Kadampa Buddhism

Founder: Kadampa Meditation is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (AD 982-1054). This centre was established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; who is responsible for spreading Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world in our times.

Type of Meditation: Buddhist breathing meditation and placement meditation

Brief Description:
Kadampa Buddhism is a modern and accessible presentation of the ancient wisdom of Buddhas. We have carefully taken these very pure and timeless teachings and blended them with our unique New Zealand culture to develop a practice which can be easily integrated into the modern way of life of all New Zealanders.

We understand the many pressures of life, so we offer a variety of meditation classes and practices. Kadampa Meditation is your peaceful haven in a hectic world. You do not need to be a Buddhist to try out these practices, or to benefit from them. We welcome you and sincerely hope that you will be able to join us in our activities.

Related website: www.kadampa.org

Centres around Aotearoa

Auckland

Compassion Buddhist Centre 27 Fairleigh Ave, Mount Albert, Auckland Regular activities: There are weekly drop-in meditation classes in: Mt Albert, Grey Lynn, Takapuna, Parnell, City

For more information: Tel: (09) 846 5829 E-mail: info@meditateinauckland.org Website: www.meditateinauckland.org

Christchurch

Kalpa Bhadra Centre 4 Wherstead Road (off Colombo Street), Lower Cashmere, Christchurch.

Regular activities: There are weekly drop-in meditation classes in: Burnside, Lyttleton, New Brighton, Lower Cashmere

For more information: Tel: (03) 332 2076 E-mail: info@meditateinchristchurch.org Website: www.meditateinchristchurch.org

Wellington

Bodh Gaya Buddhist Centre
94 Derwent Street
Island Bay
WELLINGTON 6023
TEL: 64 4 383 5213

E-mail: info@meditateinwellington.org

Please visit www.meditateinwellington.org for more information on weekly classes, day courses and special events.

Invercargill

Monthly classes held in Invercargill

For more information: Tel: (03) 332 2076 E-mail: info@meditateinchristchurch.org Website: www.meditateinchristchurch.org

Palmerston North

Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre Level 1, 345 Broadway Ave, Terrace End, Palmerston North There are weekly drop-in meditation classes in: Palmerston north, Wanganui, Fielding, New Plymouth

For more information: Tel: 06 355 3524 E-mail: amitabha@xtra.co.nz Website: www.meditateinpalmerstonnorth.org