Newsletter 07/05/2010

 

Welcome to Diamond Way Buddhist Trust NZ Information Service
Newsletter #2/2010
Table of Contents

  1. Two messages from H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
  2. 1.000.000 Om Mani Peme Hung mantras
  3. Buddhist Relic Exhibition in Auckland and Nelson, 14-16 and 21-23 May
  4. Traveling teacher Rirchard Corby in New Zealand, 19-27 June
  5. Glentui retreat centre
  6. Centres would like to invite you to...

1. Two messages from H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
The first is a personal request from Gyalwa Karmapa to recite one million OM MANI PEME HUNG mantras collectively in each Dharma center: http://www.karmapa.org/news/request.htm

The second message is addressed to all students concerning Gyalwa Karmapa's wish for his birthday: http://www.karmapa.org/news/hh_karmapas_birthdaywish.htm

2. 1,000,000 Om Mani Peme Hung mantras
According to Karmapa's wish, we have started collecting OM MANI PEME HUNG mantras. This mantra is associated with the Loving Eyes meditation. If you feel like exercising your compassion, you might consider joining our efforts - this meditation is great for beginners and brings meaningful results.

Visit your nearby centre to find out more, or navigate to http://buddhism.org.nz/mantras for more information. We have an online counter for you, so you can track our progress.

3. Buddhist Relic Exhibition in Auckland and Nelson, 14-16 and 21-23 May
A unique and precious collection of more than 1000 sacred Buddhist relics will be permanently displayed in the Heart Shrine of the completed Maitreya Buddha statue in Kushinagar. Meanwhile, it is the wish of the Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, that the collection should travel throughout the world to bring the blessings of the relics and the message of loving-kindness to people everywhere.

The collection includes relics of the historical Buddha and the Buddha’s closest disciples as well as many other well-known Buddhist masters from different Buddhist traditions.

Heart Shrine Relic Tour (free entry)
14-16 May - Auckland
21-23 May - Nelson
Timetable: http://www.maitreyaproject.org/en/relic/calendar.html
General info: http://www.maitreyaproject.org/en/relic/index.html

4. Traveling teacher Rirchard Corby in New Zealand,
19-27 June
Richard Corby is a traveling teacher from across the Tasman. He was a founding member of Canberra center in 1997 and took refuge as a Buddhist in 1998.

We will be doing multiple lectures in several venues, so check the detailed program on your centre's website:
19-20 June - Auckland - http://buddhism.org.nz/richard-corby-in-auckland
21-23 June - Wellington - http://buddhism.org.nz/richard-corby-in-wellington
24-27 June - Christchurch - http://buddhism.org.nz/richard-corby-in-christchurch

5. Glentui Retreat
The Glentui Retreat is getting some love! The toughs are building the fence and cleaning up the weeds, while the intellectuals are brainstorming how we want Glentui Retreat to look like in two years.

Pickaxes and pencils are flying around, but we have managed to put together some pictures for you: http://buddhism.org.nz/glentui-retreat/.

6. Centres would like to invite you to...
... meditate! We have open meditation nights and everyone is welcome in our centres in Auckland, Wellington, Golden Bay and Christchurch. We will explain everything and make the experience as beneficial as possible.

On top of that, Christchurch centre also invites you for a meditation at other times. The gompa is there to be used and we are always happy to provide a great environment for the meditation.