Teaching Programme

Geshe Dhonam’s teaching programme –

10 – 12 March 2017

We are happy to advise you of Geshe-la’s teaching programme for 10 – 12 March 2017
The focus of the teaching will be Altruism – Bodhicita – the altruistic wish to help others. Bodhicita is essential for the attainment of enlightenment. It is the foundation of Mahayana Buddhism.

Thursday 9th: Geshe-la arrives in Wellington at 2.05pm – Air New Zealand.
Friday 10th: Teaching/meditation on Altruism 7 – 9pm at the Gompa 37 Sunny Grove Wainui O Mata
Saturday 11th: Teaching/meditation on Altruism continued 10 – 12 noon and 2 – 4pm Quaker Meeting House Moncrieff Street Wellington (Please note that the teaching/meditation will be in the brick building next to the room we usually use)
Sunday 12th: Tsog at our usual venue in Tawa 10am – this is the last day of Losar and the Day of Miracles. Please call either Paul or Sheryn to get more information for the Tawa address.

Geshe-la leaves Wellington 2.45pm on Sunday.
Look forward to seeing you all.


This is a “heads up” for the June 2017 retreat.

Geshe Dhonam will once again be running a retreat in Wellington this year.  It will be held at the Home of Compassion Island Bay on 16th 17th and 18th June.  The cost of the retreat is $200 for a single room and $165 for a shared room. The topic of the retreat is the graduated path to enlightenment or Lam Rim. The Lam Rim is Lama Tsong Khapa’s skilful method for practitioners to follow the steps from the beginning of the path until the end of no more learning and enlightenment.

All food is provided during this retreat and will be vegetarian.  If you have special dietary requirements we will talk with the caterers to ensure your needs are met.


We will be sending out further information about the retreat shortly, however it would be helpful to the Centre if you could let us know if you are interested in attending.

Retreat payments can be made either as one lump sum or by instalments. Please complete your payments prior to the retreat and be careful to use the correct account and reference information. If you have already saved us as a payee, you may need to edit your payee listing to deposit to the account with the 00 suffix .  Please put your name and the word retreat as a reference Trashi Ge Phel Ling 01 0504 0030799-00 The past two retreats have been well received by students.   If you have any questions please phone Sheryn on 021 509 605.



For further details regarding the visit please phone

Paul (027)554 5543 or Sheryn – 021 509 605

 Sheryn: 021)509605

Paul:      027)5545543

Email trashigephel.wgtn@gmail.com

Visit our website   www.tgpl.org.nz