Wellington Buddhist Centre is the hub of a friendly community of people who are interested in Buddhism and meet up regularly to meditate and support each other.

At the Centre you can:

  • Explore a new way of looking at the world that is in accord with the ways things actually are
  • Learn practices and lifestyles to help you develop and maintain a more positive and clearer mind
  • Enjoy the supportive and understanding friendship of like-minded people.

There are regular classes for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation, as well as a programme of other classes, events, retreats, festivals and study seminars for those with more experience.

Open Night


Tuesday – 28 March, 7pm to 9pmcycle-of-suffering-and-rebirth-reincarnation

For Westerners bhavana, or rebirth, is one of the most controversial aspects of Buddhism.

What is the actual Buddhist teaching on this? Is it the same as reincarnation? Can you still be a Buddhist but not believe in rebirth? Come and find out.

Presented by Upekshamani

Everyone welcome

Cost: By donation

Mindfulness of the Breath and Body

Saturday 25 March, 10:30am – 4:00pm

The Buddha became enlightened while practising the Mindfulness of Breathing. What is it about breathing that is so powerful it can give birth to a Buddha?

In this day retreat we will try to fathom some of the mystery of the breath, its subtle energy and power to wake us up to the truth.

A great day for anyone who has learnt the Mindfulness of Breathing and wants to take it further.

Led by: Satyadevi

Cost: By donation


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.