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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. The Centre was founded in 1994 by the renowned Buddhist meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The Centre is located in Island Bay, Wellington and provides a peaceful and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. We hold regular classes and courses in Wellington where anyone can experience the benefits of meditation and deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

“The restorative time I spend at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington gives me a still point of calm in what often feels like a chaotic frenetic world. The Centre is a wonderful place to find the beauty and simplicity of Buddha’s teachings and a warm friendly welcome from an amazing community of practitioners.”
— Nicki

Resident Teacher

Kelsang Shechog

Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington.

Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. 

Other Teachers

In Wellington

Kelsang Lachpa is a New Zealand Buddhist monk, ordained for over ten years, and the Education Programme Coordinator at our Centre. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching. Lachpa teaches the Island Bay evening class, The Terrace after-work class and the Lower Hutt evening class

Michele Lint is a warm-hearted teacher and an experienced meditation practitioner who has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for more than 12 years. She brings to her teachings a sincere interest in helping others and a clear and insightful understanding of how meditation and mindfulness can improve our daily life. Michele teaches the Kapiti evening class.

Rachael Steele is a heartfelt Buddhist practitioner who has been studying Buddha’s teachings and practising meditation for many years. As a mother in a modern busy world she has a skilful way of making meditation accessible and relevant in our everyday lives and is known for her joyful and sincere presentation of Buddha’s teachings. Rachael is the Administration Director at our Centre. She teaches the Kapiti daytime class.

Jane is an experienced and dedicated Kadampa practitioner and meditator, who teaches with great warmth and sincerity. Her teachings are extremely practical, making it easy for students to apply the instructions in daily life. Jane teaches the Friday Island Bay Class.

Membership

Becoming a supporting member is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes, workshops and retreats. If you attend classes regularly, your membership will represent substantial saving over paying for individual classes and will provide you with more opportunities to deepen your meditation practice. Your membership is also a wonderful way to support the Centre’s activities throughout the year

Donate

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington is a registered charity and relies on the income from classes and donations to support it’s activities and facilities. Your generosity will help us to fulfil our vision of spreading Buddha’s timeless wisdom in order to help everyone develop inner peace and harmony in our society. 

You can make a donation of any amount and your kindness and act of giving is greatly appreciated!

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington is both a non-profit and registered charity. All work done at the Centre is done voluntarily and there are many ways you can support the activities and help us flourish. Volunteering is a fun way to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and get more involved. Volunteering can be undertaken by anyone and can take as little or as much time as you wish. Every little help will be greatly appreciated! 

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