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Lama Mark Webber, February 2019 Teachings in Queenstown

Lama Mark Webber brings over forty years of study, practice and teaching, helping to understand both the cause of suffering states and their cessation — a path of freedom, compassion and innate happiness. Visit our events page to find out more about Lama Mark Webber, and his teaching schedule from February 1st to February 25th, 2019

Lama Mark Webber, 2018 Teachings in Queenstown

Lama Mark Webber brings over forty years of study, practice and teaching, helping to understand both the cause of suffering states and their cessation — a path of freedom, compassion and innate happiness. Visit our events page to find out more about Lama Mark Webber, and his teaching schedule from February 16 to March 18th, 2018…

Tarchin Hearn, Queenstown, Oct 2017

We are delighted to announce that Tarchin Hearn will be teaching at Queenstown Dharma Centre Tasting the Heart of Dharma Contemplative Explorations of Bodhicitta: The Heart/Mind of Wisdom and Compassion in Action 6-15 October, 2017 Click on the image for details.

Keith Rowan, Queenstown, Sept 2017

We are delighted to announce that Keith Rowan will be teaching at Queenstown Dharma Centre as follows: “Training the Heart and Mind” 2-7 September (8 sessions) “Freedom from Anxiety in an uncertain world” 9-10 September (3 sessions) Click on the image for details.

A Quest for Meaning

Coming soon to Queenstown Dharma Centre… “A Quest for Meaning” is first and foremost the story of two childhood friends who meet again after 10 years… Marc exports bottled water from New York whereas Nathanaël works in water collective management… After the 2008 economic crisis and a documentary therapy, Marc realizes that he is also…

An interview with Tara Choying Lhamo

Tara Choying Lhamo is an Austrian-born dharma practitioner who has lived in retreat for over twenty years, twelve of which she spent high in the mountains of Nepal in Lapchi, one of the retreat caves used by Tibet’s great yogi and saint, Milarepa. We are delighted to announce that Tara will be visiting Queenstown Dharma…

Lama Mark Webber posters available

Posters containing details of Lama Mark’s teachings are now available in A3 & A4 formats. Please display these wherever you can and encourage people to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. The teaching schedule is also available as a printable calendar, and pre-registration is now available. Click the links or the thumbnails below to download…

June Programme and Events

ONGOING EVENTS @ 12 Lake St Heart Sutra Study Group, Mondays, except 6 June, from 6:00pm to 7:15pm Meditation For All, Thursdays, except 9 June (see below), from 5:45pm to 7:00pm Film and Food Night, second Friday in month, starting 10 June    – 6:00pm Potluck (please bring a dish to share)    – 7:00pm…

May / June Programme

EVENTS PROGRAMME NEW from 28 MAY Dharma Creative, last Saturday in month, starting 28 May, 2:00pm to 4:00pm A new monthly session providing an opportunity to deepen our Dharma practice by attentive engagement in a creative space. Artistic skill is not a requirement! The class will be facilitated, not lead, to allow people to explore…

Heart Sutra Study Group

For those students who would like to dive deeper into Lama Mark’s treasured teachings on the Heart Sutra, we are forming a Heart Sutra Study Group. We will use the teachings and practices to further our realisation of Emptiness over the next three months. The Group will learn particularly through meditation and sharing learnings. We encourage…

Programme for May

NEW – Heart Sutra Study Group  Monday’s starting 2 May, from 6:00pm to 7:15pm For those students who would like to dive deeper into Lama Mark’s treasured teachings on the Heart Sutra, we are forming a Heart Sutra Study Group. We will use the teachings and practices to further our realisation of Emptiness over the next three months….

Wongur: Guru Rinpoche, in the form of Orgyen Kalden Drendze

Guru Rinpoche, in the form of Orgyen Kalden Drendze: From the the Drikung Yangzab Dzogchen tradition as revealed by the great 19th Century teacher Chemchog Nüden Tsäl. Empowerment to take place on Friday, 18th March at 7.30pm. No charge. May make Gift/Dana to Lama.

