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Weekend Course — How to Develop Inner Values through Mindfulness

May 21 - 9:30 am to May 22 - 5:00 pm


May weekend course! Geshe Jampa Tharchin will teach a course on Mind Training — How to Develop Inner Values through Mindfulness.   Geshe-la will teach on excerpts from Thupten Jinpa’s Mind Training text.

Learn techniques to transform one’s mind– using obstacles to develop strength, stability, peace and happiness.

Come and enjoy a relaxed weekend with delicious vegetarian meals, profound Dharma teachings and amazing Dharma friends.


“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. You always have the choice.”     — His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


Translations by Matt Whiston.

All warmly welcome!

Accomodation available.


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


*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 Jampa Tharchin was born in Tibet and, after fleeing, took Gelong (full) ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1991. He 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.  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.


May 21 - 9:30 am
May 22 - 5:00 pm
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Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
289 Sunrise Valley Road
Upper Moutere, 7173 New Zealand
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