“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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“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.

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“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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‘Restoring Calm’ – Mindfulness Practice Day with Grant and Tash Rix

Learn Mindfulness practices developed to directly help in work, relationships and family life. Grant and Tash Rix are leading trainers in the mindfulness in education field. Both have studied long-term with Tarchin Hearn and are graduates of the three-year Wangapeka School of Living Dharma study and meditation programme. On this day we will explore a range of mindfulness practices…

Auckland Retreats

Mark your calendars for these great new retreats coming up in 2017 What: Natural Awakening with Tarchin Hearn When: Friday September 22nd to Sunday 24th afternoon Where: Sharda Centre, Tuakau Cost: Waged: $245  Unwaged: $230;   plus dana to the teacher Contact: Janet:  janete1@ihug.co.nz;  021 2981242   What: Auckland Sphere Group Sangha Retreat When: Friday October 6th to Sunday 8th…


Enter the mystical realm of Greek, Roman, Norse, Celt and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Feel how ancient symbolism can help with emotional integration and calm. Six week series on Western Mysticism from the 16th of August. Participate in person, online or watch the recordings at your own timing.   Western Mysticism Tools for your life…

Liberation through the Body with Leander Kane

Weekend Retreat – August 11th evening until August 13th afternoon This weekend retreat offers an opportunity to study mindfulness and meditative clarity in a very direct way by using the body itself as a meditation tool. The body and mind are not separate. In this method, the practitioner uses very specific guided movements to quickly develop…

Prajñāpāramittā and the Sādhana of Manjuśri Retreat with Tarchin Hearn

Prajñāpāramittā and the Sādhana of Manjuśri with Tarchin Hearn   Sept. 10 – 19, 2017  Orgyen Hermitage, Katikati This is a retreat for people with prior experience in meditation and an empathy for Tibetan practice. Tarchin will give one class each morning unfolding the teachings of Manjuśri and the vision of Prajñāpāramittā/Mahāmudrā. He will also be…

Wellbeing of Body & Mind Through the Unity of Eastern and Western Ancient Wisdom

Wellbeing of Body & Mind Through the Unity of Eastern and Western Ancient Wisdom Saturday 15 July 2017 9am – 1pm Banks Hall, 13 May Street, Mount Maunganui   The Divine Feminine & Masculine Connecting to a more meaningful life Discover a path of transformation that is directly relevant to your life. Be refreshed by an ancient…