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

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:

See below for our activities.

Online talks and practice sessions April/May 2020

Given the challenges we are all currently facing, New Zealand has scheduled a series of talks and meditation sessions related to inspiring practice, upholding our Shambhala values and being friendly to ourselves and others.

Join us for any of the sessions below on this Zoom link.

We look forward to holding space with you during this intense opportunity to practice.

Tuesday Evenings (7-8pm)

21 April   Friendly to Oneself and Others   (with Marian Bond)

28 April   Nowness in Everyday Life   (with Alex Brennan)

5 May      Meeting Suffering with Gentleness, Nowness and Curiosity (with Colin Pratt)

12 May    Working with Emotions  (with Helen Bennett)

Sunday Mornings (10-12 noon)

26 April   Six Paramitas and Generosity                  (with Marian Bond)

3 May      Six Paramitas and Discipline                     (with Helen Bennett)

10 May    Six Paramitas and Patience                        (with Colin Pratt)

17 May    Six Paramitas and Exertion                         (with Alex Brennan)


Lotus2Auckland Shambhala Centre is currently closed.  Our 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
Totara Ave, Puriri St and Portage Rd


Understanding Recent Events in Shambhala

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 internationally has a new Board of Directors,  to replace the former Shambhala Board, and a Process Team has been 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 of Shambhala and Buddhism in our location.

With warmth,

Auckland Shambhala Centre