Welcome to our Community & Social schedule
Fun social events for our community with an emphasis on sharing and celebrating. Here you’ll find information about our children’s program and learn how everyone in your family (even your pets!) can be involved in the centre.
Kind Kids Program 2018
Children and their families are invited to join us for meditation, stories, yoga and creative experiences in a welcoming friendly environment.
Throughout 2018 we’ll be exploring:
How we Think (Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight) and
How we Act (Kindness, Honesty, Generosity, Thoughtful Speech).
In 2019 the program will continue with How we Relate to Others (Forgiveness, Respect, Gratitude, Loyalty) and
How we Find Meaning (Aspiration, Principles, Service, Courage)
This program is based on the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life. It is suitable for all families who want to come together to enjoy these practical tools and fun experiences for creating more kindness in the world.
This event is by donation. Donations to the Kind Kids program cover the cost of art materials, resources and morning tea for the children.
Sunday 4th March 9:00am – 10:00am This months program will focus on Patience take place in the Wellbeing Centre and its surrounds. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can create and have fun in.
Sunday 1st April 9:00am – 10:00am This months program will focus on Contentment take place in the Wellbeing Centre and its surrounds. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can create and have fun in.
Sunday 6th May 9:00am – 10:00am This months program will take place in the Gompa and it’s surrounding. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can create and have fun in.
An Evening Picnic of Rinpoche’s Teachings
If you haven’t heard Rinpoche’s teachings before this is a great opportunity to get to know his unique style and sense of humor. We’ll select from Rinpoche’s online catalog to give you a selection of his latest teachings.
Long-term student Colin Crosbie will introduce Rinpoche’s teachings and help newcomers get the most from this precious teacher.
Bring along a picnic to enjoy as we spread out on the prayer wheel lawn and watch Rinpoche on the Big Screen for a fabulous open-air evening.
By Donation. No need to book just join us for a lovely evening, in the event of rain, we’ll move to the Wellbeing Centre.
Friday 20th of April from 6:30 pm, held on the prayer wheel lawn.
Supper is available in the Big Love Café from 5:30 pm. Please book and pay online.
Our signature chai and delicious cakes will also be available to purchase.
Chenrezig Yarning Group
Join us in the Big Love Cafe for a fun get together working on knitting and crochet projects to support those in need in our community.
Bring along your own project or join in with one of ours and enjoy connecting with others and sharing our stories over chai. Together we’ll weave something unique and beautiful to share with others.
Not sure how to knit? No worries.Let us make you comfortable and show you how.
Everyone is ready to make you welcome. Can’t make it on Fridays but still want to join in? We’d love to have your knitting donations of blanket squares, knitting needles, and wool. Please get in touch to find out more. email@example.com
Friday 6 April 2:00pm to 3:00pm in The Big Love Cafe
Friday 20 April 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Big Love Cafe
Friday 4 May 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Big Love Cafe
Friday 18 May 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Big Love Cafe
Friday 8 June 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Big Love Cafe
Friday 22 Jun 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Big Love Cafe
Welcome Day – Sunday 6th May
Welcome Days are filled with opportunities to explore what Chenrezig Institute has to offer. Bring the whole family for a relaxing day out! Start the day by heading to reception where our friendly team will welcome you with a map and answer any questions you have about the day’s program.
Between 9:00am and 10:00am younger family members will enjoy the fun activities in our Kind Kids program. Alternatively, allow yourself to unwind and relax as you wander to the Garden of Enlightenment to see the building that drew His Holiness the Dalai Lama here in 2011.
Between 10:30am and 11:30am one of Chenrezig Institute’s resident nuns will welcome you to our temple (Gompa) and after a short introduction share a peaceful guided meditation.
Wander down past the Bodhi tree and browse in our Buddhist book and gift shop before joining us for a delicious vegetarian lunch in the Big Love Café. Relax in the sun on the prayer wheel lawn with relaxing music and a cool drink before heading back to the temple for Geshe Tsultrim’s introductory talk “What is Buddhism?” at 2:00pm.
Refresh yourself with our famous chai and cake for afternoon tea before visiting our art studio for a workshop on traditional Buddhist painting that everyone can enjoy.
All activities on Welcome Day are freely offered, with the exception of Lunch in the Big Love Café which is $12.50pp.
Please book your lunch by 10:00am on the day of the event so that we can prepare something delicious for you.
Human: An Inspirational Movie Evening in the Wellbeing Center
Join us for a light supper and an inspirational evening of film and conversation. HUMAN is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives.
Friday 11th May 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee: $20 including light supper and film.