Welcome Day

Where: Chenrezig Institute, 33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: spc1

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 into 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 in our temple (Gompa). 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 before heading back to the temple for Geshe Tsultrim’s talk "What do Buddhists believe?" at 1:30pm.

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 and let us know if you’ll need a gluten or dairy free meal so that we can prepare something delicious for you.

Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers 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 formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.

Teachers’ availability subject to change; please see Chenrezig Institute Calendar website for updated information. Also below the far carpark is our ‘Wellbeing Centre’ which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.