Refuge, Precepts and Bodhisattva Commitments

Refuge, Precepts and Bodhisattva Commitments: Arising from a formal and heartfelt request by students, Lama Mark will be offering the teachings and blessing of: Taking Refuge, Precepts and the Bodhisattva Vow. Given in the traditional way, it is a two part process: First is a teaching on understanding Refuge, Precepts and the Bodhisattva commitments. This will…

The Empowerment, Teachings and Practice of the Twenty-one Taras

Te Moata Retreat Centre, Tairua, Coromandel The Empowerment, Teachings and Practice of the Twenty-one Taras April 22 – May 15   This retreat will commence with an Introduction to Buddhism, Refuge, and Tantra. “The meditations of the Twenty-one Taras (female embodiments of wisdom and compassion), through the terma lineage of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa are a…

Newsletter (session times for Lama Mark Webber)

Sessions @ Queenstown Dharma Centre, 12 Lake St, Saturday 27 February – Sunday 27 March except Invercargill – Calendar (.ics, .docx) Please note the following points regarding logistics and protocol during the Lama’s visit. Please arrive 15 minutes early for classes, to allow time for everyone to settle before the teachings start. If driving, please make sure…

Lama Mark Webber Queenstown 2016

Course/retreat Topics for Queenstown 2016 with Lama Mark Webber: 1. February 27 to 28, Saturday & Sunday evening: What is Buddhism, what is Dharma, what is meditation? A classical and modern perspective. Two evenings. 2. March 1 to 3, Tuesday to Thursday: From the Four Noble Truths to Dzogchen: The Three Turnings of the Buddha’s Teaching (Hinayana,…

The Great Perfection: a direct path to enlightenment

The Great Perfection: a direct path to enlightenment Two mini retreats at Wangapeka with Lama Mark Webber April 1-6 and 7-12, 2016 In these teachings Lama Mark will introduce an entire rich path for cutting directly through mental afflictions and bewilderment to reveal our true nature – the primordially pure, spontaneously compassionate and completely awake…

The Power of Somatic Meditation

January 23, 2016 – January 24, 2016 Join senior Dharma Ocean teacher Al Blum for a weekend introductory program at the Queenstown Dharma Center in New Zealand.  During the weekend, we will explore a variety of somatic meditations which directly address modern afflictions of perpetual stress, sensory overload, and disembodiment. These practices are the foundations…

Evening with Roland Cohen

Friday 8 January @ 7.30pm Roland has served as Resident Senior Teacher for the Shambhala Centers in New Zealand and as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Boulder Colorado. He’s been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1972 under the great meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continues to study under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. http://www.shambhalamountain.org…

Grant & Tash Rix – Mindfulness & Awakening Schedule

The Queenstown Dharma Centre are very pleased to be hosting Grant & Tash Rix from Mindful Living for a series of teachings and urban retreat workshops over late September and early October 2015. Please note the Understanding Mindfulness seminar will be hosted at the Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms. All other classes will be hosted at the Queenstown…

Understanding Mindfulness?

WHAT IS IT & WHY CULTIVATE IT? Open to everyone, this seminar is ideal for education and healthcare professionals and practitioners seeking to understand mindfulness in greater depth. Date: Wed 23rd Sept 6:30pm–9:00pm, REPEATED  Thu 24th Sept 9:00am–12:00pm Cost: $10, tea and coffee provided Venue: Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms, Level 1, 10 Memorial St, Queenstown   Interest in…

Easeful abiding

Easeful abiding, loving enquiry, compassionate action An urban non-residential retreat with Grant Rix While participants are encouraged to attend all classes if possible, those unable to do so are welcome to attend as many sessions as they are able. Thursday 24 September 7.00-9.00pm Friday 25 September 7.00-9.00pm Saturday 26 September 9.00-11.30am Sunday 27 September 9:00am –…

