Taking precautions for your health:

After careful consideration and consultation, due to the close proximity of our students in meditation, to ensure the safety of our community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the New Zealand Dharma Celebration at this time.

If you have registered we will be in contact to process refunds, credits or transfers.

Thank you so much for your understanding. Your continued support of the centre while we ride out this difficult time is much appreciated.


Join the New Zealand Kadampa community at the 2020 New Zealand Dharma Celebration this April for a long weekend with a difference. At this annual event, Gen Kelsang Rabten, the National Spiritual Director of New Zealand will give the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teach the art of successful meditation.

The success of our meditation depends on making good preparations. Just as a farmer needs to prepare the ground before planting their crop, if we wish for results from our meditation practice it is essential that we prepare our mind well before we meditate. By purifying our negativity, creating positive mental energy, and receiving inspiration from enlightened beings, we create the perfect mental environment for transforming our mind into insights and spiritual realisations.

Over this weekend, Gen Rabten will explain the preparatory practices that connect us with Buddha Shakyamuni and nourish our mind, ripening our contentment, love and wisdom. Developing our mind in this way makes our life very meaningful as it leads to pure happiness. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your life. Everybody is welcome.