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Certitudes, and how to move beyond them

  • Wellington Friends Centre 7 Moncrieff Street Mt Victoria, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

A certitude is the absolute certainty or conviction that something is the case. So what happens when we let go of certainty and respond skilfully to the context in which we all live?

Visiting Wellington from Sydney for the week, secular Buddhist teacher Winton Higgins will encourage those who attend to meditate with an open awareness, and then speak about how responding skilfully to the context in which we all live is key to human flourishing. Please come to this rare opportunity to engage with secular dharma practitioner, Winton Higgins.

In addition, he be speaking on Thursday 27 April at St Andrew’s on The Terrace from 12:30–2pm on The Politics of Decency, and leading an all day workshop on Saturday 29 April titled Meditation, and being a global citizen – dharma practice and solidarity in a troubling time at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay.

Winton has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1987, and a teacher of insight meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of a secular Buddhism internationally, and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight Meditators and Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand. He also teaches an annual course at the Aquinas Academy in Sydney on various ethical, social and political topics.

Winton Higgins in Wellington, with friend

Winton Higgins in Wellington, with friend

Winton’s most recent book is the novel Rule of Law, and from 12–12:45 also on Wednesday 26 April he will be in conversation at Unity Books with former Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand about Rule of Law. Please come to this event as well.

His website is at, and much of his dharma writing can be found at

Later Event: April 27
The Politics of Decency