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
29A Portage Road
(see notice above for location)
Meditation instruction is provided.
Group meditation is followed by a dharma talk, tea and conversation.
A small donation is appreciated.
Sunday mornings: monthly from August 9
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 restricted as seminary transcripts. At his wish, after years of work by his editor, Judith L. 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 9 August, Sunday 13 September,
Sunday 11 October, Sunday, 8 November
Subsequent classes will be notified. Some variation to dates may occur
Please register by emailing Paul Turvey at firstname.lastname@example.org with ’Profound Treasury’ in the subject line and including all your contact details.
REGISTRATION: Course fee: $120 (nine classes) *Concessions: $60
* If you cannot attend because of financial hardship, please talk to us.
Pre-requisite, Shambhala Training Level I
Saturday 19 Sept 2015: 8.30 am to 5.30pm
Sunday 20 Sept: 8.30 to 6pm
“The point of Shambhala Training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves.” —Chögyam Trungpa
In this second Shambhala Training weekend, we cultivate our willingness to observe
our cocoon of habitual fear and defence mechanisms. We start to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.
The weekend includes meditation instruction and practice, talks, group discussions and personal interviews. Breakfast is provided each day as part of this programme, and a reception on Sunday evening.
REGISTRATION: Email Paul Turvey at email@example.com with ‘Level 2’ in subject line
Payment: before 10 September – $120. Late payment (after 10 Sept) – $135.
Concessions* and repeats – $70 *If financial hardship would prevent you from attending, please contact us.
Directed by Acharya Dale Asrael
This retreat is currently in the planning stage, and details will be added when finalised.
It will be held in Taumarunui.
Acharya Dale Asrael became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1974. She is an associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Psychology, Buddhist Studies, and Contemplative Education departments. She is the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala