A centre for Buddhist study, meditation and retreat.
August to December 2021
Discovering Buddhism - intermediate level study of the entire path
Friday and Sunday 10.30am - 12.00pm
Teachings with Geshe Tsultrim
August to December 2021
In Depth Study Program 2021 - Mind and Cognition, followed by Buddhist Tenets
OPENING DAYS AT THE CENTRE and covid checkpoints
IN VIEW OF THE RAPID INCREASE IN QUEENSLAND COVID CASES, NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS NOW APPLY
For the Centre to remain available to our community, attendance at the centre will now be limited to people who are fully vaccinated. Online access to our program and retreats will be offered wherever possible.
Visitors will need to carry proof of vaccination with them. All visitors must check-in with the app on arrival and observe social distancing of 1.5m in all areas.
Masks must be worn when:
- In the shop/library/art studio
- In the Gompa, including during pujas
- In the cafe except while actually seated to eat or drink
- Whenever social distancing is not possible
Read the full letter from our director here: Letter to the community 19 Dec 2021
About the Centre
Chenrezig Institute is a Buddhist study, retreat and meditation centre perched on the edge of the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. We are tucked away in a rainforest setting, seven kilometres from the township of Eudlo.
The centre was founded in 1974 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It was one of the first Tibetan Buddhist centres established in the western world and remains one of the largest. It is a registered non-profit organisation affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a group of over 150 Mahayana Buddhist centres worldwide.
The centre is home to a Tibetan teacher, resident nuns and monks, and a community of lay students, volunteers, and guests. A range of secular and Buddhist programs are offered, through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed for the benefit of others.
The program includes introductory classes in meditation and Buddhist thought, general teachings with the Tibetan lama, advanced study courses, regular ceremonies, traditional Buddhist retreats, Buddhist holy day celebrations, sacred art courses, wellbeing courses, and special events. Most events are now available online.
As well as our beautiful meditation hall, the very heart of our centre, we also offer a vegetarian cafe, an extensive library, an art studio, the Garden of Enlightenment memorial gardens, and extensive rainforest grounds, all of which are open to the general public. A range of simple accommodation is available for those wishing to stay.