Learn to Meditate

Join us for one of our meditation sessions at Pundarika. We have daily morning meditation on a weekday, and scheduled regular events. We are adding new session, please feel free to email with suggestions for events you would like us to run on topics you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

No. Just let Ani Dechen know when you come so she can give some instruction for first timers in the session. There are different types of meditation that we do at Pundarika.

Analyitical – when we contemplate something we want to develop further like kindness or compassion, or when we analyse the nature of our mind or the way reality presents to us.

Concentration- when we either meditate with a single focus on an imagined image or object, or when we spend time experiencing the pure, clear nature of the mind.

A cushion for sitting if you have a favourite one that you love, although there are some here. Likewise feel free to bring a blanket if you get cold or borrow ours.  For your mind, bring the dedication of applied attention to your mind in the session. Also bring being ok with however the meditation goes, knowing that even a very distracted session ‘burns off’ what was already sitting there in your system freeing you up for next time.

Just wear something you feel comfortable in. Tight clothes might look good, but tend to cut in at the waist when you sit. Generally loose pants, super comfortable leggings, or a loose skirt are the way to go. An extra layer can be useful as people can cool down when sitting for a while.

We are a family home with residents living in accommodation below and within the centre, we ask that sound inside the house is kept to a low level. Shoes are to be left outside the front door. In the meditiation space it is expected that dharma books and texts are kept off the floor and that when sitting feet are not pointed towards the buddha statues or teachers. Traditionally both are not considered clean areas, and if you live with teenagers, even more so the case!

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

No. Just let Ani Dechen know when you come so she can give some instruction for first timers in the session. There are different types of meditation that we do at Pundarika.

Analyitical – when we contemplate something we want to develop further like kindness or compassion, or when we analyse the nature of our mind or the way reality presents to us.

Concentration- when we either meditate with a single focus on an imagined image or object, or when we spend time experiencing the pure, clear nature of the mind.

A cushion for sitting if you have a favourite one that you love, although there are some here. Likewise feel free to bring a blanket if you get cold or borrow ours.  For your mind, bring the dedication of applied attention to your mind in the session. Also bring being ok with however the meditation goes, knowing that even a very distracted session ‘burns off’ what was already sitting there in your system freeing you up for next time.

Just wear something you feel comfortable in. Tight clothes might look good, but tend to cut in at the waist when you sit. Generally loose pants, super comfortable leggings, or a loose skirt are the way to go. An extra layer can be useful as people can cool down when sitting for a while.

We are a family home with residents living in accommodation below and within the centre, we ask that sound inside the house is kept to a low level. Shoes are to be left outside the front door. In the meditiation space it is expected that dharma books and texts are kept off the floor and that when sitting feet are not pointed towards the buddha statues or teachers. Traditionally both are not considered clean areas, and if you live with teenagers, even more so the case!

Office Hours

Phone 9am- 8pm Mon-Sun

Contact Us

5 Richmond Road, Mahina Bay, Eastbourne, lower Hutt,  New Zealand 5013. Tel: 0221023662