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.



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The Study and Practice of Vajrasattva

A six day retreat with Keith Rowan

at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre


5 pm Friday 30 June to 2 pm Thursday 6 July.


The beautiful meditation on Vajrasattva clears inner obstacles, hindrances and negativity and builds confidence. It is a foundation practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It is very straightforward to learn the basics and the retreat will be a great opportunity to establish this practice. For those who are new to Buddhism or retreat work this short retreat will be an excellent introduction in the beautiful and supportive atmosphere of the Wangapeka Retreat Centre. For those with more experience it is an opportunity to further your practice. The focus will be on group practice with lots of opportunities to get guidance as your practice unfolds. All are welcome. Registration is essential. 


Keith-Rowan-300px   Keith Rowan has studied Buddha Dharma for over 40 years and has been passing on those teaching for over 20 years. He has studied extensively with his root teachers Namgyal Rinpoche and Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche. “My greatest delight is to pass on these wonderful and practical teachings. I try to do so in language that anyone can understand. If we look carefully, the truth and reality of life’s situations will start to unfold from our own depths. That leads naturally to the lessening of distress and the rise of freedom.”









Enquiries to Denise : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost for Weekend: Dana (koha/offering) for the teaching and $438 ($402 WET members) for accommodation and food.

Directions for getting to the Wangapeka will be given at registation.




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.