Auckland Insight meditation group

2018 Huia retreat group 1

Auckland Insight Meditation Group is a community of people in Auckland, New Zealand, who are interested in exploring meditation together in the Western insight meditation tradition.  This tradition combines insight meditation (vipassana), which is grounded in the practice of mindfulness, and the brahma vihara practices of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, to develop deeper happiness and peace of mind.
The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings for a meditation and talk/discussion, facilitated by its members and guest teachers and is open to everyone.

For more information visit their website: http://www.aucklandinsightmeditation.org/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/akinsightmeditation



Recent dharma talks given at Auckland Insight

2018-04-05 Post-retreat practice

A few suggestions for navigating the transition from retreat practice to daily life practice


2018-03-15 Finding Balance Part 2

Paying attention to effort and enjoyment as a way to maintain a balanced practice


2018-03-08 Finding Balance Part 1

Using the Two Wings to Awakening, Wisdom and Compassion, as a way to maintain a balanced practice


2017-10-12 Is Auckland Insight a secular group? Part 2 

Exploring further contemporary definitions of “secular Buddhism” and whether they apply to Auckland Insight


2017-08-10 Is Auckland Insight a secular group? Part 1

Exploring some contemporary definitions of “secular Buddhism” and whether they apply to Auckland Insight


2017-03-09 An overview of the four brahma vihara practices – 30 mins

An exploration of metta (kindness), compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity as the four brahma vihara meditation practices


2017-03-09 An introduction to metta practice

10 mins


2017-03-09 Guided metta meditation for benefactor

20 mins