About Us – Who we are
Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling (Translated from Tibetan: Centre from which Love and Compassion flourishes) is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the Mahayana (Gelug) tradition, and was founded in 1997 by Venerable Thupten Tulku Rinpoche from the Dhargyey Buddhist Centre in Dunedin.
The centre is home to three resident monks, all originally from Tibet and more recently, Sera Je Monastery in Southern India:
Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley (Geshe-la), our resident spiritual teacher.
Ven. Karma Gyaltsen, Geshe-las attendant and translator.
Ven. Geshe Jamyang Sherab, master sand mandala artist and cultural director of the centre.
In addition to the monks, the Centre is also home to:
Ven. Ani Jampa Tsekyi (Seki,) an English Tibetan Buddhist nun.
We offer a regular teaching programme and retreats with Geshe-la and a special teaching programme from visiting lamas and western teachers.
Traditional Buddhist teachings given by Geshe-la are in Tibetan and translated into English by our various translators.
Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling is run by a Board of Trustees, whose responsibility it is to assist and guide the centre in its growth. The Centre is dependant on the support of sponsors, members, volunteers and the Himalayan Trading Post shop.
The Centre provides a digital Dharma Newsletter with transcribed teachings, information, about Buddhist practices and the upcoming events.
You are most welcome to visit the centre, or attend any of the programmes.