Other NZ Dhargyey Centres

The Christchurch Centre is just one of several Dhargyey Centres in New Zealand.


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His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama and Venerable Lhagon Rinpoche outside the Dunedin Dhargyey Centre

The original Dhargyey Buddhist Centre was founded in Dunedin, the South Island, New Zealand, in November 1984 as an international Buddhist teaching centre for the Venerable Gen Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, one of the most highly qualified Gelug lamas of his time.

He gave it the Tibetan name Thuptän Shädrub Dhargyey Ling which can be translated as The Dhargyey Centre for Buddhist Learning and Practice. Since 1996, guidance of the Centre passed to Gen Rinpoche’s two principal disciples- Venerable Thupten Rinpoche and Venerable Lhagon Rinpoche.

When Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey passed on in August 1995, a commemorative stupa, the Portobello Peace Stupa, was built in his memory under the guidance of Venerable Thupten Rinpoche and consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in September 1996.

For background and history visit the Dhargyey Buddhist Centres website.


Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling is a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand. It is located just outside of the city of Whangarei, about a 2.5 hours drive north of Auckland.

Ph: 64 (0)9 435 4444