When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides, and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - The New Meditation Handbook.
Our programmes are open to everyone - newcomers and experienced meditators, young, old, working, retired, individuals and families. We welcome people from all faiths and those who do not subscribe to any faith. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in our programme and to benefit from it.
lots of us find that summer brings an important opportunity to take some time out to reflect, recharge, refresh, and renew ....... so, if you have the opportunity you might find one - or all - of the following events a very helpful way to get into good shape for 2020: so that our minds are peaceful and happy and we are able to use this positive energy for own benefit and for the benefit of those around us
follow the links below for more information and bookings
december 27 - january 3: looking into the mirror of dharma amitabha summer retreat with Gen Kelsang Demo, mangaweka
january 8: happiness, confidence & the power of the mind an evening talk with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, wellington
january 10 - 13: vajrasattva empowerment + teachings on removing obstacles and negative karma with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab new zealand festival, wellington
Our featured book for general classes for the second half of the year, for a day course on October 20, and for our summer retreat is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's most recent book The Mirror of Dharma - With Additions: How to find the real meaning of human life.
‘Dharma’ literally means ‘protection’ and is used to refer to the teachings of enlightened beings. By practising Buddha’s teachings, we protect ourself from suffering and problems, and can learn how to develop and maintain a peaceful mind - so that we are happy all the time, and find real meaning to our life. The book offers advice which is accessible, practical, relevant - and do-able.