Sangha night

Metta Bhavana - Opening our hearts to the world

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PLEASE NOTE: Sangha Night is now held at our new centre, 45B Normanby Rd, Mt Eden. Click the location link below for location and directions.

We are nearing the end of our series on the Metta Bhavana (loving kindness practice). And the four stages we have discussed so far (ourselves, a good friend, a neutral person and a difficult person) are really a preparation for the fifth and final stage when metta is radiated throughout the world, including to all humans, and indeed to all sentient life. Our goal is to have a state of mind that spontaneously responds with metta.

While developing this approach in our meditation, we then need to take it consciously into our lives, watching out for the old patterns of reactivity. This means acknowledging that our emotions are far from what they would like them to be, and that this is causing pain and suffering to ourselves and probably others.

Guhyasiddhi has spent years reflecting on the Karanya Metta Sutta, which contains the Buddha's words on how to approach metta. He will share with us tonight his wisdom and experience in this field, and remind us of why it is so important

Wednesday nights are a place for people who have attended our foundation courses to come together and celebrate community, deepen their knowledge of Buddhism, and their understanding of how to practice it. They generally include a talk and discussion, a social cup of tea and meditation.


13 December 2023  7:00pm-9:00pm


Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.


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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

45b Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

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Portrait of Guhyasiddhi

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