Teachings, Events, Courses

Sunday Teachings with Geshe-la

Where: Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Buddhist Centre, 159 Parakiore Rd, Whangarei.  (map

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Description: On Sunday Mornings, our resident spiritual teacher Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley, fondly known as ‘Geshe-la’, gives a teaching and spiritual advice based on a lifetime of training and knowledge. Classes are translated from Tibetan into English. 

All Welcome: The class and talk is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

After the teachings there is time for questions and a cup of tea.

Community Days: On the first Sunday of the month we have a shared lunch (please bring along a vegetarian dish to share).

Then for those who are able to stay we spend a bit of time working/laughing/creating good karma together helping the monks out with some chores around the centre – gardening, painting, cleaning etc. Bring your tools and a happy heart.

Workshops and Retreats

The Next Weekend Workshop is yet to be scheduled

Geshe-la will teach in Tibetan and his teachings will be translated from Tibetan into English.

ALL WELCOME  Please register by filling out the form below.

Attending the weekend classes:
It’s most beneficial to attend the whole weekend – however some is better than nothing…. so if you are only able to attend one or two of the sessions – please let us know.

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday

* 10am: Teachings by Geshe-la
* 12pm: Shared lunch (bring a dish to share)
* 1:30 pm: Lead discussion group
* 3pm: Teachings by Geshe-la
Teachings will finish at 5pm

* 10am: Teachings by Geshe-la
* 12pm: Shared lunch (bring a dish to share)
* 1:30 pm: Lead discussion group

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.

Teachings are always offered free of charge – however a donation of around $50 per person towards costs is advised, or anything you are able to offer. Please do not let the lack of finances prevent you from coming.
All donations are tax deductible.

Accommodation: You will need to find your own accommodation, although we do have members in our community happy to billet

Register by:
–  Email us: dharmanewzealand(at)gmail.com

Meditation Classes and Courses

Guided meditation classes.     

Meditation is such a wonderful gift we can give ourselves on the path to learning how to have a more peaceful calm mind and heart, bringing benefit to oneself and others by developing mindfulness in daily life.
All classes are open to all – Non-Buddhist and Buddhists alike.

Weekly guided meditations:

Tuesday Evenings: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

At Himalayan Trading Post, 89 Cameron St, Whangarei.

All Welcome no need to register.  Cost: $5 – $10 Donation (depending on what you can afford)

Beginners Meditation Course with Experienced Buddhist Practitioner

Held Regularly – Tuesday Evenings: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
At Himalayan Trading Post, 89 Cameron St, Whangarei.

The course is designed to teach you basic meditation techniques. You will be practicing short meditations which are lead by an experienced meditator.  Each meditation is followed by open discussion.

To cover costs we suggest a $5 – $10 donation, depending on what you can afford
(cash or internet banking available only NO EFTPOS sorry )

Tibetan Thangka Painting Classes

Tibetan Thangka Painting Classes with  Ven. Nyima Gyaltsen

Ven. Nyima Gyaltsen teaches courses and workshops on Tibetan Thangka Painting and Iconography.

Where: Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Buddhist Centre
Time: Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $20 per Lesson
( Materials to be supplied by the student )

To attend  a class please contact Nyima through the Facebook link below

Knowledge of Tibetan art and Buddhism is not required.

For more details on these classes or  to learn more about Nyima or Tibetan Thangka Painting and Iconography please click on the following links

About Ven. Nyima Gyaltsen

Ven. Nyima Gyaltsen on Facebook

Tibetan Painting and Iconography