Nyima Tashi encompasses a refreshing and diverse approach to Buddhism for the twenty-first century, through the development of 3 objectives:

Firstly: To promote and foster interfaith/interdisciplinary awareness of the wide spectrum of Buddhist views and methods, as seen from the perspective of Tibetan, Mahayana, Zen, Theravada, and so forth; to foster dialogue through inviting individual and collective discourses of qualified teachers from all respective traditions, and instituting conferences, courses, and opportunities for ongoing discussion.

Secondly: To help promote genuine understanding of the benefits of Buddhist philosophy and practice in modern life, through the integration of an eclectic range of western research and commentary on such topics as psychology, philosophy, medicine, and other arts and sciences.

Thirdly: To advance and preserve the philosophy and practices of both Kagyu and Nyingma lineages; two of the oldest schools of Tibetan Buddhism, with a particular care given to the unfolding of the Kagyu tradition.

In order to bring about these objectives Nyima Tashi will move into a similar format to that of E-Vam Buddhist Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Due to the proximity of the two countries we may see more of this movement from overseas, as teachers that visit K.E.B.I. make the journey to Auckland.





Dear Friends and Members of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s Centres,

It is with deep regret that we inform the Karma Kagyu tradition, the Nyingma tradition and all other schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the wider Buddhist community that our treasured and beloved Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche passed into parinirvana at 12.10 am on 24th July 2012, being the Fourth Day of the Sixth Month of the Tibetan calendar in the Year of the Dragon.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was devoted to maintaining the Essence and purity of Buddhism. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was not only a remarkable and outstanding scholar of the teachings of Buddhism but his ability to communicate the teachings ensured that the essence of the teachings penetrated the hearts and minds of thousands of students of the Dharma throughout the world. We deeply and earnestly pray for the quick rebirth of Traleg Rinpoche.

We feel blessed beyond belief to be a part of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s activities throughout the West.



Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe=

Coming up in April:

Parting from the Four Attachments by Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

presented by Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe

Session 1: 10th April (Friday) at 19:00 pm, $25.00
Session 2: 11th April (Saturday) at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, $30.00
Session 3: 11th April (Saturday) at 14:00 pm to 16:00, $30.00
Session 4: 12th April (Sunday) aat 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, $30.00

A short teaching spoken by Manjushri to the Sakya patriarch Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.

When Sachen Kunga Nyingpo was twelve years old, the great Sakyapa Lama spent six months in strick retreat doing the practice of Arya Manjushri. Consequently, as a result, on one occasion he has a direct vision of the deity who spoke the following words:

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.

If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation.

If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhichitta.

If there is grasping, you do not have “The View”.”

Reflecting on the meaning of this statament, Kunga Nyingpo realised this mind training of parting from the four attachments incorporates all the practices from the path of transcendent perfections. Thus, there arose an extraoidinary confidence in all the teachings of the Dharma.

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Drogmi Buddhist Institute in Sydney, Australia.

He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in Australia. His excellent command of English and understanding of the Western Ways provides his teachings with a clarity and wisdom accessible to all.

Khenpo-la teaches extensively overseas and in Australia.


3rd Annual Summer School

26th January – 1st February 2015, Auckland

We warmly invite you to mark your calendars, and to bring your inquiring minds to the 3rd Annual Buddhist Summer School, to be hosted at Nyima Tashi, Auckland between 26th January to 1st February 2015.

In disseminating Buddhist teachings in the West, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche actively engaged in integrative dialogue with scientists, psychologists, artists and philosophers. Rinpoche was known for his remarkable ability to preserve the heart and profundity of Buddhist teachings, while opening minds to the ways Dharma can bring illumination and wisdom to the nuances of modern knowledge, dispositions and lifestyles.

In continuing Rinpoche’s commitment to vibrant teachings for our times, this 3rd Annual Buddhist Summer School brings together distinguished Buddhist scholars, teachers and philosophers from the traditions of Theravada, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.