Manners Street • After Work Class

Location

Te Pokapū Hapori – The Y Community Centre
105 Manners St, Wellington
  • Day: Tuesdays

Time

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Cost

$15 | unwaged $10 | Free on a Class Card

Location

Te Pokapū Hapori – The Y Community Centre
105 Manners St, Wellington
  • Day: Tuesdays

Time

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Cost

$15 | unwaged $10 | Free on a Class Card

Teacher

  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over fourteen years. 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.

Manners Street • After Work Class

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being through meditation and Buddhist wisdom. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in any week. Beginners welcome. No booking required.

A different topic, or series, is taught every few weeks. See below for topics and dates.

Class Format

Each class begins with a simple guided meditation to make the mind peaceful and let go of distractions. The teacher will then give a talk based on the class topic, and explain how we can integrate beneficial ways of thinking into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a second meditation so that we are confident to practise on our own.

Afterwards, there is an opportunity for questions and refreshments.

Cost & Payment Info

$15 | unwaged $10 | Free for Class Card holders

We accept payment via cash, bank transfer and credit/debit card via EFTPOS (including payWave) or online (via Stripe).

Topics & Dates

We all know this experience well: we think about something too much, and instead of making progress towards a solution, we become worried and stressed. We worry about the future or brood over the past, we fret over what others might think of us or agonise over a tough decision.

The good news is that overthinking is simply a mental habit, and like all habits, it can be broken. There are patterns to our thinking; and just as they’ve been learned, they can be unlearned. Whether you’re a chronic overthinker or can’t switch your mind off to go to sleep—Buddha’s teaching on the mind can help.

In this series you will learn how to remain balanced, calm and clear, even in our busy world with all its stress and stimulation.

This series will be taught by Buddhist teacher Kirsten Dale

Explore Buddha’s teachings on navigating challenging conversations, relationships, and situations, gaining insights into specialized methods that significantly enhance your ability to handle difficulty and achieve positive outcomes. Discover the transformative power of meditation, empowering you to approach challenges with productivity and happiness.

Please note there will be a break in classes from July 29 – Aug 15.

Venue & Parking

The class is held at Te Pokapū Hapori, the new Wellington City Council Community Centre on Manners Street. There is paid street parking around the venue.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.

Teacher

  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over fourteen years. 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.

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Manners Street • After Work Class

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being through meditation and Buddhist wisdom. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in any week. Beginners welcome. No booking required.

A different topic, or series, is taught every few weeks. See below for topics and dates.

Class Format

Each class begins with a simple guided meditation to make the mind peaceful and let go of distractions. The teacher will then give a talk based on the class topic, and explain how we can integrate beneficial ways of thinking into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a second meditation so that we are confident to practise on our own.

Afterwards, there is an opportunity for questions and refreshments.

Cost & Payment Info

$15 | unwaged $10 | Free for Class Card holders

We accept payment via cash, bank transfer and credit/debit card via EFTPOS (including payWave) or online (via Stripe).

Topics & Dates

We all know this experience well: we think about something too much, and instead of making progress towards a solution, we become worried and stressed. We worry about the future or brood over the past, we fret over what others might think of us or agonise over a tough decision.

The good news is that overthinking is simply a mental habit, and like all habits, it can be broken. There are patterns to our thinking; and just as they’ve been learned, they can be unlearned. Whether you’re a chronic overthinker or can’t switch your mind off to go to sleep—Buddha’s teaching on the mind can help.

In this series you will learn how to remain balanced, calm and clear, even in our busy world with all its stress and stimulation.

This series will be taught by Buddhist teacher Kirsten Dale

Explore Buddha’s teachings on navigating challenging conversations, relationships, and situations, gaining insights into specialized methods that significantly enhance your ability to handle difficulty and achieve positive outcomes. Discover the transformative power of meditation, empowering you to approach challenges with productivity and happiness.

Please note there will be a break in classes from July 29 – Aug 15.

Venue & Parking

The class is held at Te Pokapū Hapori, the new Wellington City Council Community Centre on Manners Street. There is paid street parking around the venue.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington has been relocated to Khandallah, in a tranquil and lush location yet close to public transport and parking. Our new address is 2 Ardross Avenue.

Check out our Contact page for directions on how to get to the Centre including public transport.

We are currently looking for a new location for our Centre. There are a multitude of possibilities for what our future Centre will look like and where it will be located, and we would love your guidance to find the solution that best serves the needs and wishes of our community and of Wellington as a whole.

Please take a few minutes to answer 10 simple questions that will help us understand what you expect of our future Centre and let us know if you would like to be involved with making this dream a reality.