Chandrakirti Meditation Centre


Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is a non-residential Tibetan Buddhist centre situated in the rolling hills of the Nelson countryside. Affili

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  Nelson / Tasman Culture Programmes

We provide a conducive environment for people to contact, study and deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.

The Centre provides a peaceful harmonious environment that can help many people to overcome suffering and achieve wisdom and happiness in their lives.

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre was founded and named in 1999 by our Spiritual Director Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, who is widely recognised as one of the original great teachers who introduced Buddhism to the west. During a visit to the Chandrakirti Centre in May 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the longlife stupa and named the new meditation temple "Nalanda Hall".

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Serving our community for over 15 years  9 September 2016

Posted by: Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre has been serving, connecting and caring for our local community for more than 15 years. Each Sunday we offer a free meditation and public talk by Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Tharchin, followed by a free vegetarian community lunch. Chandrakirti Meditation Centre promotes the values of love, kindness, non-violence and altruism and is welcome to all - all ages and backgrounds. Our Sunday morning program has been enriching the community, offering the space to feel calm, be uplifted and to enjoy a shared sense of community. Chandrakirti Meditation is a special place, please help us to continue to offer our weekly Sunday program, and keep building a positive world, week by week.

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Jaki 3 days ago
Thank you for offering us the opportunity to be part of such a beautiful dharma project 🙏
David on 05 Nov 2020
An offering for the living and practice expenses of Ven. Tsultrim
Natasha on 27 Sep 2020
We have so much gratitude for finding this beautiful place and for the teachings by Geshe Jampa. Thankyou. Natasha and Ben
Paul on 05 Jun 2020
Please divide. $100 for Emptiness retreat $50 for translated, Losang $350 for prayer wheel project
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Hi Paul thank you so much for this very kind donation and apologies for delay in responding. Great to have your support we very much appreciate it

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Janette on 21 May 2020
Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Thanks so much Janette we very much appreciate your support

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