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.

 Urban retreat Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July
The sitting schedule is 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m. each day. If you would like to take part please register here.

  Matariki Jukai Ceremony now Sunday 15 July 5 p.m. 
The Jukai Ceremony will follow the urban retreat on    Sunday 15 July. You can come to just the retreat or just Jukai or both. The Jukai Ceremony will be followed by dinner at our local Indian restaurant. Please email info@aucklandzen.org.nz if you wish to attend the dinner.

 Mindful Exercise Classes Tuesday 5.20 p.m.
          Classes run during the school term. Check
our calendar here for dates           

The exercises are aimed at improving agility and strength of mind and body. Emphasis is on alignment, breath work, and mindful exercise drawing on yoga/ pilates/ tai chi and other body-mind based exercise practices. The exercises allow for modifications so they are accessible for beginners to advanced practitioners.

If you wish to attend please register here

 Meditation in Auckland
Auckland Zen Centre Zen Meditation Workshops

                    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 workshops you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 4 and 11 August 2018 (both Saturdays).

 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 now available in black and charcoal. See here for details and picture

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