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Tarchin Hearn Essay on Cancer Diagnosis

Update:  Tarchin is at home now.  It was decided the complete removal of the prostate was the best route to go as each lobe had a cancerous tumour. One larger and one smaller.  The operation was considered straight forward.  He is learning to move within the pain and not create more pain.  They are awaiting lab…


Cecilie Kwiat on Union

A Teaching from Cecilie Kwiat:   “To abandon thoughts motivated by ambition, to let go of self-clinging and come into union with all life, gives each action performed a universal force. You aren’t performing anything when motivated by loving compassion, you are then simply an expression of all creation, thrown up by the will of…


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…


Lama Mark Webber New Zealand 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…


Western Mysteries Meditation Series with Mira Riddiford

EXPLORING WHAT IS ENLIVENING & SUPPORTIVE IN LIFE The Western Mysteries Tradition exists to help with living well in the Western World. Most of us seeking experiences in mindfulness, meditation or enlightenment turn to Eastern spiritual traditions. But what of our Western spiritual inheritance? This six week introductory programme explores Western Archetypes like the Fool,…


Auckland Mindfulness Series with Grant Rix

8-weeks of Mindfulness “Easeful Presence, Loving Enquiry, Compassionate Action” Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm 13th October – 8th December Westmere School Email: to register and for further details   “Mindfulness… The balance of body and mind in accord with situation and circumstance. Not just a practice, not just a science, but the art of…


Relaxation and Body Repair – Mindfulness in Movement

Saturday Morning Mindfulness in Movement Classes Relaxation and Body Repair with Mira Selwyn Community Education in Kohimarama, Saturdays Term 4 – 17/10/15 to 05/12/15 (8 weeks); These Saturday Morning classes will focus on Relaxation and Body Repair: where we gently build mindfulness through our bodies. Bringing Mindfulness into our bodies allows for greater relaxation, calm and tranquility….


Mindfulness Meditation Weekend Retreat

The Sphere Group has the lovely Aio Wira Centre booked for a residential weekend retreat on the weekend of 9th to 11th October. The central theme of the weekend will be Mindfulness of Body and group meditation sessions and movement classes will be offered during the weekend on this theme. There will also be ample time and…


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….