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Essential Mindfulness and Meditation Training

  Bare-Bones: Practice-based Mindfulness and Meditation Training A six week introductory programme Start Date: Wednesday, 19 August, 7pm – 8.30pm and following 5 Wednesdays End Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 7pm – 8.30pm Where: McDermott Hall, 175 Garnett Road, Westmere Fee: $150 for all six weeks Contact: Janiah at for more information or to register. Pre-registration is required as space is limited….


Tuesday night sit back on from 26th of May 2015

Hi Everyone Tonight (7th April) is the last Tuesday night meditation sit until 26th of May. The Tuesday night meditation sits will not be running during the 6 week Bare-Bones Mindfulness Training that start tomorrow night at 7pm.

Tarchin Hearn

Tarchin Hearn Meditation Retreat July/August 2015

Buddhadharma:  simple, direct and profound  A weekend of deep meditative inquiry into the roots of Being – a life of Wisdom and Compassion – Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Auckland  July 31st to August 2nd 2015 Buddhadharma, literally, the ‘teaching of awakening’ – the ‘tao’ or way of natural awakening, is a treasure valued and transmitted by sages of all great spiritual…


Meditation Retreat with Mira Riddiford

Body of Truth, Western Mystery Meditation Retreat Meditations that nourish the creative, with Mira Riddiford at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, June 19 to 26, 2015.   This retreat will be good for: Creatives – people who are in an arts, writing, music, dance, advertising, journalism or any creative idea based field and wish…


Ethical Giving for Nepal

Message from Tarchin Hearn to our worldwide community: Dear Friends Yesterday I received an e-mail requesting help to send immediate, practical aid to Nepal. I have known Anna Crotty in Tasmania for a number of years and am inspired by her extraordinary hard work dedicated to helping people in dire need. Her organisation, “Tents 4…


Lama Mark Dzogchen and Tantra Teachings

We have the great news that Lama Mark Webber will be returning to New Zealand to teach in 2016. 8 February – 6 March: Queenstown. (Lama Mark has also offered to give personal retreat guidance for those people in retreat in the cabins at Arthurs Point) Feb. 18th (Thursday evening) Introductory Talk: What is Buddhism? What…


21 Taras Retreat with Lama Mark Webber 2016

Hello Auckland Sphere Group Community, We have the great pleasure in announcing a 2016 Vajrayana Retreat with Lama Mark Webber in the Coromandel. We would appreciate your expression of interest at this stage to allow us to plan, this is not a commitment, which we will ask for in October this year. Please contact us…


Lekshe Chodron upcoming classes

Lekshe is on the left of the photo!!!   Selwyn Community Education Lekshe is delighted to inform you of her coming classes and courses. Please contact the college for further info and any bookings. For a full list of courses see here: Lekshe Chodron Profile and Timetable   Profile Lekshe Chodron has been practicing mindfulness…


Dharma, Qi Gong and Coffee, A Morning of Exploring

Start your weekend off on the right note with some gentle movement, and then taste some of the best coffee Auckland has to offer! Dear Sphere Group Friends Next Saturday Jamie van Dam will give a presentation on coffee and Dharma. He will go into detail about the discernment, preparation and study of coffee and how, as an…