We currently offer two weekly meditation classes at the Centre in Island Bay:
Monday evenings (7 – 8:30pm) and Wednesday mornings (11am – 12pm).

Meditation & Buddhism
MONDAYS: 7 – 8:30pm
with Resident Teacher Kelsang Shechog

Class fee: $13 | Free for Centre Members

Classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington, 94 Derwent Street, Island Bay

In our Monday classes with Kelsang Shechog learn simple methods to improve your inner peace, happiness and wellbeing through meditation and Buddhist techniques. Classes are self-contained, drop-in any week.

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being through meditation and Buddhist teachings. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in any week. Beginners welcome.

Upcoming Classes & Dates

Buddhism & The Meaning of Life: October 15, 22, 29; November 5

We are all searching for meaning and happiness. Some of us look for it in careers, some in relationships, and others in possessions and experiences. But for most people, a truly meaningful life eludes them because they are looking in the wrong places.

Buddha revealed how we can live a more satisfying way of life – by improving our ability to make ourselves happy from within. By developing our wisdom in this way, we begin to travel the path to solving all our problems and accomplishing the true meaning of our human life.

In this course we will explore some of the key teachings of Buddha, such as the four noble truths, the nature of our mind, universal compassion, and impermanence. But applying this timeless wisdom in our lives we can align our thoughts and actions with our most heartfelt wish: to be happy all the time.

Self Confidence: November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10

Self-confidence is not a quality that we either have or we don’t have. In fact, it is a state of mind
that can be cultivated. By applying Buddha’s teachings on the mind we come to discover that our
insecurities are based on mistaken apprehensions of ourselves. As a result, we end up identifying
with our limitations.

In this series, through inspiring talks and powerful guided meditations, we will learn how to
experience the pure and limitless nature of our mind. Through this joyful experience we naturally
let go of our inhibiting insecurities and instead identify with our potential. This authentic
self-confidence naturally empowers us in all our activities. We will explore how to integrate
this self-confidence into our life and in particular how to use it to bring about the deeper
changes that we long for. In this way we begin to be the confident, joyful, loving person we
truly wish to be.

Class Format

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. Our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Shechog, will then give a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a guided meditation, designed to help us take the teaching to heart in such a way that we are confident in beginning to practice it on our own.

Afterwards there is opportunity for questions and discussion, and a chance to talk to the teacher and other students informally.

Simply Meditate: Meditation & Mindfulness
11am – 12pm
with Kelsang Shechog

Class fee: $10 | Free for Centre Members

Classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington, 94 Derwent Street, Island Bay
June 20 – December 12

Escape the stress and busyness of life to discover the peace of meditation for yourself in these short meditation sessions. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of contentment and inner peace. Beginners welcome. Drop-in any week.


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, 6023