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.

 Mindful Exercise Classes 

                Classes on Tuesday 5.30 p.m. start

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 9 and 16 June 2018 (both Saturdays).


           Visiting Rinpoche -- this weekend

Our Dharma friends at Pu Shien Temple (35 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie) are hosting Teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche this weekend, Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to Noon and 2 p.m. to 4:30. For more information about Khenchen Rinpoche 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 now available in black and charcoal. See here for details and picture

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