Meditation in the City

Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ellen Melville Centre
(Paddy Walker Room)

1 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central, 1010

Current series:Intro to Buddhism

(BASED ON THE BOOK INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM)

April 23 – Going for Refuge & Three Jewels
Buddha said that living beings are like migrators going from one life to the next, and that because of ignorance we are unable to control our next rebirth or find freedom from suffering. By relying upon the Three Jewels Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, we can find ultimate refuge and protection.

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: Eight Steps to Happiness

EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS / 29 Apr – 18 June
Based on the book New Eight Steps to Happiness
Discover the ancient wisdom of Geshe Langri Tangpa’s much loved Eight Verses of Training the Mind. This remarkable teaching reveals the essence of the Buddhist path to happiness and inner peace. Showing how we can transform our mind from its present confused and self-centred state into the perfect wisdom and compassion of an enlightened Buddha.
Week One – Aspiration what can we achieve with our life (Mahayana Path)
Week Two – Remembering the kindness of others / How to love others
Week Three – Viewing Others as Supreme / How to Go Deeper with our love
Week Four – Balancing our I and Others / Equalising & Others
Week Five – Destroying the Selfish Ego mind / Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Week Six – Exchanging Self with Others / Benefits of Cherishing others
Week Seven – Developing Compassion
Week Eight – Wishing Love & Bodhichitta



Consider joining a membership programme for unlimited free classes and discounted events (for a monthly fee)
About the teacher
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Carl Peterken

CARL has been practising Modern Buddhism for many years, having engaged in long-term meditation retreats and participated in numerous Kadampa Festivals in England and elsewhere. He’s well educated, works in IT as a web and mobile developer, and volunteers for Dharma Centres internationally. Carl’s teachings and guided meditations come from faith and confidence resulting from his extensive personal experience. He’s intelligent, a bit shy but also relatable and humorous.

  • Tuesday
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Auckland CBD
  • Ellen Melville Centre
    (Paddy Walker Room)

  • 1 Freyberg Place
    Auckland Central
    1010
  • $15
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