When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides, and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - The New Meditation Handbook.

Our programmes are open to everyone - newcomers and experienced meditators, young, old, working, retired, individuals and families. We welcome people from all faiths and those who do not subscribe to any faith. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in our programme and to benefit from it. 

*Regular weekly classes are held in Palmerston North, Dannevirke, Levin and Whanganui; with short courses in Feilding over the year. 

national events

NZ Festival 2019, 18 - 21 January, Wellington

Buddha Maitreya Empowerment & Teachings on Loving Kindness with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Post Festival Retreat 22 -24 January, Island Bay, with Kelsang Luma

For more information follow this link. (Bookings will open on October 1)

events around our region

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touching the heart: summer retreat at sixtus lodge, apiti, january 7 - 13, 2019 (follow this link for details and a link to booking)

amitabha centre annual picnic and walk (the walking part is optional - and if the weather is fine there could also be optional swimming): sunday, december 9, 18 moana street, otaki beach, 12.00 noon til whenever. Bring food to share, something to sit on (tho it is rumoured that there are some chairs available), shoes for beach and/or walking, a kayak if you have one. Directions: If you are coming from the north, turn right towards the beach opposite the BP service station as you enter the town. Go down Mill Road, past the township and the wananga, and then all the way down Tasman Road, past the camping ground, til you see a dairy on your left. Turn down the street opposite the dairy (Moana Street) and go almost to the end: number 18 is on your right).

weekly: Heart Jewel prayers and meditation – tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays 7.30 – 8.30am (it is possible to tiptoe out early to get to work on time); Saturdays 8.30 – 9.30am (pre-or post market!)

prayers for world peace: sundays, 10.00 – 10.30am

more about Buddhism

The two eBooks below are available to download free of charge. Just click on the pictures below to link to the download sites.

Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
174 Albert Street, Palmerston North, 4410
Phone: 06 3553524
Email: amitabha@xtra.co.nz

Registered Charity #cc20656Palmerston North, 4410