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Get in touch

    contact @
    Quaker Meeting House
    7 Moncrieff Street
    Mount Victoria

    Bank account

    for Sesshin, membership fees or donations:

    Green Mountain Zen Incorporated
    Kiwibank 38-9022-0255275-00

    Sesshin registration & costs

    Sesshin Registration and Costs

    To secure your place at a GMZ sesshin, a deposit is required. To ensure you reserve a place, please make payment into the GMZ bank account and reference the name of the retreat, e.g. June sesshin.

    Reduced rates are normally available for members.

    Sesshin deposit: $50.00 (Deposits are non-refundable.)


    Retreat and programme fees are set at a level to only cover the costs of venue rental, food, and overheads. We encourage participants to consider offering dana (Sanskrit = “donation”) to the teacher for his services. Dana can be given at any time. Offerings made directly into the GMZ bank account should be referenced as “Dana”.


    Friends Meeting House (Quaker Hall)

    Friends Meeting House is a practice hall owned by the Society of Friends, sometimes known as “Quakers”. The building contains a carpeted meeting room, paneled walls, a small kitchen, and bathrooms. It is a lovely quiet space for zazen and used by a number of Buddhist groups for meetings during the week.

    Friends Meeting House is located near Courtenay Place at 7 Moncrieff St. in Mt. Victoria, Wellington.Take a left off Kent Terrace onto Elizabeth St, then first right into Moncrieff St. Friends Meeting House is the red brick building in the corner on the left at the end of the street (use the Street View in the Google Map to see the building). 

    See you there!

    Breaker Bay Hall

    Breaker Bay Hall is located in the seaside suburb of Breaker Bay at 155 Breaker Bay Hall. We meet here for our Sunday sits on the last Sunday of each month.

    Strathean Retreat Centre

    Strathean Retreat Centre is located on the Kapiti Coast (near Te Horo and Otaki), and features 10 beautiful acres of flat countryside surrounded by native totara forests.

    The centre has recently been acquired by new owners and features a number of refurbishments and a new space devoted to contemplative practices.

    Schedule of events

    TIME & DAY


    Every Thursday at 7:30pm

    Quaker Centre

    Chanting, two 25 minute rounds of zazen, talk/discussion

    Every Tuesday at 6:30am

    Email for link

    Online – one 40-minute period of zazen

    Last Sunday of the month

    9am – midday

    Breaker Bay Hall 

    Chanting, four 25 minute rounds of zazen, talk/discussion and lunch


    April 17-21 2024
    September 4-8 2024

    Strathean Retreat

    Otaki: 4-day silent retreat

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