Just as a mother cherishes her child,
“Her only child,
Develop an unlimited heart of love
For all beings,
Develop an unlimited heart of love
For all the world.”
– Karaniya Metta Sutta

Welcome to Wellington Buddhist Centre, the hub of a thriving, friendly community of practising Buddhists. 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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Next Open Night: – The  Symbolism of the Stupa

Tuesday 21 August, 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

“There before the Buddha
A seven-jeweled stupa,
Emerged from the ground
And hovered in the air.”

The stupa is one of the most common of all Buddhist architectural feature. But what are they? Where did they originate from? And what to they symbolise? In this session Don Lawson will look at this important symbol from the White Lotus Sutra.


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.