Kagyu Choeyang Ling


Based in the South Island of New Zealand, Kagyu Choeyang Ling has been created to provide a strong foundation for current and future generations to practice authentic Buddhist Dharma in the Karma Kagyu tradition. The intention is to develop strong centres with a dedicated and pure focus, that help people to meet the teachings of this lineage and practice the Dharma to attain genuine realisation.

KCL operates under the auspices of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and guidance of Spiritual Director Venerable Lama Assi.

Lama Assi - NZ Kagyu Monlam

Venerable Lama Assi

Currently Kagyu Choeyang Ling has centres in Nelson and Christchurch.

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.

Learning, Contemplation & Meditation

Lama Assi's instruction to us is that, of the three aspects of practice, Learning, Contemplation and Meditation, it is Meditation that is held to be most precious as without Meditation the other two
cannot lead to ultimate realisation. For this reason the priority of the centres is to provide a stable and long lasting basis for students to learn and practice the meditation methods of the Kagyu Lineage. In decision making, priority in all cases is to be given to the provision of facilities and activities directly benefitting this purpose under the guidance of the Spiritual Director.

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