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:

Cultivating Compassion in challenging times
– one day programme
Blockhouse Bay Boat Club
with Acharya Dale Asrael
Sunday, 21 January 2018
9.30 am to 5 pm

Trust and compassion for oneself bring inspiration to dance with the energies of the world.   Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

We all carry within us the seed of compassion – the natural tendency to love and care for others. But tenderness can go either way. It can develop into great compassion – or we may fear feeling too much, and cover our vulnerability with layers of alienation and distancing – from ourselves and from others.

Meditations from the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions help us to gently rediscover trust in ourselves, and cultivate this seed until it grows into the heart of compassion – resilient enough to flourish when life is challenging.

Programme Fee:  $80
Concession fee  $40 (if for reasons of financial hardship, you would otherwise not be able to attend)

Please REGISTER by entering your contact details at this link 
One day programme: Cultivating Compassion

Please make your payment in advance to: 
NZ Shambhala Buddhist Trust, Auckland
12 3015 060 5321 00,  with your name and ‘Boat Club’ as references


 Enquiries:  Paul Turvey 021 809756

Dale Asrael has taught in the contemplative education field for over 35 years. A long-term student of Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she is an Acharya, a senior teacher in the lineage of his successor, Sakyong Mipham.  She leads retreats and meditation programmes internationally and also teaches Qi Gong in the Daoist lineage of Eva Wong.  Dale is an Associate Professor in Naropa University’s Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counselling, Psychology and Buddhist programmes; she also founded, and teaches, the Mindfulness Instructor Training programme.

The Blockhouse Bay Boat Club stands at the edge of the tide in Blockhouse Bay Reserve.

Drive to the end of Endeavour Street and park near the Reserve.  Take the path through the reserve to the venue.   Please note that GPS directions to the Boat Club can be misleading.
You may bring your own lunch, or join us at one of the cafes in Blockhouse Bay



Upcoming Retreat “Opening to Compassion” – January 2018
with Acharya Dale Asrael

All are invited to this in-depth retreat that offers a powerful deepening of mindfulness and awareness meditation for all levels of experience. In sitting practice, mindful movement, contemplation, Buddhist chants, talks, and all our daily activities, we make friends with our mind and body and connect with our compassionate hearts and with our world. For more info and to register click here


Lotus2Auckland Shambhala Centre is located at:
29A Portage Road, New Lynn
Opposite East-West Organics
(Above DTR Motors – find our red door
at rear of car yard!)


Map to Centre