The Auckland Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of a worldwide community of meditation centres founded by meditation master the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led today by his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Our lineage combines the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala tradition of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
Our meditation centre offers:
- Instruction in Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation
- Group meditation practice
- Weekend meditation programmes and residential retreats – See our Upcoming Programmes
- Shambhala Buddhist Teachings – For more information see About Us, Shambhala Training & Shambhala Path
Auckland Shambhala Centre is now in New Lynn, at:
29A Portage Road, New Lynn
Opposite East-West Organics
(Above DTR Motors – find our red door
at rear of car yard!)
Shambhala Open House:
Group Meditation Practice
Every Thursday evening, 7pm
Meditation instruction is provided.
Group meditation is followed by a dharma talk, tea and conversation.
A donation is appreciated.
Sunday mornings: monthly
The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa
Video study course with Acharya Judy Lief
Facilitated by: Helen Bennett and Rodger Pool
The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s most profound teachings to his closest students on the view, practices and application of the Tibetan Buddhist Path were presented at three-month seminaries. At his wish, after years of work by his editor, Judy Lief, they are now available to all students, presenting a map of the path from beginning to end. This is a truly remarkable feat of dharma transmission, with penetrating insights and mind-stoppers throughout.
Please join us in this nine-class video course with Acharya Judy Lief on the teachings of Volume One: The Path of Individual Liberation
• Guided readings, contemplations and self-assessments • Digital PDF: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: The Path of Individual Liberation (681 pp); ten video talks by Judy Lief; two archival talks by Chögyam Trungpa • Shamatha and vipashyana instruction, contemplations and discussions to guide your study and practice
Monthly Sunday morning classes – 9.30am to midday.
Sunday 11 October, Sunday, 8 November
Subsequent classes will be notified. Some variation to dates may occur
Course fee: Donation of $15 – 20 per session
Directed by Acharya Dale Asrael
The practice of dathun – a retreat dedicated to meditation practice – was introduced by Chögyam Trungpa and is one of the most significant elements of the Shambhala path.
Dathün is designed so that in meditation practice and simple daily life, we may trust ourselves to be ourselves, discovering our connection to the natural world, and human society. This two week retreat is a half-dathün, and open to all.
Acharya Dale Asrael became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1974. She is the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala. The retreat theme will be Shambhala Meditation. Acharya Asrael will transmit to all the three steps/gestures of Shambhala Meditation as the context for trusting ourselves completely, and for our practices of mindfulness, awareness and awakened heart.