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EASTER Middle Way Retreat

April 15 - 9:30 am to April 19 - 5:00 pm



Join us for a 5 day retreat over the Easter weekend! Geshe-la will teach on the Middle Way.

Problems we face by definition are unwanted things. However if we can alter our view of things, we can use these problems to develop strength, fearlessness, compassion, etc. and actually benefit from them. Learn tools on how one can train the mind to deal with problems, creating a happy and stable mind no matter the conditions we face. 


   “It is vital for us to obtain genuine confidence in the nature of mind and reality, grounded in understanding and reason. What we need is a skeptical curiosity and constant inquiry, a curious mind, drawn toward all possibilities; and when we cultivate that, the desire to deeply investigate naturally arises.”—The Dalai Lama, in The Middle Way.


Translations by Matt Whiston.

All warmly welcome!


A sample of our daily retreat schedule;

9:15am – Arriving to the Gompa ( Meditation Hall )

9:30am – 10:30 am Teaching

10:30am – 11:00am Tea Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Teaching

12:00pm – 2:00pm Vegetarian Lunch

2:30pm – 4:00pm Teaching

4:00pm – 4:30pm Tea Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm Discussion


*Schedule is subject to change. The retreat includes vegetarian meals. *Accommodation and camping is extra cost. Please contact meditate@chandrakirti.co.nz for enquiries.


About our resident Teacher, Geshe Tharchin

Geshe-la was born in Tibet and has completed the Sera Je Monastic University Lharampa Geshe Degree – PhD in South India, has a degree from Gyume Tantric College and taught at the Kopan Nunnery in Nepal. In 1991 Geshe Tharchin took Gelong (full) ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe Tharchin is the resident teacher at Chandrakirti Meditation Center in Upper Moutere, Nelson.


Backround Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.


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April 15 - 9:30 am
April 19 - 5:00 pm
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Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
289 Sunrise Valley Road
Upper Moutere, 7173 New Zealand
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