Teaching – New Zealand

2018

19 June – 5 July 2018

Drop-in morning meditation sessions – Auckland

Every week-day morning Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July 2018
Dunottar Hall, 175 Garnet Road Westmere 1022 (entry off Faulder Ave)
7:30-8:00 am sitting, 8:00 am optional Q&A and cup of tea
All welcome


Dharma talk – Auckland

Parami 9: Metta – kindness

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 5 July 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022



29 July – 29 August 2018

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 2 August 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022



Nine-day Insight Meditation retreat – Coromandel

Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

This nine-day insight meditation retreat offers an opportunity to strengthen both the wisdom and the compassion wings of awakening. We will explore a variety of different practices taken from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, alongside the four brahma-vihara heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

Each day, there will be sessions of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, group discussion, individual meetings with the teacher and a period of optional, gentle mindful movement.

There will be a period of relational meditation on the first two and last two days, while the middle days will be in full silence. Relational or interpersonal meditation involves working in dyads (pairs) to practice mindful speaking and listening, using the guidelines of Insight Dialogue. For more information about the practice of Insight Dialogue, please seehttps://metta.org/insight-dialogue-3/

Experience level: This retreat is best suited to people who have done at least one previous insight meditation weekend retreat.

Time and dates: 4:30 p.m. Friday 3 August – 1:00 p.m. Sunday 12 August 2018
Location: Te Moata Retreat Centre 180 Paul Road Tairua 3544
Cost: Sliding scale $750-$630 + dana*
(cost will include a contribution towards the teacher’s international airfare)
To register: https://insight-meditation-retreat-nine-day-coromandel.eventbrite.com.au


Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 16 August 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022


One-day Insight Meditation workshop – Wellington

Suffering and the end of suffering

Our relationship to suffering (stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness, “dukkha”) is at the heart of everything the Buddha taught.

During this one-day workshop, we will explore some of the common ways we inadvertently amplify our suffering, by relating to it in ways that make it worse, rather than better. As we come to understand these patterns, we can also find ways to help them release, which leads to more ease, happiness, and freedom.

Most of the day will be spent practising silent sitting and walking meditation, with some guided meditation, dyad (pairs) meditation, and opportunities for individual meetings with the teacher.

This workshop is suitable for people who have some familiarity with mindfulness and/or insight meditation practice.

Time and dates: 9:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday 19 August 2018
Location: Shambhala 6th floor 75 Ghuznee St Wellington
Cost: $30 + dana* early bird, $45 + dana*
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/insight-meditation-one-day-workshop-2018-wellington-tickets-44697774246
No door sales


Drop-in morning meditation sessions – Wellington

Every week-day morning Monday 20 August – Friday 24 August 2018
private home Wadestown (email Jill for details)
7:30-8:00 am sitting, 8:00 am optional Q&A and cup of tea
All welcome


One-day Insight Dialogue workshop – Wellington

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation into our experience with others. Resting on the foundation of traditional Buddhist teachings, this practice offers a way to integrate wisdom and compassion into our relational lives through mindful speaking and mindful listening.

In this one-day workshop, we will explore the six guidelines of Insight Dialogue in conjunction with the classical Buddhist teachings on the Four Noble Truths.  Working together in pairs, we will use the power of relational meditation practice to understand the habits of heart and mind that lead to stress and distress, and how to free ourselves from those habits so that we can live with greater ease and happiness.

For more information about the practice of Insight Dialogue, please see https://metta.org/insight-dialogue-3/

This workshop is best suited to people with an established meditation practice, but previous Insight Dialogue experience is not required.

Time and dates: 9:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday 26 August 2018
Location: Shambhala 6th floor 75 Ghuznee St Wellington
Cost: $30 + dana* early bird, $45 + dana*
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/insight-dialogue-one-day-workshop-2018-wellington-tickets-44697760204
No door sales


Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 30 August 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022


*Dana

In most Buddhist traditions the teachers are not paid to teach. Instead, the teachings are given on a ‘dana’ basis – dana being the Pali word for generosity or giving freely. At the end of the course, participants are invited to reciprocate this generosity by offering dana to support the teacher.

Jill is an independent meditation teacher and is not financially supported by any meditation centre or Buddhist organisation. She relies on dana for her livelihood, and often pays for the expenses incurred in offering a retreat, including most international airfares, herself.