Karma Kagyu Thigsum Chokhorling (or Karma Choeling) is a study practice and retreat centre in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Established in 1980 by HH 16th Karmapa, it is the Australasian seat of HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, and is administered by the New Zealand Karma Kagyu Trust.

Karma Choeling occupies 20 ha (50 acres) of regenerating bush land near Dairy Flat, between Albany and Orewa in North Auckland and features a traditional Tibetan style temple, eight stupas, and a 7m high Buddha Statue. Visitors are welcome during the day.

We are currently repairing the retaining walls around the eight stupas, we also plan to build an outdoor covered meditation room next to the stupas, re-paint the stupas and re-plant the surrounding steep steep slopes to help stabilise the land.

If you would like to be involved in any part of this project, there is plenty to do and a wide variety of jobs. Please contact Annie or Naomi at greatwallcookbook@gmail.com

For more information about how the stupas at Karma Choeling were built go to www.stupa.org.nz

For more information about Karma Choeling Buddhist Monastery go to www.kagyu.org.nz


How to find us

We are approximately 40mins drive north of Auckland city at 66 Bodhisattva Road, Silverdale