| Saturday, 25 May 2013
Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre
Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study,
meditation, retreat, and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast
Hinterland in Queensland, Australia. Established in 1974 Chenrezig Institute was one of the first
Tibetan Buddhist centre in the Western World and remains one of the largest.
Today, the Institute is home to a Tibetan Lama, a large community
of Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreatants, and
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a
peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll
along the bush paths, wander in the formal garden, sip espresso in the café,have a vegetarian meal, drop in for a meditation class or teaching, or just sit
and listen to life.
Our mission is to transmit the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as the path to ultimate happiness and freedom from suffering. We provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.
Chenrezig Institute are based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama
Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe
and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Tsongkhapa
(1357–1419) was the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama is the temporal head of the Gelug school