Online • Evening Class

Location

Online: for Centre Card holders
Livestream on YouTube
  • Day: Wednesdays

Time

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Cost

Free on a Class Card

Location

Online: for Centre Card holders
Livestream on YouTube
  • Day: Wednesdays

Time

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Cost

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.

Online • Evening Class

COVID-19: Important Information At Level 2
Seating is more limited than usual at our classes and we encourage pre-registration to secure your place. See below to book. Visit our COVID Update page for more information. This class is also available to view online please click here for more information. 

COVID-19: Important Information
Seating is very limited and pre-registration is encouraged to secure your place. Visit our COVID Update page for more information.

Please book only one ticket per bubble. If you want to bring another person from your bubble, please do so without booking (we will seat you close together). Use coupon unwaged to receive the discount.

This class is also available to view online please click here for more information.

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

Free for Class Card holders. You must be a current Centre Card holder to receive access to online classes. Please see below for how to sign up and request access.

Topics & Dates

Everyone wants to be happy and content, but despite our best efforts to achieve this we often find ourselves miserable and stressed. In this series we will explore meditations techniques that enable us to recognise unhelpful states of mind as they arise, and we will learn how to let them go with confidence. Discover the peace of mind, freedom and genuine happiness that comes from within, through letting go of worry, stress and frustration.

In this series, learn Buddhist meditation techniques to experience the clear, peaceful nature of our own mind. Discover the scientific methods for enjoying true happiness by developing positive states of mind that help combat common day to day problems.

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.

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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Online • Evening Class

COVID-19: Important Information At Level 2
Seating is more limited than usual at our classes and we encourage pre-registration to secure your place. See below to book. Visit our COVID Update page for more information. This class is also available to view online please click here for more information. 

COVID-19: Important Information
Seating is very limited and pre-registration is encouraged to secure your place. Visit our COVID Update page for more information.

Please book only one ticket per bubble. If you want to bring another person from your bubble, please do so without booking (we will seat you close together). Use coupon unwaged to receive the discount.

This class is also available to view online please click here for more information.

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

Free for Class Card holders. You must be a current Centre Card holder to receive access to online classes. Please see below for how to sign up and request access.

Topics & Dates

Everyone wants to be happy and content, but despite our best efforts to achieve this we often find ourselves miserable and stressed. In this series we will explore meditations techniques that enable us to recognise unhelpful states of mind as they arise, and we will learn how to let them go with confidence. Discover the peace of mind, freedom and genuine happiness that comes from within, through letting go of worry, stress and frustration.

In this series, learn Buddhist meditation techniques to experience the clear, peaceful nature of our own mind. Discover the scientific methods for enjoying true happiness by developing positive states of mind that help combat common day to day problems.

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.

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.