Time to stop

The art of slowing down ... and stopping

Stop Sign

The bloodthirsty Angulima chased the Buddha. He wanted to kill him, cut off his little finger and wear it as a trophy. Strangely, no matter how fast Angulimala ran after the serenely walking Buddha, the distance between them remained the same. Eventually, exhausted and exasperated, the breathless Angulimala screamed at the Buddha to stop. The Buddha calmly turned, directly faced his pursuer, looked him in the eyes and told him that he, the Buddha, had in fact already stopped and now it was time for him, Angulimala, to do the same.

Many of us long for greater stillness, simplicity and contentment but so often we act in ways that make our lives more busy, more complicated and more stressful.

During this non-residential weekend retreat, we will take the opportunity to slow down and explore through meditation, discussion and personal reflection:

What does it mean to stop?
Why is it essential to a Dharma life?
What do we need to do.....or not do?


11 November 2022  7:00pm-9:00pm
12 November 2022  9:00am-1:00pm
13 November 2022  9:00am-1:00pm


$120 / $80
Like everyone, we have bills to pay, but we don't want $$ to be a barrier to your exploration of the Dharma. Please get in touch with us.

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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

45b Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

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