Beginners meditation retreat

Cultivating a calm and positive mind

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This retreat is an introduction to both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana meditation pracitices through which we can develop calmer, more concentrated and positive states of mind.

A retreat to concentrate the mind and warm the heart that is suitable for both beginners and practitioners needing to bring their meditation to life.

There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. According to Buddhism this is the most important thing we can do, and Buddhism teaches that it is the only real antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that beset the human condition.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

When

Start: 07 November 2019 at 7:00pm
Finish: 10 November 2019 at 3:00pm

Cost

$315 Waged
$275 Unwaged or low waged
If cost is an issue for you please contact the Auckland Buddhist Centre to talk through

Location

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Sudarshanaloka

Tararu Valley, Thames

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Guhyasiddhi

Guhyasiddhi learned meditation at the Auckland Buddhist Centre in 1981 after an extended period travelling the world exploring various cultures and…

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