Mantra and Mala Day Course


Saturday 11th June 10am – 3.30pm


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 Day Course

Join us for an inspiring introduction to the practice of mantra. We’ll explain how to use mantra recitation to improve our peace of mind, compassion, and wisdom. Mantra is something we can practice at any time and brings us many powerful short and long-term benefits. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened mind and helps us to realize our highest potential.

In the afternoon you will learn the traditional art of making and using a mala. A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. For Buddhist practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object.

Suitable for beginners. Everyone welcome!


$75 – includes your own mala and morning/afternoon tea. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch or there are cafes nearby.

Please note that Friends of the Centre will need to pay $25 for a mala if they wish to make one.
Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


9.50 – 10.00am: Registration

10.00 – 11.15am Teaching

11.15 – 11.45am Morning tea

11.45 – 12.30pm Guided meditation

12.30 – 1.45pm Lunch break

1.45 – 3.30pm Making malas

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.