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Meditation & Buddhism Merivale Weekly Classes

Meditation & Buddhism Merivale Weekly Classes


  • Fri 31 Jan, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 7 Feb, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 14 Feb, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 21 Feb, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 28 Feb, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 6 Mar, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 13 Mar, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 20 Mar, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 27 Mar, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 3 Apr, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 10 Apr, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 17 Apr, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 24 Apr, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 1 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 8 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 15 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 22 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 29 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 5 Jun, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • View all sessions


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation per class: $12.00
  • Door Sales Only

This event is a weekly drop in class.

Each class consists of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. Classes are suitable for everyone. Join in any week, booking is not required. Everyone is welcome.

With Resident Teacher and Buddhist Nun Kelsang Luma.

We do not have eftpos so can accept either cash or bank transfer.

Class topics:
Meditation for Busy People – week of 27 January to week of 24 February 4 weeks

Do you ever feel that you are too busy to meditate? Learn practical advice on how to integrate meditation into your busy modern life and become more focused and positive. Suitable for everyone.

31 Jan – Changing our attitude from negative to positive
7 Feb – Mindfulness & Concentration
14 Feb – What is meditation?
21 Feb – How to Practice Meditation in daily life
28 Feb – Making our life meaningful

Our Amazing Mind – week of 2 March to week of 30 March (5 weeks)

We can completely change our experience of life by learning how our mind works and using meditation to guide it in a positive direction.

6 Mar – What is the mind?
13 Mar – Where do negative minds come from?
20 Mar – Can we change our mind?
27 Mar – Purifying our mind
3 Apr – The power of imagination

Developing Self Confidence – Week of 6 April to week of 27 April (4 weeks)

Learn how to develop a positive view of yourself and develop an authentic inner confidence by learning to change the way you view yourself and those around you.

10 Apr – Relating to our pure nature
17 Apr – Everyone has a good heart
24 Apr – Looking in the mirror
1 May – Unsurpassed confidence

What to expect at a class:
These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from them. Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes. Anyone can practice meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.

These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

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