Daily Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Daily Mindfulness for Wellbeing A short mindfulness course of teaching and guided practice with Tash Rix. People are welcome to attend as many or as few classes as they can get to, each stands independently – while all three classes, and the following retreat day – will build-on and complement each other. Thursday 1 October 7.00-9.00pm Friday…

Touching the Heart of Awakening

Touching the Heart of Awakening Retreat day of meditation practice with Tash Rix Sunday 4 October 9.00am – 3.00pm Please bring a plate for a shared lunch Cost: $5 Dana (a personal donation to the Teacher) may also be offered Venue: Queenstown Dharma Centre, 12 Lake St, Queenstown The retreat day is suitable for those…

Bodhicitta – The Heart of Awakening with Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche

Bodhicitta – The Heart of Awakening with Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche 4 – 7 September, Queenstown Dharma Centre “The most beautiful and noble aspiration in life is to turn the mind and heart toward complete awakening, complete understanding of the underlying truths of existence in order to benefit all sentient beings. A wish to develop kindness…

Cutting The Roots Of Anxiety

KEITH ROWAN “CUTTING THE ROOTS OF ANXIETY” WEEKEND TEACHINGS 22 – 23 August 2015 Venue: Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms, Level 1, 10 Memorial Street. Session times: Public talks on “Cutting the Roots of Anxiety” on Sat 22 August and Sun 23 August @ 10am and 2pm, @ Wakatipu Senior Citizens Rooms (cost $5.00 per session, coffee…

Nicolina Seboks Program, January – March 2015

Qi Gong and Mindfulness February 2 to March 25 Monday & Wednesday @ 8:00-9:00am Medical Qi Gong focuses on cultivating Qi (energy), balancing the organ meridians to settle the energies for meditation, health and integrating a daily practice. We will explore mindfulness, a key component on the Path of Liberation/Buddha Dharma. It is about generosity to…

Jamie van Dam Program, February & March 2015

PDF Timetable > QDC Program Jan – March 2015 Relaxed & Vivid  A weekend of Meditative Feldenkrais  Friday February 6 @ 7:30 pm Saturday February 7th @ 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday February 8 @  2: 30 pm & 7:30 pm This will be an urban weekend retreat filled with guided movements and awareness questions…

December & early 2015 Newsletter

The warmest of greetings for the festive season from the Queenstown Dharma Centre.HOLIDAY BREAK Our programme is in recess over the Christmas break. The last Thursday Meditation will be on 18 December, and the last Sunday Puja and Social Meeting will be on 21 December. Our programme will resume in the New Year with Thursday Meditation on 8 January 2015….

True Refuge and the Way of Mindfulness

Dharma Teachings with Tarchin Hearn, Queenstown Dharma Centre October 11  – 26 2014. “The Vision of Refuge” Oct 11 and 12 3pm – 5:30pm (followed on Saturday by a potluck shared dinner) “The Practice of Refuge – Mindfulness in Action” Oct 14 ,15, 16 7pm – 9pm “The Fruition of Refuge – Mahamudra as a Way of Living”…

2014: AMNYI RINPOCHE: Heart Sūtra

AMNYI RINPOCHE  Teaching the Heart Sūtra this Saturday and Sunday.  Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche has landed in Queenstown and will be teaching the Heart  Sūtra “The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” The Heart Sūtra is often cited as the one of the most essential scriptures from the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition.   TEACHING TIMES: *correction on dates Saturday 23 August 10am and 2.30pm Sunday 24 August 10am and 2.30pm…

2014 Tarchin Hearn – Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life, Living Dharma, A Path of Natural Awakening February 13 – 19, 2014 Reverence for Life, Living Dharma, A Path of Natural Awakening *heart teachings of a modern buddhadharma* with Tarchin Hearn Tarchin Hearn will be returning to Queenstown for a week of contemplative teaching and meditative exploration.  There will be three different studies. • Thurs 13th…

2013 Sensei Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

Western Mysteries with Sensei Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat November  2013 Western Mysteries with Sensei Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat November 2013 Teachings at the Queenstown Dharma Centre 12 Lake Street, Queenstown, NZ. Western Mystery Teachings extended! The Western mystery tradition has continued in Western society since time immemorial. While repressed by the church, its meditative…

