Teaching – New Zealand

2017


December 6-27

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 14 December
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022



2018

7 March – 6 April 2018

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 8 March 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 15 March 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 22 March 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022

Five-day Insight Meditation Retreat – Auckland

2017-12-13 almost full!

What is Insight?

Within the Buddha’s teachings, mindfulness is practised as a means to insight, the wisdom that leads to the deepest freedom of heart and mind.  In this five day retreat we will explore different ways of understanding and experiencing insight, so that we can live our lives with greater calm, clarity and compassion.
Together, we will cultivate insight through a mix of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, group discussion and individual meetings with the teacher.
There will also be a period of optional, gentle mindful movement each day.

This retreat is offered by the Auckland Insight group as an opportunity to strengthen sangha or community.  To help keep the retreat registration cost low, daily cooking and cleaning tasks are done by the retreat participants, supervised by the retreat manager.  These work periods are an opportunity to practice integrating mindfulness into daily life while supporting the smooth running of the retreat.

Teacher: Jill Shepherd
Time and dates: 4:30 p.m. Friday 23 March – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 28 March 2018
Location: Kiwanis Lodge, Huia Bay Auckland
Cost: $320 + dana*
(cost will include a contribution towards the teacher’s international airfare)
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V6JCNHY

Dharma talk – Auckland

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


19 June – 5 July 2018

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 21 June 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022

Dharma talk – Auckland

7:00-9:00 pm Thursday 28 June 2018
Kotare Venue 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere 1022

Two-day Insight Dialogue workshop – Auckland

Save the dates!
Time and dates: 9:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018
Location: TBA Auckland
Cost: TBA + dana*
To register: TBA

Dharma talk – Auckland

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

Save the dates!
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: TBA + dana*
(cost will include a contribution towards the teacher’s international airfare)
To register: TBA

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

Save the dates!
Time and dates: 9:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday 19 August 2018
Location: TBA Wellington
Cost: TBA + dana*
To register: TBA

One-day Insight Dialogue workshop – Wellington

Save the dates!
Time and dates: 9:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday 26 August 2018
Location: TBA Wellington
Cost: TBA + dana*
To register: TBA


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.