Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Auckland

Our purpose is to help people discover the benefits of meditation and to solve their daily problems through a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that we call “modern Buddhism”.

Our teachings are clear, practical and very accessible to modern people. You will find that with modern Buddhism you will be able to reduce stress, improve relationships and find more meaning in life.

Everyone is welcome to join our activities, including those who are just curious about meditation or Buddhism. No special clothing is necessary, and we usually meditate in chairs, making it accessible and comfortable for everyone.

Drop-in Classes at our Mt Eden Centre

Weekly Drop-in Classes with Gen Togden

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    Tuesdays: Meditations to Overcome Stress

    Every Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9pm, 2 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, $15

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    Fridays: Transform Your Mind

    Every Friday, 7:30pm – 9pm, 2 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, $15

Simply Meditate with Other Teachers

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    Every Thursday, 12:30 – 1:15pm, 2 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, $10

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    Every Sunday, 9:30 – 10:15am, 2 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, $10

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    Sundays: Less Stress, More Joy in Daily Life

    Every Sunday, 11am – 12pm, 2 Stokes Rd, by Donation

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Upcoming Courses & Workshops in Mt Eden

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    How to Meditate in Seven Steps

    a workshop with guided meditations, Dharma teachings and discussion.

    • Sat, 04 Mar, 2017
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Mount Eden, Mt Eden
    • $28
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    Afternoon Tea with Buddha

    an opportunity to meditate and enjoy meaningful conversation over a special afternoon tea

    • Sun, 05 Mar, 2017
    • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Mount Eden, Mt Eden
    • $15
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    How to Overcome Stress & Anxiety

    Learn effective meditation techniques to control your mind and enjoy inner peace.

    • Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Mount Eden, Mt Eden
    • $28

See our full calendar

Note: Tea with Buddha 26 Feb @ 5pm cancelled due to AGM, but resumes the following Sunday.

Where to find us

Presently, our main location is in Mount Eden, where we have a beautiful meditation room. It is also in Mt Eden that we offer many special events on the weekends and more in-depth courses to help those interested in developing a deeper insight into Buddhism.

Other classes throughout Auckland


  • Wednesdays 7:30 – 9pm
  • Channel View Lounge
    3 Gibbons Rd
    Takapuna (see map)
  • $15 per class

Auckland CBD

  • Wednesdays  12:30pm – 1:15pm
  • Central City Library (Te Marama Room)
    44 – 46 Lorne Street
    Auckland CBD (see map)
  • By donation


  • Thursdays  7:30 – 9pm
  • Alpers Lodge (the White House)
    16 Alpers Ave

    Newmarket (see map)
  • $15 per class


  • Saturdays  10:30am – 12noon
  • Leys Institute Hall (Lecture Hall)
    20 St Mary’s Road

    Ponsonby (see map)
  • $15 per class
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible”Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition