“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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Study Mind

“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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Tuesday Night Sit for 12 March 2019 won’t be on

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Liberation through the Body with Leander Kane, 17-19 November

Weekend Retreat – Friday November 17th evening until Sunday November 19th afternoon This weekend retreat offers an opportunity to study mindfulness and meditative clarity in a very direct way by using the body itself as a meditation tool. The body and mind are not separate. In this method, the practitioner uses very specific guided movements…

The Seven-fold Training of Samantabhadra Auckland Retreat With Tarchin Hearn

The Seven-fold Training of Samantabhadra With Tarchin Hearn, Friday night 22nd September 6pm, until Sunday afternoon 24th September This weekend retreat is an opportunity to study an ancient Buddhist teaching presented through the lens of Natural Awakening and Contemplative Science. During this retreat we will cultivate the arts of loving-kindness, clear-seeing presence and enquiry. The retreat will involve…

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