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Aotearoa New Zealand
CULTURE OF AWAKENING
Study course using talks
by Stephen Batchelor
Seven Monday evenings
21 Oct–2 Dec 2013
WellingtonMore information here
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Author Archives: Tony Reardon
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Auckland ‘Secular Buddhists’ is meeting every second Saturday at 80 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield.
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.
On Saturday 29th September, eight people met for a second Auckland Secular Buddhist meeting in Glenfield on the North Shore.
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.
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’.