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
For a calendar of our regular activities, please scroll down.
Auckland 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!)
Please scroll down to see a map of our location.
Here is a calendar of our regular activities at the Auckland Shambhala Centre for the coming months. There is an explanation of these activities beneath the calendar.
If you would like to receive emails about any changes to this schedule, or to ask anything at all, please write to [email protected]
‘Open House’ will be on alternate Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm from 27th February 2019
Please note the change from our previous Thursday gatherings. Our format will be as usual, with meditation instruction offered to newcomers and those wanting refresher instruction, a period of group sitting practice, followed by a talk or reading, and some community time with tea and snacks.
Study Group will be on alternate Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm from 6th March
We will gather to study Shambhala and Buddhist material in a fairly informal group, to gain deeper understanding, ask questions and share insights. We will start by studying Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, the classic book by Chogyam Trungpa. If you have a copy, please bring this to the sessions: it can also readily be bought online, and there is a limited number of copies in our library. If you miss a session, this should not be a great impediment. We will have a short period of sitting meditation practice also.
Half Nyinthun: (half a day of meditation practice) – the first Sunday of each month, starting on Sunday, 3rd March, 9.30 to midday:
This is simply an opportunity for those with an existing meditation practice to do extended practice together, and all are welcome.
Sadhana of Mahamudra: Full Moon 10am – 11.30 (approx.) by calendar month, starting on Sunday 24th March
This powerful chant practice was made available to all students by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Its purpose is to bring together the two great traditions of the Vajrayana, and to “exorcise the materialism which seemed to pervade spiritual disciplines in the modern world”.
Donations are welcomed from those who attend these events, to help enable us to continue offering them.
We plan to introduce further events on Sunday mornings – please join our mailing list to be notified of these.
With warm wishes, and hoping to see you soon
Auckland Centre Coordinator
Our Shambhala community has been rocked by recent allegations of sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our hearts go out to people within our international community who have been harmed, and also to people for whom these allegations have brought up past trauma.
Sakyong Mipham has relinquished his teaching and administrative involvement with Shambhala for the foreseeable future. An interim Board has been appointed to replace the former Shambhala Board, and a Process Team established to support necessary healing, community building and governance changes.
We are committed to transparency, and to helping you keep up-to-date on developments . Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and listening to our community, and to pass on any information that we receive.
We have held gatherings for sangha members to share and offer support to one another.
Auckland Shambhala Centre