Sharing the end of life journey

We are happy to share with you that Dharma Gaia has been able to deepen our efforts in a particular area of community work.

Some years before ordaining as a Nun, Sister Shalom completed training at the Zen Hospice in San Francisco and further studies in New Zealand. Until this year it has not been possible for her to commit much energy to this area of service, however conditions have improved and we are finding ways to support her to develop more in this precious area of her service.

Her presence offers a gentle solace and peace to the dying person, their family, friends and other caregivers. And can include officiating at Funerals and Life Celebration Services.

Dharma Gaia is very happy to be developing ways to extend the gift of this service of True Presence at End of Life. There are no charges for this care but we encourage those we support to contribute towards her costs according to their capacity and where possible offer donations towards the ongoing commitment for this service.

For further information or if you wish to offer support for this work, please contact Dharma Gaia at

Tax deductable donations can be made to the Charitable Trust that overseas our work – by internet banking or personally at any Westpac branch:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 030458 023845900

Cheques can be made out to Wairua Marie Trust and sent to

Dharma Gaia, 608a SH25 RD1, Coromandel

When making a donation through your bank, Please REFERENCE your donation as GLAD (Generosity – Living and Dying project), and if you require a tax receipt from the Charitable Trust please send the details of your bequest to

We greatly appreciate your donations to support the work of Sister Shalom and the Trust.