Diamond Way Buddhist centers, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl, are friendly places where you can easily access Buddhist teachings, learn to meditate, and meet others who have incorporated Buddhist practices into their daily lives.
Here in Christchurch we have a regular programme of guided meditations, introductory talks and lectures that you are welcome to attend.
What we offer
At present we are open to the public on Thursday nights at 8pm. When you come, you will be given a short explanation about Buddhism and the methods we use, followed by a guided meditation.
For more in-depth information we also have an Introduction to Buddhism talk each first Thursday of the month at 8pm on Diamond Way Buddhist topics. This is followed by a guided meditation. We are usually finished just after 9pm.
Newcomers are always welcome to attend any of the meditation evenings on offer. If you can’t make it to our Thursday introduction nights – please get in touch by email or phone and we’ll for sure find a fitting date for you to get an introduction.
You don’t need to bring anything and there is no charge. After meditation there’s always time to ask questions that you may have and you can check out our bookshop of recommended buddhist texts and join us for refreshments.
Living in the centre
Christchurch is a live-in centre – currently the only one in New Zealand. We have six rooms of different sizes for short or long-term guests and residents. If you think of about living in our centre, go ahead and check room availability at the dw-connect.org Available Rooms In Centres page – or email us at [email protected].
We’re looking forward to meet you in beautiful New Zealand!
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Get in contact
You can contact us on +64 (0)21 148 6686 or email us at [email protected] for more details.