Welcome to the website for Nyima Tashi Kagyu Buddhist Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
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.