Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

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

Nelson / Tasman

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

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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Paul on 23 May 2024
Hi Phillipa. For Prayer wheel project or landscaping the Prayer wheel area.
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Thank you so much Paul, Your support is greatly appreciated and really helps getting the finishing details done Big Thanks Phillipa

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Siok-Keng on 23 Apr 2024
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Thank you so much Siok for your amazing support The prayer Wheel is amazing please come and over and give it a spin. Warmest Phillipa

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Ecie on 23 Apr 2024
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Thank you very much Ecie - we really appreciate your support An amazing prayer wheel for the region and fulfilling Rinpoches wishes Many thanks Phillipa

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Annie on 22 Apr 2024
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Thank you so much Annie Please drop in when you are in Nelson next and spin the wheel!

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