We have a dream.

We would like to bring a steady stream of wise, experienced meditation teachers to Aotearoa New Zealand to offer teachings, inspiring some people to learn to meditate and others to deepen their practice of meditation.

Can you relate to a dream like this? 

Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust is a registered charity which makes it easy for individuals and groups to fundraise to bring Buddhist teachers to New Zealand, in particular those who teach in the area that is bringing together a secular approach to the dharma with practices such as insight meditation.

By giving dana, donating to cover these teachers’ travel expenses, your generosity is making the teachings of Sidhatta Gotama – the man we now know as the Buddha – more affordable for others.

You can help realise this dream by donating into the kete (basket) that holds the general fund, or toward a teacher’s visit.

Crowdfunding since 2009 for the benefit of people in New Zealand, please explore this site.


Teachers supported by ABET during 2016

Nov & Dec • Jason Siff • Programme to be confirmed

Teachers supported by ABET during 2015

20th Nov–7 Dec • Jason Siff • Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, North Shore, Auckland

16th–26th Oct • Winton Higgins • Invercargill, Christchurch, Wellington