“Mindfulness is essentially a Teaching about the integration of love, calm, insight and compassion without conditions of belief or ritual… Calm is a major feature of mindfulness. Calm forms the vessel for insight and experience; learning requires calm.”
– Chimé Shore

Classical Mindfulness

The Satipatthana text begins with where to meditate and how to sit. It then directs us to an exploration of the physical body through Anapanasati or mindfulness of breathing – Tarchin Hearn

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“The practice of loving-kindness is one of the excellent tools to train the mind to move in the way of joy, choosing to live each moment with an open heart. When one practices honesty – that is, accepting what is present – and develops a habit of investigating what is given freely without mental revulsion, happiness will grow.” – Cecilie Kwiat

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“Relax into space-presence. Now, deeply look, again and again, utterly steady and without thoughts. Bust through the stillness to the stripped away mind of unimpeded vividness. When we do, wisdom will dawn, and compassion blossoms. With or without thoughts, with or without appearances of the mind—no matter, no clinging. This is Great Love.” Lama Mark Webber

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Living Daylight

When basic trust is in the being, it’s experienced as a kind of lightness, either as an incredible lightness of being, or an actual light, like a sense of luminescence, or everything seems bright and brilliant…

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“Drop the anxiety and the Buddha will appear.” – Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche.

Healing Happens


“The full purpose of the Dhamma (Skt. ‘DHARMA’) is to understand and heal DUKKHA; to develop compassion; to cease harm and develop good, to cultivate the path of peace” – Lama Karma Chime Shore

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The spiritual life is an opening-up process

You start with self-awareness, centering the ego in your body, then gradually move to an awareness of environment, awareness of yourself walking through the space around you. Know this flow. – Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche

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Auckland Long Life Teachings, Empowerment and Dzogchen with Lama Mark Webber

Dzogchen Teachings with Lama Mark Webber April 12 & 13, 2017, Devonport, Auckland     Lama Mark will give two important transmissions and instruction for meditations to extend one’s life’s energies, health, remove obstacles and realise deathlessness (the unbroken continuum of mind’s pristine nature): 1) Empowerment for the long life and deathlessness practice, called: Subduing the Lord…

Tarchin Hearn Auckland Retreat, Easter 2017

Hello Auckland Sphere Group Community, We are delighted to announce a retreat in Auckland with Tarchin Hearn this Easter. Also: – we are looking for a cook for this retreat in exchange for free accommodation and food, anyone interested please apply to Janet Eades. Natural Awakening, A Path of Contemplative Science a modern expression of Buddhist teaching and…

Calm Abiding Auckland Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Weekend with Mira Riddiford

Calm Abiding Auckland Meditation Retreat Weekend with Mira Riddiford 28 – 30 July  2017  This weekend is an opportunity to enjoy calm abiding meditations and mindfulness in movement, in a peaceful retreat setting. Relax, restore, revive. Cost: Waged: $245  Unwaged: $230;  plus dana to the teacher Venue: Sharda Retreat Centre, 5 Percy Graham Drive, Tuakau, Auckland To for further…

Announcing Auckland Weekend Meditation Retreats 2017

Mark your calendars for these great new retreats coming up in 2017   What:              Liberation through the Body with Leander Kane When:             Friday June 9th to Sunday 11th afternoon Where:            Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Bethels Beach Cost:               Waged:…

Western Mysticism, Symbolism and Mythology with Mira Riddiford

Wealth, Passion, Freedom and Energy – Aphrodite Meditation Series The divine masculine and feminine. A six week meditation series exploring key life subjects as wealth, passion, freedom and energy. 15th Feb until to 22nd of March Three options for participation:  In person Online live View recording of class For centuries, Western Mystical traditions have taught ways of working…

Wellness, Yoga and Mindfulness with Lekshe

  Lekshe is on the left of the photo!!!   Wellness, Yoga and Mindfulness with Lekshe   This year there is something for everyone from Beginners Yoga for strength, flexibility and so much more or you could  Distress and Relax through Mindfulness. If you would like to continue with your yoga studies then I now have 2 yoga…