• late summer at oakura on the taranaki coast

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.

upcoming events around our region

for a quick guide to what's happening, click here for the link to our June newsletter


the winter warmer series: palmerston north and whanganui; june - august

training in concentration in three parts, june 11 and august 18 – 20 (note: bookings are now full for this course)

weekly: Heart Jewel blessing prayers and meditation
 NOTE: Between June 12 - August 10 Heart Jewel will be on Saturday mornings only: but you are always welcome to come and use the gompa for your personal meditation and prayers (ring beforehand to check that it's open). From August 15 on we will be back to the usual schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30am (it is possible to tiptoe out early to get to work on time); Saturdays 8.30 - 9.30am; Thursdays 6 - 7pm (an after work pick me up)


interested in reading 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 #cc20656






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