2013 Lama Mark Webber

Three Stages of Ever Deeping Mindfulness Teachings with Lama Mark Webber, June 2013 There will be more teachings from Lama Mark Webber in Queenstown:  June 4 – 7.30 pm: Zambala Yab-Yum Empowerment Authorization to practice a powerful meditation to bring about a unity of generosity and wisdom, gathering richness of all kinds, wealth, and the ability…

2013 Vajra Yogini Retreat

 The Full Empowerment into the Mandala of Vajra Yogini: A 3-Month Retreat With Lama Mark Webber At the Wangapeka Retreat Centre, New Zealand, February 16 to May 18th, 2013.     This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the mandala of Vajra Yogini (Dorje Phagmo – “Adamantine Sow”) in a three-month retreat with Lama Mark…

2012 Amnyi Rinpoche

FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS – Teachings with Amnyi Rinpoche December 2012 Teachings start this weekend Saturday December 1st in Queenstown, For those that would like to join us to greet Rinpoche at the Airport, he will be arriving Wednesday 28 December 2.20pm on Air New Zealand NZ5373, please meet us in the Arrival area of the Airport….

2012 Tarchin Hearn – Deep Love

Deep Love and a Passion for Understanding Teachings with Tarchin Hearn Septemeber 2012 DEEP LOVE AND A PASSION FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH TARCHIN HEARNEach of us is a unique expression of life.  We are symbiotic communities of being and becoming;  interminglings of families, neighbours, strangers and adversaries, along with countless other species and beings.  Our bodies and minds…

2012 Gabrielle Eutenuer

SELF HEALING. MEDITATION AND SEXUALITY TAO SEMINAR FOR WOMAN WITH GABRIELLE We are delighted to advise that we have managed to entice Gabrielle Eutenuer back to Queenstown for a seminar weekend. This seminar is for every woman at any age or background, who wants to enhance life-force, vitality and self-healing. This seminar takes place on September…

2012 Lama Mark Webber

BUDDHADHARMA IN QUEENSTOWN WITH LAMA MARK WEBBER, APRIL 2012 Queenstown Dharma House, 12 Lake Street (Rear of Building via Access Way)   Week 1) Teachings and meditations on Emptiness (Sunyata) Saturday April 7th: 7:30 pm – Introductory talk Sunday April 8th: 7:30 pm – Class Tuesday April 10th: 7:30 pm – Class Wednesday April 11th: 7:30 pm – Class Thursday April 12th: 7:30 pm –…

2012 Blazing Awakeness Retreat

BLAZING AWAKENESS Retreat at Wangapeka, New Zealand February 18th to March 24th, 2012 with Lama Mark Webber The focus of this retreat is the generation of a stable, settled mind—clear, blissful, without thoughts—so awareness is fully, but sharply focused on the empty nature of the mind, bringing forth the natural state, the recognition of spontaneous awareness….

2011 The Heart of Compassion

The Heart of Compassion Teachings with Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche on “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” November 2011 To be happy and free from suffering is something we all strive for. These teachings, based on the text, The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Thogme Zangpo give a series of concise ways to bring…

2010 Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche

Tibetan Lama teaching at the Lake Street Centre 12 Lake Street, Queenstown – inquiries to 442 5761   the Abbot of Ju Mohor Monastry in Tibet will lead us in fascinating and engaging studies:   A Guide to The Bodhisattvas Way of Life – Dedication  Saturday 6th and Sunday the 7th of November – (3.00pm to…

2010 Lama Mark Webber

Lama Mark Webber -Teachings at Queenstown Feb/March 2010 1.  Fri 12 Feb 7.30pm. What is Dharma?  Preview of program.  No charge. Highly recommended.   2.  The Weekend Sessions (12 Sessions) (BLUE below) “Understanding Buddha Dharma”comprise a complete course on the overview of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana (Mahmudra/Dozchen).  The progressive path of Buddhism involves moving from one…