The existence of our centre and our ability to bring accomplished teachers to Christchurch is absolutely dependent on contributions from from those who gain benefit from these activities.
We have significant costs to meet in providing the facilities for KCL's activities including providing and maintaining our dedicated practice space (gompa), flying teachers to Christchurch, and making contributions to Lama Assi.
So please carefully consider what you are able to offer - your contributions are greatly appreciated and used very carefully to pay essential costs. This is also an opportunity to practice generosity, which is essential for progress on this path. However, no one should ever feel excluded for financial reason and all are very welcome.
There is a donation box available at KCL, you may also pay donations directly into our bank account (details below). Let us know if you need a receipt for tax purposes as all donations are tax deductable. We are very happy to receive any contributions, large or small.
You can support KCL Christchurch by making regular monthly payments, or ad hoc payments as you are able to. For regular practitioners, it is very helpful if you set up an automatic payment from your own bank account.
Our account details:
Bank: National Bank
Branch: Victoria Square
Branch Address: PO Box 2235, Christchurch, 8015
Account Holder: Rigdrol Yeshe Buddhist Institute (trading as KCL Christchurch)
Account Number: 06-0831-0197924-00
If you specifically want to contribute to our building fund, you may contact us or deposit into this bank account: 06-0831-0197924-21 (other details are the same as above). Funds deposited into this account will exclusively be used for acquiring a building that will help to secure long-term stability of the Kagyu lineage and its activities in Christchurch and the South Island of New Zealand.
KCL Christchurch is financially independent of KCL centres in other regions. We have formed a registered charitable trust to handle all our finances carefully in accordance with our trust deed. For historical reasons the trust is named Rigdrol Yeshe Buddhist Institute, but we now operate under the name Kagyu Choeyang Ling Christchurch. All regular participants in our activities are invited to attend meetings where significant budgeting and planning decisions are made, and Lama Assi's advice is invaluable.