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.

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. We are not Tibetan Buddhists, Zen Buddhists, Theravada Buddhists, Nichiren Buddhists, or Pure Land Buddhists — we are simply Buddhists, basing ourselves on the core teachings, but open to the richness of the whole tradition.

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

Next Open Night:  29 August – The Dangers and Defects of Samsara.

On this evening Upekshamani will be talking on the fourth and final reminder which tells us that there is suffering in life. The purpose of this reminder encourages us to be aware of the reality of the things large and small that we find unsatisfactory.

Everyone experiences dissatisfaction: not just us, maybe reflecting in this way can help us relate to our suffering or dissatisfaction more lightly and avoid unhelpful responses. We can also see that since the world is large and complex and ever-changing, we are never going to get things exactly as we want them.

Suggested donation: $15 (waged) / $10 (low income)


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.