Meditation and
Modern Buddhism
in Tauranga

Join us every Thursday night 7-8:30pm at the Greerton Library
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‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.’Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (from the book The New Meditation Handbook)
 

Please note: you can drop into any class you want. Each class is self-contained, suitable for beginners and for those with experience.

Greerton Library

  • Thursdays  7pm – 8:30pm
  • Greerton Library (Meeting Room)
    139 Greerton Rd, Greerton Village
     (see map)
  • $15
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Teachers

The meditation classes in Tauranga function as a branch of the main Centre in Auckland. The regular teacher in Tauranga is Mathew Stewart, but the Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo will also teach in Tauranga occasionally. Join the classes to learn from those who have already realised the benefits of meditation in their lives.

Four Week Series: Habits of Happy People

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This engaging 4-week mindfulness series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich your life’s experience.

We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Everyone is welcome to attend this series of classes. No previous experience necessary.

Class schedule:
Week 1 – Contentment (2 Nov)
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyato. By learning to be happy with what we have we can overcome our overwhelming dissatisfaction, simplify our life and be able to focus more easily on internal changes.

Week 2 – Acceptance (9 Nov)
In this class, we will learn how to maintain a calm and joyful mind even in the most challenging circumstances through applying Buddha’s teachings on patient acceptance.

Week 3 – Joy (16 Nov)
It is very easy to allow our mind to focus in ways that are contradictory with our basic wish to be happy. This class will explore teachings and meditations that enable us to keep a positive mind and overcome negative thoughts such as
jealousy, competitiveness and discouragement.

Week 4 – Gratitude (23 Nov)
We can get so stuck focusing on the negative that we can forget to appreciate all the benefit we receive from others. By maintaining an awareness of the kindness of
others in our life we can keep a positive, grateful mind that will make us more warm and well disposed towards others and protect us from unhappy thoughts.

Meditation

Is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.

Buddhism

Is a path of individual transformation. It teaches us to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. By developing a more positive outlook, and in particular by deepening our wisdom and compassion, we can improve the quality of our life and gain great power to help others.

Contact Us

 
Phone (09) 631 5400 (Meditation Centre in Auckland)