EVENTS

New Zealand Events

Farming the Mind for Healing and Fulfillment in Challenging Times

Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling

Farming the Mind for Healing and
Fulfillment in Challenging Times
23rd November 2022

Free Introduction to CCR Aotearoa

Join Dr Wallace and Dr Natanya as they share the purpose and mission of the Centre for Contemplative Research (CCR). Learn about how each research observatory provides the ideal environment for highly-trained contemplatives to work collaboratively with scientists to investigate the nature and potentials of both consciousness and genuine well-being —all in order to develop world-changing applications across disciplines and sectors.

Light meal served after discussion.

Sponsored by The Centre for Contemplative Research Aotearoa

Venue: Murchison Sport, Recreation & Cultural Centre
 34 Hampden Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand

When: Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm 
Fee: Free
For more information: info@centreforcontemplativeresearch.nz.

Cost per person: FREE

Refining Attention Skills with Dr. B. Alan Wallace

Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling

Dunedin, New Zealand
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2022

Two-day in person meditation retreat

Dr Wallace is widely regarded as one of the West’s preeminent meditation teachers and retreat guides. He is also a prominent voice in the emerging discussion between contemporary Buddhist thinkers and scientists who question the materialist presumptions of their 20th-century paradigms. Dr Wallace has been a frequent translator and contributor to meetings between the Dalai Lama and prominent scientists, and he has written and translated more than 40 books.

During this retreat, Dr Wallace will provide guidance on how to develop shamatha (“serene presence of mind”) to cultivate an inner sense of ease, stillness, and clarity of attention. These qualities are the indispensable foundation for all meditative practices and are a direct route to genuine well-being.

The cultivation of such attentional balance and clarity has been found to enhance performance and creativity, reduce stress, support mental health, and lead to personal transformation in everyday life. Such attention skills are also central to the development of a focused mind and an open heart.

Sponsored by The Centre for Contemplative Research Aotearoa

Venue: Knox College, 3 Arden St, North East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Cost per person NZ$100

Accommodation in private rooms plus three meals is available for the weekend at Knox College for NZ$400 per person.

Lama Tsongkhapa and the Great Perfection: with Dr. B. Alan Wallace and Dr. Eva Natanya

Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling
Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling

Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2022

Two-day in person retreat

Views of Emptiness, Dependent Origination, and the Indwelling Mind of Clear Light

Lama Alan Wallace and Eva Natanya will explore the profound unity and distinct qualities of the paths of the Great Perfection as explained within the Nyingma school and in Highest Yoga Tantra as explained by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Through listening and guided meditations, participants will come to understand the deeper compatibility between Geluk and Nyingma approaches to the Middle Way view, despite apparent differences, and discover how to make the ground of reality manifest within their own experience.

Venue: Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street, Nelson, New Zealand.

Cost per person NZ$100

Sponsored by The Centre for Contemplative Research Aotearoa

 

Weekly Meditations with Glen Svensson

Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling

LINK TO RECORDED SESSIONS

Full recordings of Glen’s weekly meditation classes held last year for the Centre for Contemplative Research Aotearoa, from October 3rd 2021 to March 13th 2022 are available.