Meditation and
Modern Buddhism
in Tauranga

Classes all year round
Thursday night 7-8:30pm
at the Greerton Library
More info

‘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


Every Thursday

Teachers

The meditation classes in Tauranga function as a branch of the main Centre in Auckland. The regular teacher in Tauranga is Mathew Stewart, and 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.

Meditation Drop-in Classes

Find freedom from unhappy minds and experience joy and inner peace

In modern times we face many challenges and difficulties in our lives and our daily experience is often stressful and unrewarding. By learning to integrate the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings into our daily life, we can find practical solutions to many of our everyday problems and discover real meaning in every moment of our life.

Current series: Understanding The Mind – The Key To Inner Peace

BASED ON HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND

Everybody wants to be happy and free from problems. Normally we try to achieve this by using external methods, but no matter how materially wealthy, powerful, or highly respected we become we shall never find freedom from problems. Happiness and suffering are states of mind, therefore if we are to find the happiness we seek we must learn to understand our mind.

This series will challenge our ordinary way of relating to our life and provide a meaningful opportunity to explore Buddha’s teachings on the nature and function of the mind and how it has the power to create our world of experiences. We will also look at how we can practically apply a Buddhist understanding of human psychology so that we can eradicate negative emotions and come to experience deep inner peace throughout our life.

12 September – What is the Mind?
19 September – How the Mind Works
26 September – Dealing with Painful Feelings
3 October – Creating Happiness Within
10 October – Maintaining a Happy Mind

Class fee $15

Our weekly drop-in classes are suitable for all levels of experience. Each class includes two guided meditations, a talk on a practical aspect of Buddhism or meditation (see topics below), and time for questions. There is no need to attend every class, just drop-in when you have the time. Everybody welcome.

Future series: Learning To Let Go

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)