“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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Auckland Mindfulness Series with Grant Rix

8-weeks of Mindfulness “Easeful Presence, Loving Enquiry, Compassionate Action” Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm 13th October – 8th December Westmere School Email: grant@mindfulliving.co.nz to register and for further details   “Mindfulness… The balance of body and mind in accord with situation and circumstance. Not just a practice, not just a science, but the art of…

Relaxation and Body Repair – Mindfulness in Movement

Saturday Morning Mindfulness in Movement Classes Relaxation and Body Repair with Mira Selwyn Community Education in Kohimarama, Saturdays Term 4 – 17/10/15 to 05/12/15 (8 weeks); These Saturday Morning classes will focus on Relaxation and Body Repair: where we gently build mindfulness through our bodies. Bringing Mindfulness into our bodies allows for greater relaxation, calm and tranquility….

Mindfulness Meditation Weekend Retreat

The Sphere Group has the lovely Aio Wira Centre booked for a residential weekend retreat on the weekend of 9th to 11th October. The central theme of the weekend will be Mindfulness of Body and group meditation sessions and movement classes will be offered during the weekend on this theme. There will also be ample time and…

Essential Mindfulness and Meditation Training

  Bare-Bones: Practice-based Mindfulness and Meditation Training A six week introductory programme Start Date: Wednesday, 19 August, 7pm – 8.30pm and following 5 Wednesdays End Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 7pm – 8.30pm Where: McDermott Hall, 175 Garnett Road, Westmere Fee: $150 for all six weeks Contact: Janiah at janiah33@gmail.com for more information or to register. Pre-registration is required as space is limited….

Weekend Mindfulness Classes with Leander Kane

Mindfulness Matters – A weekend workshop with Leander Kane Sat September 19th from 1.30-4.00pm and Sun September 20th from 9.30-12.00pm Cultivating a rich and meaningful life By gently and mindfully exploring body movements (largely carried out while lying on the floor) we open to a natural confidence and grace, touching on and deepening both a…

Tarchin Hearn Meditation Retreat July/August 2015

Buddhadharma:  simple, direct and profound  A weekend of deep meditative inquiry into the roots of Being – a life of Wisdom and Compassion – Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Auckland  July 31st to August 2nd 2015 Buddhadharma, literally, the ‘teaching of awakening’ – the ‘tao’ or way of natural awakening, is a treasure valued and transmitted by sages of all great spiritual…