Author Archives: Tony Reardon

Working it out for myself

When I was younger, I didn’t like the Buddhists I met – and I’d still never call myself one – they seemed to be attempting to be good. That Buddhism would attract such fearful [of being bad] people is hardly surprising given that each factor of the eightfold path – in English – starts with […]

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Fortnightly Meditation in Glenfield

A group of around 8 people is meeting at 80 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield [on Auckland’s North Shore] every two weeks. We have a 40 minute sitting meditation and then some discussion.

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Meditation meeting Saturday 9th March 2013

This Saturday, 9th March, from 11am to 12pm, there will be a 40 min meditation [and some discussion afterwards] at 80 Chartwell Ave Glenfield, Auckland.

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Auckland Saturday meditation

Meditation and discussion, this Saturday, 11am to 1pm 80 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield, Auckland All welcome call Tony 021 067 0974 or send an email if you’d like to know more.

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Sayadaw U tejaniya

Burmese meditation teacher Sayadaw U tejaniya is coming to New Zealand in November. He’ll be at Te Moata rettreat Centre on the Coromandel Penninsular for a 10 day retreat.

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Auckland meditation group

A group of Auckland ‘Secular Buddhists’ is meeting every second Saturday at 80 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield.

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A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say

A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say; he’d loosely but effectively articulated a secular Buddhism and now seemed to be just repeating himself. I was wrong.

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Auckland secular community

On Saturday 29th September, eight people met for a second Auckland Secular Buddhist meeting in Glenfield on the North Shore.

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A new style retreat

Here’s an idea for a new, self supporting retreat model at Te Moata. I’ve been talking with some friends about a new type of leaderless retreat that would support everyday-life practice. I’d like to know if this would interest others.

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The heart of the dhamma

For me, the [necessarily secular] heart of the Buddha Dhamma, is that it is utterly empirical and pragmatic*. There is no absolute truth in the Buddha’s ideas because it is central to these non-absolute ideas is that there cannot be an absolute idea in words: ‘Buddhas only point the way’.

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