Membership & Support

The Dhargyey Buddhist Centre is a registered, non profit, charitable society. The aim of The Trust is to provide authentic Buddhist teachings in the tradition of Venerable Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. No charges are made for teachings. The living expenses of the Lamas as well as the costs of running the Centre are funded primarily by donation.

The Trust encourages supporters and those who regularly attend the teachings to take up membership. Applications for membership must be accompanied by a signed, written request. Members can participate in the Centre’s decision-making and are kept well informed of the Centre’s activities through the email notices of events and occasional newsletters.

For standard membership we recommend regular donations amounting to $10 per week however full membership is a minimum of $5 per week or $250 per year. We also have an out of town membership rate of $45 per annum; this entitles people to access our library – at their own expense for courier costs.

As of 2014 we have instituted the category of ‘Friend of The Centre’. DBC is intending to produce monthly newsletters for Friends and members of DBC from October 2014 to September 2015, while the roof project is in progress. After that we will reassess our capacity to produce these, their value and the demand for this continuing.

If you want to be a part of this community, please download, fill out and email or post one of the forms below to

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Mail address: Dhargyey Buddhist Centre, 22 Royal Terrace, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand.
Phone/Fax: (+64 3) 477 8374

The Dhargyey Buddhist Centre’s donation account is at:
WestpacTrust, Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
no. 03 0905 0924435 025.

All donations are tax deductible.