The New Zealand Chapter of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha is lovingly offered through the Maitri Foundation, a registered charity established in 2017 and is dedicated to sharing the Bodhimarga darshan Maitridharma in New Zealand, with the blessings of Mahasambodhi Dharmasangha Guru.




As a registered charity, the purpose of the Maitri Foundation is to share and inspire an understanding of the Bodhimarga darshan Maitridharma by:

  1. Sharing the Bodhimarga darshan Maitridharma freely and with love including prayers, mantras, teachings and other materials as required.
  2. Establishing and managing the affairs of the New Zealand chapter of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha.
  3. Establishing and maintaining a Maitri Centre in New Zealand.
  4. Leading and/or supporting a variety of Bodhimarga darshan Maitridharma projects in New Zealand.
  5. Maintaining a loving and supportive relationship with Mahasambodhi Dharmasangha Guru and with other Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha chapters & organisations as they continue to develop around the world.
  6. Sharing a variety of Maitri inspired concepts, ideas and offerings that help to promote a Maitri way of life.

We are truly humbled, delighted and honoured to share the Maitri Dharma here in New Zealand and we bow down to the infinite grace, love and light of the Maitri Dharma Guru – Mahasambodhi Dharmasangha. May the New Zealand Chapter of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha evolve beautifully, lovingly and peacefully and may this help all beings to be liberated from the continuous cycle of rebirth and suffering.

The Maitri Precepts

The 11 Maitri Precepts can help to inspire a more loving, peaceful and happy world. May we all live in alignment with these precepts, as best we can, and may this ongoing practice help to guide all beings towards freedom and liberation.

1. Never break oneness and equality, on account of name, appearance, caste, religion, colour, class, gender, belief, community, nation, power, position, ability and so forth; that means, give up all discord be it worldly or spiritual.

2. Having found the eternal dharma, marga and the Guru, remain respectful to all religions and beliefs.

3. Never start rifts or doubts with untruths, charges, counter-charges, belittling, or meaningless talk.

4. Resist all teachings and paths leading to separation, rifts or boundaries, stay steadfast in the true marga-practice.

5. Resist doing even the least harmful karma-actions throughout life in true guru marga-practice, melt totally into Guru’s truth-nature becoming part of it.

6. Before being truly merged in the essence of dharma, refrain from expounding it with clever words; while still mired in hearsay, rumour, and propaganda, do not draw others into delusion.

7. Avoid any and all daemonic behaviour: violence, killing, harming or hurting living beings; choose pure nourishment.

8. Do not think less of people or countries on account of national identity.

9. Rooted in true guru marga-practice, dedicate all karma-actions, thought and speech to the uplift of the whole world including ourselves.

10. When searching for Truth, the GuruMarga Path begins to take shape within the heart, merging with Guru nature for the well-being of all life in the universe.

11. Remain always in highest and deepest awareness realising the various precepts in the soul, free of all bondage and constraints.