Kagyu Choeyang Ling

Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation

The Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation was established by Venerable Lama Assi to assist with the provision of facilities and other support to the Kagyu Choeyang Ling centres and their affiliated activities.


If you wish to make a donation or bequest that will benefit KCL long term then the Foundation is the best avenue.  Regular contributions towards the ongoing support of your local centre can be made directly to KCL Nelson or KCL Christchurch.

Donations can be direct credited to the Foundation's bank account below, or alternatively by cheque to our mailing address.  Credit card donations can be made via Givalittle. Please let us know if you need a receipt for tax purposes as all donations are tax deductable. We are very appreciative of any contributions, large or small.

The account details are:

Bank: Kiwibank Limited
Branch Address: 155 The Terrace, Wellington
Account Number: 38-9015-0368079-00


You may want to consider leaving a bequest/gift to KCL in your will. If so, please click here to download an information sheet with further information about bequests.

Property Purchased for use as a Centre for KCL Christchurch

A Larger, Long-Term Centre for Christchurch

The Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation, established by Venerable Lama Assi, has acquired a property in Spreydon, Christchurch. This property has been made available for the use of Kagyu Choeyang Ling Christchurch to establish a larger, long-term centre for meditation practice and the study of Buddhism in the Karma Kagyu tradition.

The house is large and suitable for its purpose - there is sufficient space to provide accommodation for Lama, other visiting teachers and students. It is the first centre in Christchurch owned by a trust dedicated to the flourishing of the Kagyu Buddhist lineage and thus can be a significant step forward in securing the future of this lineage and the flourishing of Buddhism in the South Island of New Zealand.

15 Years of Lama's Aspiration
It has long been Lama Assi's wish that such a centre be established, and after 15 years visiting Christchurch his aspiration has now been achieved. Work is ongoing to make improvements to the centre.

A big thank you to the generosity of the donors and loan guarantors, to others who have given time and effort to make the purchase possible, and especially to Lama for his unceasing kindness and patience in establishing the conditions that support the creation of a centre.

Any financial support to support the ongoing imporvements to this centre is much appreciated.

New Shrines for KCL Nelson and Christchurch

The Rinchen Jungdan Dongrum Gyal Foundation has recently helped to raise 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.  

Financial Management

The Foundation is a registered charitable trust and all contributions are managed in accordance with the trust deed and Lama Assi's guidelines for trustees. Pleasecontact us if you would like further information.


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