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

Current Drop-in Classes
How to Create Peace of Mind

What is the secret to happiness? Why is happiness often so elusive? We tend to make the attainment of happiness more complicated than it actually is, by believing that we need things such as success, praise, status, looks, material possessions and so forth to achieve it.

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Gen Kelsang Rabten

Special Event Thursday, 6 July, with Gen Kelsang Rabten

At this inspiring evening talk, international guest teacher and Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Rabten, will present practical and effective techniques and ways of thinking that enable us to become happier, more content and comfortable in our life.

Sangha CommunityThe practice of timeless Buddhist wisdom in Palmerston North

Buddha’s most profound insight into the nature of the mind remains as revolutionary in our modern world as it was 2500 years ago: the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering. All of it.

At Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre, this is what we learn - in a very practical way. So that through meditation, we can cultivate authentic happiness, and actualize our greatest potential, and help others do the same.

And we do it all right here in Palmerston North, thanks to the extraordinary teachings of our founder, Buddhist meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome! We do not discriminate based on race, gender, background, age, religion, politics, sexual orientation, or otherwise — everyone is always welcome at Amitabha Centre and other Kadampa Centres around the world.

Weekly Schedule

Mondays, 10.30 – 11.30 am PALMERSTON NORTH (Simply Meditate at Cancer Society)

Mondays, 12.10 – 12.50 pm LEVIN (Lunchtime Meditation)

Mondays, 7 – 8 pm FEILDING (Simply Meditate)

Wednesdays, 7 – 8.30 pm PALMERSTON NORTH

Thursdays, 12.15 – 12.45 pm PALMERSTON NORTH (Lunchtime Meditation)

Thursdays, 6 – 7.30 pm WHANGANUI

1st Thursdays, 3.30 – 4.30 pm WHANGANUI (Simply Meditate at Aotearoa Balance)

Sundays, 7 – 7.30 pm PALMERSTON NORTH (Prayers for World Peace)

Events Coming Up

Refuge Retreat
Sunday, 4 June

Habits of Happy People
Sunday, 11 June
with Birgit Saunders

Improving Concentration – Part 1
Sunday, 25 June
with Birgit Saunders & Kelsang Phunwang

How You Can Help

Amitabha Buddhist Centre is dedicated to bringing inner peace and happiness to the people of Palmerston North and beyond. The Centre is completely run by volunteers and it is through the generous support of the community that we are able to offer classes and courses throughout the area – from those who drop in to the Centre to help out on occasion through to our dedicated managers and teachers.

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

Registered Charity #cc20656