If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying


The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to Meditate: Zen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops for 2015 will be in a new two-part format. The next one is on Saturday 9 & 16 May, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, as well as how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life.

 What's On

  • Two-day sesshin at the Zen Centre, Princes St, 25-26 April. Starts 8:30 Saturday morning and finishes early Sunday evening. Info and application form here.

  • Two of our annual ceremonies are on the horizon:
  • Earth Day: Sunday 19 April, with a ceremony and an opportunity to help our planet
  • Vesak: Sunday 3 May, family members welcome. Includes activities for children.