The Wellington Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community. This is a worldwide movement of people who try to engage with the Buddha’s teachings in the conditions of the modern world.

Neither monastic nor lay, we are simply Buddhists, at varying stages of commitment and understanding, adopting to the best of our ability in our lives the ethical standards of the Dharma.

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.

The Wellington Buddhist Centre is an ideal place to begin your exploration of the richness of the Buddha’s teachings.

Newcomers can find out more about Buddhism at our Open Night, or attend a course.

If you want to learn to meditate you can either come to a class or attend a course.

For those who wish to go deeper we hold regular meditation sessionsretreats, devotional practices, festivals and other events.

In the meantime join our mailing list to keep up to date with events at the centre.

Upcoming Event

Meditation and Buddhism Course

Mondays 7 pm to 9 pm –  12 February to 19 March 2018

Led by Saradarshini.

Our six-week course provides instruction in Buddhist meditation including body awareness, mindfulness of the breath and cultivating kindness towards ourselves and others. Together these practices help develop relaxed awareness, clarity and compassion. This course will introduce the essential principles of Buddhist meditation and provide you with the tools needed to work effectively within your meditation practice.

As well as teaching you to meditate, each week we will introduce you to some basic principles that will help you understand what Buddhism is about.

There will be time to discuss your experience with others and to attend to any questions you might have along the way.

Everything is provided at the course to support your learning. All you need to do is come along in casual, comfortable clothes.

Suggested donation: $120 (waged) / $75 (low income)

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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.

Contact us for more information.