Author Archives: James Hegarty

I am a Clinical Psychologist, and Zen student. I have trained in a variety of mindfulness based approaches and use these in therapy, in running groups and in working with organizations. I have a strong interest in evidence based applications of mindfulness, and in Dharma.

Mindfulness Teachers’ Meeting

Last February I posted a notice about a meeting of New Zealand mindfulness teachers. Well, the meeting has taken place and I thought I would share some feedback regarding the meeting.

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A Gathering for NZ Mindfulness Facilitators and Teachers

You are invited to attend a meeting of those teaching and facilitating mindfulness throughout New Zealand. We are fortunate to have a wide range of attendees including those with experience in traditional mindfulness practices, and those teaching mindfulness with children, in mental health settings, in business and with the general public.

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Invitation – 108 days of practice

The Zen group I sit with has a retreat (Sesshin) every spring. Last Wednesday, among our discussions after zazen we briefly talked about the idea of making a commitment to sit everyday for 108 days.

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Mindfulness based training for health professionals – training mindfulness practice in a secular setting

Over the weekend of the fourth to the sixth of October, Glenn Wallis (Roshi, of Dunedin, not the translator) and I, Jim Hegarty, ran a mindfulness training course for health professionals in Auckland.

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