Welcome to the Centre

Welcome to the Phen Day Dhargyey Ling, The Source of Benefit and Happiness Centre, Christchurch. The Centre is one of the Dhargyey Buddhist Centres of New Zealand, and we'd like to invite you to be part of our dharma community.

Christchurch teacher Tibetan Buddhism

Geshe Nyima Dorjee, the Christchurch resident teacher

Regular teachings are held by our resident teacher, Geshe Nyima Dorjee (referred to as Geshe-la by his students), on Sundays and Tuesdays. Geshe-la is a fully qualified teacher, having earned a Geshe degree in India. See the Teachers page for more information on the intense study required to become a Geshe , and why we're so fortunate to have Geshe-la at the Centre.

Geshe-la's teachings cover Buddhist philosophy, meditation and the practice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's school of Tibetan Buddhism. All classes are free and open to the public.

Visit the Teachers page for more information about Geshe-la and the other lamas who have played a role in the Centre.

If you're new to Buddhism

Sometimes people are interested in Buddhism but don’t know what to expect when they attend a teaching. Visit the For Newcomers page for more information.