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.

summer events

lots of us find that summer brings an important opportunity to take some time out to reflect, recharge, refresh, and renew ....... so, if you have the opportunity you might find one - or all - of the following events a very helpful way to get into good shape for 2020: so that our minds are peaceful and happy and we are able to use this positive energy for own benefit and for the benefit of those around us

follow the links below for more information and bookings

december 27 - january 3: looking into the mirror of dharma amitabha summer retreat with Gen Kelsang Demo, mangaweka
january 8: happiness, confidence & the power of the mind an evening talk with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, wellington
january 10 - 13: vajrasattva empowerment + teachings on removing obstacles and negative karma with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab new zealand festival, wellington
january 14 - january 16: post-festival retreat, with Kelsang Shechog, island bay, wellington








events around our region

Our featured book for general classes for the second half of the year, for a day course on October 20, and for our summer retreat is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's most recent book The Mirror of Dharma - With Additions: How to find the real meaning of human life.

Dharma’ literally means ‘protection’ and is used to refer to the teachings of enlightened beings. By practising Buddha’s teachings, we protect ourself from suffering and problems, and can learn how to develop and maintain a peaceful mind - so that we are happy all the time, and find real meaning to our life. The book offers advice which is accessible, practical, relevant - and do-able.






this link will take you to our october newsletter

offering to the spiritual guide: 7.00pm, monday, september 9, amitabha centre

a unique and blessed opportunity: half-day course, 10am - 1pm, saturday, october 20, palmerston north

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!)

simply meditate: thursdays, 12.30 - 1.00pm

prayers for world peace: sundays, 7.00 - 7.30pm  

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