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Massey University Buddhist Community

Address: Massey University  Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui 4410
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Non-sectarian
Phone: 64 6 (0) 210 44 2922
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Main Contact: Doug Osto  
Notes and Events:

The Massey University Buddhist Community meets every Wednesday at the International Student Centre, Palmerston North Campus, from 12pm-1pm, for a mindfulness meditation. For more details, contact Doug Osto (

Mountains and Rivers Order Sitting Group

Address:   Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
Tradition: Mahayana, Mountains and Rivers Order founded by John Daido Loori
Affiliation: Zen in the tradition of John Daido Loori
Phone: (06) 356 8811
E-mail: Peter.Jolly@vets
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Dr: Peter Jolly, MRO  Email  (Phone: (06) 356 8811 )
Spiritual Director: Jeffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei  Email  (Phone: +001 845-688-2228)
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The Zen Institute of New Zealand (ZENZ) is a national, non-residential Zen Buddhist training organization of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) that provides training and guidance to those interested in practicing Zen Buddhism. Members meet regularly for zazen, intensive retreats (sesshin), and other activities throughout the country. Sitting groups are located in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, and Manawatu.

The MRO was founder by one of the most influential American Zen Masters, John Daido Loori (1931-2009), and is an organization of associated temples, practice centers and sitting groups in the United States and abroad. The MRO was founded by Daido Roshi in 1980, and is inspired by the teachings of Zen Master Dogen as presented in his "Mountains and Rivers Sutra."

For more information, see

For information about local groups in New Zealand and the group in Palmerston North, Manawatu, see

Nonsectarian Mindfulness Meditation

Address: 304 Church Street (Theosophical Hall)   Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 6463285953
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Teacher: Doug Osto  
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Doug Osto is a lay Buddhist meditation teacher who has studied and practiced Buddhism for over twenty years. He has trained in all three vehicles (Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana) particularly in Vipassana, Zen, Pureland and Geluk techniques. Additonally, he holds higher degrees in Buddhist studies from Harvard, the University of Washington and the University of London. He teaches a mindfulness meditation practice primarily based on the vipassana technique taught by the late Sri Lankan lay meditation teacher Godwin Samararatne and the "just sitting" method of Japanese Zen master Dogen.

Tuesday meditation meetings are at the Theosophical Hall (304 Church Street) in Palmerston North  from 6pm-7pm.

Whanganui Interbeing Sangha

Address:   Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Thich Nhat hanh
Phone: 06 347 7492
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Main Contact: Clare Fearnley  (Phone: 06 347 7492)
Notes and Events:

This small Sangha meets weekly to practice mindfulness together.