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 at 1 p.m. Tuesday 31 August


We will be closed for sittings until the Covid-19 Alert Level is reduced to Level 2. However all our morning and evening sittings continue to be live-streamed (from home) so tune in using Mixlr as usual.

We will also be offering a chance to catch-up via Zoom on Tuesdays after sittings. See the weekly email update for more details.

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
Our September workshop in cancelled due to the current Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland. Our last workshop for 2021 will be on November 13 & 20 (1-4.30 pm both days).
More workshop information

Dharmagear is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will reopen at Alert Level 3 for mail order only.
We make and sell traditional meditation zafus (cushions) and zabutons (mats). Check the Dharmagear website for more 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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