Workshops and Retreats

Tara Retreat with Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley


Date: 20th, 21st, 22nd October 2108

Where: Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Buddhist Centre, Whangarei.
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm daily

Geshe-la will be teaching and bestowing oral transmissions of all the Tara’s.
Geshe-la will teach in Tibetan and his teachings will be translated from Tibetan into English by Matt Whiston.

ALL WELCOME   Registration is essential. Please email dharmanewzealand(at)gmail.com for registration from.

Attending the weekend classes:
It’s most beneficial to attend the whole weekend.

Weekend Schedule:
SATURDAY 20th October
10am-12pm    White Tara Genang
(Empowerment or permission to practice) * (Requesting Mandala)
Can be taken as a practice (if one has taken refuge) or as a blessing.
12:30 pm         $5 Lunch the Retreat House
1:30 pm           Discussion Group with Paul & Kaari
3-5:00 pm       Green Tara Mantra – oral transmission, explanation & practice
SUNDAY 21st October
10 am-12 pm   21 Taras ~ Teachings & Practice Session
12:30 pm         $5 Lunch the Retreat House
1:30 pm           Discussion Group with Paul & Kaari
3-5:00 pm        21 Taras ~ Teachings & Practice Session 2
MONDAY 22nd October
10am-12pm     21 Taras ~ Teachings & Practice Session 3
12:30 pm         $5 Lunch the Retreat House
1:30 pm           Discussion Group with Paul & Kaari
3-5:00 pm        21 Taras ~ Teachings & Practice Session 4 * (Thanks Offering Mandala)

Who can attend:
The teachings are open to anyone to attend, one does not have to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from these teachings.

Costs & Contributions:
Dharma teachings are always offered with love and are free of charge.
We do however need financial support from our friends and members to be able to continue to look after our wonderful Sangha, the Centre facilities, provision of retreat materials and English translation of the teachings.  There is a suggest donation of around $70 to $100 per person for the retreat, however – anything you are able to offer will be gratefully accepted. If you would like to sponsor the retreat / the Sangha or someone attending – please simply add this contribution to your donation.   If you are unable to contribute financially – you may be able to volunteer some help in other ways.  Please do not let the lack of finances prevent you from coming – all warmly welcome.

LUNCHES are going to be hot, delicious and vegan and will cost an additional $5 per meal,  $15 for the 3 days – payable in advance so that we can pay for the ingredients and employ a maestro to prepare us delicious meals.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling for this auspicious time!

Register by emailing us at dharmanewzealand@gmail.com