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

The Calm of Acceptance

Every day we encounter many challenges both large and small and these can cause us to feel irritated, frustrated, or angry. These feelings can destroy our happiness and peace of mind. Through learning to view and respond to things differently we can experience the transformative power of patient acceptance – a vast and profound experience of calm that embraces challenges without being disturbed or harmed by them.

Click on our Weekly Classes menu to find your class …

Green Tara Empowerment
With Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders
Saturday, 11 November

Green Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Arya Green Tara is our Holy Mother and she protects us from dangers and all obstacles and helps us to fulfil our wishes very quickly. On this special day, we will receive the profound blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara, bestowing upon us loving-kindness and wisdom. More details here

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

Letting Go of Worries
Saturday, 30 September &
with Birgit Saunders

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat
Sunday, 1 Octobe

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.

Learn more ...

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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