Become a member

The 1000 Arms of Chenrezig Institute

Annual Single Membership $185 per annum

Annual Family Membership $245 per annum

Annual Concession Membership $120 per annum

By becoming a member of 1000 Arms of Chenrezig Institute, you are supporting the growth and flourishing of the Buddhas teachings in Australia and beyond. You are are offering an opportunity for thousands of people to discover the wisdom and compassion within these teachings and to lead happier healthier lives.  Through the merit of your generosity you establish a connection with the deity of compassion Chenrezig, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

As a token of our gratitude, we offer the following benefits to members of 1000 Arms of Chenrezig:

  • One free two-day course per year from our Buddhist program*
  • 10% discount on courses from our Buddhist program*
  • Additional retreat discounts as advertised in our program.
  • Prayers for the long life and health of Arms members and their families
  • Chenrezig Institute Library membership
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Quarterly Chenrezig Institute e-newsletter
  • An FPMT Friendship pack includes a monthly e-newsletters, a gift of a The Method, an essential e-book from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, access to free courses on FPMT’s Online Learning Centre and links to other free resources, practices and e-books from FPMT

*These discounts do not apply to courses held in the Wellbeing Centre.

How your contribution helps:

Chenrezig Institute has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1974.

Our programs at the Centre and on the coast now reach thousands of people per year. Consistent with our mission statement, “Through wisdom and compassion, to influence people’s lives for the better,” we offer courses for everyone, ranging from our advanced five year Buddhist Studies Program, through our intermediate  two year Discovering Buddhism Program and a range of introductory programs for those new to Buddhism or simply curious about what it has to offer.

Our Buddhist program is complimented with a Wellbeing program that shares strategies for improving everyday physical and mental health including: stress reduction, improving communication, strengthening relationships, dealing with destructive emotions,  as well as yoga, Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine and indigenous approaches to health and the environment.

Both program streams share the intention of helping everyone lead richer, more meaningful and happier lives. The centre also provides a tranquil and supportive environment for those attending residential courses, retreats or simply needing respite from busy or difficult circumstances.

Chenrezig Institute also remains unique in Australia, and rare in the western world, in nurturing a thriving monastic community, and providing a comprehensive program of Dharma teachings at an advanced level. Through this program, Chenrezig Institute has a rich history of supporting other Dharma centres around the world by providing them with monks and nuns well educated and qualified to teach the Dharma.

Phasing out of quarterly 1000 Arms of Chenrezig payments.
Please note that we are phasing out quarterly payments for all membership categories. They cannot therefore be made via the internet. Please contact Reception at [email protected] or phone (07) 5453 2108 if you are currently making recurring quarterly payments and need to continue making them until your current year of payments runs out. We will not be accepting quarterly payments for new members except in cases of financial hardship in relation to concession/full-time student membership.

Thank you!

"However many members a centre has, that many people are making this incredible contribution to the world" Lama Zopa Rinpoche