Kagyu Choeyang Ling



Welcome

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.

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

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.

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.

Recent News

Oct 21, 2014
Category: General
Our precious teacher, Lama Assi, is in New Zealand, spending time in Christchurch and Nelson, with a visit to Oamaru likely in 2015.
Sep 10, 2014
Category: General

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.

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

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