Kagyu Choeyang Ling


Based in the South Island of New Zealand, Kagyu Choeyang Ling provides authentic teachings and guidance in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist lineage.  KCL operates under the auspices of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and guidance of Spiritual Director Venerable Lama Assi.

Lama Assi - NZ Kagyu Monlam

Venerable Lama Assi

The emphasis is on the cultivation of insight and compassion in formal meditation and daily life - via traditional methods that remain relevant for spiritual practice in the modern world.

Currently Kagyu Choeyang Ling has centres in Nelson and Christchurch.

Regular Meditation Practice

You are welcome to attend our weekly meditation session on Sundays at 10:00 am. The session lasts about one hour and is usually followed by a short DVD teaching providing inspiration and explanation.

Ideally contact us if you would like to attend, or just come along a little before the start time. Anyone is welcome to join in – you do not have to be a Buddhist. Donations are helpful, but voluntary.

Recent News

Mar 22, 2014
Category: General

We are raising funds for new shrines at the Kagyu Choeyang Ling (KCL) Buddhist centres in Nelson and Christchurch. 

KCL Nelson needs a larger shrine to accommodate new statues and texts. KCL Christchurch will inherit Nelson's beautiful existing shrine and cabinets for texts. So donating to this cause will... [More]

Feb 6, 2014
Category: General

Venerable Lama Assi has established the Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation, a registered charitable trust, to assist with the provision of facilities and other support to the Kagyu Choeyang Ling centres and their affiliated activities.

17 Vogel St

Thanks to a generous initial... [More]

Mar 2, 2013
Category: Christchurch

Venerable Lama Assi has requested that Rigdrol Yeshe Buddhist Institute be known as Kagyu Choeyang Ling Christchurch with immediate effect.  Lama's centre in Nelson will be known as Kagyu Choeyang Ling Nelson.  

The Kagyu Choeyang Ling name was given to Lama by His Holiness 17th Karmapa for... [More]

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