The Five Powers

Where: Phen Day Dhargyey Ling, 34 Dudley Street, Richmond, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

The spiritual path is not easy as we face many obstacles and hindrances. The five spiritual qualities were taught to help overcome the hindrances, for when they are developed together these qualities become the ‘five powers’.

The Five Spiritual Powers is one of the seven sets of qualities to the development of the ‘awakened mind’. The goal of studying Buddhism is to understand the nature of the mind and to understand the nature of reality, to obtain true happiness. The term to become ‘enlightened’ means to ‘awaken the mind’. On what is referred to as the spiritual path is to develop the mind in all the positive (enlightened) qualities.

Venerable Geshe Nyima Dorje, Christchurch’s resident Tibetan monk and scholar, will offer a brief introduction to the Five Spiritual Powers over five weeks.

- Faith/Conviction - controls doubt
- Energy/Effort/Persistence - controls laziness
- Mindfulness - controls neglectfulness
- Concentration - controls distraction
- Wisdom/Discernment - controls ignorance

Geshe Nyima Dorje lives and resides in Christchurch, originally from Tibet, he spent over twenty-five years studying and graduating from the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sera Jey Monastic University in India.

All classes are no charge, donations welcomed. For further information and to register for the classes please email

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