Welcome to Wellington Buddhist Centre, the hub of a community of people interested in practising meditation and exploring the teachings of the Buddha. We are part of the world wide Triratna Buddhist Community.

If you are new to Buddhism or Meditation, and want to learn more Wellington Buddhist centre is an ideal place to begin your exploration of the richness of the Buddha’s teachings. We try to engage with the Buddha’s teachings in the conditions of the modern world, free from the cultural baggage of traditional forms of Buddhism.

We aim to practice and present a form of Buddhism that is grounded in the core teachings and practices that underlie all the different ethnic schools of Buddhism. This means that you will get an appreciation of the overall scope of Buddhist approaches rather than focus on one tradition.

The Buddha once said that spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life and in Triratna friendship is one of our central ideals. So if you are already familiar with Buddhism Wellington Buddhist Centre can support you in your practice by helping you meet like minded people.

You can find out more about us by a attending  a drop-in session, a course or by coming to our Open Night.


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Public Talk – Mindfulness: an antidote to stinking thinking and addiction

Tuesday, 13th November, 7:00pm

With Vimalasara

At St Andrew’s Centre, 30 The Terrace

Dr Mason-John, inspirational speaker and outspoken advocate for the rights of women, indigenous people and the LGBTQI2S community, speaks candidly about her past. Raised in foster homes, living on the streets by 14 and locked up in a children’s detention centre at 15, she has battled with chronic bulimia nervosa and recreational drug use, what she calls a hell realm of addiction. Discovering mindfulness meditation, she turned her life around.

Vimalasara’s website

Let’s Talk About Anger

Entry by donation / koha

Getting to St Andrew’s Centre

It is a 10-minute walk from Wellington Railway Station or a 2-minute walk from the nearest bus stop on Lambton Quay. There are no car parks available at St Andrew’s. There are several parking buildings along The Terrace, however the closest is in Mowbray St, off Bolton St.



Wellington Buddhist Centre is located upstairs at 6-8 Broomhedge Street, Mount Cook, Wellington.  There is plenty of parking right outside the centre in the evenings and on weekends.

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