Based in the South Island of New Zealand, Kagyu Choeyang Ling has been created to provide a strong foundation for current and future generations to practice authentic Buddhist Dharma in the Karma Kagyu tradition. The intention is to develop strong centres with a dedicated and pure focus, that help people to meet the teachings of this lineage and practice the Dharma to attain genuine realisation.
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.
Learning, Contemplation & Meditation
Lama Assi's instruction to us is that, of the three aspects of practice, Learning, Contemplation and Meditation, it is Meditation that is held to be most precious as without Meditation the other two
cannot lead to ultimate realisation. For this reason the priority of the centres is to provide a stable and long lasting basis for students to learn and practice the meditation methods of the Kagyu Lineage. In decision making, priority in all cases is to be given to the provision of facilities and activities directly benefitting this purpose under the guidance of the Spiritual Director.
Venerable Lama Assi returns to New Zealand on 16th December. He will be in Christchchurch for a period of time before moving on to Nelson. Lama-la will be at Chenrezig practices or can be contacted by phoning the centre.
The Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation, established by Venerable Lama Assi, has acquired a property in Spreydon, Christchurch. This property is now being used by KCL Christchurch as a larger, long-term centre for meditation practice and the study of Buddhism in the Karma Kagyu tradition. Lama Assi is presently in residence at the centre. You are welcome to visit - call 327 9559 for... [More]
We have raised funds for new shrines at the Kagyu Choeyang Ling (KCL) Buddhist centres in Nelson and Christchurch.
KCL Nelson has acquired a larger shrine to accommodate new statues and texts. KCL Christchurch has inherited Nelson's beautiful existing shrine and cabinets for texts.