The Opening Forum provides a platform where differing views are welcomed and expressed, as panel and
participants engage, challenge, and learn from each other. We invite you to come and see how the pure water of
Dharma manifests and mixes within these various containers.
The forum is free of charge for all the attendants and will take place at 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, 21 January 2016.
Calling the Guru From Afar
In the Tibetan tradition it is held that the enlightened minds of great Bodhisattva’s and Buddha’s take birth again and again, for the benefit of all beings. Therefore, Rinpoche’s students join in this aspirational prayer for the swift rebirth of their beloved teacher, as the Tenth Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche.
In a very practical way, one’s relationship to the Guru is of primary importance, as it is the Guru who holds the profound knowledge of the Dharma, who comes to know our mind, and is capable of guiding us with care and precision upon the spiritual path. It is taught that the ultimate Guru is the enlightened nature of one’s own mind, whereas the outer Guru, our teacher, is the one who assists us to realise that nature. If we have not yet met our spiritual teacher, the prayer of Calling the Guru From Afar represents the acknowledgement of our need and our heartfelt longing to experience such a relationship.
‘Calling the Guru From Afar’ session will begin after the last summer school session, which will finish approximately at 6:30pm on Monday, 25 January 2016.
All course offerings may be subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Summer School organisers.
Session times are mornings: 8:00am to 9:30am and 10:00am to 11:30pm, and afternoons 12:00 noon to 1:30pm, 2:30pm to 4:00pm, 4:30pm to 6:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
The online registration will be available on this page from 12 December 2016.
To register offline call or email our office on +64 9 376 6113 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online summer school
This year The Auckland Buddhist Summer school is once again available for online viewing as we are live streaming all lectures. If one is unable to view the live feeds at the appointed time, which take place according to New Zealand time, we are also able to offer a link to the Teachings which will be available for viewing two weeks after Summer School has concluded. These links are kept on file for 3 months, allowing the purchaser to recapture the experience of the Teachings at a more leisurely and opportune time. We offer a 15% reduction on all live feeds.
Nyima Tashi Kagyu Centre Expresso Bar
Nyima Tashi has a new addition to the centre in the form of an Expresso Bar/Deli/Take out.
The café will open between the hours of 7:00 am – 2:00pm throughout Summer school.