“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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Green Tara empowerment with Tarchin 6 Feb

Green Tara empowerment with Tarchin for Waiting Day in Katikati. Waitangi Green Tara at Whispering Stream Feb 6, 2016 84A Windridge Lane RD 4 Katikati   There will be cars going down from Auckland – text/ring Mira if you need a lift 021 548 781 In the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Jetsun Dolma Ariya Tara,…

Western Mysteries Meditation Series

  Namgyal Rinpoche taught on the Western Mysteries in his thirties and continued to teach on this compassionate system of unfolding throughout his life. This ongoing series on Archetype explores Namgyal Rinpoche’s teachings on this compelling subject. One need not have come to the first series to join the second series, and beginner to advance meditators are welcomed.   The Western…

What brings one to enlightenment, with Lama Mark Webber

Essential practices and studies for a lay practitioner today:  What brings one to enlightenment (or What brings one to freedom of the mind?”) An evening class in Takapuna with Lama Mark Webber Monday 16th May 2016 @ 7.30pm   Lama Mark Webber will give a class on: From a Buddhist standpoint, what are the reasons for cultivating an…

Cecilie Kwiat on Union

A Teaching from Cecilie Kwiat:   “To abandon thoughts motivated by ambition, to let go of self-clinging and come into union with all life, gives each action performed a universal force. You aren’t performing anything when motivated by loving compassion, you are then simply an expression of all creation, thrown up by the will of…

Lama Mark Webber New Zealand Teachings

We have the great news that Lama Mark Webber will be returning to New Zealand to teach in 2016. 8 February – 6 March: Queenstown. (Lama Mark has also offered to give personal retreat guidance for those people in retreat in the cabins at Arthurs Point) Feb. 18th (Thursday evening) Introductory Talk: What is Buddhism? What…

Western Mysteries Meditation Series with Mira Riddiford

EXPLORING WHAT IS ENLIVENING & SUPPORTIVE IN LIFE The Western Mysteries Tradition exists to help with living well in the Western World. Most of us seeking experiences in mindfulness, meditation or enlightenment turn to Eastern spiritual traditions. But what of our Western spiritual inheritance? This six week introductory programme explores Western Archetypes like the Fool,…