As you leave the busy coastal fringe behind and head into the green hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, we warmly invite you to drop by. Drive under the traditional Tibetan welcome arch, experience a falling away of the world ‘out there’ and start to enjoy the feeling of the world ‘in here’.
The moment you arrive, the heart beats a little slower, the mind becomes calmer and clearer, the body relaxes. You start to feel what Chenrezig is all about.
When you reach the top of our famous steps, you’ll take a big breath and begin to feel part of our warm and welcoming community.
Whether you’re a serious Dharma student or just starting to dip into Buddhism; whether you’re here simply for relaxation or perhaps quiet reflection, you’re welcome.
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THE MEANING OF THE NAME CHENREZIG
Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, one of the most beloved figures in the Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist tradition, representing the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in their tireless work to benefit all beings.
Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) translates as ‘all seeing’ and manifests in many forms, both male and female, often with many arms and eyes. Chenrezig’s mantra is: OM MANI PADME HUM.