Wellington Young Buddhists is a group of young people aged 18-35ish that comes together each week to explore a topic on Buddhism and everyday life. The evening takes place in two halves. In the first half, introduce an aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion. After a short tea break, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations.
Our group is aimed for young people and their unique experiences, be that dealing with difficult emotions, social media, new relationships, or addictive behaviours, we strive to hold a space for openness and manāki.
Our discussions are self-directed, but guided by experienced Buddhist practitioners, who provide food for thought such as specific teachings or practices to take home.
We end with a short, guided meditation which connects to the topic discussed. We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.
Everyone of all backgrounds, cultures, and traditions is welcome.
Please arrive for a 7pm start.
|29 January||Becoming a True Individual|
|5 February||Exploring Spiritual Friendship|
|12 February||How to be a Friend|
|19 February||Coming to the Dharma with Nagabodhi and Jnanadhara|
|26 February||Finding Your Vision|
|4 March||Right Action|
|11 March||Non-violent Communication|
|18 March||How to develop positive emotion|
|25 March||Going for Refuge|
|1 April||Exploring the Buddhist concept of Karma|
|8 April||Did the Buddha believe in rebirth and does it matter?|
|15 April||Stages Of Meditation|
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I get there?
We start fairly promptly at 7pm. You’re welcome to arrive any time from 6:45pm, but please try to not arrive before then as the team may still be setting up. If you arrive late, feel free to slip in quietly and place your coat and shoes in the cloakroom on the left.
Do I need to book?
No – just turn up!
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
How much does the class cost?
We don’t charge for our classes, we simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
The suggested amount, is $5 to $15. Everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.
We can take donations by card or cash.
Do I have to be under 35?
The group is aimed for young people under 35ish. Though we are not going to stop you from coming, its best if you see yourself as 'young' and are comfortable around people under 35. 40 is the maximum age limit.
Where to Find Us
We're upstairs at 6-8 Broomhedge St, just off Adelaide Rd. There is plenty of parking outside the centre (you can ignore the private parking signs as the other tenants only use the spaces during work hours).