Sunday, December 28, 2014


"Tibetan Buddhist Centre of Love and Compassion"
This Buddhist centre is on Mount Parikiore which is just north of Whangarei. A few days ago I took a drive up there and paid a visit. In the photograph (above) is the 'Stupa. Stupas are the focus of prayer and pilgrimage. A Stupa represents Buddha's holy mind.
Jam Tse Dhargyey is extremely fortunate to be the home of a resident spiritual teacher. The Ven Geshe Sangey Thinley (Geshe-La) is originally from Tibet, from where he escaped in 1959 to India where he assisted in the development of Sera Je Monastry in Southern India.

I am not sure what the structure to the left of the Stupa is. I thought at first that it was some sort of Pizza oven LOL as it is obviously somewhere where a fire is lit. Its probably 
an enclosed fire to be used for ceremonial purposes.
The main entrance to the Tibetan Buddhist centre.
 A view of the centre from the Stupa.
Detail on a door that is the entrance to a room within the base of the Stupa.
Entrance to the Stupa base room.
Local Acolyte Mendicant Monk.
Prayer flags.
Somewhat ambiguous main notice board.
View south and southeast over the city of Whangarei.

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