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.

 Learn to Meditate: Zen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops are presented in a two-part format. They include detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life. The next pair of workshops will be on Saturday 10 & 17 October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coming up:

  • Term Intensive
     is a twice-yearly practice period that provides a supportive structure through which we can examine our spiritual lives, intensify our Dharma practice, and bring the practice to a more central place in our daily lives. Spring Term Intensive starts Tuesday 1 September. More information here.
  • One-day sitting, 20 September: For people who have already attended a workshop. Please sign up at the zendo or email info@aucklandzen.org.nz if you plan to attend. 
  • Pilates classes with Helen are on Monday at 6 p.m. Classes last about 50 minutes. By donation. This is followed by our informal sitting group from 7 p.m. 
  • Meditate on the North Shore: at a home zendo, Wednesdays 6 a.m. -- call the Centre for details.

  AZC Calendar for 2016 is now available.

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