Auckland Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Centre

header-flowers-3The 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:

gongsAuckland 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!)

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sub_small_meditationShambhala 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.

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Upcoming Programmes:

Sunday morningsmonthly

fancalligraphyThe 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 

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header_termineMidsummer Meditation Retreat (half-dathün):
2 – 16 January 2016

 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. 

DaleAsraelAcharya 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.

FEES: Two week retreat (half dathün): NZ$1330;
One week  (weekthün) 2 – 9 January or 9 – 16 January:  $665.

Includes full accommodation in shared rooms, or camp with own tent if preferred, plus all food and use of facilities. The retreat will be held in Taumarunui.   Auckland Shambhala will help with shared road transport from Auckland to Taumarunui, and overnight Auckland accommodation if needed.

Registration Please register at this link, providing full contact details.  Early registration is recommended.  Facilities for payment are being set up, and will be sent to you shortly after registration.