Dhargyey Buddhist Centre

Dhargyey Buddhist Centre

Tashi Delek བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས We appreciate your generosity in practicing the perfection of giving in this way.


Tashi Delek བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས

Welcome to the Dhargyey Buddhist Centre Donation page - may all beings be well and happy.

Our Centre survives mainly on donations and membership subscriptions and we appreciate your generosity in practicing the perfection of giving in this way. The funds are used in the ongoing day to day costs of running the centre.

The Dhargyey Buddhist Centre was founded in Dunedin in 1984 as a Buddhist teaching centre by the Venerable Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, one of the most highly qualified Gelug lamas of his time. Gelug refers to the same lineage of Tibetan Buddhism as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Geshe Dhargyey gave it the Tibetan name Thuptän Shädrub Dhargyey Ling, which can be translated as The Dhargyey Centre for Buddhist Learning and Practice. After Geshe Dhargyey passed away in 1995, the guidance of the Centre passed to two of his highly esteemed students - Venerable Thupten Rinpoche and Venerable Lhagon Rinpoche - both of whom were with Geshe Dhargyey when they fled Tibet in 1959. They came from the same small monastery in Kham, East Tibet. Sadly Venerable Thupten Rinpoche passed away in 2011. Venerable Lhagön Rinpoche is now the Spiritual Head to all Dhargyey Centres in New Zealand. He oversees and advises on programmes and the development of the Centre in Dunedin too. Many important lineage teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition have visited and taught at the Centre, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1992 and 2013.

Geshe Lobsang Dhönyë is our Resident Teacher, and we invite everyone in Dunedin to come to his teachings! He provides great insight into the roots of spiritual practice for all people.

Our resident teacher Geshe Lobsang Dhönyë is also available for the following services (free of charge):

Ablutions (ritual purification)



Prayers for the dying

Post-death prayers/prayers for the deceased

Removal of interferences of the sick

Special puja (ceremony) for general success

Pet blessing

Please also like us on facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates of what's happening at the centre

More about us

Dhargyey Buddhist Centre is a non profit centre based In Dunedin, NZ. The main function of the Centre is to encourage harmony and unity through the sharing of Buddhist philosophy. Teachings are available to anybody who is interested – free of charge.

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Thanh Tien
Thanh Tien 2 days ago
All the best to everyone.
Sonya on 11 Jul 2024
Best wishes
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 Jul 2024
Ecie on 09 Jul 2024
Big wishes that you receive all the money you need for the basement work. It's so necessary! Happy Chokhor Duchen!
N. Levens
N. Levens on 06 Jul 2024

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