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WELCOME TO
NYIMA TASHI BUDDHIST CENTRE
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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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.

TRALEG YANGSE RINPOCHE

 

On 5 March 2015 the Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche received a letter composed by His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje indicating that the 10th Traleg Rinpoche had been born in the Batong area in 2013 (the year of the Snake).

Thrangu Monastery, Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Maitripa Centre, E-Vam Institute Melbourne, E-Vam Institute USA, Nyima Tashi Kagyu Buddhist Centre and Nyima Centre Sydney commenced prayers that Traleg Rinpoche be located swiftly.

On 13 July 2015, Lodro Nyima Rinpoche and Drupon Rinchen Tseling-la led the chief committee members of Thrangu Monastery Tibet to Zama Village in Batong where they found Traleg Yangse Rinpoche’s family waiting outside their home.

Mandala offerings were made to Traleg Yangse Rinpoche and katas were offered to Rinpoche’s father, Tashi, his mother, Pema, and to Rinpoche’s grandmother.

Lodro Nyima Rinpoche then read His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa’s recognition letter to the many disciples who had gathered for the special occasion.

Today Traleg Yangsi Rinpoche was officially recognized by Thrangu Monastery Tibet.

Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recommends students continue to recite swift return prayers for Traleg Rinpoche until his enthronement, so please pray for Traleg Yangse Rinpoche!

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
TRALEG KYABGON RINPOCHE IX

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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.

WHAT IS HAPPENING
AT NYIMA TASHI

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BUDDHIST SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

21st February – 25th February 2018, Auckland

We warmly invite you to mark your calendars, and to bring your inquiring minds to the 5th Annual Buddhist Summer School, to be hosted at Nyima Tashi, Auckland between 21st February to 25th February 2018.

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 6th Annual Buddhist Summer School brings together distinguished Buddhist scholars, teachers and philosophers from the traditions of Theravada, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Below you will find a downloadable Summer School brochure containing the course information and timetable. Booking will be available from 14th of December 2017. Bookmark this page to be able to quickly check for updates.

Download Summer School 2018 Brochure

Seven points of Mind Training (Lojong)  by Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe

Dates: 20-22 October 2017

Series of 4 lectures – details below

The Seven Points of Mind training, a lojong practice, assumes no prior special training or preparation. It does not require practitioners to enter seclusion or to change the way one lives. 

It simply asks that we examine our relationships with all those around us, and to make a strong determination to become enlightened for the sake of others rather than for just ourselves.

Mind training focuses simply on one’s ability to let go of seeing oneself as the centre of the universe. Hence, transforming self-centred thinking into compassion, ego clinging into altruism, desire into acceptance and resentment into joy.

Click here to read full information

Click here to download full event details

Do We Know What We Are Doing When We Meditate?

A conversation with Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe on the pitfalls of getting it wrong.

Dates: 24 October 2017

Time: 19:00pm

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Meditation should not be used simply to calm the mind; to go into a deep state of relaxation. Of course, there are techniques for this kind of meditation, but calmness without insight, is not very useful. In other words it will not dilute our habitual
Tendencies.

If we are just calm – if our mind is calm – and we are meditating, we may have a sense of well being, there may not be anything particularly disturbing, but in that state we have not seen anything. We have gained no real insight, If we have not gained any insight, then it cannot be transformative. All that this type of meditation may do is to give us some kind of relief. It is like taking time out, you take time out, relax and then you go back into what we call the samsaric frey.

Please join us for an evening of discussion as we question why and how we are meditating.

 

 

Brian Berneman

 

 

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

with Brian Berneman

Every Wednesday at Nyima Tashi Centre
Times: 10:00am to 11:15am
Place: 30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

Click here to read more about our yoga programme
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Traleg Rinpoche’s teachings are now available in digital format.

 

The Four Immeasurable States and What is Nirvana?

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