In September, Choje Lama Shedrup and Lama Lobsang were guests of Rigdrol Yeshe, the Christchurch Kagyu Center. The Lamas arrived two weeks after the earthquake, with the first event in their schedule being a trip to Aoraki ( Mt Cook)...

Palpung Auckland was very happy to welcome back our Choje Lama Shedrup for the month of August, where he conducted a full program of Dharma activities. Local students have been delighted to have the chance to share meals and many...
We are pleased to announce the first year of our Tibetan Medicine and Astrology courses by Dr Sonam Rinchen and Ven. Ogyen Tenzang at Palpung Auckland. Tibetan Medicine (11 days) - Monday 3 January - Friday 14 January, NZ$250 Tibetan...

Please read the following attachment for the whole story about the Upper Florentine Old Growth Forest Puja held in Tasmania in October 2009: Upper Florentine Old Growth Forest Puja Blessing.pdf...

  Tibetan Earthquake Disaster - Temple activities On April 18th prayers and light offerings were made at Palpung Australasia Centres for victims of the recent Tibetan earthquake. At Palpung Kagyu Thigsum Chokyi Ghatsal many students  gathered some traveling from as...

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche


3 - 9 JUNE 2010 AUCKLAND TOUR His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche: A Brief Biography His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, born in East Tibet in 1936, is a Drikung Kagyu lama who was known in the thirteenth century as the Siddha Gar...

New Zealand Visit by Tibetan Doctor and Astrologer 20 January - 1 March 2010. Palpung Thubten Chokyi Ghatsal is very pleased to announce the first of what will be annual teachings on Tibetan Health and Astrology by Dr Aepa Sonam...
Choje Lama Shedrup returns on 10 November (3.15pm) and leaves on 6 December (3.30pm).He will be in Gisborne from 14 - 21 November....
Ven. Lama Lobsang leaves for Gisborne on 31 October and returns on 21 November....

Dr & Astrologer Aepa Sonam Rinchen Dr Aepa Sonam Rinchen is one of the new generation head scholars in Tibetan medical and astrological sciences. In 1997 at Men-Tsee-Khang (the Tibetan Medical & Astrology Institute of HH the Dalai Lama) he...