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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Summer break

Our full sitting schedule resumes after the summer break  on Tuesday 19 January. See our calendar for 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
In 2021 we will be offering our standard two-part format, and also a new one-day format, which may suit out-of-town participants better. Check the workshop page for 2021 options. 

We make and sell traditional meditation zafus (cushions) and zabutons (mats) here at the Centre. Check the Dharmagear website for details or contact dharmagear@aucklandzen.org.nz. PLEASE NOTE: Summer holidays are upon us which means Dharmagear will be closed for a month -- time for us to take a break, go on retreat and get the sewing machine serviced!  
    • DHARMAGEAR IS CLOSED FROM 20 DECEMBER TO 20 JANUARY. 
    • Orders will close a fortnight earlier: if you are wanting items, please order by Sunday 6 December and we will do our best to supply your order before we close. 
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 already doing at the Centre, see our Compassionate Action page.

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