Napier’s secular insight meditation group meets from 5.30pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Hawke’s Bay Tibetan Buddhist Centre ‘Phuntsok Choeling’ on Herschell Street.
As an informal sitting group with no resident teacher, we draw on recorded teachings or readings from teachers from both overseas and here in Aotearoa. Winton Higgins taught at the group in October 2013.
We generally have a teaching first, occasionally a guided meditation. A discussion of what we have heard may follow with time to discuss questions about practice that group members might have. This is followed by a silent meditation of about 30 minutes, depending on how long the previous activities have taken.
Usually we leave between 6.45 and 7pm and once every two months, we go for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.
A small donation towards the use of the centre is appreciated, the centre being generously loaned to us for the evening by the local community of Tibetan style Buddhists.
You may opt to received a group email monthly with a reminder about sits and other local mindfulness activities, and once or twice a year we invite a teacher to Hawkes Bay to offer a retreat.
Contact Jill on 021 215 6929 or send an email for more information.