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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 –…