Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
289 Sunrise Valley
Upper Moutere, TASMAN 7173
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 5432021

Fax +64 3 5432016



"The sun of real happiness shines in your life when you start to cherish others"

The Centre is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a world-wide network of over 120 centres under the spiritual guidance of renowned Tibetan master, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Inspired by the visits to Nelson of Kyabje Lama Zopa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the centre aims to promote the wisdom, compassion and love that is at the core of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice.

The Centre is fortunate to host renowned Buddhist teachers from around the world and provides a peaceful harmonious environment that can help many people to overcome suffering and achieve wisdom and happiness in their lives.

The centre is named after the great Indian scholar Chandrakirti, a student of Nagarjuna's and Nalanda University's most famous Abbot. In the 6th century Chandrakirti wrote the Madhyamakavatara, "The Entrance Into the Middle Way" a root text for the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Chandrakirti means famous moon.

The Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is situated in Upper Moutere, approximately 35 minutes from Nelson, New Zealand.

Geshe Jampa Tharchin - Our resident teacher

Geshe Jampa Tharchin

In June 2011 Chandrakirti Centre welcomed Geshe Jampa Tharchin as our new resident teacher. Geshe-la currently teaches 3 weekly classes at Chandrakirti centre and also travels to Golden Bay and Blenheim for monthly teachings.

Geshe-la has provided us with a brief account of his life, click here to read.

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