There’s no charge for One Mindful Breath events

All we offer is on the basis of dana – an economy based on generosity. An acknowledgement of our interconnectedness and our interdependence, generosity has sustained dharma teachings since the time of Gotama, the Buddha, more than 2,400 years ago. 

While all expenses of the One Mindful Breath event you take part in have been covered by the generosity of those who enjoyed previous events, we do want to be able to run more in the future. So that others will be able to benefit, we welcome dana – a koha – for the teachings, as well as a koha to support the community.


Paying forward in this way, Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by people you may never meet


To understand the reasons we ask people to be generous rather than set a price, take a look at this blog post on the secular Buddhist website. Also, Sharon Salzberg writes beautifully on the need to take a chance on generosity on the On Being blog here.

Generosity is the bread and butter of feeling connected in our lives – to ourselves, to others, and to life itself. And it’s a practice.
— Sharon Salzberg

Whether you’re in Wellington or elsewhere, if you’ve found this website to be valuable, if you can make good use of any of the material freely offered here, or if you would like to encourage and support the concept of a secular dharma, you are invited to offer a donation.

Thanks to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust, support for One Mindful Breath can be offered by bank transfer to 38 9019 0064662 03. New Zealand taxpayers may be eligible to receive a tax rebate on your donations from the IRD.

With a VISA or MasterCard debit or credit card, you can donate to ABET for One Mindful Breath through Givealittle and get a receipt that may enable you to receive a tax rebate from the IRD. In the Comment box please type ‘One Mindful Breath’.




Set up in 2009, Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust enables more people to attend more retreats and workshops in New Zealand offered by highly-regarded secular insight meditation teachers, more often and more affordably. ABET is well worth supporting, in our view.