath🍃

>Deep relaxation sound bath 🎧🎼

One can allow their body often much needed relaxation to begin their weekend in the right way.

Through sound healing we connect to  various sound vibrations to re-calibrate, realign and refocus our body, heart and mind to aid in deeper relaxation and release of unwanted tension. Using the Tibetan method of sound healing with Singing Bowls, breath and concentration. All you need to do is come along, lay back and allow the sounds to wash over you and guide you back into the present moment. 

The same way that we must tune our instrument before playing, to engage in life we must re-tune our system to play in harmony with daily life. Sound healing is becoming a popular tool for this re-tuning and has been used for centuries from various cultures as a way of emotional, mental and physical release. 

Investment: $15 cash on the day

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  Weekly Hatha Yoga - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICESue Ransom Yoga web

With Sue Ransom
Thursday evenings:  6.00pm -7.15pm
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Join Sue for midweek yoga 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, sessions 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. 

Just drop in or contact Sue to book now 027 3912431 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

  


  Two Day Introduction to the Dances and Dharma of Green and White Tara - POSTPONEDadverts

 Simple to Learn – Powerful to Practice – Awakening our Loving Kindness to ourselves and others   
Wisdom  Compassion  Joy
Community Events Building, Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Sat/Sun 23rd/24th May 2020     10am-3.30pm daily

Investment:  $130 by 8 May/ $150 thereafter (course materials included)

Accommodation options and delicious $15 lunches are extras

All Welcome

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Catherine Walker:

After 35years experience as a Dance Teacher, Catherine feels privledged 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 profound Moving Meditations. 

Www.taradhatu.net