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Address: 33 Johnson Rd, Eudlo, Queensland 4554, Australia
Phone Number:
6147 5453 2108
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Thu - Sun 07:00 - 06:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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I stayed two nights in the month of May and four nights in February this year at Chenrezig. I found the shared dormitory to be basic, but homey and quite affordable (similar In... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed two nights in the month of May and four nights in February this year at Chenrezig. I found the shared dormitory to be basic, but homey and quite affordable (similar In price to a four and a half star caravan park I stayed up North in Cairns), that is $27 per night. I had the five bed dormitory... More 

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Faliraki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hum... not sure where to start with this place. It's in beautiful settings, very rustic & basic, some might find it charming. Unfortunately the staff at the cafe was not very friendly and very up themselves, and coffee wasn't good at all.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Based on a recommendation from my partner's workmate we decided to make an impromptu visit to the Big Love Cafe for lunch. We only phoned about an hour before lunch service but fortunately there were spaces still available. Not knowing the exact location, we punched in the address on Google maps and let that guide us to our destination. As... More 

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Golden Beach, Australia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We recently called in on a Sunday morning for coffee. It's an unusual place that is well off the beaten track so you'd sort of expect that they'd really give you a warm welcome. I wouldn't rate it as luke warm. They were not busy with one other table of five that had already been served their coffee. The staff... More 

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Chenrezig I, Guest Relations Manager at Chenrezig Institute, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting our cafe and the centre. I am sorry to hear your experience was less than you expected. We do make every effort to provide a good service. We would love to see you back again. Please feel free contact us at cafe@chenrezig.com.au for a coffee and cake voucher towards your next visit. Kind regards -... More 

Durban, South Africa
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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a Tibetan Buddhist facility - Nearby to Eodlo and a little hard to find without a GPS but their website has directions – visit in the morning for a really good strong coffee before taking a walk around the complex – the Garden of Enlightenment is a beautiful special feature and after this make your way via the... More 

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Neuruppin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

There are times we all question about our Values of life. This is my recharging place a place of peace and tranquility. A place to find questions , and answer. Of one's own self existing reason.

1 Thank Sir-Pepper
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Chenrezig Institute to have a look around as it was a first time visit for myself and my boyfriend. We were pleasantly surprised with the landscapes and surrounds but were most impressed with the meal. We were served a variety of curries and a small salad, it was delicious. It's often hard to get decent vegetarian food... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Merriwin
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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