Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo

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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 Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained 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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  • We ordered lunch before we went to the Sweetheart cafe. It was tasty, filling and vegetarian. It is set overlooking a steep slope and the views were very pretty. The whole institute is set in a steep ...  more »
  • Met up with some other ladies here and had lunch. This is a beautiful place and is wonderful to come close to nature. It is very serene and rewarding to the senses.  more »
  • Learn more about how to live authentically, have a cup of their chai and a piece of decadent cake and soak up a way of life that just makes sense.  more »
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  • Almost exclusively run by volunteers, local and international, with excellent vegetarian food and delicious cakes, and last but not least the courses offered for Buddhism, meditation and yoga are Excellent!
  • Went and stayed for a course over several weeks. The grounds are nice. The nuns are lovely. The monks are nice when they occasionally participate. The regular staff were nice. Unfortunately, the management (specifically Steve) is rude, pushy and has a personality entirely unsuitable for a Buddhist facility. I must say that his attitude and behaviour spoiled the visit for me. Would not recommend.
  • Delicious vegetarian lunch at `Big Love' cafe and life changing teachings in the Gompa.
  • Buildings are very old and rundown, food was ok though the stuffed capsicums are not my fav. Nice temple and garden but not much dharma, staffed by volunteers and few paid, customer service is not best.
  • Wonderful relaxed atmoshpere with friendly staff and very generous helpings. I would recommend lunch for casual visitors as breakfast and evening meal (called "supper") cater mainly for residents and staff with a smaller selection. My favourite place to take visitors to who are always impressed.

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