How to Set up a Shrine Workshop


Saturday 12 March  10am – 12.30pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.

About the Workshop

Within modern busy life, it helps to have a quiet place for contemplation and to serve as a focus for our faith and practice of meditation. This workshop is an opportunity to learn the practices of setting up a qualified shrine, making water offerings, sitting in the correct meditation posture, making prostrations, offering mandalas and engaging in prayer. Through receiving these instructions we will develop the confidence needed to practice daily meditation.


In-person $30 – includes tea. Please CLICK HERE for up to date Covid information before you attend a class.

Online $20 – available to view online live and for 7 days afterwards. You will receive a link to the videos via email.

Booking is essential, for in-person and online booking:


9.50 – 10.00am Registration

10.00 – 11.15am Teaching

11.15 – 11.45am Morning tea

11.45 – 1.00pm Teaching

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.
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.