Meditation & Buddhism
Drop-in Classes

Tuesdays 7–8.15pm

with Buddhist Teacher Michele Lint

Location: Paraparaumu Library, Meeting Room, Ground Floor, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu

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.

Class Fee: $14 (unwaged $10) | Free for Centre Members

Topics & Dates

Meditation Made Easy

Meditation is a simple yet effective tool to change our mind from negative to positive. In these classes learn the essential tools to become an effective meditator, and how to overcome obstacles to meditation.

This series is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators who wish to get back to the basics or refresh their meditation tools.

February 2, 9, 16 & 23

A Clear & Happy Mind

In this four week course, 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.

March 2, 9, 16 & 23

Dealing with Change & Uncertainty

Learn how to be happy and content in our modern ever-changing lives. Discover why difficult people and situations have no real power to cause us problems, and how they can even help us develop real peace of mind.

March 30, Apr 6, 13, & 20


In this series learn mindfulness techniques that enable us to connect directly to a more peaceful mind and to let go of sources of conflict and worry. The result is not only more happiness in our own life, but we will also be able to bring benefit and joy into the lives of others.

May 4, 11, 18 & 25

Love without Pain

We all wish for good relationships, however often our relationships suffer from misunderstandings, unrealistic expectations and conflict. In this series you will receive simple and practical advice about how to let go of the insecure mind of attachment, which gives rise to tension and conflict in our relationships, and how to deepen our authentic love.

Jun 1, 8 & 15

Inner Strength

Connect with your own potential for inner resilience no matter what happens around you. In this series learn methods to build a strong foundation for happiness and confidence within your own mind.

Jun 22, 29 & Jul 6

Class Format

Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. The teacher will then give a talk based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate beneficial ways of thinking into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a second guided meditation so that we are confident to begin practising on our own.

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

For more information about what to expect at a class, please click here.

The Venue

Paraparaumu Library, Meeting Room, Ground Floor
9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu