As well as publishing books on early Buddhism, its retrieval, and secular adaptation to twenty-first century conditions, we’ll be developing online courses that focus on developing a secular take on the dharma.

We’re immensely grateful for the time, energy and expertise so generously given to this project by individuals, communities and organisations in Sydney, Wellington, and around the world.

We’re also grateful to all our supporters who are helping breathe life into the aspiration that became Tuwhiri, financing the production of our first book.



Run a course for your sangha
Bring together a group of people to go through After Buddhism together with our workbook. Offer us NZD $150 or more through Givealittle and we’ll send you 10 copies of the book plus the digital versions as well). Have a look here for some ideas on how to run a course.

Tell your friends about Tuwhiri
Phone them, send them a text, tweet it, post on Facebook – however you do it, please let us know what you’ve done. Connect with us on Twitter (@tuwhiri) and Facebook, and send your friends to our YouTube channel.

Tuwhiri needs
• Someone with experience of the publishing industry, or marketing in general to let people know what we’re doing;

• People who are keen to help us transform After Buddhism: a workbook into an online course that’s not only free to all to use but inventive, exciting and challenging; and

• Someone who can take charge of fundraising future projects, books and online courses.

Interested? Get in touch through the Contact page.



The Kickstarter has ended, but we continue to need your help good reader to produce more books and to develop online courses around for people with an interest in secular Buddhism.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, you can make a charitable donation to The Tuwhiri Project into our Kiwibank account at 38-9019-0064662-07. To get a NZ tax receipt email us letting us know how much you donated, and the date.

Or go to then click on Send and make a donation to Tuwhiri at

Whatever country you live in, you can support Tuwhiri by using a debit card or credit card with a donation to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust through Givealittle. If you do this please type the word ‘Tuwhiri’ in the Comment box.

If you have any questions at all, send us a message through the Contact page.



We are immensely grateful to be receiving sponsorship from:

- Gary Dean, Indonesia
- One Mindful Breath, Wellington, New Zealand
- Ross Carter-Brown, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Steve Lovinger, Barcelona, Spain
- A person who wishes to remain anonymous
- Can we put your name or your sangha’s name here? 

If you’d like to discuss how you could support The Tuwhiri Project please send a message via the Contact form.







Winton Higgins
A member of our editorial board, he has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1987 and a teacher of insight meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of a secular Buddhism internationally, and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight Meditators and Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Margaret Tung
Has been meditating, learning and practising the dharma for 20 years or so. A member of the Kookaburra sangha in inner west Sydney, she tries to serve the community in a positive way.


Peter Cowley
Director of The Tuwhiri Project Ltd, he is finding meditation practice very beneficial and appreciates it’s a lifelong practice. Recently moved back to his home town of Gisborne, he enjoys being engaged with organisations which combine social justice and spirituality.


Ramsey Margolis
A member of the editorial board and Tuwhiri’s publisher, he first practiced meditation in 1995 and now teaches reflective meditation at One Mindful Breath in Wellington. Founder and Chair of Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust, he curates