“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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Warwick Broadhead has passed away

13th of January update: Warwick’s funeral was attended by upwards of 600 people at St Matthew in the City. It was standing room only as the church was filled to capacity. Auckland Sphere Group Community members were there to farewell Warwick. The Wangapeka was spoken of as a meaningful part of Warwick’s life, and also…

Meditation Teaching with Bonni Ross Nov 30

The Auckland Sphere Group is delighted to announce a workshop with Bonni Ross this November in Auckland. This is a one time event, we normally have to go to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, in Nelson, to hear her teach (or fly to Canada). Bonni Ross is an internationally honoured meditation teacher with over 40 years…

Monday Night Mindfulness in Movement Classes

Monday Night Mindfulness in Movement Classes with Mira Selwyn Community Education in Kohimarama, Mondays 6 weeks, Mon 7.00pm – 8.30pm Start Mon 4 Aug 2014 7:00 PM – End Mon 8 Sep 2014 8:30 PM Start Mon 3 Nov 2014 7:00 PM – End Mon 8 Dec 2014 8:30 PM The Monday evening classes will…

Mindfulness Retreat, Aio Wira with Tarchin Hearn

NOVEMBER  7th – 9th True Refuge and the Way of Mindfulness at the Beautiful Aio Wira Meditation Centre, Bethels Beach, Auckland A Contemplative Meditation Retreat with Tarchin Hearn “There is no mystery more profound than mindfulness/awareness. This is the path of living dharma. This is spirituality and practical living all rolled into one. This is…

Mindfulness in Movement Mt Eden, Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays: Mindfulness in Movement Classes   with Mira Riddiford Meditation teacher with 20+ years experience Mindfulness calms your body and mind. Mindfulness helps with clarity and stress relief. These classes consist of simple meditative movements which encourage a settling into calm. Wednesdays – 6 week series 15, 22, 29 October & 5, 12, 19 November 2014…

Mindfulness Meditation with Leander Kane

A weekend workshop with Leander Kane Sat October 11th from 1.30-4.00pm and Sun October 12th from 9.30-12.00pm   Mindfulness Matters Cultivating a rich and meaningful life By gently and mindfully exploring body movements (largely carried out while lying on the floor) we open to a natural confidence and grace, touching on and deepening both a sense of…