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

Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

What is our response to the suffering and cruelty we see all around us in our world? Discouragement, fear, grief, rage? When we find ourselves caught up in painful, overwhelming minds is there anything that we can do? Yes! Buddha explained how to keep the mind free from fear and anxiety and instead use difficult situations to cultivate inspiring views that help us keep calm and positive. Find a class near you under Weekly Classes or Branch Classes.

New Zealand Dharma Celebration
Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus &
Teachings on New Eight Steps to Happiness
with Gen Kelsang Rabten
24 – 27 April, 2024

At our New Zealand Dharma Celebration, Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of long life. The blessing ceremony will be followed by teachings on the New Eight Steps to Happiness. The New Zealand Dharma Celebration is held in Auckland. Find out more details and book.

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, 7.00 – 8 pm FEILDING

Wednesdays, 7.00 – 8.15 pm PALMERSTON NORTH

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

Sundays, 7.00 – 7.30 pm PALMERSTON NORTH (Prayers for World Peace)

Events Coming Up

Learn to Meditate – Waipukura
1/2 Day Course

Saturday, 20 April

New Zealand Dharma Celebration
Amitayus Empowerment and Teachings on New Eight Steps to Happiness
with Gen Kelsang Rabten
24 – 27 April, 2024

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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