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.

  Sittings During Sesshin
The sitting schedule from 27 June to 8 July is different from usual. Please see your most recent email from the Centre for the details. The usual schedule resumes at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday 9 July.

  Climate Emergency Declaration
We had a lively Sangha discussion in May and there was unanimous support for the Centre to declare a Climate Emergency. This draft declaration arises out of that meeting. After considering responses to a survey of memebrs, the Trust Board has agreed to go ahead with a declaration.

                    Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the two-part introductory workshop you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 10 and 17 August 2019 (both Saturdays).

If you wish to attend please register here

  Yoga Classes

      • Yoga classes are offered at the Centre on Mondays 7 - 8.15 p.m. The classes will run during the school term only. Classes will run to the end of June. For more information see here.
      • Yoga Nidra and restorative yoga class will be offered on Saturdays 9 - 10 a.m. , starting on 11 May. For more information and if you are interested in this class please register here

 Meditation Supplies 

  • For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.
  • T-Shirts AZC  T-shirts are still available in black (limited sizes only). See here for details and picture.

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