Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche - Update


Rinpoche is still in China and in a remote part hard to communicate with. He sends rare message always assuring us he is well and happy and thinking of us. He will return but we have to be patient.

If you would like to know more about Rinpoche, visit his website by clicking on this link.





The View from the Mountain Top


an evening with Tara Choying Lhamo


7.00 pm Thursday 30th March at the Nelson Buddhist Centre


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Tara Choying Lhamo is an Austrian-born dharma practitioner who has lived in retreat for over 20 years, twelve of which she spent high in the mountains of Nepal in Lapchi, one of the retreat caves used by Tibet's great yogi and saint, Milarepa.

From a Buddhist perspective, entering retreat is not running away but a noble undertaking aimed at gaining insight into the nature of self. True, lasting happiness results from the realisation that this apparently unchanging, permanent entity we call our 'self' is a misconception. Based on this misconception, all kinds of delusions, struggles and problems arise in the heart and mind obscuring the joy of knowing reality as it is.

Tara agreed to speak publicly for the first time last year. During that talk, those attending were deeply moved by her story and her presence. We are delighted that she will share her experiences and insights with us here in Nelson

By donation.  Please give generously to support Tara Choying Lhamo

Contact and Registration:
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Tara Choying Lhamo:
Tara is a student of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang and His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche





For several years there have been concerted efforts to buy a property to house the Nelson Buddhist Centre and some managerial staff. This move would end the NBC's uncertain tenure at Nile Street and create a centre that could be available and operate throughout the day. Many properties have been considered but nothing has quite met the requirements.

The main criterion is that the Centre is located close to Nelson central. The vision is to form a community facility, a place where the Buddha's teaching can be made accessible in an urban setting presented in traditional and contemporary ways.

We now have a sub-committee of enthusiastic volunteers who will be actively searching for a suitable property to buy or lease.