living at the Centre

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Become a resident at the Centre

Kalpa Bhadra Buddist Centre is located in a beautiful tree-lined street in Merivale, just a few minutes’ walk from Hagley Park and Merivale Mall. The advantages of living in a Buddhist Centre for those interested in meditation and Buddhism are immense and much can be gained from living in a spiritual community.

The spiritual community at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre is a modern day example of how putting Buddha’s teachings into practice creates a peaceful and harmonious environment that is a pleasure for all who visit. If you have a wish to improve your mind, cherish others, and contribute to the flourishing of Kadampa Buddhism in Christchurch this could be the place for you.

The Centre holds weekly meditation classes, day courses, meditation retreats, daily prayers and more. Living at the Centre means enjoying the convenience of these Dharma teachings in your own home.

Rent is between $170 – $200 per week, including all utilities, unlimited Wi-Fi and you are free to join our drop in classes. The Centre is non-smoking, alcohol free, vegetarian and, to maintain peace and tranquility, no televisions or loud music. And sorry no pets. At the moment our Centre is full.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, head along to some of our classes at the Centre or contact our Admin Director at