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Essence of Vipassana Retreat Lama Mark May 2-11

May 2nd to May 11th: Auckland Buddhist Meditation Retreat at Bella Rakha Retreat Center The Essence of Vipassana Meditation Retreat, Auckland with Lama Mark Webber Teaching and practice from Burmese, Mahamudra and Dzogchen approaches. This retreat will be essentially in silence. We are fortunate to have Lama Mark Webber lead a ten-day retreat and give…

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Peaceful Red Two Armed Chenresig with Lama Mark

May 16-18th. Friday Evening 7:30 pm., Empowerment. Saturday 10 am. Sunday 10am. Peaceful Red Two Armed Chenresig Initiation Empowerment (Wongkur) and teachings, called “The Stirrer of Samsara’s Pit”. (Public teaching – All Welcome) A wondrous practice from the Ocean of the Dharma Milk of Profound Treasures. Costs: $50 Friday and Saturday plus dana (pay at…

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Vajrasattva Empowerment with Lama Mark

May 14th, Wednesday 7:30 pm Vajrasattva Wongkur (Initiation) and Pith Teachings Public teaching – All Welcome Excellent Wongkur for those wishing to begin the studying and practice of the Vajrayana and Tantric Paths, Vajrasattva is part of the Extra-ordinary Foundation Practices (Ngöndro) of Prostrations, Vajrasattva (Purification), Mandala Offerings, Guru Yoga. Costs: $35 empowerment and teachings…

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What is Stress? with Lama Mark Webber

April 26-27th -9.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday and Sunday What is stress how it happens, what it does, and how it will go away! Uncovering the Awake-Compassionate Mind of Freedom. (Public Teaching – All are welcome) Costs: $30 for both days plus dana for the teacher. Venue: Westmere For details, expression of interest and bookings contact:…

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Lama Mark 2014 Schedule

May 2014 Auckland Meditation Teachings by Lama Mark Webber Schedule of Events April 26-27th -9.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday and Sunday What is stress how it happens, what it does, and how it will go away! Uncovering the Awake-Compassionate Mind of Freedom. (Public Teaching – All are welcome) Costs: $30 for both days plus dana for…

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Thursday Nights Mindfulness in Movement

Thursday Night Mindfulness in Movement with Mira will be paused during Lama Mark Webber’s teaching programme The Thursday evening classes will focus on Mindfulness in Movement, simple movements done very slowly, lying down, to help with settling into calm and absorption states that can be deeply relaxing. The primary focus will be calming the body…

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Courses with Lekshe

Lekshe Chodron has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga since 2000 and Reiki since 2005. She is a mindfulness teacher and qualified yoga teacher and Reiki Master/Practitioner. She currently offers mindfulness classes as well as Reiki sessions, teaches yoga to both children and adults of all abilities and requirements and has worked with and mentored…

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Bonni Ross teaching on Cecilie Kwiat

Sitting with my iPad on a bench at Wangapeka looking down the valley: cicadas clicking, waning sun pouring buttery afternoon light on Jones Ridge. Those of us who knew Cecilie have just shared in the preliminary Bardo prayers done for the first 108 hours after someone’s passing. They are intimate. You imagine yourself whispering in…

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Cecilie Kwiat has passed away

Dear Friends We have just received the following message from Don Mackenzie in Edmonton. “Our Beloved Teacher Cecilie Kwiat passed quietly into the Bardo this morning.” Cecilie was a friend and an inspiring teacher for many people around the world. She was a real example of the wholesome power of buddhadharma in action. This evening,…