Supporting and Participating
In the Buddhist tradition it is said that contributing towards a sacred place brings the donors great blessings as it benefits not only this but also future generations.
There are many ways to contribute to Palpung New Zealand and Australia, either financially or by offering your time or services.
All the Palpung centers are run by volunteers who offer their time and energy to provide a happy and comfortable environment for everyone who visits. Many different skills are required to make this happen smoothly and productively and if you have a skill to offer or time to spare we would like to hear from you.
You can work as a volunteer on a daily basis, coming and going each day. Volunteer jobs include handyman work, gardening, cooking and cleaning as well as assistance in our dharma shop.
Another way of participating and supporting the work of Palpung New Zealand and Australia is to make donations to our ongoing projects and activities such as sponsoring the publication of books and dharma texts or tours by visiting teachers.
Means of Sponsoring and Offering
One of the many ways to aid and give support to Palpung New Zealand and Australia is to become a member. Membership is a means of helping in the overall financial running of the centre. It enables us to provide a practice facility with resident Lamas where one can study, meditate and receive teachings and consult with the resident Lamas.
Full Membership at Palpung means membership to all the Palpung centers in Australia and New Zealand.
Full Membership is $240 for individual or $300 for families per annum. With full membership you receive discounts on courses, retreats, accommodation, dharma shop items and annual subscription to Thar Lam.
Associate Membership for $100 per annum. Entitles you to 10% discount on saleable items and annual subscription to Thar Lam.
Palpung Thubten Chokyi Ghatsal in Auckland, New Zealand is administered by the Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Charitable Trust, registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 2005
Palpung Kagyu Samten Choling in Gisborne, New Zealand is administered by the Palpung Kagyu Samten Choling Tibetan Buddhist Trust, registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 2005
Palpung Kagyu Thigsum Chokyi Ghatsal in Tasmania, Australia is administered by the Australian Karma Kagyu Buddhist Trust, registered under Australian Law.
All donations (including membership payments) are tax-deductible.