The Auckland Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of a worldwide community of meditation centres founded by meditation master the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa 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
See below for our regular activities.
Auckland Shambhala Centre is located at:
29A Portage Road, New Lynn
Opposite Huckleberry Farms Organics
(Above DTR Motors – find our red door
at rear of car yard!)
We are ten minutes walk from New Lynn Station
via Totara Ave, Puriri St and Portage Rd
Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday evenings for group meditation practice, regardless of your level of experience.
Instruction in Buddhist shamatha meditation is provided.
After group practice in sitting and walking meditation, there will be a short talk or a reading, and the evening will end with tea and snacks and an opportunity to socialise.
There is no charge for these events, though some koha would be very much appreciated.
For any enquiries, please contact us at [email protected].
In July 2018, the Shambhala international community was rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our hearts go out to people within our international community who have been harmed.
Sakyong Mipham has relinquished his teaching and administrative involvement with Shambhala for the foreseeable future. Shambhala has a new Board of Directors, to replace the former Shambhala Board, and a Process Team is established to support necessary healing, community building and governance directions.
Auckland Shambhala is an independent charitable trust. Our intent is to continue to offer the teachings and practices as a local organisation.
Auckland Shambhala Centre