Meditation and
Modern Buddhism
in Tauranga

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

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
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The meditation classes in Tauranga function as a branch of the main Centre in Auckland. The regular teacher in Tauranga is Mathew Stewart, but 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.

Controlling Desire & Attachment
Drop in Classes – Begins June 14th

Overcome uncontrolled desire to discover real love & happiness

Living in a constant state of desire, grasping and craving creates dissatisfaction in our mind and never ultimately leads to lasting happiness. By developing contentment we can free ourselves from deceptive desires and start to discover a more meaningful way of life..
In the following series of classes you will discover each week a method for overcoming attachment & craving and learn how to develop positive relationships based on genuine love and respect. Discover how you can experience a real and satisfying relationships.

June 14th – What is Attachment?
Learn how to identify this painful state of mind and develop mental tools to eliminate it from your mind.

June 21st – Love vs Attachment
Does love really cause pain or is something else? In this class you will discover how it is that relationships often experience problems because of the deluded mind of desirous attachment.

June 28thFreedom from Grasping
Because of delusions such as attachment we perform negative actions this creates a painful cycle of suffering that we have to experience because of karma. Learn how to break free from the cycle of suffering that is Samsara

July 5th – The Art of Contentment
Learn how to be truly satisfied with life by practicing the art of contentment. 


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)