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.



We need a social media person
Could you be voice of The Tuwhiri Project on Twitter, FaceBook, and other social media? If yes, we’d like to hear from you. Get in touch through the Contact form.

Run a course for your sangha
Bring together a group of people to go through After Buddhism together with our workbook. Go to Kickstarter now and pledge $115 or more for 6 Books for a study group (you’ll get 10 books and digital versions as well). Have a look here for some ideas on how to run a course.



Now and after the Kickstarter ends, we’ll need your help, good reader, to produce more books and to develop online courses.

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.

Whatever country you live in, you can support Tuwhiri by using a debit card or credit card to donate to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust through Givealittle with the reference Tuwhiri.

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



We are immensely grateful to be receiving support from:

- Gary Dean, Indonesia
- One Mindful Breath, Wellington, New Zealand
- Steve Lovinger, Barcelona
- A person who wishes to remain anonymous
- Your name or your sangha’s name here? 

Get in touch with us to discuss how you might sponsor and support The Tuwhiri Project – email or send a message through the Contact form.







Winton Higgins
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
Is finding meditation practice very beneficial and appreciates it’s a lifelong practice. A One Mindful Breath Care Committee member, he enjoys being engaged with organisations which combine social justice and spirituality and is a member of the community at St Andrew’s on The Terrace.


Ramsey Margolis
First practiced meditation in 1995 and now teaches reflective meditation at One Mindful Breath in Wellington, where he also serves on the community’s Care Committee. Founder and Chair of Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust, he curates