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 MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

These 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 introductory workshops you can come to any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 10th and 17th June 2017 (both Saturdays).


  • Note: No Monday night sitting until further notice

  • Earth Day Devotional Retreat on 25 April.
    Starting at 8.30 a.m.
                         8:30 Sitting
                         9:30 Chanting 
                         10:30 Tea
                         10:45 Samu (planting trees etc.)
                         12:30 Lunch (provided by the Centre)
                            1:15 Sitting with dokusan
                            3:15 Earth as a Peppercorn contemplation exercise
                            4:00 Chanting
                            4:15 Tea

More information here. Contact Hanya at  if you wish to take part.
  • T-Shirts New AZC T-shirts have arrived! See here for details and picture.
  • Qi Gong with Orlando Morales is every month on Saturday. The next class is this Saturday 22 April, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please register here.

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