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.
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.
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.
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.