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Welcome To Phuntsok Choeling Hawkes Bay Buddhist Centre

Buddhism interest and participation has grown in the West from the time His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1950’s when Chinese occupation made it impossible for him to remain. There was a great migration of very highly skilled Buddhist masters and teachers to the West, bringing with them the knowledge and skills of an approach to life which was welcomed by many who were seeking a different meaning to life not found in traditional western lifestyles. The number of western people becoming involved in Buddhism through meditation practices, teachings and understanding of basic cause and effect has had a tremendous impact throughout the world and continues to do so.  It is these very principles that encourages a group of local Buddhists to work together to keep Phuntsok Choeling operating and their desire to share this knoweldge with others so we have create a better place for all beings on this planet.
•    To promote peace and the non-violent Buddhist way of life

•    To promote social harmony and mutual understanding among all people by establishing inter-religious dialogue

•    To preserve and promote the Buddhist Dharma in general, and the teachings and practices of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism in particular

•    To facilitate in schools, colleges and universities the study of Buddhism philosophy, the study of the Tibetan language and the translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts

•    To construct an institution for the study of the Buddhist way of life

PCL Buddhist Centre encourages people to seek peace and live the no-violent way of life, and free all beings from suffering by studying and practicing the Buddha Dharma in general, in particular the practices of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.  PCL welcomes all Buddhists and non-Buddhists