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Lama Mark Webber: Queenstown 2023

Lama Mark (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) is our Spiritual Adviser and one of our Principal Teachers. He is returning to Queenstown this year and has very kindly offered a comprehensive month of public teaching from 24th March to 23rd April. More details

Wednesday evening classes, 2023

Wednesday evening classes commence on 1st February, 2023, and we aim to continue these throughout the year, except when we are hosting visiting teachers. Details are below and in our calendar. All classes start at 6:30 pm and run for 1 to 1.5 hours, unless specified otherwise. This page will be updated as more teachings…

Grant Rix: Nurturing Peace 2023

Grant Rix, one of our Resident Teachers, has generously offered to continue his series of teachings on “Nurturing Peace”. These take place on 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 15th February to 22nd March, 2023 at 6:30 – 7:45 pm. These teachings span the period between Geshe Dhonam‘s teaching on 8th February and Lama Mark‘s series…

Geshe Dhonam: The Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Geshe Dhonam will be visiting Queenstown in February, and we are delighted to announce that he has accepted our invitation to give a teaching at the centre. Geshe Dhonam is the teacher and spiritual director at Trashi Gomang Buddhist Centre in Auckland (see below for a longer biography) and will be teaching as follows: Wednesday,…

“The Way of the Imperfect Buddhist” with Jakob Leschly

We are delighted that Jakob is returning to Queenstown this year as part of his NZ tour. Jakob’s teachings were very popular and well-received in 2019, but planned visits in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions. Jakob (see below for a biography) will be teaching as follows: Friday, Nov 18 7.00-8.30 pm“The…

Grant Rix: Nurturing Peace

Grant Rix, one of our Resident Teachers has generously offered to teach “Nurturing Peace” on five consecutive Wednesdays as follows: Wed 9-Nov, 16-Nov, 23-Nov, 30-Nov & 7-Dec, 2022, 6:30 – 7:45 pm Note that the start time is 30 mins later than the previous series of Wednesday evening teachings. All are welcome; entry by dana…

Face masks no longer required

UPDATE: Rinpoche has confirmed that masks are not required at his teachings. Following the Government’s recent announcement, the trustees have decided that face masks will be optional at the centre from now on. The one potential exception to this is Rinpoche’s monthly teachings, for which we will follow Rinpoche’s wishes. We will advise on this…

Grant Rix: The Heart of Interbeing

Grant Rix has accepted our offer to become a Resident Teacher at the Dharma Centre (alongside Alan) and has generously offered to teach “The Heart of Interbeing” on five consecutive Wednesdays as follows: Wed 24-Aug, 31-Aug, 7-Sep, 14-Sep & 21-Sep, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 pm All are welcome; entry by dana (donation) to the Centre….

Lama Mark Webber: Blossoming Fundamentals into Compassion-Wisdom

Saturday, 9th & Sunday, 10th July, 2022, 10 am – 12 pm Lama Mark (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen), our spiritual advisor and one of our principal teachers, will be giving two online classes at the request of the Centre. The Sunday class will replace our regular Sunday morning practice. All are welcome. Entry is by…

Bonni Ross: Transcendentaling

UPDATE #2: Bonni sends her apologies that she will not be able to teach tonight (Wednesday). However, she does expect to have recovered sufficiently to be available for “questions, comments and complaints” tomorrow evening. Please come along and take advantage of this final opportunity to be with Bonni on this visit. UPDATE #1: Unfortunately, Bonni…