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

Next Open Night:  24 October – Dharma Drama – The Buddha and the Ploughman 

The first of two evenings on stories from the Sutta Nipata, where after a short dramatic performance there’ll be time to dig more deeply into this short sutta and to explore your response to this story.

This is a short dramatic dialogue in which a wealthy landowner suggests that the Buddha is just a bludger and needs to work for a living!

Everyone welcome

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.