“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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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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Yoga By Donation

Discover the bliss of present moment experience through breath awareness and yogic movement to encourage breath-body-mind connection, sharpened mental focus, stress reduction, relaxation and to support healing. Starting: Thursday 22nd September 2016, then every Thursday 7pm – 8:30pm Cost: Donation/Koha/Dana RSVP: specky_hen [at] hotmail [dot] com Where: South Pacific College of Natural Medicine Note: Please…

Mysticism, Symbolism and Mythology Meditation series with Mira Riddiford

Symbols! Advertising, branding, music and film use them on us daily. In this series we will explore how ancient symbols – still in use today, can strengthen our consciousness. The Western Mystery series starts next Wednesday. There is an opportunity to attend these sessions in person or through Skype if you are not in Auckland.     Announcement: On the first night…


at the beautiful Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, Nelson, New Zealand 28 December 2016 – 4 January 2017 Planting the seeds of kindness and caring for our body, speech and mind At this years Garden of Mindfulness (GOM) Family retreat we will work through meditations on the senses – one’s that are both suitable for adults…


September 30 @ 6:00 pm – October 2 @ 2:00 pm Mindfulness fosters discernment, loving-kindness softens resistance, compassion cuts through self-referencing. Well cultivated, these three qualities nurture peace and heal the relationships with and between self and others. In this weekend of relaxed enquiry, Grant and Tash will share a variety of meditation practices for softening and…

Western Mysteries Online Teachings with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

Great opportunity to study Archetype, The Tree of Life (Cabbala), Mythology and the Heroes Journey (Joseph Campbell) online with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat. Worldwide you can watch the recorded webinar sessions if you can’t make that time on a Monday.     Registration is open for the next series of online webinars with our founding…

Mindful Compassion Retreat with Grant Rix

Grant Rix is a leader in mindfulness training and delivery in New Zealand. He has been practising mindfulness all of his adult life and has been teaching mindfulness to others since 2005. Grant also has a background in the health and education sectors, working with youth and adults experiencing intellectual and physical disabilities, and has…