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.

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Covid 19 Update April 2021


Auckland is back to Alert Level 1 so we are able to sit together at the Centre again, with just the usual extra requirements (scanning/signing in and Covid hygiene -- details here). 

Zendo talk marking 51st Earth Day, April 2021

Sensei gave this talk to open our recent Earth Day Ceremony and One-day Sit.

Zen Meditation Workshops

Our introductory workshops include:
    • an introduction to Zen Buddhism
    • detailed instructions on sitting (zazen) and walking meditation
    • guidelines for establishing daily home practice
In 2021 we are offering our standard two-part format, and also a new one-day format, which may suit out-of-town participants.
Workshop dates for 2021

We make and sell traditional meditation zafus (cushions) and zabutons (mats). Check the Dharmagear website for details or contact dharmagear@aucklandzen.org.nz.

Climate Emergency Declaration
In 2019 the Auckland Zen Centre declared a Climate Emergency. In doing this, we join hundreds of other Buddhist communities, faith groups, councils, cities and nations around the world, in order to serve and live in harmony with our living planet and all its beings as best we can. For more about the declaration and the work we are doing at the Centre, see our Compassionate Action page.

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