Meditation & Buddhism
6:45 – 8pm
with Kelsang Shechog

Class fee: $13 | Free for Centre Members

Classes held at Wellington Yoga Centre, 1a Kensington Street (corner of Abel Smith St & Kensington St)

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

Inner Strength: July 3, 10, 17, 24

In these modern times we all experience challenging situations that produce stress and interfere with our happiness. By relying upon Dharma – Buddha’s teachings  taken as personal advice – we can find the inner strength to transform such problems and  challenges into personal and spiritual growth. Instead of becoming stressed and feeling overwhelmed, we can learn how to view the situation in a special way that  causes our good qualities to increase. Instead of being at odds with life, we  learn from it and become stronger, more inspired and more reliable.

Everyone can benefit from these ancient instructions to make modern life truly meaningful.

Meditation & Mindfulness: August 21, 28, September 4, 11

Everyone wants a happy mind: less worry and conflict, more love, more joy. But to make that happen we have to work at it. We need to actively train our minds. Applying the practice of meditation along with Buddha’s powerful insights gives us the tools to begin bringing about the changes we long for.

In this series we will learn meditation and mindfulness techniques so that we can connect directly to a more peaceful mind. Through this process we begin to let go of the sources of conflict and worry in our lives.  The result is not only more joy in our own lives, but we also bring joy and benefit into the lives of others.

Overcoming Stress & Anxiety: September 18, 25; October 2, 9

Stress and worry are parts of the mind, unpleasant feelings that arise in response to challenging situations. Meditation can help us to develop a more productive set of responses so that we free ourselves of these unhelpful mental habits.

This course will help us train in practical methods for overcoming stress – how to maintain a peaceful and positive mind at work and at home, improving all our relationships.

Buddhism & The Meaning of Life: October 16, 23, 30; November 6

Self Confidence: November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11

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.


Wellington Yoga Centre
1a Kensington Street (corner of Abel Smith St & Kensington St)
Te Aro, Wellington 6011