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Address: 33 Johnson Rd, Eudlo, Queensland 4554, Australia
Phone Number: 6147 5453 2108
09:30 - 14:00
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 14:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00

Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat,...

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 guests. 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.

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Where do I start with this magical place? I have been coming here for 13 years now and first stayed as a live in volunteer for 3 months in 2016. Even after all that time not a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Where do I start with this magical place? I have been coming here for 13 years now and first stayed as a live in volunteer for 3 months in 2016. Even after all that time not a lot has changed (which is a really good thing) though the wonderful Garden of Englighenment has since been completed. There are not many... More 

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Kual Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Big Love Cafe has the best vegetarian food I have had. I was here for 10 days and ate at the cafe at lunch time for 7 days. There was something different every day and as I am new to Vegetarianism it was wonderful. The different gluten free cakes every day were delicious as is their coffee... latte cappuccino... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Chenrezig is my sanctuary when I need to retreat and recharge. I've stayed here many times and appreciate the simple but adequate rooms, the sense of peace, and that I can elect to integrate into the community as much or as little as I want. I enjoy the food and chai tea at the cafe and going for strolls down... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The steps up to the reception made me aware of how much muscle I had lost. The retreat on Suffering made me aware of how much I still have. The Big Love Café served a meal on what my body was craving. The clean simple room (motel) made me aware of everything in Australia of which to be thankful.

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Not sure why I went here but glad I did nice drive in up Highlands Road good honey and dragon fruit by the roadside rough road in but worth the effort. The best part was the trees lots of unusual ones all mature and magnificent. Not much information when we went but most of it spoke for itself pretty well.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

We went up there for the afternoon to have lunch and felt that we needed some place to be grounded and at peace for the day. Peaceful it was not? We like basic vegetarian food and love The Loving hut ,Govindas and Gopals . We found the food at the cafe was made with very little love. The People were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

A lovely place outside of all the tourism we've seen. I did not explore this place out of religion but out of curiosity. Very natural and un-manicured landscape. Lunch was served at 12 and was announced by a bell. The menu is vegetarian and portions are determined by prepaid meal tickets, so bookings are required in advance to minimize food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

A wonderful, secluded, serine place to escape to for a day, week or month depending on what you are looking for. Daily meditation classes. Eat at the BIG LOVE café full of delicious vegetarian delights (need to book as they only cater for exact numbers so no waste).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

I have visited Chenrezig a number of times over the years. It is a place of high spiritual energy, very conducive to self healing, inner reflection or just enjoying your inherent peace. The facilities, accommodation and food are all modest yet more than adequate for what you truly need. Come for lunch in Lama Yeshe's Big Love Cafe (bookings essential)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Have been to two worshops there, a one day and a two day. Buddhist content but applicable to everyday issues (I'm not buddhist, just enjoy what they have to say) Spent the night there in a basic room, shared with a friend. Dont expect luxury, it is a buddhist retreat, but room was adequate, shared bathroom downstairs, clean and rustic.... More 

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