Winter Half Day Meditation Retreat
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Half Day Meditation Retreat

Join retreat facilitator Alex Carr for a friendly and relaxed silent meditation retreat in which you will settle your mind, deepen your meditation practice and leave with a lasting sense of calm. It’s the perfect opportunity to deeply reconnect with your mindfulness practice and to meet other practitioners.

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Meditation and the middle way
Jul
17
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and the middle way

Live streaming to us from Abingdon in Oxfordshire from 8pm, Jim Champion contends that a healthy approach to the Buddha’s eightfold path – which is sometimes equated with ‘the middle way’ – is one in which we do not assume that we already have the complete picture.

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Wednesday Evening Meditation
May
22
7:15 PM19:15

Wednesday Evening Meditation

  • 7 Moncrieff Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)
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Coming up next month is our 'commit to sit' challenge – encouraging each other try to meditate every day for the month of June!  In preparation, it's a great idea to get a few more meditation techniques under your belt. On Wednesday evening we'll be learning open awareness meditation as taught by Winton Higgins.

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Putting the ‘culture’ back in ‘culture of awakening’
Apr
24
7:15 PM19:15

Putting the ‘culture’ back in ‘culture of awakening’

Following a group meditation, all participants will have an (optional) opportunity to discuss and reflect on a book, film or TV programme you have selected from a mindfulness or dharma perspective. It could be a book about meditation, it could be the latest season of Game of Thrones. The challenge is to think about how it connects with your mediation or ethical practice.

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Entering the tiger’s cave
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Entering the tiger’s cave

  • Crombie Lounge, Home of Compassion (map)
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In the Japanese Zen tradition there is a saying: ‘to catch a tiger’s cub, you must first enter the tiger’s cave.’ During this daylong workshop, Sydney secular insight meditation teacher Winton Higgins will locate meditation practice within the wider transcultural project to ‘know thyself’ – of cultivating the inner life, however scary it might seem.

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Secular Buddhism and the western search for meaning
Feb
13
7:15 PM19:15

Secular Buddhism and the western search for meaning

Tracking the ‘know thyself’ aphorism from the ancient Egyptians, through the ancient Greeks (oracle at Delphi) and early Christianity, Winton Higgins will show how these lead to modern iterations, including secular philosophy and psychoanalysis – and the supreme importance of the inner life, the reflective life.

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The four great vows – eighth of an eight part study course
Sep
26
7:15 PM19:15

The four great vows – eighth of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the eighth of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on two talks – The four great vows and Instruction: waiting and listening – given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 14 and 15 April 2016.

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Why I want to be a loser
Sep
19
7:15 PM19:15

Why I want to be a loser

From Invercargill in the deep south, Leon Frampton will speak to us by Zoom on the gains and losses we can expect from meditation practice. Examining and gently discarding the once useful but maladaptive behaviours and beliefs of our past with the help of an open practice, he believes, allows different people to speak to us in the various stages of our lives and practice.

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Instruction, I don’t know – seventh of an eight part study course
Aug
22
7:15 PM19:15

Instruction, I don’t know – seventh of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the seventh of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on the talk Instruction – I don’t know, given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 13 April 2016.

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Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors
Aug
15
7:15 PM19:15

Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors

In his discourses, Gotama used a huge number of analogies and similes, and they’ve been used in the various Buddhist traditions to illustrate the teachings. Zooming in from Southampton in the UK, Jim Champion will speak to us on ways we can interpret these metaphors that are closer to our lived experience.

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Instruction – What is this? – sixth of an eight part study course
Jul
25
7:15 PM19:15

Instruction – What is this? – sixth of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the sixth of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on two talks – Instruction: What is this? and Good snowflakes: they don‘t fall anywhere else – given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 11 and 12 April 2016.

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