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Updated on 30 August 2021

Dorje Chang Institute is closed for in-person visits, classes and pujas as Auckland is in Level 4 Lockdown.
This page includes details of how to continue to stay connected with our Dharma program during the lockdown as well as advice from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche on practices that can be done to help protect from COVID19 – for oneself and others.

On this page you will find:

DCI is Closed Until Further Notice

Updated: 30 August 2021

Dear DCI Community,

Dorje Chang Institute is closed for in-person visits, classes and pujas until further notice as Auckland is in Level 4 Lockdown.

During this time we encourage you to stay connected through class audio recordings.

For the new Sunday Class, Perfecting Patience, that begins on 5 September, you can request the class audio recordings using the DCI Audio Recording Request Form. 

For the Tuesday BP Intermediate class, Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra, all Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors who are registered for this class, are automatically sent the link to the recording of each class during the lockdown. There are requirements for joining this class.

Dedications and offerings at our regular Medicine Buddha Pujas, Guru Pujas with Tsog Offerings and Tara Pujas can be sponsored here.

As updated changes to levels come from the NZ Government, we will be in touch via our email list and this update page with further updates. Thank you for your patience, understanding and kindness.

Stay well and take care,
Dorje Chang Institute

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Practice Advice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised certain prayers and mantras that one can do to help protect oneself and others from the Coronavirus, as well as to help stop the spread of the virus. Rinpoche is also giving teachings at Kopan during the lockdown and these videos are available at the links below. 

Here are the resources:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities currently include:

  • Sponsor the purchase of extra sanitation supplies at DCI to help at this time (handsoap, disinfectant, paper towels, face masks, paper cups for hot and cold drinks, individually wrapped tea/coffee/sugar, etc.)

Donations of any amount are welcome. Thank you.

“If you want others to be happy,
practice compassion.

If you want to be happy,
practice compassion.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them,
at least don’t hurt them.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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