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Mindfulness

“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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Metta

“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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Anxiety

“Drop the anxiety and the Buddha will appear.” – Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche.

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THE PURPOSE OF DHAMMA

“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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from these highly skilled Teachers who are dedicated to awakening Wisdom, Compassion and Non-Clinging Awareness.

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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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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Weekend

Connecting the Heart, Mind and Body A LGBTQI Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Mira Riddiford All levels of experience welcome 17th-—19th OCTOBER 2014, AIO WIRA RETREAT CENTRE, AUCKLAND  A retreat to explore meditating with the strength of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Intersex community. We do this first by strengthening of ourselves through tried and true mindfulness…

Peaceful Red Two Armed Chenresig with Lama Mark

May 16-17th. Friday Evening 7:30pm, Empowerment. Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm. 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 door) Venue: Devonport For…

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…

Karmapa nuns in Rumtek, Sikkim Request

Dear Friends, As you may well know Lama Chime and our friends of Coorain are visiting the Karmapa nuns in Rumtek, Sikkim. We have been supporting and visiting the nuns for many years now. Our involvement with HH Karmapa Thaye Dorje has been steadily growing, especially through this support of the nuns. The nun’s independance,…

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…

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:…