Food for Thought

6.00 – 8.00pm
with Kadam Birgit Saunders
$20 or $10 unwaged

The evening begins with a short teaching and a simple, guided meditation to bring a sense of inner peace at the end of a busy week, followed by a light meal. Put the stress and tension of daily life behind you and enjoy an evening of relaxation with a tasty, home-cooked, vegetarian meal.

6.00 – 6.45pm Meditation
6.45 – 8.00pm Light meal

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Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
174 Albert Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 355-3524

Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Kadam Birgit Saunders
Resident Teacher

Kadam Birgit Saunders has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism since arriving in New Zealand over twelve years ago. Birgit began teaching with Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington where she was also Administrative Director (AD) for three years. Since moving to Palmerston North in 2016 she worked closely with Gen Kelsang Demo as the Education Programme Coordinator (EPC) and teaching classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, at the Cancer Society and Massey University, while also working at the Cancer Society.

Birgit was appointed as Resident Teacher of the Amitabha Centre at the beginning of 2020. She brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teachings. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make a positive changes in their lives.