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.

help out

If you would like to help out in any way please let us know. You don’t need any particular skills or make any regular commitment. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and help us with many different tasks. Any help is welcome. Please email to enquire about helping in this way.


If you wish to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Centre’s activities, you can do so at any time. Every donation, regardless of size, is a significant contribution. As a non-profit organisation, all donations go towards supporting the centre’s activities and branch classes. Apart from occasional financial grants from community organisation funders, our centre is self-supporting so this includes administration costs, teaching programme costs, rent, power and so on. You can be confident that your donation to the Amitabha Buddhist Centre makes a real difference in the lives of the people who hear the Buddhist Dharma through the teachings and meditation classes we offer. We are good stewards of the resources we are given and have accountability measures in place to ensure every dollar is used as effectively as possible. You could make a ‘one-off’ donation or set up a direct debit to donate regularly. Our bank account number is: 06-0746-0288979-000; just use the word ‘DONATION’ for the ‘Reference’ and your NAME for the ‘Particulars’. Remember that all donations to the Centre are eligible for a tax credit at the end of the financial year. If you require a receipt for this purpose then please email to request this or for any other enquiries about donations.