Generosity is an effective practice available to everyone

dana bowl

Although affiliated with the world-wide Triratna Buddhist community, the Auckland Buddhist Centre is an independent registered charity which relies entirely on self-generated income. Two people are financially assisted to allow them to keep the centre running smoothly and effectively, but the vast majority of people who teach and help out at the centre are acting on a voluntary basis.

Our core purpose is to make the Dharma available and accessible to all who seek its wisdom. There are a number of ways you can help us with this activity.


Most straight forwardly, if you come along to any of our open meditations or other activities at the Centre we have a Dana/Koha bowl in reception where you can make cash donations towards our activities. We can also receive payments by EFTPOS.

You can also donate online by credit card.

All donations to the Centre are tax deductable, our Charities Commission registration number is CC20695

Regular donations

It is very easy to set up regular automatic payments via internet banking or directly with your bank. Our bank account number is 38-9017-0587187-01. Please make sure your name and "AP" are noted in the payment reference fields and let us know your email or postal address for annual receipts.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving donations are automatically processed directly from your salary or wages, so you receive your tax credit immediately and don't need to keep receipts or wait to file an annual claim.

You can donate to 'Auckland Buddhist Centre (Triratna Buddhist Community)' registration number CC20695 each pay-day. You will need to provide your payroll department with the Auckland Buddhist Centre's bank account number.

Bequests & One-off Donations

Bequests and one-off donations help enormously towards renovation and upgrade projects. It was through such donations that we were able to upgrade our toilet facilities for wheelchair access. If you want to discuss the possibility of such a donation further please contact our centre manager.

Volunteering: time, energy and skills

Many people already volunteer in a wide range of ways to keep the centre running and we could not operate without their generosity. It can be as simple as sweeping the pavement on a Friday afternoon, helping on a spring clean or renovation project, making tea for a class or cleaning the windows and clearing the gutters of leaves. If you are able to volunteer your services in any way we would really like to hear from you.