choosing happiness in troubled times: a four-week course in meditation

with dale pryme and marion taylor

Each and every one of us has the capacity to experience an endless supply of mental peace and happiness - but sometimes this feels almost impossible to achieve in a world that seems beset by problems both on a personal level and on a grander scale.

In this series, Dale and Marion will guide us through a series of teachings and meditations that help us gain power to free ourself from negative emotions and instead, tap into our natural capacity for happiness and joy.


wednesdays, 10 – 11 am

july 10, 17, 24, 31
suggested donation: $5

Whanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay (riverside entrance)

Note: The series is open to everyone - and you can choose to come along to the full series; or just drop in when you are able.


winter warmers: with marion, dale and virag



whanganui community arts centre, 19 taupo quay (riverside entrance)whanganui-location


problem solving with meditation

The 'winter warmers' series is a regular feature of our programme. The classes are taught by students who have been attending study classes at the centre, and they bring a fresh range of perspectives drawn from their experiences of using Buddha's teachings to guide them as they negotiate the ups and downs of everyday life.

This year the classes are based on the Four Noble Truths, and are drawn from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book How to Solve Our Human Problems, which explains how we can easily apply these truths to our modern day lives and begin to experience the taste of true, lasting happiness. (follow this link for more information)


thursdays, 6.00 – 7.30 pm.

  • june 20: the four noble truths - virag
  • june 27: jealousy and rejoicing - marion
  • july 4: anger, patient acceptance and non-retaliation (part 1) - dale
  • july 11: anger, patient acceptance and non-retaliation (part 2) - dale
  • july 18: transforming difficulties (part 1) - virag
  • july 18: transforming difficulties (part 2) - marion

cost: There is a suggested donation of $12 (or affordable contribution) for each class; or you can get  a discount card which covers four classes for $4

note: The classes are suitable for everyone and you can come to the whole series - or just attend classes as you are able. There is no need to book.