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
Thursday is our main meditation night and this is the best night for your first visit. You will be given a short explanation about Buddhism and the methods we use, followed by a guided meditation. Additional to this, we have public meditation nights Monday-Wednesday at 8pm which you can also attend, even if it is your first time.
For more in depth information we also have an Introduction to Buddhismtalk 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 program on offer. You don’t need to bring anything and there is no charge. There is time after the meditation to ask questions that you may have, check out our bookshop of recommended Buddhist texts and join us for refreshments.
At the moment we do not offer regular meditations in our center.
Upcoming Events in Christchurch
At the moment we have not planned any events in Christchurch. You can also visit interesting lectures close to us.