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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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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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Latest News

Announcing Auckland Weekend Meditation Retreats 2017

Mark your calendars for these great new retreats coming up in 2017   What: Liberation through the Body with Leander Kane When: Friday June 9th to Sunday 11th afternoon Where: Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Bethels Beach Cost: Waged: $260  Unwaged: $245;   plus dana to the teacher Contact:  Louise:  Louise.mair@icloud.com ; 02102517404   What: Liberation through the Body with Leander Kane When:…

Western Mysticism, Symbolism and Mythology with Mira Riddiford

Wealth, Passion, Freedom and Energy – Aphrodite Meditation Series The divine masculine and feminine. A six week meditation series exploring key life subjects as wealth, passion, freedom and energy. 15th Feb until to 22nd of March Three options for participation:  In person Online live View recording of class For centuries, Western Mystical traditions have taught ways of working…

Wellness, Yoga and Mindfulness with Lekshe

  Lekshe is on the left of the photo!!!   Wellness, Yoga and Mindfulness with Lekshe   This year there is something for everyone from Beginners Yoga for strength, flexibility and so much more or you could  Distress and Relax through Mindfulness. If you would like to continue with your yoga studies then I now have 2 yoga…

New Years Teaching and Mini retreat with Tarchin Hearn, at Orgyen Hermitage

  Natural Awakening, A Path of Contemplative Science and the Way of Mahamudra   a New Year’s Teaching and 5 day Retreat with Tarchin Hearn     Morning Class and Potluck Lunch You are invited to begin the New Year with us at Orgyen Hermitage for a morning of contemplative exploration with Tarchin, followed by a potluck…

Weekly meditations on summer break until Jan 24, 2017

Hello Auckland Sphere Group Community, The Tuesday night meditation sits have finished for the year, December 13th being the last for 2016. They will start up again Jan 24th 2017. Wishing you a peaceful festive season “I suppose the greatest gift in my life was my daughter. I didn’t realize it at the time, even though…

Two new books by Dyana Wells are available

Exciting News   The first two books of the Anchors in an Open Sea autobiographical trilogy written by Dyana Wells are now available.   Dyana has been student of Buddha dharma for over thirty years, studying intensively with Tarchin Hearn, Ven. Namygal Rinpoche, Cecilie Kwiat and Lama Mark Weber.   These stories trace the adventures and misadventures…