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Phen Day Dhargyey Ling
Address: 29 Averill Street
Richmond, Christchurch Canterbury
Affiliation: Dhargyey centres, New Zealand
Phone: 03 9482430
Main Contact: Keran Tsering
Teacher: Geshe Nyima Dorje
Spiritual Director: Ven Llagon Rinpoche
Red Hat Temple
Address: 110 McHales Road Chorlton, Banks Penninsula RD3 Canterbury 7583
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Affiliation: Siddharthas Intent - Dzongsar Kyenste Ripoche
Phone: 03 304 8730
Main Contact: Ron Books Email (Phone: 03 304 8730)
Notes and Events:
Rime is the principals of a non sectarian approach to Tibetan Buddhism, the not for profit trust actively invites teachers and organises events at a minimal cost for the benefit of the community.
Raupo Bay Retreat is situated on a secluded bay with plenty of space in Banks Penninsula, it is available for any organisation to use for group retreats or come for a visit or stay for a solo retreat.
We meet twice a month on special practice days at the Nyingma Buddhist centre for Tsok (Tibetan) or Gana Chakra Puja (Sanskrit) - a Circle Gathering Feast offering. Dates are according to powerful astrological days - the 10th day of the waxing moon (Guru Rinpoche Day) and the 25th day of the waning moon (Dakini Day).
Tsok is primarily a practice of offering. It is a very rich practice with many layers of meaning, and it can be practised on various levels. Further it can be explained: “Ganapuja is a tantric ritual, made up of various phases, whose aim is the reconfirming of the “promise” or commitment (samaya) between the disciple and the master, and also between disciple and disciple. In addition to this, through consuming food and drink in the ganapuja, the practitioners develop their capacity to integrate contemplation with the sense-pleasures, as well as entering into the state beyond dualism, which is the inner meaning of the samaya” - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Dzogchen - The Self Perfected State, 1989.
Samadhi Buddhist Vihara
Address: 192 Springs Road Christchurch Canterbury 8042
Phone: 0064 3 3499925
Mr: Keith Gunasekara Email (Phone: 0064 3 3487063)
Dr: Savithrie Anthony Email (Phone: 0064 3 3318172)
Main Contact: Dr. Lashman De Silva Email (Phone: 00 64 3 348 2811)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Makuludeniye Somarathana Thero Email (Phone: 0064 3 388 9004)
Notes and Events:
Samadhi Buddhist Vihara is the main Sri Lankan based Buddhist temple in the south island of New Zealand. Situated in 192 Springs Rd, Hornby, Christchurch Samadhi Buddhist Vihara extends its services to the other far away cities in the south island, such as Dunedin and Invercargill.
Samadhi Buddhist Vihara was established in may 2002 with the support of Sri Lankan and other Buddhist well-wishers in New Zealand to fulfill the religious and spiritual aspirations of the Buddhist community in the south island.Samadhi Buddhist Vihara follows Theravada Buddhist tradition and provides spiritual guidance to integrate Lord Buddha’s teachings into everyday life of the Buddhist community.
The Vihara has been the center for many spiritual and cultural activities of the Sri Lankan Buddhists living in the south island. The community has been positively influenced through the association and participation of these activities. It has been a great pleasure to see the section of community who always had a close liaison with the temple, expanding their spiritual and cultural awareness as well as another section becoming interested in the teachings of Buddha.
This centre currently conducts many regular programmes including monthly Sil programmes, weekly Sri Lankan language and cultural school Dhamma School, weekly Dhamma discussions during the Vassana (rainy) season, meditation retreats as well as annual events such as celebration of Vesak, Katina robe ceremony and other religious and social activities.
The Dhamma library of the Vihara is being maintained in a high quality, providing knowledge to those who seek refuge of Lord Buddha’s teachings.
The aim of Samadhi Buddhist Vihara is to provide a unique environment whereby the community can grow in unity and develop in physical, psychological and social dimensions with spiritual awareness and understanding according to the teachings of Lord Buddha.At present, the temple is located in a small home and a preliminary action plan has been initiated to acquire a new location for the temple to provide better facilities to the Buddhist community of the south island.