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

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.

Meditation Challenge: January 5 - 10

Our weekly meditation classes are on a short break but we still have lots of activities happening.

Build a daily meditation habit. Join our Meditation Challenge.

NZ Festival Events: January 17 - 24

Join us at our National Festival with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. Events include:

17 January: The Power to be Happy – An Inspirational Evening
18 – 21 January: The New Zealand Festival – Love is the Great Protector
22 – 24 January: Post Festival retreat with Kelsang Luma, Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre.

The Power to be Happy: January 28; February 4, 11, 18

This series is a follow on to our special evening with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa: The Power to be Happy – You don’t want to miss this inspiring international speaker. Then take the teachings a little deeper with our follow-on series with our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Shechog.

Within each of us exists the power to be permanently happy, profoundly peaceful and deeply joyful. Classes will explain how to use the power of meditation to tap into this potential for lasting happiness and make every moment of our life joyful, meaningful and rewarding.

· Use tried & tested positive thinking techniques to transform your life

· Learn practical tools to solve your daily problems

· Overcome painful feelings & experience peace

· Discover how to get the most out of all your experiences

Everybody is welcome. This series is a great introduction for those who are new to Buddhist teachings and will give you the power and confidence to make 2019 the best year yet.

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