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.

 Remembering Christchurch

We encourage all members of the Zen Centre to reach out to Muslim friends and acquaintances or to your local Mosque, if you haven’t already done so. Mass killings create a gaping wound in the body-mind of humanity and it will take a great deal of care and attention over many months and years to heal that wound. Our efforts must continue beyond the initial heartfelt outpourings we are seeing throughout the country, beyond the flowers and vigils and waiata. We must commit to the hard work of becoming a society where diversity is embraced and in which racism and Islamophobia and all kinds of violent extremism have no place and receive no nourishment.


 Easter and Anzac Day Hours

The normal Centre schedule will continue as usual up to the end of the evening sitting on Easter Thursday, then we'll close for the long weekend. The week after Easter will be as follows:
  • Tuesday 23rd closed until the evening sitting (with dokusan)
  • Wednesday 24th open as usual
  • Thursday 25th (Anzac Day) closed
  • Friday 26th normal schedule resumes
  • Sunday 28th Earth Day
  • Monday 29th Yoga resumes

                    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 8 and 15 June 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, so classes on 15 and 22 April. Classes will resume on 29 April. For more information see 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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