Meditation and
Modern Buddhism
in Tauranga

Classes all year round
Thursday night 7-8:30pm
at the Greerton Library
More info

‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.’Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (from the book The New Meditation Handbook)

ANZAC DAY 25 April
SPECIAL CLASS – with visiting teacher Kelsang Pawo

Please note: you can drop into any class you want. Each class is self-contained, suitable for beginners and for those with experience.

Greerton Library

  • Thursdays  7pm – 8:30pm
  • Greerton Library (Meeting Room)
    139 Greerton Rd, Greerton Village
     (see map)
  • $15

Every Thursday


The meditation classes in Tauranga function as a branch of the main Centre in Auckland. The regular teacher in Tauranga is Mathew Stewart, and the Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo will also teach in Tauranga occasionally. Join the classes to learn from those who have already realised the benefits of meditation in their lives.

Meditation Drop-in Classes

Find freedom from unhappy minds and experience joy and inner peace

In modern times we face many challenges and difficulties in our lives and our daily experience is often stressful and unrewarding. By learning to integrate the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings into our daily life, we can find practical solutions to many of our everyday problems and discover real meaning in every moment of our life.

Current series:Intro to Buddhism

(Based on the book Introduction to Buddhism)

April 18 – The Spiritual Path & The three Higher Trainings
We all long for true happiness but how many of us have fulfilled this wish? The Spiritual path is an internal path the leads us through the negativity of our mind to a state of permanent happiness known as Nirvana.

April 25 – Going for Refuge & Three Jewels
Buddha said that living beings are like migrators going from one life to the next, and that because of ignorance we are unable to control our next rebirth or find freedom from suffering. By relying upon the Three Jewels Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, we can find ultimate refuge and protection.

Class fee $15

Our weekly drop-in classes are suitable for all levels of experience. Each class includes two guided meditations, a talk on a practical aspect of Buddhism or meditation (see topics below), and time for questions. There is no need to attend every class, just drop-in when you have the time. Everybody welcome.

Future series: Eight Steps to Happiness

Based on the book New Eight Steps to Happiness
Discover the ancient wisdom of Geshe Langri Tangpa’s much loved Eight Verses of Training the Mind. This remarkable teaching reveals the essence of the Buddhist path to happiness and inner peace. Showing how we can transform our mind from its present confused and self-centred state into the perfect wisdom and compassion of an enlightened Buddha.
Week One – Aspiration what can we achieve with our life (Mahayana Path)
Week Two – Remembering the kindness of others / How to love others
Week Three – Viewing Others as Supreme / How to Go Deeper with our love
Week Four – Balancing our I and Others / Equalising & Others
Week Five – Destroying the Selfish Ego mind / Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Week Six – Exchanging Self with Others / Benefits of Cherishing others
Week Seven – Developing Compassion
Week Eight – Wishing Love & Bodhichitta


Is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.


Is a path of individual transformation. It teaches us to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. By developing a more positive outlook, and in particular by deepening our wisdom and compassion, we can improve the quality of our life and gain great power to help others.

Contact Us

Phone (09) 631 5400 (Meditation Centre in Auckland)