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. We are planning two short courses of 4-6 weeks (once a week) in New Plymouth in the second half of the year.


Special events

weekend course in Brisbane with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong: 22nd – 23rd september

GLD FB If we want to be truly happy we need to work with our mind, gradually transforming it into love, compassion, and wisdom. On this course, Gen-la Dekyong will give teachings on how we can use meditation and reliance to transform our mind into these powerful positive states. This course will include transmission and commentary to the ‘Request to the Lord of all Lineages’ prayer which we can use to help us develop these states of mind that bring us closer to the peace and happiness experienced by all the enlightened beings. Go to this website for more information and bookings: http://www.meditateinbrisbane.org/special-events/weekend-course-genla-dekyong

events around our region:

this link should take you to our august newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ed9f1fd69859/amitabha-buddhist-centre-branches-newsletter-1544745?e=87a84c26e1

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training in concentration in three parts – june 17 (palmerston north), home practice, and august 31 – september 2 (sixtus lodge)

international festival review (PN) Sunday, September 16, 10am – 4pm – you can find out more in the drop down menu under ‘course and events’

 Green Tara Puja: Liberation from Sorrow (PN) Saturday, September 8, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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

take time out: individual retreats at the Amitabha Centre, supported by our resident teacher Gen Demo (follow this link for more information)


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.   HTTYL-bookcoversipad-emodern-buddhism

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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